Program Manager at UC Curriculum Integration
Education Management | San Francisco Bay Area, US
Teacher | Writer | Education Program Director | Technology Evangelist
It is not hyperbole when I say I've dedicated more than half my life to working collaboratively to help California's students succeed. I started early, serving as a teacher's assistant while I earned my bachelor's degree. Now, one bachelor's, one master's, two credentials and a 10-year teaching career later, I direct a program that brings California educators together to design innovative college-prep courses integrating academic subjects with the relevance of Career and Technical Education.
This work is intensely rewarding--not only because I play a part in transforming high school curriculum to help prepare students for a rapidly changing world, but also because I get to work alongside incredibly talented, dedicated, creative teachers every day. I feel tremendous optimism for the future of education because I see firsthand the exceptional talent of California's collective teaching workforce.
Like anyone, I've had a good number of "personal highs" throughout my career. Here are just a few:
★ As Program Manager for University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI), I led the UCCI team in a complete reorganization of the UCCI Curriculum Development Institutes, more than tripling the number of Institutes held and courses developed per year. I also directed the launch of UCCI’s second program, the UCCI Teacher Exchange, so that teachers can get the support they need to implement UCCI courses.
★ I've taught thousands of students from diverse backgrounds in all three sectors of public education: high school, community college, and four-year university.
★ Throughout my teaching career, I was consistently ranked as an exceptional teacher by students and colleagues.
I'm incredibly passionate about education, but if you delve deeper, you'll see I have other loves, too.
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