Phil Hintz Has Been Named Our New Chief Technology Officer!

Phil Hintz, Director of Student Information for Barrington School District 220, has been approved by the D219 Board of Education as the next Chief Technology Officer for the 2023-2024 school year.

Phil has led the charge for his district to develop and implement Student Data Privacy systems in the State of Illinois and recently presented at ISTELive22 on these protocols and processes. Previously, Phil was the Director of Technology for Gurnee SD 56 in Gurnee, Illinois where he had served for 14 years. On the national stage, Phil has presented at Tech and Learning Magazine’s School CIO Summits and is an avid new technology reviewer and judge and has written several columns for Tech Learning Magazine and School CIO Leadership. Phil has also presented workshops for the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), LearnFest ATX (formally known as iPadpalooza) festival in Austin, Texas, and at the CUE Conference in California. 

In June of 2022, Phil was the winner of Tech & Learning Magazine’s Innovative Leader Award for Best Implementation of Data Privacy. Phil is a Thought Leader for CoSN (Consortium of School Networking) and provides mentorship for early career CTO’s. In 2019, Phil was awarded the Withrow CTO of the Year award by CoSN as well. He is also on the board of the state chapter of CoSN (IETL), a founding board member of the Midwest’s K12TechForum, and on the State Board of the Illinois Infinite Campus User Group organization. Phil has also been a Consulting Coach for Digital Promise and the League of Innovative Schools across the United States.

Currently, Phil is progressing on his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia

University of Wisconsin where he is completing his dissertation research on the impact of AR

(Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) on students with intellectual disabilities in

learning life and occupational skills. Phil’s preliminary research was recently featured in Tech & Learning Magazine for his work in these important technological advances for inclusive education.

Phil started his educational career as a Band Director in Texas for 8 years before pursuing educational administration. He has been happily married to his bride for almost 31 years. He is father to his 6 beautiful “beta-tester” (when it comes to new technology gadgets) kids; 5 girls and 1 boy, who are now all adults with the youngest who just graduated from Warren Township High School this year. Phil is passionate about his Faith, Family, Music, & EdTech.