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Professional Summary

Resourceful and innovative Instructional Designer with over 15 years of experience in e-learning and curriculum development for wide variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. Offering insightful analysis of content and design to create value-added learning programs that achieve desired business outcomes. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with stakeholders and assess learning needs.

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Organizational performance
  • Course material creation
  • Training program development
  • Curriculum design
  • Microsoft Office & G-Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Technological Instruction
  • SMART Board Aptitude
  • Innovative Vernier Probes Lesson Planning
  • Curriculum Development
  • AP course instruction
California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA Expected in 05/2018 Master of Science : Educational Technology - GPA :
California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA Expected in 07/2008 Master of Arts : Curriculum And Instruction - GPA :
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: Curriculum & Instruction
University of California - Davis Davis, CA Expected in 12/2003 Bachelor of Science : Neurobiology, Physiology And Behavior - GPA :
  • Member of Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Elected to Social Chair for Lambda Chi Alpha in 2001.
University of California - Davis Davis, CA Expected in 12/2003 Bachelor of Arts : Communications - GPA :
  • Certified Level 2 Google Educator, Google - 2017-2019
Work History
Verizon Communications - Instructional Design Consultant
Grandville, MI, 04/2019 - Current
  • Planned and monitored implementation of technology-based learning programs.
  • Created curricula, research topics and conceptualized course format, subject matter and presentation.
  • Organized, scheduled and facilitated over 150+ learning modules for 8 week period over offseason.
  • Worked closely with coaches to prepare online materials, content, and tools to facilitate offseason installs for offense, defense and special teams.
  • Developed assessments and user polls to evaluate course effectiveness, altering content and delivery to achieve player learning goals.
  • Designed custom course layouts, templates and unique branded looks within Articulate Storyline 360.
  • Worked with clients to gather and define requirements, establish scopes and managing project milestones.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, TechSmith Camtasia & Snagit to create images, videos and layouts within each course.
  • Designed course materials and supported implementation within organization's own learning management system, PlayerLync.
  • Continuously delivered top-quality training documentation, manuals, and tools addressing needs of specific specialists groups such as coaches, players, and technology director.
  • Collaborated with coaches to determine course objectives.
  • Targeted diverse learning modalities in development of new course content and install programs based on coaches input.
Sheridan School District No. 2 - AP Biology / Biology / Video Game Design Teacher
Denver, CO, 08/2013 - Current
  • Prepared individualized lesson plans and educational materials to structure biology curriculum to needs of each student.
  • Established positive and encouraging relationship with students and helped to foster appreciation for biology and science.
  • Implemented new educational technologies into classroom, boosting student understanding of subject matter through use of new Vernier probeware labs.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies and educational technology tools to prepare students for higher-level education requirements.
  • Prepared students for AP biology exam and maintained 90% pass rate.
  • Scheduled appointments with parents to discuss student progress and classroom behavior.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Taught subject matter based on information compiled from textbooks, online sites and other educational materials.
  • Organized laboratory activities, prepared lectures and design experiments for optimum learning.
  • Evaluated students' academic and social growth, kept appropriate records and prepared progress reports to gauge performance.
  • Collaborated with specialists to meet needs of IEP/504 and Special Education students requiring extra support.
  • Used Schoology and Infinite Campus to upload all student grades and absence data into district computer systems.
  • Used tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and determine understanding of course materials.
  • Sat in on classes of fellow teaching professionals to learn innovative methods for dispensing information to students.
  • As part of UCLA's AP Readiness program coached other AP biology teachers in LA area on effective strategies and lesson plans.
  • Developed UCOP approved Video Game Design curriculum for beginning and advanced students.
  • Collaborated with other Video Game Design teachers and companies in order to design instructional materials using Construct 3 game engine.
  • Designed dynamic project-based lesson plans based on student interests to help students build and design video games.
  • Used screen recording and screen capturing tools to help develop instructional materials for students to follow while building games.
Palisades Charter High School - Educational Technology Coordinator
City, STATE, 08/2017 - 03/2019
  • Kept up to date on latest trends and innovations in adult learning theory, management, leadership development and development technologies.
  • Introduced and mastered training authoring tools such as TechSmith Snagit/Camtasia, Loom, Screencast-o-matic, Iorad and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Defined, designed, developed, updated and maintained training courses for administrators and end-users of Office 365, Google for Education (GAFE now G-Suite), Infinite Campus, Schoology,, Nearpod, Peardeck, Edpuzzle, Kahoot!, Quizlet, Flocabulary, PlayPosit, Master Manager, NewsELA, Achieve3000, IXL, Acellus, Accelerate Education, Respondus Lockdown browser, Hoonuit, Zoom and other core tools and marketplace add-ons within customized environments.
  • Recommended external training material and technologies and worked with vendors in development and presentation of training.
  • Banked instructional materials for technology-based courses.
  • Developed assessments and user polls to evaluate course effectiveness, altering content and delivery to achieve student and faculty learning goals.
  • Designed, implemented and managed successful training programs to meet department and school needs.
  • Collaborated with administrators to determine faculty educational technology needs and objectives.
  • Negotiated contracts and delivery plans with vendors.
  • Reached out to vendors to evaluate available curriculums and associated materials.
  • Worked closely with instructional coaches to prepare online materials, content, and tools to facilitate training for whole school.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to
    meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching
  • Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and
    implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes, and rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • Addressed public audiences to explain program objectives and to increase teacher buy-in.
  • Prepared grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals, or assisted in their preparation.
  • Developed classroom-based and distance learning training courses, using needs assessments and skill level analyses.
  • Coordinated activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and
    equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.
  • Designed and maintained district's educational technology website as resource for parents, staff and students that is still heavily used to this day.
  • Authored monthly newsletter for staff in order to foster culture of communication regarding technology and changes that impact all stakeholders.
  • Developed 3 year Educational Technology Plan for School that outlines direction of school and infrastructure to support it.
Hilmar Unified School District - Life Science Teacher/Science Department Chair
City, STATE, 08/2005 - 07/2013
  • Designed and implemented curriculum for AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and College Prep Biology with students ranging from 9th - 12th grade.
  • Fulfilled all departmental duties as chair including purchase ordering and lab chemical safety.
  • Collaborated with team of NFL football coaches and staff in the development of the first online NFL off season install course.
  • Collaborated with coaches to complete 150+ online modules within 8 weeks.
  • EdTech conference presenter at California League of Schools (2016)
  • EdTech conference presenter at Archer Schools (2017)
  • Guest Construct 3 panel member at Computer Science Teachers Association Conference (2021)
Additional Information
  • Freshmen Basketball Coach (6 years)
  • Freshmen Class Advisor (6 years)
  • Teacher's Union Treasurer
  • Calendar Committee and Health Insurance Committee Chair for Hilmar Unified Schools
  • Fluent in Portuguese

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  • University of California - Davis
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