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Full-Time Faculty of Information Technology

Sacramento, CA


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Work Experience

Full-Time Faculty of Information Technology

Heald College Online
Sacramento, CA

December 2013 to Present

Technology Instructor, Database Technician, Career Technical Education Dept. Chair, Teacher on Special Assignment (Federal Student Aid Coordination, Accreditation Liaison, and Institutional Researcher)

Twin Rivers Adult School
Sacramento, CA

August 2001 to June 2013

Educational Leadership 
Career and Technical Education Department Chairperson (2005-2009 & 2011-2013) 
Adviser and instructor for Twin Rivers Adult School Student Board (Student Government) 
Facilitator in Shared Leadership Action Team, and Faculty Meetings 
12/1/2009 - Programmatic Student Learning Outcome Definitions and Articulation  
Policy Author and Adviser 
Author of Twin Rivers Adult School Internal Policy for distribution of Carl Perkins funds 
Coauthor of Twin Rivers Adult School Career and Technical Education Plan 
Author of Most Policies regarding Title IV Funding  
Computer and Technology Instructor 
Instructed Adults in Microsoft Windows, Internet, and Security 
Instructed Adults in Microsoft Office XP, 2003, and 2007 
Created and instructed applied academic curriculum for Microsoft Office courses including: 
PowerPoint with Interpersonal Skills 
Word with Business English 
Excel with Real-World Math 
Databases with Analysis (Business Intelligence)  
Instructed advanced (work study) technician program 
Instructing Introduction to Health Informatics for medical para-professionals  
Institutional Researcher 
2010 WASC Postsecondary Accreditation Coordinator 
Primary Wikipedia editor for entry "Twin Rivers Adult School", contributing editor for "Twin Rivers Unified School District" 
Coauthor of 2006, 2009, and 2010 Self-Study report for WASC accreditation 
Primary researcher for data driven decision making 
Adult Secondary Education Student Persistence: Improving Institutional Methods 
Correlation of Student Age to Student Persistence 
Correlation and Possible Causation of Cohort Size to Student Persistence in Open Entry Courses  
Primary researcher for grant applications, accreditation and mandated reports 
WASC Accreditation 
Carl D. Perkins Federal Act (Primary grant writer)  
Educational Technologist 
Chairperson of the Technology Action Team (2004-2013) 
Primary author of School Wide Technology Plan 
In-house Technology In-service Professional Development Trainer 
Database Technician & Administrator

Various Roles, including Lead Technician (Supervisor) and Treasurer of the Board

Psyberware Communications
Lincoln, CA

July 1995 to July 2001

Lead Technician 
Founding employee during the start-up stage of the company as a home-based business; continued through to the maturation of a medium-sized company. 
Primarily supported users with Internet questions and problems via the telephone. 
Influenced by the philosophies of Tom Peters, I worked to provide excellent customer support, often "going above and beyond the call of duty." 
Being part of a start-up company, I had the opportunity to be involved in many areas including management, marketing, training, technical writing, and in-person support.  
Board of Directors Treasurer 
Deliberated over decisions affecting the entire company 
Specific issues included health benefits for employees, and negotiations about a trademark dispute with a local company 
As Treasurers, I worked with the accountant, president, and CEO about financial issues

Technical Support Representative

Loomis, CA

July 1994 to June 1995

Assisted, via the phone, users who were generally blind to solve their technical problems with adaptive technology, including screen readers and braille displays. 
Required "placing myself in their shoes," such that as being sighted, I could understand and work with the challenges they had being blind. 
Supported users throughout the United States, who had many different accents and cultural backgrounds.


D.Ed. in Comparative Education

University of South Africa
Pretoria, Gauteng

2013 to 2015

M.S. in Brain-Based Teaching

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

2009 to 2010

B.S. in Technology, Education, and Systems

Charter Oak State College
New Britain, CT

2007 to 2008

A.A. in Computer Science: Management Information Systems

Sierra College
Rocklin, CA

1993 to 1997


Data Science, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Database Administration, SQL, Research, Training & Teaching, Technical Writing, Python, PHP, Java, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Microsoft Word


Teacher of the Year, Twin Rivers Adult School

July 2010


A+ Certified Professional

September 2004 to Present

Career ID No.: COMP001001190741

Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching Credential

August 2001 to November 2016

Computer Applications

Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential

August 2013 to September 2018

Information Technology 
Education, Child Development, and Family Services 
Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Designated Subjects Supervision and Coordination Credential

August 2013 to September 2018

Authorized to Supervise or Coordinate all Designated Subject Areas

WGNA Certified Network Engineer

May 2002 to Present


International Educational Data Mining Society

2013 to Present

California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards Writing Team

2011 to 2012

As part of a 3-person writing team, revised the State of California's Model Curriculum Standards for Information and Communication Technologies. I worked most on improving the rigor of the Support and Services Pathway and the Software and Systems Development Pathway, which have now been adopted by the California State Board of Education.

California Statewide Career Technical Review Team


Reviewed the 2005 Model Curriculum Standards for California for the Information Technology sector. Suggested revisions, with one of the most major being the adoption of the more globally recognized term "Information and Communication Technology" (ICT) instead of just "Information Technology." Several areas of standards were combined and rearranged.

WASC ACS Postsecondary Advisory Committee

2010 to 2011

This committee was instrumental in revising the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission of Schools, Postsecondary accreditation, and to transition the accreditation from being the Title IV purely compliance-based model to being an improvement model similar to WASC ACS's other types of accreditation.


Why MOOCs Might Be Hindered by the Definition of Correspondence Education


Thoughts and Analysis about Courses in “Literature and Medicine” in U.S. Universities


Integrating Literature into Programs for Medical Paraprofessionals


A Responsible Response to Realignment: A Basic Blueprint for California Cities and Counties to Build Ex-Offender Education


A Contribution to the Self-Study of the Postsecondary Accreditation Protocol


Missing a “Trillion”: How do we know if we are teaching the right things?


Minesweeper and Hypothetical Thinking Action Research & Pilot Study


The Success of an Adult Courageous Learner: A Case Study


The Ancient Bath House of Nazareth: What We Know of its History and the Implications on Our Understanding of the History of Nazareth