Professional Activities & Responsibilities


n  Google Certified Teacher

n  Co-President TriCUE (Regional affiliate of Computer-Using Educators)

n  Co-Chair AdminSIG (Special Interest Group of Computer-Using Educators for educational leaders)

n  Co-Chair of School Leadership Summit – free online and global conference

n  Writer for statewide educational technology journal OnCUE

n  Assist in the management of a model technology and innovation classroom grant issued to several teachers

n  Advise and evaluate schools systems in effective instructional technology implementation around the country

n  Partner with local organizations to create county professional development opportunities in digital media

n  Curriculum developer for Leading Edge Certification – a national certification program for innovation in education

n  Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Learning

n  Leading Edge Certified in Administration

n  National Curriculum Committee Chair/member for Leading Edge Certification

n  Train and create curriculum to assist staff in learning technology tools to increase productivity and 21st century skills

n  Presenter at international, national, statewide, and regional conferences

n  Common Sense Media Certified Trainer

n  Verizon Thinkfinity Certified Trainer

n  Educational technology consultant for technology planning and training

Professional Experience


7/07­–Present   Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL)
Santa Cruz County Office of Education                                      Santa Cruz, CA

Program and Educational Technology Director

n  Develop, grow, and sustain partnerships and funding opportunities with statewide and national educational technology and administrative organizations (i.e., CDE, CUE, CoSN, ISTE, ACSA)

n  Manage and coordinate a group of 20 educational leaders across California and 20 across Arkansas in capacity building, building innovative schools and technology resources for their peers

n  Locate, develop, and manage other educators in organizing educational technology resources for educational leaders through a national free website for educational leaders

n  Manage social media marketing including promoting successful technology implementations, deployments, and initiatives to statewide and national constituents

n  Organize/coordinate regional and statewide workshops for educational uses of technology

n  Organize/coordinate statewide Conferences for technology use in Arkansas and California including recruiting presenters, deciding on speakers/presenters, recruiting vendors, and program design

n  Prepare and design annual and amended budgets and expenditures

n  Develop customized professional development opportunities (face-to-face and online) for educators

n  Manage/hosts free and open webinar series for educators in partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

n  Manage statewide online course for Leading Edge Certification for educational leaders

n  Present and market effective technology integration for educators at regional, statewide, national, and international conference

n  Prepare reports to California and Arkansas Departments of Education

n  Work closely including advising and training with teachers and school district staff on implementation of Google Apps, social media, tablets, and other tools for teaching, learning, and leadership

8/06–6/07             Redwood Middle School SUSD                  Saratoga, CA

Science Teacher

n  Scientific inquiry-based learning with differentiation

n  Team building/cooperative learning/social and academic skills

n  Technology-infused teaching and classroom management

n  Monitor students in website design

n  Managed online email system, message board, and social network for students


8/01–6/06        August Boeger Junior High School MPESD San Jose, CA

Science Teacher, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Facilitator, and Site Technology Lead

n  Scientific inquiry-based learning with differentiation

n  Focus on community/team building activities

n  Critical thinking and building student strategies to support the college process

n  Technology-infused teaching and classroom management

n  Managed online email system, message board, and social network for students

n  Facilitate technology trainings and new computer deployment



8/05-5/07         San Jose State University                                 San Jose, CA

Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential/M.A. in Educational Leadership

8/02-5/04         San Jose State University                                 San Jose, CA

CLAD professional clear single subject teaching credential in Science: Chemistry

9/97-6/01         University California Santa Cruz                      Santa Cruz, CA

B.A.  Chemistry     Minor:  Education

References available upon request