Independent All-Girls College-Preparatory School Hires Accomplished Technology Leader

Marlborough School

Founded in 1889, Marlborough School is an independent girls college-preparatory school for grades 7 through 12 located in the beautiful Hancock Park district of Los Angeles, California. Marlborough School is the oldest independent girls’ school in the Southern California region. Since its founding, Marlborough has been known as a thought leader in education and an institution of extraordinary excellence.

Central to Marlborough’s mission is the belief in and passion for empowering young women to use their immense talents to better the world and become trailblazers in their own right. The core values highlighted in the School’s Strategic Plan represent the characteristics they hope their students develop throughout their time at Marlborough. Bolstered by world-class faculty and staff, Marlborough’s students are challenged and inspired to work towards their own personal best. Marlborough students have an almost endless array of courses, extracurriculars, electives, and programs to spark their curiosity, deepen their compassion for one another, and lead lives of purpose.

Over Marlborough’s history, the School has grown and changed in many ways. Today’s student body, as well as our faculty and staff, is representative of the talent and diversity of greater Los Angeles. Marlborough’s academic and athletic programs have expanded, college matriculation is highly competitive and distinguished, and campus facilities have kept pace with the educational innovation needed to help students grow and thrive. The School continues to evolve to meet the current moment; adapting, growing, iterating, and innovating.

Marlborough sought an innovative, experienced, creative and highly engaged director of technology to lead institution-wide efforts around technology planning and innovation. The position reports directly to the associate head for finance and administration and would join a dynamic and high-functioning team of six directors and managers committed to the school’s mission. The position leads a team of three dedicated technology professionals: the technology support specialist focuses on backend network systems and operational IT, in addition to helping with day-to-day support issues; the information systems administrator and registrar oversees the school’s academic systems and data services needs, with a concentration on the Blackbaud environment; and the educational technology specialist plays the dual role of supporting day-to-day help desk tickets as well as faculty integration of technology. Marlborough also works directly with a third party managed service provider, Knowing Technologies.

Marlborough School was thrilled to welcome Matthew Norko to the position in the summer of 2024.

Meet the new leader

Matthew Norko

Matthew Norko brings over 20 years of technology experience in independent schools, spanning from a small, all-girls boarding school to a large PK-12 day school. His roles in diverse educational settings have enabled him to address operational needs within technology departments, establish policies and protocols, and strategically plan for future expansion. As a committed member of the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), he joined the ATLIS DEI Advisory Committee in 2022. In this capacity, he advises the ATLIS Board of Directors on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology.


Search Dates

Sep 2023 to May 2024

Start Date

Jul 2024

Job Position

Director of Technology


Los Angeles, CA