About Charlie

Charlie Reisinger is a veteran leader with 25 years of experience building innovative programs for teaching and learning with technology.

Charlie serves as the Chief Information Officer for Penn Manor School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His portfolio includes learning technology programs, IT operations, and data information services.

Under his leadership, Penn Manor launched an internationally recognized one-to-one Linux laptop learning program and unique student help desk. Both programs were featured in the Red Hat documentary, The Power of Open in Education.

His book, The Open Schoolhouse, chronicles more than 15 years of innovative open source learning programs at Penn Manor School District. 

Charlie is a frequent speaker. His academic interests and presentation topics include digital privacy and cybersecurity, open source schools, and how the future of artificial intelligence challenges school leaders to rethink teaching and learning.

Charlie received a B.S. in Psychology from Millersville University. He holds a M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from Philadelphia University. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Philadelphia University.

Charlie is a four-time winner of the Pennsylvania School Business Officials Award of Achievement for excellence in school technology, and a 2009 recipient of Millersville University’s Walker Center Civics Leadership Award for community Internet safety education and outreach. Under his leadership, Penn Manor School District earned the 2011 School of Excellence in Technology Award from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. In 2016, Penn Manor was recognized with the Districts of Distinction Award for the Open Source 1-to-1 Laptop Program.

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