Highly motivated and adaptive Technology and Training Specialist knowledgeable about theories and methods used in designing, developing and delivering successful training programs utilizing adult learning concepts. Able to leverage considerable technology skills to help employees understand and integrate technology tools into their daily workflow. Dependable and resourceful professional adept at organizing and facilitating management and team building training programs.

Key Qualifications:
  • Training development and assessment
  • Employee motivation
  • Cross-training specialist
  • Web Conferencing Tools
  • Technologically savvy
  • Extensive knowledge of training methods
  • Program management
  • Grading and reporting
  • Strong public speaker
  • Team player

Professional Experience

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

Curriculum and Education Specialist

Pearson Education


  • Deliver webinars using web conferencing tools such as WebEx, GoToMeeting/Webinar, and Adobe Connect
  • Utilize screen capture and screen sharing softwares
  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite to prepare and edit presentations used in training adult learners. 
  • Learn Pearson-specific curriculum softwares at a rapid rate to prepare for client trainings in several content areas, including; Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Music. 
  • Utilize several web and desktop platforms, including; Mac, PC, Android, iOS


  • Delivering 3-hour in-service trainings to adult learners (teachers) utilizing resources developed by Pearson on a variety of topics related to curriculums purchased by school districts; including Product Implementation, Effective Use of Digital Tools, etc
  • Delivering 6-hour professional development workshops to adult learners utilizing resources developed by Pearson fon a variety of topics related to curriculums purchased by school districts; including Product Implementation, Effective Use of Digital Tools, etc
  • Traveling up to 80% per week to deliver on-site training
  • Effectively communicate with adult learners, school administrators and staff

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014

9-12 Band and Choir Teacher

Wellington USD353


  • Utilized common music technologies in day-to-day classroom instruction, including; tuners, metronomes, electronic keyboards and A/V equipment.
  • Utilized music notation software to re-write music for students, score new parts and create digital playback files for student practicing. 
  • Utilized SmartMusic practice software with high school beginning band students to rapidly develop and assess instrumental performance skills.


  • Taught classes ranging from 5-70 students
  • Prepared student ensembles for school and community performances
  • Utilized formative and summative assessment to track and grade student progress
  • Communicated effectively with parents, administrators and school staff in regard to student performance and scheduling

Aug 2012 - Jul 2013

6-8 Band and Orchestra Teacher

Wichita USD259

Responsible for leading instruction to band and orchestra classes at Hamilton Middle School, and serving as co-teacher of 6th grade band at Truesdell Middle School. 

Aug 2010 - May 2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Wichita State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Conductor and/or Director:

  • Wichita State Shocker Sound Basketball Band
  • Wichita State Symphonic Winds Ensemble
  • Wichita State Concert Band
  • Wichita State Jazz Arts Ensemble
  • Wichita State Trombone Choir
  • Wichita State Chamber Ensemble


  • Preparing, directing and conducting university ensemble performances
  •  Organizing communication and travel for Symphonic Wind Ensemble trip to Carnegie Hall, 2011
  • Organizing the 2011 WSU Jazz Festival
  • Organizing the 2011 WSU Middle School Band Day
  • Communicating rehearsal schedules to university ensemble members via email list updates


Aug 2015 - May 2018

Master of Instructional Technology (Pending)

Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS)

Instructional Technology  and Design

  • MIT812- Multimedia Applications
  • MIT822- Hypertext/Hypermedia Applications
  • Certified Level 1 Google Educator
  • Certified Level 2 Google Educator
  • Certified Google Trainer (pending)
Aug 2010 - May 2012

Master of Music

Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)

Instrumental Music Conducting

Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Music Education

Capital University (Columbus, OH)

Music Education


2013 - 2018

Professional Teaching License

State of Kansas

Licensed to teach K-12 Music, with focus in instrumental (band) music. 

Jul 2015 - Jul 2017

Google Certified Educator Level 1

Google for Education
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017

Google Certified Educator Level 2

Google for Education
2015 - Present

Pearson PowerSchool IPT


Certified to train school staff members on PowerSchool Level 1 functions related to their job duties. 



Planning and Organizational Skills

  • Identifies and gathers appropriate resources
  • Thoroughly researches background information
  • Thinks critically to solve problems
  • Implements strategies and meets deadlines

Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • Writes clearly and concisely
  • Listens attentively
  • Provides and asks for feedback
  • Offers well-thought-out solutions
  • Cooperates and works well with others

Instructional Technology Skills

  • Online meeting/training platforms- WebEx, GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, Adobe Connect
  • Curriculum specific technology- Pearson K-16 online curriculum platforms
  • Desktop Operating Systems- Windows and Mac
  • Mobile Operating Systems- iOS, Android, Windows
  • LMS Systems- Blackboard, Moodle, Edmodo, Wiki
  • Screen sharing and capture tools
  • Remote Desktop tools
  • Common desktop applications- MS Office Suite, PPT, Audacity
  • Common online applications- Google apps, social media, 
  • Ability to learn new technologies at a rapid pace and troubleshoot end-user technical problems

Leadership and Management Skills

  • Teaches, trains, and instructs according to employer specifications
  • Ability to deliver training to groups as large as 40 persons
  • Makes and implements decisions
  • Helps team members set and achieve goals

Customer Service Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deliver presentations to clients
  • Adaptable and efficient under pressure



Eva Murphy

Pearson Education, North America
Director of Resource Deployment

Dr. Victor Markovich

Wichita State University
Director of Bands, Chair of Winds and Percussion

Dr. Dean Roush

Wichita State University
Professor of Music

Russ Widener

Wichita State University
Professor, Director of School of Music

Denecia Angelton

Wichita State University
Graduate School Degree Auditor

Dr. Barry E. Kopetz

Mississippi State University
Chair of Music Department

Former Director of Bands at Capital University (Columbus, OH)

James Swearingen

Capital University
Chair of Music Education

Larry Roth

Sedgwick Public Schools
Superintendent (2015- )

Wellington USD353
Assistant Superitendent