• Director of Technology and Innovation

    Richard Platts

    Richard Platts, CETL

    Contact Information

    Richard Platts, CETL
    Phone: 412-369-5551
    Email: RPlatts@northallegheny.org

    Kathy Nicklas
    Instructional Technology Technician
    Phone: 412-369-5444
    Email: knicklas@northallegheny.org

    Biography

    Mr. Platts began his teaching career in 2004 as a teacher in the Upper St. Clair School District. Mr. Platts was actively involved in the implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan, technology coaching and administering several school wide technology systems. He also participated on the Technology Mission Team, Data Analysis and Management Team and Global Education Committee.

    In 2013, Mr. Platts was appointed as the Director of Technology for the South Park School District where he was responsible for the District’s IT and educational technology infrastructure. Mr. Platts implemented a disaster recovery plan, aided in the planning and deployment of a one-to-one program, adopted and implemented Google Apps for Education, and conducted an evaluation, migration and implementation of a Student Information System, new phone system and Data Warehouse.

    Mr. Platts has served as a presenter at the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference and is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education. He has also participated in the Sprout Fund for the Pittsburgh City of Learning and as a Steering Committee Member for the Allegheny County, Regional Wide Area Network. Mr. Platts graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Germanic and Hispanic Languages and Literatures and completed his Master of Arts in Teaching in Foreign Language. Mr. Platts also completed a Master of Public Management in Educational Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University.