Skills

Skills

Troubleshooting

Used for diagnosing issues with a variety of technology including software and hardware.

Typing

Training/Classes

  • 21st Century Skill: Systems Thinking for the Layman
  • Camp 21 Classes:
    • Infographics
    • Podcasting/RSS/Readers
    • PLN's
    • Word Clouds
    • Twitter
    • Webquests
    • Digital Portfolios
    • Games and Simulations for Critical Thinking
    • Wiki's and Blogs
    • Digital Storytelling
    • Videoconferencing
    • Technology and the Common Core
    • Livebinders
  • The Connected Teacher
  • Foundations of Moodle 2.0 Course Development
  • Mobile Tech Shed
  • Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Engaging Students with Technology
  • Adobe CS5 Training
  • Northwest Accreditation
  • Infinite Campus
    • Teacher Coach Training
    • Campus 101 (Secondary)
    • Census Creation
  • Engaging Millennial Learners
  • Accreditation - Teachers/Administrators
  • Nevada Education Technology Leadership Conference
  • Curriculum Development - Secondary Curriculum - Fresno Pacific University 2003
  • Marco Polo Internet Content for the classroom - 2002
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist Certification for Office 2000
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
    • Access
  • Curriculum Development - Dominican University 2002
  • Excel to the Top - Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Microsoft Excel classes
  • Sasixp classes
    • Intermediate/Advanced Query
    • Program Maintenance
    • Shortcuts and timesavers
    • Report Interface
    • Enrollment
  • SMART Master's Program for SMART Board interactive whiteboards
  • Master of Education: Technology in Education
    • Computers, Technology and Education
    • Telecommunications: Curriculum in a Global Context
    • Integrating Technology into the School Curriculum
    • Teach and Learn with Multimedia
    • Fundamentals of Computer Structure
    • Video as an Educational Technology
    • Authoring with HTML-Weaving Worldwide Classroom Webs
    • Microworlds, Models and Simulations
    • Technology: Impact on Society and the Schools
    • Technology in the Mathematics Curriculum
    • Introduction to Educational Robotics
  • Practical Evaluation of Secondary School Programs
  • Connecting Young Adults and Libraries
  • Library Certification
    • Literature for Young Adults - University of Wyoming
    • University of Idaho -

§  Computer Applications in Libraries

§  Acquisition and Collection Development in Libraries

§  Cataloging and Classification

§  Organization and Management of Small Libraries

§  Introduction to Reference Work

  • The Armand Hammer United World College 1996 International Baccalaureate Teacher Workshops - Chemistry
  • Winning with Winnebago

Projects

Integrating Technology into Honors Chemistry

ApplicationFor this project we have 35 iPads, a Bretford charging cart, a Macbook Air, and just purchased a printer. We also received money to purchase apps. We have been working all year to design lesson that successfully integrate technology. In doing this, we have discovered that while the technology makes certain things easier, what matters the most is good pedagogy. This means that designing a good lesson with appropriate curriculum provides a better outcome than if the whole focus is on the technology. The technology is simply a tool to enhance this process.

2012 Technology Café @ The Discoveryhttps://sites.google.com/site/2012techcafe/

I helped put together and run this event. I was responsible for designing the Moodle page (http://moodle.washoeschools.net/course/view.php?id=185) for the Da Vinci Gallery and specifically provided the content for Topics 1 and 4, The Trebuchet and The Rube Goldberg machine.

Northwest Accreditation for Damonte Ranch HS

http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/damonte/docs/NWAC%20Accreditation%20Report%20DRHS%20Final.pdfI was the Co-Chair for the Steering Committee for our most recent successful  accreditation.

Damonte Ranch HS Technology Plan (Current Draft)

Current Technology Plan DraftI started this draft aligning our school plan with the Washoe County School District Tech Plan, State of Nevada Tech Plan and the National Tech Plan. Our District then decided to change the tech plan, so I am in the process of adjusting our plan. As a part of this plan I manage a budget which I keep in Excel.

Damonte Ranch HS Technology Plan (Original)

Original Technology PlanThis is the plan that was developed when the school opened in 2003.  It enabled us to keep our technology appropriately updated because we knew every year what we needed to purchase. It has also helped us encourage teachers and administrators to use technology.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2003 - Present

Technology Coordinator

Washoe County School District - Damonte Ranch High School
  • Provide technical support to students and staff.
  • Train staff on using technology and integrating technology into their curriculum.
  • Write and distribute instructions for utilizing different pieces of software and hardware.
  • Work with the WCSD IT department to troubleshoot/repair hardware & software; plan for technology building improvements; integrate technology into the curriculum.
  • Work with parents, students and staff in utilizing our student information system. (Infinite Campus)
  • Maintain a 5 year Technology Plan that includes an inventory of existing hardware and software; a budget; a spreadsheet of what will be purchased each year and why; a description of how technology will support the school curriculum goals.
  • Manage a $17,000 per year budget
Aug 2009 - Aug 2012

Accreditation Co-Chairperson

  • Lead our school in preparing our Northwest Accreditation Report which describes our school goals for the next five years and successfully retaining our accredited status.
  • Manage the Steering Committee including planning meetings, communicating with members, guiding the accreditation process
  • Assist the chair people of each of the 6 committees in preparing the individual sections of the report.
  • Put together the Accreditation Report including formatting the report to properly fit into a binder, ensuring consistency throughout the report, and ensuring accuracy.
  • Manage the Accreditation Team Site Visit
Aug 1999 - Aug 2003

Technology Coordinator

Washoe County School District - Wooster High School
  • Provide technical support to students and staff.
  • Train staff on using technology and integrating technology into their curriculum.
  • Write and distribute instructions for utilizing different pieces of software and hardware.
  • Work with the WCSD IT department to troubleshoot/repair hardware & software; plan for technology building improvements; integrate technology into the curriculum.
  • Work with parents, students and staff in utilizing our student information system. (Infinite Campus)
  • Maintain a 5 year Technology Plan that includes an inventory of existing hardware and software; a budget; a spreadsheet of what will be purchased each year and why; a description of how technology will support the school curriculum goals.
Aug 1995 - Aug 1999

High School Librarian

Washoe County School District - Wooster High School
  • Responsible for hiring and managing two Library Assistants.
  • Maintain cataloging on all existing and new material in the library
  • Purchase new material for the library.
  • Manage a $10,000 budget.
  • Manage computers including repair, troubleshooting, access, software.
  • Work with students and teachers on using the library.
Aug 1991 - Aug 1996

Teacher

Washoe County School District - Wooster High School
  • Teach AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Chemistry, Earth Science, Science Inquiry, IB Chemistry and Pre-IB Chemistry.
  • Prepare lessons to best teach students the concepts in each class including preparing experiments, hands-on activities, practice problems, content reading, and integrating videos/computers.
Aug 1991 - Aug 1995

Science Lab Teacher

University of Nevada Reno
  • Prepare AP Chemistry students to conduct the lab experiments at the UNR campus.
  • Teach them how to do a lab write-up
  • Supervise them while doing their experiments
  • Connect the materials learned in class to the experiments done in the lab.

Education

Education
Aug 1997 - Aug 1999

Masters of Education

Lesley College

Included classes on:

Integrating technology into the school curriculum, teaching and learning with multimedia, video as educational technology, HTML, curriculum in a global context, Impact of technology on society and schools, and introduction to educational robotics.

Everything I studied applied to my job in education. I wrote and implemented lesson plans, wrote a technology plan, created a website,  helped teacher integrate technology into their classrooms and built a robot.

Aug 1997 - Aug 1997

N/A

University of Wyoming

Took one Library Science class to complete my certification for becoming a Librarian.

Apr 1996 - Aug 1996

N/A

University of Idaho

Took classes in Library Science in order to become a certified Librarian.

Aug 1990 - Aug 1991

N/A

University of Nevada Reno
Minor in Geological Engineering
Aug 1982 - Dec 1986

Bachelor of Science

Colorado School of Mines
Minor in Geological Engineering

Certifications

Certifications
May 2016 - May 2021

Teaching License

State of Nevada