18 years in the teaching profession. Started as a 3rd grade teacher, then moved to middle school teaching ELA, Science, Algebra, and Journalism (yearbook/newspaper). The last 11 years I have been a computer resource teacher. Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of technology support roles doing staff technology trainings and workshops. Before moving to the Sacramento area, I did work for the Santa Clara County office of education as a trainer for the summer Internet Institute program for teachers in addition to teaching evening adult education courses in technology for the county (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
I like to deliver information in a way that makes it usable for the participant so will often create documents that go along with the training that they can refer to both during and after workshops. I also encourage (and love) questions that people have because it gives me the opportunity to really dig into concepts people may be struggling with.
Technology Skills Certification from Fresno Pacific
BA in Creative Arts from San Jose State University. Multiple Subjects with CLAD from SJSU.
I have been married to my lovely wife (also a teacher) for over 11 years and we have two wonderful kids (1st and 3rd grade).