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Summary

I believe that intention is a wonderful and powerful motivator. In my life and in my teaching, the most valuable learning has taken place while working intentionally toward a goal. I believe living and learning deliberately leads to self-reliance, self-awareness and self-assurance. Modeling this lifestyle and encouraging this attitude in others allows learning to be a source of daily adventure – a journey of discovery with no finite destination.

Education

Work experience

Technology Lab Instructor

Folsom Middle School

  • Guided students through 10-12 day, hands on Technology units.
  • Served on Technology Committee.
  • Presented Teacher In-service trainings.
  • Served as Facility Technology Hardware Manager.
Nov 2005Present

Teacher

Visions In Education

  • Develop & implement individualized learning plans for independent study students (9-12)
  • Taught self-contained classes (Algebra, Pre-Algebra, ELD, Power in Me)
  • Developed math curriculum using ALEKS online math program (including gradebook)
  • Member of the development and implementation team for Visions EDGE online pilot.
  • Served on multiple teams & committees (Curriculum Team, Advisory Board, Math Team)
Aug 2002Nov 2005

Teacher

Options for Youth

  • Support and encourage students (grade 7-12) in an independent study program.
  • Teach all levels of Math in small group instruction setting.
  • Experiential Learning Instructor – facilitate activity-based classes that allow students to learn about themselves and others and become involved with community.
Dec 2001Jun 2002

Operations Manager

Corey Rich Photography

  • Setup and maintained computer network (hardware & software).
  • Implemented software solution for complete business foundation.
  • Established data management system for digital image files.
  • Managed employees and interns.
Jan 1992Aug 1995

Math Teacher

Piute Intermediate School

  • Served as department chair (93/94 and 94/95).
  • Established and served on Technology Committee.
  • Sports coach, Jr. High: Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling and Rock-Climbing.
Jan 1984Jan 1992

Flight Test Engineer

NASA - Dryden Flight Research Facility

  • Collected and analyzed both flight-test and ground-test data.
  • Wrote US Government technical reports.
  • Presented test results to International audiences.
  • Developed hardware and software for research projects. 

Certifications

CLAD Certificate

CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Jul 2009Jul 2014

CA Mathematics Teaching Credential

CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Jul 2009Jul 2014

CA Multiple Subject Teacher Credential

CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing