Summary

I can adapt to new equipment and procedures quickly, and work well within a deadline driven environment.  I work well with others as well as independently and can manage several tasks simultaneously.I am great at problem solving.  Being a teacher, I am great at being a leader and the ability to do task management. Take a look at the "Listing of my Managerial Skills" document on the right.

I have taught a variety of different classes over the many years of teaching.I am a very versatile and educated teacher from the variety of classes that I have taught.I am constantly and consistently updating my curriculum to match the changing technology in the world.I believe in staying informed about the changes.I don’t believe in teaching something outdated.I do believe in doing the right thing for the advantage of providing my students the knowledge necessary to stay informed.

Given the opportunity, I know I can prove to any person, any company, that I have what it takes to be an outstanding employee.  I am a hard worker and dedicated to getting the job done, and doing it right the first time.

Also, because I am a teacher, I have to do statistical analysis of student grades.I am a very quick learner constantly looking for the most efficient means of accomplishing the task(s).The old saying is, "Those that can't do, Teach" is very wrong.In order to teach something, you need to know the subject matter inside and out.From all of the classes that I have taught since 1997, I have 30 years of experience in 12 years of teaching.

Judging/Workshops

2008                      Head Judge for Odyssey of the Mind, Regional competition

2004 - 2007            Judge for Technology Student Association, Northern Region and State Competitions

1999, 2006-2007    Curriculum Writing

1997 - 2001            Judge for Engineering Ingenuity Challenges, 4

Sponsored by: Baltimore Museum of Industry, Maryland Engineering Society, Engineering Society of Baltimore, Technology Education Association of Maryland, and NASA

2000 - 2001            Workshop for Engineering Ingenuity Challenge, 3

Sponsored by: Baltimore Museum of Industry, Maryland Engineering Society, Engineering Society of Baltimore, Technology Education Association of Maryland, and NASA

1998 - 2001            "First Step" Summer Program

References

For References, please contact me and I will provide you and your company excellent references.

Objective

A learning and enjoyable position challenging my Graphic Design skills.  I enjoy all the different aspects of Graphic Design from design through post-production.  I am very passionate about the whole experience of design to production to post-production. 

I care about what I do.  I believe in doing the best job possible and doing it efficiently.

Activities/Honors

2004 - 2005              Virginia Technology Education Association, Board of Directors, Publications Editor       

1997 - 2005              National Association of Industrial Technology, Professional Member             

1996 - 1997                   President of Student Chapter

1994 - 1997                    Member of Student Chapter - 3 years

1997 - 2004              Technology Education Association of Maryland, member

1999 - 2001              Destination Imagination, an engineering creative problem solving organization,

                                    Co-Sponsor - 3 years, 1st place county champions

2001                                    1st place state champions

1999 - 2001, 2003      Final Frontiers, an engineering creative problem solving organization,

                                    Co-Sponsor - 4 years, 1st place county champions

Skills

Skills

AutoDesk Inventor Professional

Joomla

Blender

It is a 3D modeling and animation open source program.

Adobe Acrobat 8.0, 6.0, 5.0

PTC Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0, 3.0

It is a 3D Engineering modeling program

Microsoft Office Suite

I have used various platforms of Microsoft Office.  I use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on almost daily basis.

Black and White Film Photography

I have been doing Black and White Photography since 1994.  I have taught Black and White Photography since I started teaching in 1997.  Over the years I have experimented with different techniques through camera use and darkroom use.

AutoDesk Maya 8.5PLE

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Flash

Exposure Units

I have used mainly the NuArc branded Exposure Units including, but not limited to, the flip-top and drawer style.

Process Cameras

I have used mainly the NuArc branded Vertical Process Cameras and Horizontal Process Cameras

Offset Duplicators

Sometimes referred to as Offset Presses.  I have used primarily: A.B. Dick Offset 360A and A. M. Multilith 1250 W and LW models

Adobe Illustrator CS3, CS, 10.0

Adobe InDesign CS3, CS

Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS, 7.0

Education

Education
Sep 1993 - May 1997

Bachelor of Science

Eastern Illinois University

GPA: 3.1 on a 4.0 scale

Concentration in Graphic Communications

Minor in Spanish

Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present

Teacher - Technology Education

Lake Ridge Middle School

Prince William County Public Schools

Aug 2005 - Jun 2010

Teacher - Technology Education

Gar-Field High School

Prince William County Public Schools

Aug 2004 - Jan 2005

Teacher - Technology Education

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Arlington County Public Schools

Nov 1997 - Jun 2004

Teacher - Technology Education

Oxon Hill High School

Prince George's County Public Schools

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016

Virginia State Teaching Certification

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education
Mar 2010 - Mar 2013

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Brainbench
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

Adobe InDesign CS

Brainbench
Apr 2009 - Apr 2012

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Brainbench
Apr 2007 - Apr 2010

Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Brainbench
May 1997 - May 2005

Certified Industrial Technologist

National Association of Industrial Technology