Prior to becoming Head of School at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Antonio Viva was Associate Head of School at Worcester Academy (Worcester, MA), where he also served as Chief Information Officer from 2002-05. Before that, Mr. Viva was a senior research and development associate at Education Development Center, Inc., working on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education to develop a model of comprehensive school reform focused on low- performing public schools. His research focused on teaching, learning, leadership and technology integration. He has worked closely with faculty, students, and district level administrators in a number of professional development initiatives around the United States. Mr. Viva earned an undergraduate degree in English/Creative Writing and a graduate degree in Education from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He has served on the NAIS 21st Century Teaching and Learning Task Force, sits on the boards of AISNE and TABS, and was a founding partner of edSocialMedia.com. Mr. Viva frequently speaks about technology, education and 21st Century Teaching and Learning to independent schools and member organizations such as NAIS, CASE, AISNE, ISANNE, ADVIS and TABS. In 2006-07, he was selected as a NAIS/E.E Ford Foundation Fellow for Aspiring Heads of School.


List of Presentations/Publications:


NAIS Independent School Magazine, Spring 2017 - Innovating Their Way To and From the Top

NAIS Independent Teacher Article, Spring 2016 - Freedom and Failure in Learning

NAIS Annual Conference, Boston 2015 - Enrollment Management Planning- The Head of School and Director of Admission Partnership

TABS Annual Conference, Washington DC 2015 - New Heads Symposium: Support the Unique Life and Work of a Boarding School Leader 

TABS Annual Conference, Washington DC 2014 - New Heads Symposium: Support the Unique Life and Work of a Boarding School Leader

CASE District 1 Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2013 - “Effective Engagement: A Multi-Channel Approach”

AFPMA 2012 Conference on Philanthropy, Boston, MA - “Managing Up for Annual Fund Success"

CASE NAIS Independent Schools Conference, San Francisco 2012 “Headmasters who Lead”

NAIS Annual Conference, Seattle 2012 - “The New Normal: Rethinking Technology Leadership in a World of Ubiquitous Access”

ESHA Annual Conference 2012  - Strategic thinking, flexibility, & mission: The Internet a Decade Later

TABS Annual Conference Pre Conference, Boston, MA 2011: Social Media Institute.

NAIS Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2011 - “Leading Change in a Facebook World”

AISNE Conference 2010 - Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

ISANNE Webinar, 2009 - The Story of WA Mash

NAIS Annual Conference, New York City 2008 - “21st Century Strategies for Managing and Enhancing Technology for School Leaders”

The Laptop Institute, Created and Hosted by Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, TN 2007 - “The Evolving Role of CIOs in Academic Institutions”

NAIS Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2006 - “The Evolving Role of CIOs and Information Technology” and “From Meat and Potatoes to a 21st Century Curriculum”

MIT Comparative Media Studies Conference Game Simulations for Educational Leadership & Visualization: Virtual U and Beyond, March 2005, Panelist - “What in Educational Leadership Should Games Be Utilized For?”

NESDEC Institute, Co-Presenter, Winter 2002 - “Excellence and Diversity in the Classroom: Differentiated Instruction”

National Staff Development Council, Co-Presenter, Denver, CO March 2001 - “Developing Faculty Inquiry Teams” 

EDC Leadership Symposium, Memphis, TN February 2001

EDC Teaching For Understanding Institute, Jackson, MS and New York City, July 2000