I've been associated with education since I first set foot in a classroom as a high school English teacher in 1971. Since that time, I have also worked as a professor in a teacher preparation program before moving into the area of educational technology with the Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation (MECC), which developed dozens of award-winning software programs such as The Oregon Trail, Number Munchers, and Lemonade Stand. I later joined MECC's partner, The Learning Company as Vice-President of Online Services.
From 2002-2012, I was a key administrator at the all-girls college preparatory Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA. As Director of Technology, I led the school's initiatives to create an IP telephony system, a 1-1 BYOD program, integrate technology throughout the curriculum, and to increase operational efficiencies, cyber-security, school emergency response, and environmental sustainability.
Currently, I work as a consultant with schools who are interested in moving into 1-1 programs, updating their technology plans, conducting hardware and software audits, and create forward-looking faculty professional development plans.
1-1 computing initiatives
student and staff acceptable use
technology staffing and hiring
recruiting strategies and resume evaluation
360° staff feedback and evaluation practices
environmentally sustainable school practices and policies
campus disaster planning and emergency notification systems
budgeting and forecasting technology expenditures
planning 21st century learning spaces
student and faculty use of social media
securing in-kind technology contributions and maintaining relationships with donors