I have been teaching for 8 years. I am credentialled in BCLAD Multiple Subject as well as Special Education Mild Moderate. I have taught grades 7th and 8th. I have had a number of different teaching assignments including English, World History and U.S. History. I have accepted teacher leadership responsibilities in the school including IT Specialist, Social Studies Coach, Technology Coach as well as leading part of the WASC team. I currently hold a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California Santa Cruz in Global Economics with an emphasis in the European Union. I have been education for 11 years, before becoming an educator I was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch where I was integral to the development of an automated Spanish system for our clients. As a teacher I have worked with technology for 8 years. My first position was a technology specialist at Juvenile Community Court Schools in National City California, where I was responsible for a computer lab as well as providing support in subjects such as Government and Economics to graduating seniors.
Since then, I’ve have taught at a dual language school, both 7th grade and 8th grade English and History, where I lead the pilot program of technology implementation in the classroom by integrating chromebooks. I currently hold a BCLAD credential as well as a preliminary special education credential in mild/moderate education from San Diego State University.
Recently, I have been part of the WASC committee for our middle school where I lead a group of teachers in the development of our WASC accreditation along with other colleagues. For the last two years I have served both as a BTSA mentor and IT Specialist for both the elementary school and middle school. As the IT Specialist my responsibilities include developing the technology plan for our school as well as reviewing the schools technology policy for both staff and students. I am also responsible for maintaining, updating and creating policy for over 675 chromebooks, 189 iPads, 60 Macs, several PCs and servers. As IT Specialist I also provide professional development for over 30 teachers on software such as typing club, achieve 3000, Google classroom and classroom technology policy. Finally, as the IT Specialist at our school I am part of the administrative team and have been responsible for the development of school wide policies on testing, data collection, professional development opportunities for our teachers outside of technology.