Summary

Detail-oriented and thorough. Experienced in multiple fields including instructional design, project management, and training. Exceptional at analyzing situations and using a critical eye to improve procedures and systems.

Skills

Skills

Instructional Design

Responsible for development of online courses and blended-learning courses for professional development of teachers using a combination of various LMS systems, specifically Moodle, Blackboard and Canvas. Incorporate the ADDIE instructional design model as well as SCORM and LTI standards of content.  Analyze duties for training needs.

Project Management

Managed grant budgets, purchased hardware and facilitated installation of hardware with outside vendors. Managed construction projects and facilitated furniture and hardware purchases for SCPS.

Educational Technology

Skilled at incorporating the use of game-based learning and 3-D virtual and immersive environments with core curriculum to engage students in learning.

Digital Media Production

Experienced in the integration of multimedia as a tool to engage learning. Incorporate the use of video editing software including iMovie and screen-capture software such as Camtasia.

Work History

Work History
Jan 1998 - Present

Teacher/Educational Technology Facilitator/Project Manager

Seminole County Public Schools

Held responsibility for purchasing computers, software, hardware, and audio/visual equipment at both school and district levels. Diagnosed and repaired software and hardware issues. Organized fundraisers and maintained budgets. Initiated and implemented programs such as digital storytelling, use of 3-D virtual worlds and immersive environments, and flipped classrooms using LMS systems. Managed projects involving installations and vendors after hours.

• Successfully developed and coordinated professional development courses in this district, particularly in areas of instructional design utilizing various LMS platforms including Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas and 3-dimensional learning environments.

• Recognized as a creative problem solver and go-to for game-based learning, designing training programs, and enhancing operational performance.

• Increased productivity by analyzing training requirements, revamping system, designing and delivering training to staff to ensure a smooth transition and adoption of improved technologies.

• Boosted productivity and efficiency by developing and designing instructional technology training for teachers, facilitation of classroom action research projects, on-site hardware setup and maintenance, and grant budget and inventory management.

• Led organizational learning and training programs by conducting needs assessments, training inter-departmental staff on methods and quality assurance.

Feb 2015 - Present

Owner

UpdateMyTech
Owner at (1 year 1 month) UpdateMyTech was created to help individuals who want to learn more about the latest technology in a casual, personal setting. Lessons are offered for both individual and group sessions and can be customized to fit your needs.
Jan 1998 - Present

Teacher

Seminole County Public Schools
Teacher/Educational Technology Facilitator/Project Manager at (18 years 2 months) Held responsibility for purchasing computers, software, hardware, and audio/visual equipment at both school and district levels. Diagnosed and repaired software and hardware issues. Organized fundraisers and maintained budgets. Initiated and implemented programs such as digital storytelling, use of 3-D virtual worlds and immersive environments, and flipped classrooms using LMS systems. Managed projects involving installations and vendors after hours. Successfully developed andcoordinated professional development courses in this district, particularly in areas of instructional design utilizing various LMS platforms including Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas. Recognized as a creative problem solver and go- to for solving technology issues, designing training programs, and enhancing operational performance. Increased productivity by analyzing training requirements, revamping system, designing and delivering training to staff to ensure a smooth transition and adoption of improved technologies. Boosted productivity and efficiency by developing and designing instructional technology training for teachers, facilitation of classroom action research projects, on-site hardware setup and maintenance, and grant budget and inventory management. Led organizational learning and training programs by conducting needs assessments, training inter-departmental staff on methods and quality assurance.
2000 - Present

Instructor

Basic Computer Concepts
Instructor for CGS 1060) and of Microcomputer Software Packages(Office 2000/XP)(CGS 2100). Topics covered include system components and peripheral devices, operating systems, software/hardware, storage devices, the Internet and all aspects of Microsoft and XP software packages. In addition, taught online classes using WebCT. Developed and implemented creative lesson plans to foster a dynamic educational environment for diverse students. Facilitated team building exercises, projects, and created presentations and materials for assignments. Esteemed for motivating college students and creating a zest for learning. Certifications Elementary Education Gr. 1-6
2004 - 2015

Online Instructor and Course Developer

Seminole County Public Schools

• Online instructor for Strategies for Enhancing Learning with Technology course. Developed and piloted first course using Blackboard.

• Maximized effectiveness of course content by strategically utilizing a variety of teaching methods to engage students.

• Performed online correspondence with students, record keeping, helped students create electronic portfolios, and conducted 3 face-to-face sessions per course.

2004 - 2015

Instructor and Course Developer

Seminole County Public Schools
Online Instructor and Course Developer at Seminole County Public Schools (11 years) Online instructor for Strategies for Enhancing Learning with Technology course. Developed and piloted first course using Blackboard. Maximized effectiveness of course content by strategically utilizing a variety Page1 of teaching methods to engage students. Performed online correspondence with students, record keeping, helped students create electronic portfolios, and conducted 3 face-to-face sessions per course.
2003 - 2013

Online Instructor and Course Developer

21st Century Learning Solutions

• Online instructor for Teachers Discovering Computers, Technology Driven Classrooms and Teachers Discovering and Integrating Office courses.

• Piloted first course of Teachers Discovering and Integrating Office XP/2000 for 21CLS. • Designed online courses for various college-level courses with a given curriculum.

• Recruited for position due to reputation within educational technology field in Seminole County.

2003 - 2013

Instructor and Course Developer

Seminole County Public Schools
Online Instructor and Course Developer at 21st Century Learning Solutions (10 years) Online instructor for Teachers Discovering Computers, Technology Driven Classrooms and Teachers Discovering and Integrating Office courses. Piloted first course of Teachers Discovering and Integrating Office XP/2000 for 21CLS. Designed online courses for various college-level courses with a given curriculum. Recruited for position due to reputation within educational technology field in Seminole
2000 - 2004

Adjunct Instructor

Seminole State College

Instructor for Basic Computer Concepts (CGS 1060) and of Microcomputer Software Packages (Office 2000/XP) (CGS 2100). Topics covered include system components and peripheral devices, operating systems, software/hardware, storage devices, the Internet and all aspects of Microsoft 2000 and XP software packages. In addition, taught online classes using WebCT.

• Developed and implemented creative lesson plans to foster a dynamic educational environment for diverse students.

• Facilitated team building exercises, projects, and created presentations and materials for assignments.

• Esteemed for motivating college students and creating a zest for learning.

2000 - 2004

Adjunct Instructor

Seminole Community College
Adjunct Instructor at (prior to becoming Seminole State College) (4 years)

Education

Education

B.A

University of Louisville
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Instructional Design Certification

Seminole State College
2015

Certificate

1998 - 2000

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Nova Southeastern University
1998 - 2000

M.A

Nova Southeastern University
1995 - 1997

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

University of Central Florida
1995 - 1997

B.Ap.Sc

University of Central Florida
1993 - 1995

University of Louisville
School of Music
1993 - 1995

Seminole State College of Florida

Certifications

Certifications

Gifted Endorsement

Florida Department of Education

Intel Certified Educator

Common Sense Media Certified Educator

Reading Endoresment

Florida Department of Education

Education Certificate

Florida Department of Education

Summary

A performance driven, technology professional with comprehensive experience in training, employee relations, education, and quality assurance. Leverages experience in designing training, program management, and technology to drive improvements in performance, operations, and processes while maintaining up-to-date IT skills and industry knowledge.

Portfolio

Honors and Interests

Member of Instructional Technology Cadre – invitation only group of technology leaders in Seminole County

Co-Presenter at Florida Educational Technology Conference Spring 2015 - "Gamifying the Florida Standards the Minecraft Way!"

Guest teacher at Crooms Academy of Information Technology Spring 2009

Presented at SCPS Technology Expo each year since 2007

Published articles including article in Creative Educator Magazine Spring 2011

Previous Member & Webmaster of Seminole Reading Council, 2001-2009. Designed first website for organization and maintained database.

                               

Travel, running, self-directed learning, and following the latest educational innovations on Twitter and Facebook