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Work History

Jul 2014Present

Director, Educational Technology

Lakeside Union School District

Establish and champion a bold vision for moving the District to the forefront of technology integration; with a particular focus on classroom-based applications that support personalized instruction; provide the technological infrastructure necessary to support, and lead staff in improving instructional outcomes, teacher effectiveness, and administrative leadership using the district's Common Core Digital District Framework for the most effective technology integration into teaching and learning; and develop methods of monitoring its effectiveness in a continuous improvement cycle. 

Jul 2006Jun 2014

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Santee School District

Worked collaboratively with administrators, teachers, staff, and students to support learning through the implementation and use of technology; Designed and developed a variety of face-to-face and online professional development services in both instructional technology and Common Core State Standards; Collaborated with Director of Educational Services to research best instructional practices, as well as establish goals and objectives for staff professional development programs that support a high level of classroom instructional practice; Oversaw the district library and media service department, managing personnel and budget, ensuring compliance with Williams Settlement, and providing training to Instructional Media Technicians at all school sites; Actively delivered "just in time" and "on demand" professional development for principals, teachers and classified instructional staff


    Blended Learning Instructor

    Brandman University

    Taught undergraduate and Master's courses for the Education Department, to include: Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education; Educational Applications of Computers; and Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner: Action Research. Served on the steering committee when Brandman switched to a Blended Learning instructional model, helping to develop curriculum and determine Signature Assessments that could be used for accreditation purposes. 

    Jan 20112013

    Lecturer/Part-Time Faculty

    California State University: San Marcos

    Taught Master's courses for the Education Department, to include Software & Website Evaluation, and Instructional Technology Planning. Developed curriculum for each course taught, which is still in use today.

    Aug 2000Jul 2006

    English Teacher

    Lemon Grove School District

    Taught English Language Arts, Yearbook, Journalism, Reading Intervention, and Leadership; Piloted a 1:1 tablet implementation program that received national press

    Dec 1999Jun 2000

    English Teacher


    Developed a yearlong course of study for 9th and 10th grade English, to include book selection, pacing guides, and assessments

    Oct 1992Aug 1997

    Psychological Operations Specialist

    US Army

    Primarily responsible for the analysis, development and distribution of intelligence used for information and psychological effect. 



    Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership and Administration

    Alliant International University

    Dissertation: The Relationship Between Teacher Attitudes Towards Software Applications and Student Achievement In Fourth And Fifth Grade Classrooms


    Clear Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate

    California Department of Education

    Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, English 7-12

    California Department of Education

    Clear Administrative Services Credential

    California Department of Education