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Qualifications Summary

  • Master of Science in Education: Instructional Technology; Bachelors of Arts in Education
  • Administration & Supervision Certification - Johns Hopkins University in Collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Leading Edge Certification- Online/Blended Teaching; Proficient in Google Apps for Ed, Web 2.0
  • Knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, instructional design, and technology integration
  • Experience in district, state, school site and classroom level roles and responsibilities
  • Experience developing policy, presenting, providing professional development, grant writing

Professional Experience

Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California   -  Instructional Technology Specialist

2006 -
  • Assist principals and school site teams in technology planning, researching effective learning technologies to guide purchasing, implementation of technology-infused instructional programs, and professional development
  • Developed district technology policies, procedures and resources including: co-writing the OUSD 2011 - 2014 and 2008 - 2011 Educational Technology Plans, OUSD Acceptable Use Policy, CyberSafety & CyberEthics programs and curriculum, technology purchasing policies
  • Provided professional development, coaching and support for district and site technology initiatives and products including intervention and enrichment programs; assessment, administrative and productivity technology tools; communication and resource management systems
  • Coach classroom teachers in technology integration. Emphasis on student engagement strategies and alignment between Common Core, College & Career Readiness, and NETS.
  • Act as liaison between district departments and sites; facilitate and coordinate services to sites from Technology Services, Instructional Services, and Research and Assessment
  • Co-writer of "Building Learning Communities" EETT Competitive Grant, awarded April 2011
  • Served on School Quality Review team: conducted school and classroom obsevations, collected and reviewed data, composed findings, contributed to final reports
  • Member of West Oakland STEM cohort of schools, business and community partnerships

Georgia Department of Education, Atlanta, Georgia

Educational Technology Specialist, Georgia Learning Connections/GeorgiaStandards.Org


Managed, evaluated, and created resources for Georgia educators through the Georgia Department of Education's curriculum Websites, Georgia Learning Connections and GeorgiaStandards.Org.

  • Collaborated with colleagues within the Curriculum, School Improvement, Professional Learning, and Instructional Technology divisions of the GaDOE and with outside educational partners to increase the quantity and quality of resources available to teachers and administrators.
  • Created teaching materials, planning and management templates for teachers and administrators, and Web pages for publication. Utilized online administrative tools to evaluate curriculum materials, organize, update, and manage database resources.
  • Trained, managed, and evaluated the work of teachers contracted to develop or catalogue curriculum resources for publication on the GLC and GeorgiaStandards.org Web sites.
  • Collaborated with programmers in the planning and development of new online tools/functionality. Designed the schematic and developed the functional requirements for a new instructional planning tool, the Standards-based Unit Builder (launched 2006).
  • Wrote policy and procedures for Georgia Education Initiative (GEI) partnerships between the Georgia Department of Education and other state and national nonprofit agencies, programs, and foundations; increased the number of GEI partnerships from three in 2002 to thirteen in 2004.
  • Developed training materials and professional development packages. Conducted training sessions, workshops, and presentations for school districts, state-wide conferences, and educational partners.
Dept. of Instructional Technology, Chicago Public Schools -  Technology Integration Mentor/Instructor 2001-2002
  • Taught workshops and courses on integrating technology into teaching and learning. Course objectives addressed the NETS for Teachers and culminated in the development of engaged-learning, web-based projects.
  • Collaborated with a curriculum development team to design a scope and sequence of web-based projects aligned with reading and writing standards for 3rd - 8th grade students. Designed an exemplary web-based reading and writing project for 5th graders.
Greene Elem School, Chicago Public Schools -  Science Resource Teacher & Special Projects/Programs 1994- 2002
  • Designed and implemented a hands-on science program for kindergarten to 5th grade students
  • Coordinated Special Projects/Programs including Young Authors, Spelling Bee, Science Fair.
  • Coordinated the science curriculum mapping to ensure consistency and vertical alignment.
  • IServed on committees for the Chicago Public Schools Region Four Science Fair; developed the judging format (rubrics) used for the Senior and Junior Fairs.

Greene Technology Training Center Mentor Teacher:

  • Collaborated with team members to develop a program to train visiting teachers in the use of technology in the classroom. Mentored visiting teachers, highlighting effective integration of technology.

Additional Roles and Responsibilities:

·     Chicago Systemic Initiative (CSI) Design Team chair: Curriculum Committee Member

·    Authored or co-authored, implemented and evaluated grants: Chicago Systemic Initiative grants: 1998 &1999; Amoco/AIMS Grant – Integrated Math & Science Program; Chicago Foundation for Education Grants 98/99 & 99/00

Brighten Park School, Chicago Public Schools -  Middle Grades Teacher 1993-1994
  • Taught 5th, 6th, 7th grade Reading group; 6th grade Language Arts; 6th, 7th, and 8th grade hands-on Science; coordinated school science fair


Certificate in Administration and Supervision                                                 
Johns Hopkins University & the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)         GPA 4.0
Master of Science in Education:  Instructional Technology                                                  
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL                GPA 4.0
Bachelor of Arts in Education with Honor: Elementary Education                                     
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL                       GPA 4.0
Additional Coursework, Training, and Skills:                                                                                    
Reading/Literacy, Science Education, Digital Storytelling, Teaching English Learners, Intel Teach to the Future for Administrators, Becomming a Technology Mentor,
Photography, Photo-editing, Digital Graphics, Computer Applications, Google Apps, Thinking Maps Trainer, Online & Blended Learning
1993- 2012


  • Administration and Supervision Certificate
  • Teaching Certification in California, Georgia, Illinois. Type: Elementary/Multiple Subject
  • Endorsement/Supplemental Authorizations: Computer Applications, ELA
  • Leading Edge Certification - Online/Blended Teaching
  • Trainer Certifications: Teach For Success certified trainer; Thinking Maps certified trainer

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • ASCD- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education
  • CUE- Computer Using Educators
  • CETPA - California Educational Technology Professional Association

Presentations (Partial List)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2011 & 2012
ActivEducator Conferences (Interactive whiteboard users), San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland 2009 & 2010
Innovative Learning Conference, CA: Hands-On + Technology = Engaged Students 2008
Georgia Educational Tech Conferences and Georgia Media Specialists Summer Retreats  2002 - 2005