Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Technology, Innovation, and Curriculum Specialist

Riverdale School District

The main focus of this position is to develop and model  innovational teaching practices in the classroom while supporting teachers and students to engage in learning while leveraging technology. Also employed to manage the IT infrastructure as well as deployments and updating classroom technology with a focus on teaching and learning.  As curriculum specialist developing and planning comprehensive learning opportunities through instructional leadership as well as  responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating an educational program relevant to the needs of the student population in our school district.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2014

Innovation Strategist

Northwest Regional ESD

Employed as an innovation strategist providing technical support, training, and strategy for F2F classrooms and online spaces. Grantwriting and policy development as well as hardware support and deployment for various agencies. 

Aug 2000 - Jul 2012

Classroom teacher

Placentia-Yorba Linda USD

I have worked in an elementary classroom since 2001 teaching multiple subjects to a diverse group of students. Although in Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, my schools have been highly diverse with a large percentage of Hispanic, Korean, and ESL students as well as many students of higher SES. Over the course of the years I have team taught a multi-age 3/4/5, a 2/3 combination, 3rd grade, and a 3/4 combination class. With all of these classes I have infused technology into the curriculum through blogging, podcasting, wikis, video conferencing, video productions, and using ANGEL LMS to create a hybrid structure for some of my students. I then taught biology at our independent study high school, La Entrada. I enjoyed the new challenges of high school as well as the unique structure of the school. I was brought on board to create new online learning opportunities for our students in high school using this campus as a pilot.

2008 - 2012

Adjunct Faculty

University of La Verne

I taught Education 407, Computers in Education, to credential candidates both undergraduates and graduate students. I teach this class both face to face and online. Some of the big ideas we explore in this class are the suite of tools included in Google Apps for Ed, social networking and bookmarking for teachers, creating a Personal Learning Network, mobile learning with cell phones and other devices, creating and maintaining a classroom blog to extend classroom learning, creating a professional website for personal use, creating web based learning projects, and researching project based learning.

I was also integral in creating a new certificate program for graduate level students, New Teaching and Learning Certification which was developed as a four course certificate program to teach prospective teachers to teach online. 






Online Learning


Chromebook Evangelist                                                                                            Fall '11 - Current

CUEtoYou lead learner                                                                                             Spring '11 - Current

Orange County Department of Education Consultant and  Trainer                  Summer '09-Current

Lead Aeries Report Card Trainer for PYLUSD                                                     Winter '08 - Current

NURD trainer for PYLUSD                                                                                        Fall '08 - Spring '09

Trainer/On site professional development for Tierra Software                           Fall '09 - Current

Trainer of trainers for Verizon/Thinkfinity                                                                Spring '10 - Current


"He has been integral in the progress our teachers are making in the integration of technology

in the classroom." - D.Watts, Curriculum Instruction Specialist PYLUSD

Profile -7 +  years of meaningful technology integration in the classroomCurriculum Development ~  Building graduate level courses for online learning at the University of La Verne as well as developing online high school curriculum. 

Deployments - iPad, Chromebook, BYOD.Google ~ Certified Teacher, Apps Edu Trainer, Chromebook EvangelistProfessional Development ~  CuetoYou lead learner, consultant and trainer for Orange County Department of Education, EdCamp California leader/facilitator, Orange County CUE board member, Ed Tech Team member, ORVSD Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator. 




Preliminary Administrative Credential

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Aug 2011 - Present

Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Jul 2011 - Present

Google Certified Teacher

Dec 2010 - Present

Google Apps Certified Trainer

2001 - 2011

Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing