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Director, educational technology and communications

lakeside union school district
2017present

In addition to the duties of Educational Technology listed below, responsible for ensuring timely and relevant communications to all stakeholders from the District Office. Oversee Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and blog accounts to encourage community involvement. Produce weekly newsletters for all staff, as well as negotiations newsletters as needed. Reach out to community organizations to build and maintain partnerships with the district.

Director, Educational Technology

Lakeside Union School District
Jul 2014jan 2017

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. 

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Santee School District
Jul 2006Jun 2014

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
    20092014

    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. 

    Lecturer/Part-Time Faculty

    California State University: San Marcos
    Jan 20112013

    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.

    English Teacher

    Lemon Grove School District
    Aug 2000Jul 2006

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

    English Teacher

    OPPENHEIM-EPHRATAH SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Dec 1999Jun 2000

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

    Psychological Operations Specialist

    US Army
    Oct 1992Aug 1997

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

    Education

    Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership and Administration

    Alliant International University
    2010

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

    Affiliations

    Career Highlights

    Recognitions

    Innovative Educator of the Year, Classroom of the Future Foundation, 2016

    CUE Rock Star Faculty, 2016-17

    Apple Teacher, 2016

    Achieve Award, Classroom of the Future Foundation, 2013

    Administrator of the Year, American Heart Association, 2011

    Innovate Award, Classroom of the Future Foundation, 2010

    "Best of NECC" Conference Co-Presenter, 2009

    Innovative Educator, Tech4Learning, 2007

    Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2006

    Microsoft Innovative Teacher, 2006

    Conference Presenter

    Achievement Gap Task Force, SDCOE

    Association of California School Administrators

    California Educational Technology Professionals Association

    California Reading Association

    Central Valley CUE

    CUE Annual Conference

    CUE Leadership Development Institute 

    CUE Rock Star Admin Camp

    International Society for Technology in Education   

    Learning Forward              

    San Diego CUE

    University of San Diego Tech Fair