Present- August 2000
San Dieguito Union High School District
Full-time High School Science Teacher

  • Development and implemetation of lessons using the Next Generation Science Standards (2015-present)
  • Athletic Director at Canyon Crest Academy (2014-2015)
  • Co-Department Chair at Canyon Crest Academy (2012-2015)
  • Integration of Blackboard and Haiku for daily lessons and use of blended model of learning
  • Implemented electronic quizzes using Blackboard and Haiku for formative assessment data
  • Developed Specific Learning Objectives for Chemistry
  • Created and implemented standards based units in Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, and Physical Science

February 2014- June 2010
San Diego County Office of Eduation
Part-time Instructor for Online Verification Process for Teachers in Special Settings (Science)

  • Use of Learning Management System (Haiku) to deliver instruction, feedback and reponse to online prompts for teachers earning the title of Highly Qualified Teacher in Science
  • Science content reviewed included: Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science

May 2005- August 2004                                                                                    
Pekin Community High School District #303
Full-time High School Science Teacher

  • Created and implemented standards based units in Earth Science and Integrated Science
  • Developed website for students and parents to obtain lecture notes, assignment schedule, grades, and course syllabus

May 2003- August 2000            
San Diego State University                                                                 
Teacher Education Department
Part-time Lecturer

  • Taught Science Methods Course to graduate students obtaining California Teaching Credential
  • Implemented lessons using PowerPoint in curriculum and instruction, scope and sequence, classroom management, science safety, learning styles, science education reform, and assessment strategies
  • Instructed new teachers in classroom management strategies, current science teaching methods, and development of lessons using the California State Science Standards

June 2000- August 1999                                                                         Concord, California
Mount Diablo Unified School District
Full-time High School Science Teacher

  • Developed and implemented curriculum for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science courses
  • Participated in Start Now Academy, a California Partnership for at-risk youth
  • Designed criteria for selection process of students entering the Start Now Academy


  • Professional Development presentation with Craig Fox on Literacy for Common Core
  • Presented Terascore training for Canyon Crest Academy Staff
  • Created Teacher Running Club at Canyon Crest Academy for Half-Marathon Training
  • Certifiied Leading Edge Online and Blended Learning Teacher
  • SDUHSD Technology Vision Committee Member
  • SDUHSD District Coordinator for Science
  • San Diego County Office of Education contracted instructor for VPSS Online Certification program using Haiku Learning Management System
  • Blackboard 9 Administrator
  • Department Chair for Canyon Crest Academy
  • Department Chair for La Costa Canyon Science Department
  • DataDirector Trainer (SDUHSD)
  • Mentor Teacher for CSU San Marcos Teacher Candidates
  • WASC Committee Member (Mid Year Review- La Costa Canyon)
  • SDUHSD Technology Committee Member
  • Webmaster for Canyon Crest Academy
  • Initial Purchasing for Canyon Crest Academy Chemistry Department
  • Advanced Placement Training at AP By The Sea (Chemistry)
  • Member of the La Costa Canyon High School Site Council
  • Digital High School Mentor (Web Development)
  • Building Site Representative for San Dieguito Faculty Association
  • Trained in AVID Methodology with Focus in Science Curriculum
  • Attended National Science Teachers Association Conference
  • Freshmen Soccer Coach for La Costa Canyon High School


  • Blackboard 9
    • Developed job aids and narrated movies for instructional support.
    • Implemented trainings for first time users with focus on integration of Blackboard with current curriculum
    • Developed web site for easy access to training materials and "Help Form" for users to submit questions about specific application of Blackboard.
  • DataDirector
    • Developed and implemented instructional design package for traing staff to develop exams and access data.
    • Collaboratively created job aids and narrated movies for instructional support after initial training.
    • Created web site to access job aids and narrated movies.
  • Common Learning Objectives
    • Developed instructional design package, as an inservice, to train teachers in the process of writing measureable Specific Learning Objectives using task analysis for the San Dieguito Union High School District.


  • Web Development: Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML Code, and CSS
  • Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash
  • Productivity: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Publisher, Apple Pages, Apple Keynote, Apple Numbers and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Movies: Adobe Capitivate, Microsoft Movie Maker, Apple Final Cut, Adobe Soundbooth


  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Educators Association
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD)


2008- 2010               San Diego State University                          San Diego, California

  • Masters in Education Technology

1998-1995                San Diego State University                          San Diego, California

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

1995-1994                Grossmont Community College                      El Cajon, California

  • General Education

1994-1993                 Western Oregon University                        Monmouth, Oregon

  • General Education


Single Subject Teaching Credential in California

  • Biology
  • Supplement in Chemistry and Geosciences

Cross-cultural,  Language and Development Certificate (CLAD)

Certificate of Eligibility for Administrative Credential