Meet The Teacher

Technology Applications

Profile

I am a optimistic, energetic, and creative technical leader who enjoys problem solving and engineering solutions to satisfy the needs of technology-related concepts, data strategies, and ethical practices to make informed decisions about current technologies and their applications in ways that support the work of individuals and groups in problem-solving situations. I offer widespread experience in technology, application systems and development that will enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. I developed and matured these skills for over 15 years while working in public and private sectors, in the government as both an employee and contractor, a fortune 500 company, a startup company, an aerospace company, higher-ed and as an independent consultant all in Washington, DC, Virginia and Texas. I have held titles such as Technical Specialist, Program Analyst, Web Team Leader, Web Developer, Senior Distributed Applications Developer, E-Commerce Business Manager, ERP Portal Architect and Web Director. My hands-on experience ranges from everyday technical programming to managing a multi-million dollar project.

Qualifications

  • Experienced administrator, skilled in assisting with program functions, supporting and communicating with senior managers, coordinating workloads and projects; a strong history of projects in a service oriented business
  • Able to reengineer complex business processes and research, analyze, and prepare data
  • Able to provide technical leadership to the organization leading cross-functional groups with respect to both technology and task planning and project management
  • Able to work with diverse people, as my education and training have prepared me to respond quickly to new situations
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills, acquired both in college and while working for education, federal government, public and private sector employers
  • Experienced with relational database design, integration, and database-oriented analytics
  • Extensive experience with web-based rapid application development integrated with databases, LDAP, XML, JSON, and Content Management Systems
  • Experienced in satisfying business needs through application development by identifying opportunities made possible with technology that will impact business strategy and performance
  • Experienced in bridging collaboration gaps across technology departments by leveraging skills in those departments to help start, work-through, and complete technology projects
  • Experienced in migrating large applications over to intranet, allowing all users to access from anywhere/anytime, a variety of data, services, and information
  • Able to provided broad technical influence over infrastructure (hardware, software), ITS services, support policies and procedures
  • Developed and aligned long-range plans to sustain or enhance technical services to meet organization business needs
  • Analyzes and aligns emerging technical opportunities with defined business needs, including marketing these future enhancements to governance bodies and other stakeholders

Education

Masters of Science, Computer Information Systems
Magna cum laude – St. Mary's University – San Antonio, Texas

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Management Information Systems
Magna cum laude – The Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C.

United States Army
10th Mountain Division, 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry - Ft. Drum N.Y.

Certifications

Technology Application EC-12