Cloud of Learning



Andre Quaglia is a Department Head of Business, Computer Science, COOP, and SHSM Lead with the Greater Essex County District School Board.  He is charged with leadership responsibilities in the board’s first K to 12 school, a dynamic and diverse learning environment. Duties include providing curriculum leadership, professional development, peer mentoring, and leading school wide initiatives.

Quaglia previously served as Chairperson, Business Studies Council to help facilitate a greater awareness of the subject area to multiple stakeholders. He was tasked with leading discussions with other department heads on a multitude of issues ranging from program planning, marketing, technology trends, and professional development opportunities. He completed his Master of Educational Technology degree in 2011 and is a stakeholder on various school and system level technology committees to help improve student learning.

Quaglia earned his Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) credentials. His vision to use affordable mobile devices as a project based learning tool was recognized within the global educational community. As a result, was elevated to the status of Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) in the fall of 2014.Microsoft Certified Educator

Quaglia was named 1 of 5 Canadian Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts to attend the 2015 Microsoft E2 Global Forum Exchange in Redmond Washington.  He currently holds the accreditation of Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Trainer, and is a Certified Microsoft Educator (MCE). He is currently a member of the Microsoft Educational Advisory Board. His work has been documented by a number of different media outlets including;

Daily Edventures, May 14th, 2015
Microsoft E2 Global Exchange

The Journal, December 2nd, 2014
Ontario Class Uses BYOD for Project-Based Learning

The Windsor Star, December 1st, 2014
Don’t Put that smart phone away; Tecumseh teacher turns tech and wins award

Greater Essex County District School Board, November 19th, 2014
TVA Teacher Earns Exclusive Distinction



2009 – 2011
Master of Educational Technology
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan

  • Graduated with distinction – 4.0 GPA
  • Thesis Project: Rating continuous improvement of information technology resources to support student learning and increase staff productivity.

 2004 – 2005
Bachelor of Education
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario                    

1997 – 2000
Diploma of Technology, Computer Science Tech.: Information Systems
St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, Windsor, Ontario

Teaching Qualifications

Honour Specialist, Business Studies
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Additional Qualifications, Cooperative Education Part 1 and 2
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Additional Basic Senior Qualification, Business – Data Processing
 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Junior/Intermediate Qualification, Geography
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Teaching Experience

2011 to Present
Department Head, Business, Computer Science, COOP, & Social Studies
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Lead, Non-Profit Sector
Tecumseh Vista Academy, GECDSB
Tecumseh, Ontario

2005 – 2011
Secondary School Teacher, Grades 9 through 12
Leamington District Secondary School, GECDSB
Leamington, Ontario

Professional Certifications

2005 to Present – Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
2015 – Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)


2015 – Distinguished Educator Service Nominee, GECDSB

Professional Development & Presentation

2015  – Office 365 & OneNote Basics, GECDSB
2015  – Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange, Seattle Washington
2015  – Microsoft EDU Summit, St. Clair Centre for the Arts
2014  – Creative Use of Mobile Technology to Support Learning, GECDSB
2012  – Enriching Students’ Learning by Incorporating ICT, GECDSB
2012  – K to 9 Technology Integration, GECDSB
2011  – 
Customer Satisfaction Survey Analysis, GECDSB  I.T. Department
2011 – Rating I.T. Services using the Balanced Scorecard, GECDSB Technology Council
2011  – Introduction to the Balanced Scorecard Approach, GECDSB I.T. Department
2011  –  Social Networking in Cooperative Education, GECDSB
2010  – Business Leadership & Project Based Learning, GECDSB
2009  – Learning how to create a website, GECDSB
2008  – Project Based Learning, GECDSB
2007   – Electronic Learning Resources, GECDSB



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