J.P. Henkel

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Director of Technology

Adams, Massachusetts

J.P. Henkel is the director of technology at BART Charter Public School. He began his teaching career at the William Howard High School in Staffordshire, England, and has taught middle school in Atchison, Kansas, and high school in Averill Park, New York. As a technology integration staff developer for the New York City Public Schools, Mr. Henkel founded “@School,” a quarterly magazine providing a forum for teachers to share ideas on integrating technology. Prior to joining the BART community, he spent seven years as a textbook editor and production manager for Thomson Delmar Learning. He earned an A.A.S. in Architecture from the University of Toledo, a B.S. in Technology Education from Bowling Green State University and an M.A. in Intermediate Science Education from Western Governors University.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2019

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