Work History

Work History

Technology Instructor and Social Media Specialist

International Academy, K12 Inc.

Remote Location:  Technology Instructor & Social Media Specialist:

Currently teaching:  3D Art 1, 3D Modeling 2, Game, Engineering, and Web Design

Coordinate social media activity on a daily basis, including content creation, platform monitoring, and interaction with fans and followers across platforms.  Keep up-to-date with constantly evolving technologies in online social networking, Web Content, the blogosphere, and web 2.0 tools. Create internal website content, maintain databases and student signatures for online events.  Monitoring and reporting SEO, analytics while working closely with National marketing team to create and monitor effective campaigns.

Apr 2009 - Jul 2011

Social Studies & Technology Instructor & National Teacher Mentor

Kaplan Virtual Education

Corporate buyout of KVE by K12 Inc.

Remote Location:  Social Studies/Technology Instructor& National Teacher Mentor:

World History, American History, AP American History American Government & Economics, Personal Finance, Music Appreciation, Art History, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, Computer Literacy I, Computer Literacy II, Web Design (Kompozer), Digital Photography, Digital Video, Digital Arts, Game Design I, and II, Online Game Design, Flash, CAD, 3D Art 1 & 2, and Audio Engineering, Computer Science, AP Computer Science, and C++

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Instructional Technologist Adjunct

Brevard Community College

Instructor for numerous digital design courses set up for credit and vocational noncredit certificate programs.

Jul 2004 - Oct 2007

Teacher/History Specialist

Florida Virtual Academy

School History Specialist K-8 Teacher, 5th and 6th grade integrated curriculum Assessment committee working to convert a mastery based program to the current DOE letter grade scale (2007) Nominated by FLVA family for the American Star of Teaching Award(2006) Recruited teachers for FLVA staff (2006) Conducted Microsoft Outlook training virtually for new teachers and parents (2005/2006) Coordinated all art work for FLVA in participation with the k12 Inc., first annual virtual art competition Implemented first virtual school/state wide Geography Club & National History Club Organized and led all team class meetings (2006/2007) Maintained conference schedule with families and provided quarterly goal setting for student(s) Maintained a positive FLVA relationship with FL legislatures Maintained weekly office hours and conducted effective elluminate, virtual classroom, instruction

Aug 1998 - May 2004


West Shore Junior Senior High School

Teacher: 7th grade World Cultures, 8th U.S. History, 9th World History DAR American History Teacher of the year (2000/2001) Head Dive coach (1999/2001) SACS committee (1999/2001) Student Government sponsor (2000/2001) National Geography Bee sponsor (1999/2001) Initiated the Patrick Karlsen scholarship foundation (2000/2001) Secretary of school improvement team (1998/2000) District electronic grade book committee (1999/2000) Home school tutoring mentor (1999/2000) Portfolio planning committee (1999/2000) School wide dress code committee (1998/1999)


2007 - 2008


Kaplan University
1994 - 1996


Eastern Michigan University
1985 - 1988


Michigan State University
1984 - 1985

Social Studies

Saginaw Valley State University




Web 2.0 apps

�  Blogger �  WordPress �  TypePad �  Six Apart �  Live Writer �  Podcasting/Audacity �  FeedBlitz �  Bloglines �  LinkedIn �  Facebook �  MySpace �  Flickr �  Twitter �  Ning �  Ryze �  HTML/HTML editors �  YouTube �  Digg � �  StumbleUpon �  Technorati �  reddit �  Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) �  Camtasia   Wikipedia �  Second Life  

Software Proficiency

MS Office, OpenOffice, Google Docs, MS Publisher, Blackboard, Gradequick, eCollege/eClassroom, WebStar, WebCT, Blender, Adobe Professional, Adobe CS4, GIMP, KompoZer, Multimedia Fusion 2, python, blu jay, Microsoft visual editor C++, Elluminate Plan and Publish, Audacity, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Live Messenger, and Cadstd  


Jul 2009 - Jun 2014

Florida Professional Educators Certificate