Chris (Chip) Ilstrup

Chris (Chip)

Information Technologist (focused on K-12 and Higher Education) // Web Designer // Gadgethead // Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

All around geek who enjoys making websites, fixing broken things, and helping people. Looking for exciting opportunities with great people. Currently working in K-12 focusing on SIS Administration and state reporting. Love Raspberry Pi, HTML, Alexa, smart home products, emoji, IFTTT, drones, makerspaces, all things geeky, and the oxford comma.




Work Experience

  • July 2017 to Present
    Systems Admin
    Montpelier Public Schools // Montpelier, VT

    ▸ SIS (PowerSchool) Admin for a district with three schools and 1500 students/teachers/staff
    ▸ Responsible for upkeep and enhancements to the SIS
    ▸ Responsible for all mandatory state reporting
    ▸ Create master schedule for Montpelier High School and work with guidance office around scheduling, graduation, and course creation

  • July 2015 to June 2017
    Tech Support
    OSSU // Hardwick, VT

    ▸ Tech support at a 7-12 (Hazen Union Middle and High School, Hardwick, VT) and K-6 School (Woodbury Elementary School, Woodbury, VT)
    ▸ Launched a new 1:1 iPad and Chromebook program for entire 7-12 school
    ▸ Responsible for day-to-day network and equipment maintenance
    ▸ Staffed computer lab and regularly helped students and teachers use technology

  • Director of Information Technology Services
    Goddard College // Plainfield, VT
    July 2010 - June 2015

    ▸ Responsible for the upkeep and oversight of computer systems at the College
    ▸ Maintain positive relationships with vendors and consultants while ensuring the needs of the College are met
    ▸ Responsible for management of two team members and annual departmental and institutional budgets
    ▸ Provide a variety of technology support to staff, students, and faculty from troubleshooting desktop applications to maintaining institutional resources
    ▸ Use tools and techniques to support clients at a great distance, given the low-residency dual-coast nature of the College

  • Customer Service Representative
    VSAC // Winooski, VT
    2006 - 2010

    ▸ Use technology (IBM iSeries AS400, SamePage, Excel, phone client, email) to originate loans and help clients repay loans
    ▸ Provide excellent customer service to inbound and outbound calls
    ▸ Use time management skills to participate in many different workflows
    ▸ Use conflict resolution skills to ensure that our client’s needs and VSAC’s needs are both met

  • Sales & Customer Service
    ReproDigital // Winooski, VT
    2002 - 2006

    ▸ Working with customers from project start to finish, serving as primary contact between the customer and the production team
    ▸ Producing all quotations and estimates using a variety of resources including Excel, MS Word, FileMaker, ACT Database, and outside vendors
    ▸ Preparing purchase orders for outside vendors and approving invoicing by those vendors; Overseeing billing of clients


  • BS Managing Information Systems
    Graduated 2015

    Marlboro College // Brattleboro, VT

  • AS Website Development and Management
    Graduated summa cum laude 2011

    Champlain College // Burlington, VT

Certifications & Credentials

  • Raspberry Pi Certificed Educator
    June 2017

    ▸ Completed two-day Picademy offered by the Raspberry Pi Foundation
    ▸ Focused on real-world applications of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer in education