Experience

Responsibilities: Technology support and training for administration, staff, students and parents, troubleshooting issues with PCs, interactive whiteboards, wifi network, administration of network, Google Apps for Education, LAN management, collaborate with elementary and secondary technology teachers in providing leadership to ensure effective integration of technology across all grade levels, tech ordering, and long term planning.

Technology Coordinator

for private international school.

Technology Coordinator

Cayman International School
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
2014-2016

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.

Technical Support Specialist

CompuCraft, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI U.S.A.
2011-2013

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.

Videographer/Editor/Owner

Velaluz Video
Norton Shores MI U.S.A.
2005-2011

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.

Technical Support Specialist

Datacomp Appraisal Services
Grand Rapids, MI U.S.A.
1999-2005

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 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. 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.

Middle/High School Technology Teacher

American International School/Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh
1993-1997

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 School

Resource Room Teacher

American International School/Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh
1992-1993

Technology teacher for grades kindergarten through nine.

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.

Technology Educator

American School of Yaoundé
Yaoundé, Cameroon
1990-1992

Special Education teacher in a short term adolescent psychiatric treatment facility.

Responsibilities: prepare, implement and evaluate a broad range of lessons for high school students while at an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility, act as liaison with  students' home schools to ensure coordination of curriculum and coverage; consult with treatment team on emotional and educational progress of patients.

High School Special Education Teacher

Kingswood Hospital
Ferndale, MI   U.S.A.
1989-1990

2nd Grade Classroom Teacher

Responsibilities: preparation, implementation and evaluation of lessons for a U.S. based curriculum in an international setting. Extracurricular activities leader: computer club, cooperative games.

Elementary Classroom Teacher

American School of Yaoundé
Yaoundé, Cameroon
1986-1988

Special Education science teacher in an adolescent inpatient psychiatric treatment facility.

Responsibilities: prepare, implement and evaluate a broad range of science lessons for high school students living at an inpatient psychiatric hospital; act as liaison with  students' home schools to ensure coordination of curriculum and coverage; consult with treatment team on emotional and educational progress of patients.

High School Science Teacher

Hawthorn Center
Northville, MI   U.S.A.
1985-1986

Education

Bachelor of Science

in Education

Elementary (K-8) teaching certification Special Ed (K-12) teaching certification

Graduated Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI   U.S.A.
1981-1985

Master of Arts

in Educational Technology

Graduated 2018

Master of Arts

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI   U.S.A.
2013-2018

Excitement

Things that
make me happy

• Family

• Technology

• Travel

• Theater

• Movies, Books & Television

   (especially science fiction)

• Museums

• Photography & Videography

Hobbies, Interests

& Passions