Norridge School District 80


Internet Safety


Help Files

Other Educational Sites

About Mr. Jobe

Contact Mr. Jobe

    Mr. Jobe, Director of Technology: About

    Education, Certifications, and Endorsements Earned

    Masters Degree in Computer Science
    Graduated with Distinction (highest honor), DePaul University
    Focus: large scale software development for desktop and web as well as managing teams and distributed teams of developers.

    Certificate in Computer Science
    Roosevelt University
    Focus: operating systems design and foundation principals of programming languages.

    Bachelor of Science in Education
    Eastern Illinois University
    Focus: Education - elementary ed, music, language arts, social science.

    Associate in Science Degree
    Olney Central College
    Focus: Music - received full scholarship for performing in jazz band and show choir.

    Apple Certified Technician
    Focus: setup, management, troubleshooting, and repair of Apple computers and peripherals.

    Apple Certified Associate
    Focus: Mac integration, setting up Macs in a heterogeneous environment to use business and enterprise services.

    Microsoft Certified
    Multiple certifications covering setup, management, and troubleshooting of Windows based computers, Windows servers, Microsoft networking technology, and networks in general.

    Cisco Certified
    Focus: local and wide area network design, network setup, network management, and troubleshooting.

    Certified Novell Administrator
    Focus: server setup, server management, troubleshooting, and network management.

    CompTIA A+ Certified
    Focus: computer maintenance, computer repair, and troubleshooting.

    CompTIA Network+ Certified
    Focus: local and wide area network design, management, and troubleshooting.

    CompTIA Security+ Certified
    Focus: computer, server, network, and business process security.

    Smart Certified Lesson Developer
    Focus: designing interactive and integrated lessons to use Smart Board and related technology effectively in the classroom.

    Certified Google Educator
    Focus: Using Google Docs, Drive, GMail, Calendar, Sites, and Chrome web browser.

    Illinois Teaching Certificate with the following endorsements:

      * Technology Specialist Endorsement
          for technology leaders in a school with a focus on planning, guiding, and assisting staff with
          integrating technology into the classroom
      * Computer Applications Endorsement
          for teaching computer applications, software, computer use
      * Computer Science Endorsement
          for teaching computer science including technical aspects of hardware, software, programming
      * Social Science Endorsement
          for teaching social science/social studies
      * Music Endorsement
          for teaching music
      * Language Arts Endorsement
          for teaching language arts
      * K-9 self contained general education
          standard elementary classroom teaching endorsement
      * Gifted Education endorsement
          special endorsement for managing and/or teaching in a gifted education program


    As a hobby, Mr. Jobe headed a small team of people to develop over two dozen educational software titles for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iPhone/iPad, and the web over a period of about 16 years. These apps could be found in the Mac App Store, on iTunes, and on various web sites like CNet Downloads. The titles made by Mr. Jobe and this team had registered users in homes and schools within every state in the United States as well as four dozen other countries.

    Interesting Facts

    Mr. Jobe took his first for "for credit" college courses when he was 12 years old.

    Mr. Jobe's first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000 computer. Other computers he used when he was younger include icons like the Commodore 64, Radio Shack TRS-80, and members of the Apple II family (II, IIe, IIc, and IIgs).

    What is Mr. Jobe's favorite type of computer? Generally he likes the newest fastest thing available. He appreciates diversity (it's interesting to see how different computer types solve... or don't solve... the same problems in design) and enjoys working with Mac OS, Windows, and Linux (including variations like Chrome, Raspbian, and Ubuntu).

Bottom Border