Dr. Todd Wirt, Assistant Superintendent for Academics for the Wake County Public School System, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University in Middle Grades Education, a Master of School Administration from UNC-Greensboro, and an Educational Doctorate degree from Wingate University. His dissertation topic wass “Profiling Technology Leadership in a one-to-one ubiquitous learning environment – Every Child, Every Day.”
Todd’s background includes: Exceptional Children’s Teacher, Middle School Mathematics and Science Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal at both the middle and high school level, member of the State Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Council, and a state level presenter on 1:1 laptop initiatives and instruction. Before recently coming to Wake County, Dr. Wirt served as the Executive Director of Secondary Education, CTE, and ESL for the Mooresville Graded School District.
Dr. Wirt led a full digital conversion at Mooresville High School in a one-to-one 24/7 mobile computing environment focused on digital content and project-based learning for the past four years. Under Mr. Wirt’s leadership Mooresville High School has increased its performance composite on state end-of-course exams twenty percentage points from 69% to 89%. Mooresville High School has risen to the top ten in North Carolina on graduation rate and dropout rate, as well as being recognized nationally as an Apple Distinguished school for its amazing use of 1:1 technologies. Dr. Wirt is nationally recognized as North Carolina’s 2010 High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).