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Summary

Nationally Board Certified, dedicated, creative, technology-savvy educator committed to innovative teaching and curriculum that reaches a diverse population.  Skilled at developing engaging, technology-rich curriculum that meets the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and educational backgrounds.  Experienced in utilizing a wide range of technology applications and tools to create a student-focused learning environment.  Experienced at creating and managing websites and learning management systems.  Currently certified to teach English, Computer Applications/Literacy, Physical Education, Health, and ELL.

Work experience

Jul 2013Oct 2015

Curriculum Integration Specialist

Saint Mary's School

Provided technology integration support and training to the faculty, staff and students at Saint Mary's School.  Collaborated with faculty to develop technology based projects and curriculum solutions.  Conducted staff development for technology initiatives at the school.  Provides support to students in utilizing technology and software.  Researched latest technologies for implementation and integration.  Served as liaison between curriculum and technology departments. Developed and taught blended Computer Science course to students.  Implemented and administered the use of Canvas Learning Management System.  Managed student tech leaders at school.

Aug 2013May 2014

All Projects Coordinator

Flat Connections Global Projects

Work to coordinate and support global projects for students and teachers around the world.  Facilitate communication and web conferences.  Organize web content to maximize accessibilty.  Develop strategic plans for best practices across various projects.

Mar 2013Jun 2013

Co-Teacher and Community Builder

Flat Classrooms Global Projects

Work with award-winning educators, Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis to facilitate and support educators who are undergoing the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher course that is dedicated to building a community of educators who participate in and create global collaboration projects focused on digital citizenship.  Communicate synchronously and asynchronously with educators in various parts of the world.  Provide feedback and support on global projects as well as share best practices for global collaboration projects.

Jun 2006Aug 2013

Online Instructor

CCSD Virtual High School

Teach online courses to high school students using a learning management system.  Teach a variety of courses including English, Personal Wellness, and Health.  Interact with parents and students using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools.  Utilize various applications such as Softchalk and Camtasia to create online learning resources.

Jun 2012Dec 2012

Freelance E-Learning Author/Developer

Atomic Learning

Responsible for creating TechCore e-lessons and tutorials that instruct students on how to use technology tools to  create projects that address the English Language Arts Common Core Standards.  Develop lesson guides, rubrics and video tutorials that are part of Atomic Learning Tech Core Site to help educators use technology to integrate the common core standards in their curriculum.

Aug 2008Jul 2012

Project Facilitator

CCSD Virtual High School

Act as an instructional designer for online courses.  Create professional development resources and training for online teachers.  Work as part of a design team to develop innovative ways to provide online courses.  Teach English and Health courses online using Blackboard and WebCT.  Assist online teachers with technical issues and course development.

Aug 2010Jun 2012

Computer-Based Projects Teacher

West Career and Technical Academy

Taught and developed curriculum for an innovative course called Computer-Based Projects designed to teach students how to use various software applications in a project-based learning environment.  Developed Moodle Course for this class.  Developed and implemented a schoolwide digital portfolio process for students to showcase school work and accomplishments.   Acted as administrator for school tech website and managed and administered Google Apps and Moodle for the school.  Gave technology trainings to teachers and staff.  

Sep 2008Dec 2010

Moodle/ Blackboard Trainer

CCSD Office of Curriculum and Professional Development

Developed and taught online professional development courses to teach course developers and teachers in the Clark County School District  how to use Blackboard and Moodle.  Provided instruction in online course design principles and utilizing the tools in learning management systems to create dynamic, engaging online courses.  Also developed and taught Digital Portfolio course.

Aug 2003Jun 2008

English/ELL Teacher

Silverado High School

Taught English, ELL, Health, and Computer Literacy.Developed schoolwide ELL curriculum based on standards and needs of students.Integrated technology in a variety of meaningful ways that engage students.Developed ELL website for parents, students and teachers.Developed blended online after school Global Studies class. Wrote and received 4 grants.Acted as advisor for Polynesian Dance Club, Student Organization of Latinos and Asian Culture Club.Gave 3 Professional Development workshops for Southeast Region on utilizing technology with ELL students. 

Aug 2001May 2003

English/ELL Teacher

Coronado High School

Taught World Literature, British Literature and ELL.Developed and participated in mentoring program for ELL students.Developed interactive lessons.Utilized a variety of strategies to engage students.Acted as advisor for Interact Club and boxing program

Aug 1999Jun 2000

English/ELL Teacher

Richmond High School

Taught Composition, English I and ELL at an at-risk urban high school.Developed districtwide ELL curriculum.Incorporated technology and hands on activities to reach a diverse student population.Participated in Literacy Cadre to improve literacy rates at the school.

Aug 1997Jun 1999

Opportunity/English/ELL Teacher

Portola Middle School

Taught and developed curriculum for a self-contained class for at-risk students with behavioral issues. Taught English as a second language to seventh and eighth grade students.Developed collaborative lesson and activities to engage a diverse student population.

Education

Feb 2010May 2012

Certificate

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Completed a 300 hour  Internet Technology and Design Certificate program that included mastery of Adobe Web Tools (Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and Fireworks), HTML/CSS, and Mobile App Development courses.

Jan 2004Jun 2006

Masters of Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Aug 2001Jun 2003

Masters of Science

USSA
Aug 1991Dec 1994

Bachelor of Arts

University of California, Berkeley

References

Monte Bay

Jami Miller

Lynda Spann

Portfolio

Skills

Canvas LMS

Administering and Training, Course Development

Professional Development Trainer
Train educators to integrate a variety of technology applications and practices in their professional practice.
Instructional/Curriculum Design
Develop and implement a variety of online and face-to-face courses for high school students and professional development for teachers
Website Development
Create and manage websites using Adobe CS5 and Wordpress
Video Production for Tutorials/Training
Extensive use of Camtasia, iMovie and Final Cut to create online video for training and tutoring.
Google Apps for Education
Administering and Training, Extensive use for a variety of projects and tasks
Blackboard LMS
Administering and Training, Module and Course Development
Moodle
Administering and Training, Module and Course Development