bill johnsen
director of instructional technology
virginia beach city public schools (VA)


After serving 4 years as a Navy musician, Bill began his professional education career with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools as a junior high school band director.  After earning advanced degrees from Old Dominion University, he has served as a middle and high school assistant principal, as an assessment specialist, and, for the past 15 years as the Director of Instructional Technology.  All of his 43 years working in education have been with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  The major projects Bill is involved in at this time includes moving the division’s transformational learning initiative forward, a 1:1 rollout that supports this initiative, and the implementation of a learning management system.