Randall Black is from Huntington, WV where he lives with his wife Erin, son Mikey, cats Marmalade and Loki, hamster Maple, and guinea pigs Midnight and Rosie. He is an educator, technology specialist, and podcaster with a goal to help students, teachers, and administrators to improve for success in, and out, of the classroom. He is focused on continuous improvement of his skills as an educator and his knowledge base as a technology specialist. He has presented at various conferences and events and provided training to teachers and students in both small and large scale settings.
Randall is currently working with Wayne County Schools as the Technology Systems Operator at Spring Valley High School. Prior to this, he worked with Putnam County Schools as a Technology Systems and Integration Specialist and served at Huntington Middle School (HMS) in Huntington, WV as the Title I Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) and taught social studies at both Enslow Middle School (2007-2009) and Cabell Midland High School (2009-2013) for Cabell County Schools.
Randall is a 2004 graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. in Secondary Education (Social Studies) and History. He has also earned a M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University in 2012. In addition to being certified to teach Social Studies, he holds certification as a Technology Integration Specialist, Technology Systems Specialist, and Library Media Specialist.
Randall was previously involved in the organization and execution of the bi-monthly #WVEdChat. This bi-monthly chat among educators from West Virginia, and beyond, hoped to continue helping all participants to personalize their professional development and continue their growth, but has currently suspended its sessions.
Randall produces two podcasts. The Randall Black Show features guests from his PLN (Professional Learning Network) as well as news, stories, and more related to his work in education. EdTech Shorts features quick and simple edtech tips for educators with the goal of helping them to work smarter, not harder.
You can view Randall’s Curriculum Vitae here.
You can view Randall’s TSS/TIS Portfolio here.
Randall is also an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church and is available to perform wedding ceremonies. If you are interested in his services for your wedding or commitment ceremony, use the contact page.