• Dr Ramage Dave Ramage, Ph.D. is a public school educator who has been leading and learning for more than thirty years. His experiences include: music teacher grades 6–9, instructional coach grades K-12, assistant principal, principal, and his current role serving Pottsgrove School District as one of its K-12 Directors. Dr. Ramage facilitated learning for graduate students at DeSales University, California University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University.

    A wide range of experience in different educational settings helps him lead the work to integrate technology and learning. A focus on solid instructional practices and learning through authentic problem-solving grows our Digital Learning Environment (DiLE) for students’ success. One result of this focus is the recognition of our Middle School, and High School as Apple Distinguished School. 

    Dr. Ramage’s experience in education research supports our analysis of student data. He values creativity, innovation, critical thinking, collaborative relationships, and works to nurture a strong community of learners among the administrative and professional staff. Building relationships with staff, students, parents, and community members is what leads to our greatest successes as a district. He is humbled, and honored, to be part of this work for our students.

    When Dave’s not at school he loves spending time with his family, reading and learning, making music, playing tennis and carving up Pennsylvania roads on his motorcycle. 


    Education:
     
    Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Leadership & Technology Learning, Drexel University
    Letter of Eligibility, Pennsylvania Department of Education
    Principal Certification K-12, Drexel University
    Masters of Education: Computers in Education, DeSales University
    Bachelors of Science: Music Education, Lebanon Valley College
    High School Diploma, Mount Carmel Area High School

    Professional Associations
    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
    Association for Supervision, Curriculum and Development (ASCD)
    National Association of Secondary School Principals, 
    American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Broadcast Music International (BMI)

    Awards
    Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2019
    Apple Teacher, 2017
    Technology & Learning Technology Leaders Award - national finalist, 2005
    Completed Drexel Ph.D. program with Honors

    Publications
    Future Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate and Invigorate for Real Educational Change, Corwin Press, 2017
    Taking A Risk: Sharing Leadership and Power; Principal Leadership magazine, 2012
    Digital Stories for Professional Learning: Reflection and Technology Integration in the Classroom, ProQuest UMI

    Presentations
    National Principal’s Conference Concurrent Session - Philadelphia, PA
    Pennsylvania Principal’s Association Concurrent Session - Hershey, PA
    Loudon County Aspiring School Leaders - Ashburn, VA 
    ISTE Annual Conference Poster Session - Philadelphia, PA

    Apple Distinguished Educator