Tim Cushman

Education in the 21st Century

About Me

Education in the 21st Century

John Dewey said it best, “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." The use of technology is not about embracing a new medium; it is about acting upon the reality that information technologies have fundamentally changed the way we communicate, learn, and live.

I have witnessed the transformational power of technology as an instructional tool at both the elementary and middle school level over the last twelve years. I have enjoyed a career in education that has taken me around the world, including Africa and Micronesia. The constant is the flattening power of technology regardless of location or socioeconomic status.

I have completed graduate programs degrees in Educational Leadership and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Recognitions include Who's Who Among Students in America's Colleges and Universities and Who's Who Among American Teachers. I hold certifications as a Google Certified Teacher, Intel Master Teacher, Adobe Certified Associate, and Microsoft Innovative Educator.


  • 2005

    Furman University

    M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • 2002

    Bob Jones University

    M.S. in Educational Leadership
  • 1997

    Bob Jones University

    B.S. in Elementary Education


  • 2017 - Present

    Greenville County Schools

    Director of Instructional Technology
  • 2012 - 2017

    Greenville County Schools

    Coordinator of Instructional Technology
  • 2005 - 2012

    Greenville County Schools

    Instructional Technology Facilitator
  • 2003 - 2005

    Greenville County Schools

    4th Grade Teacher

    Welcome Elementary School

  • 2001 - 2003

    Harvest Christian Academy

    Assistant Principal
  • 1997 - 2001

    Harvest Christian Academy

    6th Grade Teacher

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