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Sep 2008Present

Substitute Teacher

Fountain Valley School District

Day to day substitute teacher in middle and elementary schools in the Fountain Valley School District.

Sep 2009Present

School Advisory Council Member

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School

Volunteer position on the advisory board to the principal. Members create and review school policy, including review of financial information, participation on the accreditation committee and setting school tuition rates.

Aug 2010Jan 2011

Student Teacher

Beckman High School

Taught first semester Honors Chemistry and Physical Science to 10-12th graders. Assumed responsibility for all aspects of these classes. Attended staff meetings and participated fully in school activities.

Sep 2007Sep 2009

School Advisory Council Recording Secretary and Endowment Fund Committee Member

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School

Volunteer positions responsible for recording meeting minutes of the School Advisory Council and raising funds for the school’s endowment fund.

Mar 2003Feb 2006

Senior IT Project Manager

Paragon Biomedical Inc.

Responsible for defining the systems development life cycle and project management framework at Paragon and managing projects to them, delivering application programs and interfaces that efficiently and effectively support the core business processes and services of all functional areas.


Sep 2009Jan 2011

Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential

Chapman University
Sep 1983Jun 1988

Bachelor of Science

University of California at Irvine


Phyllis Turbow

Ruth C. Black

Personal Reference

Michael E. Madrid


Social justice education, educational reform, autism research

Running, Cooking, Lakers basketball

Edison High School Band Boosters

TPE Artifacts

Technology Documents

My Teaching Philosophy


Black, Ruth C. and Toner, Maria A. SITE 2011 -- Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference; March 7-11, 2011; Nashville, Tennessee. Embedded Digital Textbooks in Online Courses: Case Study of Enrollment Trends, Outcomes and Student Satisfaction.


Recipient of AFCEA Educational Foundations STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) Teachers Scholarship, 2010.

Includes three $1,000 grants for supplies upon teaching contract.


Apr 2011Sep 2016

Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential, Chemistry Specialized

State of California
Aug 2010Aug 2011

Heartsaver CPR

American Heart Association