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K-12 Technology Specialist
Shanghai American School, 2005-present
o Guide teachers in the use of technology in the classroom
o Created and produce Pudong Nerve Central our school podcast site
o Mange SAS Online Classroom (Moodle Site)
o Mange Elgg Site (Integrated with Moodle to form a learning community)
o Conduct professional development trainings using Web 2.0 technologies
o Oversee the running of teentek.com a site run completely by middle school students.
o Implementing a 1:4 laptop to student program in 5th grade
Technology Coordinator Experience
Yanbu International School, 2004 � 2005
o Created first technology curriculum for K-12 technology program using International Standards
o Implemented Hand-held computer program in grade 12
o Worked with teachers to incorporate technology into everyday lesson plans
o Developed school website to use online learning as a tool in the classroom

Professional Growth and Evaluation Coordinator
Yanbu International School, 2004 – 2005
o Coordinated the professional growth for new and continuing
staff as outlined in district policy
o Provided guidance for staff in developing professional goals
o Principal designee
o Conducted evaluation process for six staff members
o Chairperson of Parent Advisory Council

Implementation Team Leader
Yanbu International School, 2003 – 2005
o Worked with committees to implement action plan for Accreditation for Growth process
o Organized staff training on a variety of curriculum issues
o Implemented student portfolios and Student-Led Conferences K-12
o Designed and introduced Elementary standards based report card

Administrative Intern
Yanbu International School, 2003 – 2004
o Acquired 720 hours of administrative intern time working
with the Principal and in various leadership roles
0 Participated in a variety of committees including:
o Instructional Leadership Team (ILC)
o Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
o Accreditation for Growth (AFG)

School Technology Coordinator
Robert Gray Elementary, 2000 – 2002
o Managed school technology budget
o Organized parent nights, and teacher in-services on the
use of technology and other curriculum areas
o Created and maintained school�s first web site.

Teaching Experience

Technology Teacher
Shanghai American School, 2005 – 2006
o Technology teacher for a variety of elementary grade levels
o Implemented wireless laptop program in 5th grade
o Serve on numerous task forces and committees
o Created and taught online course for faculty on both campuses

5th Grade Classroom Teacher
Yanbu International School,
Saudi Arabia, 2003-2004
o Taught a student centered 5th grade class
o Incorporated the use of technology
o Used a team teaching approach to utilize best practice research

6th Grade Classroom Teacher
Yanbu International School,
Saudi Arabia, 2002 � 2003
o Taught Language Arts and Social Studies in a Middle School transition format
o Utilized technology resources, and used student experiences
from traveling globally to teach about different parts of the world and different cultures

4th Grade Classroom Teacher
Robert Gray Elementary School,
Aberdeen, WA, 2000 – 2002
o Taught a student centered 4th grade class
o Utilized the technology from Teacher Leadership Grant,
o Teamed with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers to develop
curriculum that aligned vertically and horizontally using Rubicon
Atlas curriculum mapping software

Summer School Teacher
Grade 4-5; math/reading/writing
University Elementary School,
Spokane, WA, 2000
o Taught 4th and 5th grade students who were behind grade
level in math, reading and writing

Summer School Teacher
Grade 4-5; math,
University Elementary School,
Spokane, WA, 1999
o Taught 4th and 5th grade students who were behind grade level in math

4th Grade Classroom Teacher
Ponderosa Elementary School,
Spokane, WA, 1999 – 2000
o Taught a student centered 4th grade class
o Organized parent night
o Technology committee member
o Created and maintained school web site

Education

Administrative Certification, August 200
Washington State University
Certification: K-12

MS Curriculum and Instruction, March 2004
Capella University, Minneapolis,
Focus on Technology

BA in Elementary Education May 1999
Washington State University
Certification: K-8 Elementary Education

Presentations

NESA Teachers Conference 2003
o Presented a teachers workshop on using handheld computer in the classroom

ISG Technology Conference 2004
o Presented a teachers workshop on creating online portfolios with K-12 students

K12online Conference
o Using Flickr
o Using Del.icio.us
o Using RSS
University Teaching

Becoming an E-Learning Teacher
Yanbu International School, 2005
o Taught professional development course through California State
University-Northridge on implementing an online component to the classroom

Becoming an E-Learning Teacher
Shanghai American School, 2005
o Taught professional development course through California State
University-Northridge on implementing an online component to the classroom.
o 33 teachers on four separate campuses in three different countries.
o Article of the class to appear in the December issue of NESA News.

K12online Conference
Shanghai American School, 2006
o Oversaw graduate credit course in alignment with the K12online Conference 2006


Honors and Awards

Teacher Leadership Project Grant
o Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was one of 1,000
Washington State teachers to receive over 75 hours of training on
successfully implementing technology into the classroom

Professional Associations

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
o Member since 1999

ISTE
o Member since 2006

Other Contributions

U Tech Tips: Tech Tips for educators
o Operate a web site with biweekly screencasts for educators.
o Started in January of 2006 the web site produces a weekly newsletter that is mailed to over 300 educators around the world. Originally started as a links to educators and slowly grew into a web site and now screencasts. What the future holds for this little site, only time will tell.

Techlearning.com Blog
o Biweekly posting on Techlearning.com’s Blog on topics on education and international teaching.
o Find my contributions can be found here.