Programs Director, UC Curriculum Integration
Education Management | San Francisco Bay Area, US
Teacher | Writer | Education Program Director | Technology Evangelist
I've dedicated more than half my life to working collaboratively to help all students succeed, having taught and held staff positions at every level of public education in California, from K-12 through higher ed. Now I direct programs that bring educators together to design and implement innovative college-prep courses that blend 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 dedicated, creative teachers every day. I feel great optimism for the future of education because I see firsthand the exceptional talent of our collective teaching workforce.
Like anyone, I've had a good number of "personal highs" throughout my career. Here are just a few:
★ As Manager of Programs for University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI), I’ve led the UCCI team in raising the visibility of the UCCI initiative statewide, more than doubling the number of teachers who participate with us annually and growing the number of schools and programs offering our courses more than tenfold, from 23 in 2012 to 255 in 2015.
★ I've taught thousands of students from diverse backgrounds; throughout my career, I was consistently ranked as an exceptional teacher by students and colleagues.
★ I’ve done communications work for all manner of organizations, from helping produce audio stories at NPR’s On the Media, where I interned in 2009, to writing for Poynter.org, where I was a contributing freelancer in 2011 and 2012.
I'm incredibly passionate about education, but I have other loves, too. Some, like writing, I've been paid to do. Others, like cooking and running and snapping pictures, are the things I do in my downtime. If you want to know even more, reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org