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Experience

Technology Coordinator

Cayman International School    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

2014-2016 Technology Coordinator for private international school. Responsibilities: Technology support and training for administration, staff, students and parents, troubleshooting issues with PCs, interactive whiteboards, wifi network, administration of network, Windows servers, Active Directory, Google Apps for Education, LAN management of ~150 wired devices (school PCs, printers) plus >600 wireless devices (300 school iPads plus staff & students BYODs) on a Meraki wireless network, collaborate with elementary and secondary technology teachers in providing leadership to ensure effective integration of technology across all grade levels, tech ordering, summer project and long term planning.

 

Technical Support Specialist

CompuCraft, Inc.    Grand Rapids, MI

2011-2013 Technical support for business and individual customers. Responsibilities: remote and local support for a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to individual users, monitor daily backup for clients, troubleshoot issues from networking to printing to application use.

 

Videographer/Editor/Owner

Velaluz Video    Norton Shores, MI

2005-2011 Owner of Velaluz Video, a production company specializing in wedding and event video. Responsibilities: videography, editing and DVD creation and production for weddings, stage productions and special events, management of camera crew, daily operations of small business.

 

Technical Support Specialist

Datacomp Appraisal Services    Grand Rapids, MI

1999-2005 Tech support for 65 person appraisal company with a network of over 600 independent appraisers. Responsibilities: Help desk support for out-of-office appraiser network, in-house tech support for applications, networking and printers, basic web design and media production.

 

Middle/High School Technology Teacher

American School of Doha    Doha, Qatar

1997-1998 Technology teacher for grades six through twelve. Responsibilities: teach computer application skills to secondary students, teachers and administration including word processing, database, spreadsheets, image manipulation, multimedia, email and internet search.

 

Middle/High School Technology Teacher

American International School/Dhaka    Dhaka, Bangladesh

1993-1997 Technology teacher for grades six through twelve. Responsibilities: teach computer application skills to secondary students, teachers and administration including word processing, database, spreadsheets, image manipulation, multimedia, email and internet search. Initiatives: establish teacher email program, research and implement first school-wide network, coordinate consolidation of technology facilities to central media resource area, develop and implement first project-based tech curriculum for AIS/D.

 

Elementary School Resource Room Teacher

American International School/Dhaka    Dhaka, Bangladesh

1992-1993 Resource Room teacher for grades one through five. Responsibilities: individual assessment testing of students, 1:1 student reading and math support, parent and teacher consultation.

 

Elementary Classroom Teacher* / Technology Educator

American School of Yaoundé    Yaoundé, Cameroon

*1986-1988 2nd Grade Teacher, †1990-1992 K-9 Technology Instructor. Responsibilities: training in basic computer usage, application training, supportive application use for skills development. Extracurricular activities leader: physical education and modern dance. Trip co-leader for student ascent of Mt. Cameroon.

Education

Bachelor of Science

Eastern Michigan University     Ypsilanti, Michigan

August, 1985

Elementary Education (K-8)

Special Education (K-12)

Master of Arts

Michigan State University     East Lansing, Michigan

May, 2018

Educational Technology

Excitement

• Technology

• Travel

• Theater

• Movies, Books & Television (especially science fiction)

• Museums