Chief Technology Officer
Region 16 Education Service Center
Effective Chief Technology Officer offering excellent skills in the management of Educational Technology and Business Applications. Over 11 years in executive leadership of information technology support operations within education. With a deep believe in the value of culture, forward thinking vision, and fiscal conservatism.
I am passionate about inspiring and challenging others to realize their full potential and be everything God has created them to be. One of my hobbies is creating challenges for students including setting up the first "iCreate" Maker event in Canyon TX and leading cryptography challenges for students at Canyon and Randall High School.
Region 16 Education Service Center
Amarillo College, Computer Science Department
M.Ed In Instructional Design and Technology
West Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Business Administration (Management)
West Texas A&M University
Became a Certified Google Educator. In the past 8 years I have converted 2 school districts to GSuite for Education.
I am passionate about how students can use Google products to enhance their learning and am convinced that implementing GSuite in schools is a key part to any 21st century learning initiative.
Below is a listing of both personal and professional projects that I have worked on, or am currently working on. Being passionate about education I try to start a new project personally every year. This gives me the opportunity to learn something new and possibly outside of my comfort zone. As far as my career, there is no lack of projects in the realm of technology and you will find some of these projects below as well.
Built an LMS system for training state and local governments in compliance with House Bill 3834 requiring all state and local government employees to complete Information Security Awareness Training.
Canyon ISD will be holding a district wide event we are calling iCreate. This event will feature students, staff, and community and business partners showcasing projects and interactive activities.
Was a key contributor and facilitator forthe Canyon ISD iConnect program. This program empowers students to lead the campus technology initiative by providing user support, computer repair, and professional development for staff and students.
Started Planning District Wide Fiber construction in Canyon ISD
See Storage Review Story HERE
Designed and implemented a Code Breaking challenge at our two high schools. Students completed a series of challenges in sequence in order to win http://keoflex.com/skynet
Provideds a high level of communication and cost savings for the School district by providing both web-based and email-based flyer distribution. http://cisd-eflyers.com
Recieved technology lending grant for $50,000.00 and implemented an iPad 1:1 lending program at Clarendon CISD Elementary.
Being a technology minded person, I tend to work most often in the “left brain”, however I have always enjoyed art and decided in 2012 I would start learning to paint.
The following are a few examples of some of my works including. Publications, Blog, Youtube and Website development.
Eight practical areas to keep you safe and secure in a digital age
Technology as we know it has had dramatic shifts over the last 40 or so years. These shifts, dynamically impact the way users interact with technology in their business and personal lives. With this book, I will cover eight areas of computer and internet safety. We will discuss best practices, and methods that hackers use to steal your information and identity and how to protect yourself.
Guide to fixing common computer problems and optimizing performance
There is nothing more frustrating that having a computer that is running terribly slow or getting a virus and having to pay a computer Geek hundreds of dollars to repair it for you. This book covers some of the most basic tools that the pros use to automate fixes on your machine. The knowledge here will not only provide you with ways to make your computer run faster, help you protect yourself and fix common problems, but will also enable you to make money fixing other peoples computers. Why pay someone to fix your computer when you can have others pay you.
The Old saying "Knowledge is Power" holds true for the computer world. Even though many of the common fixes are extremely easy and often automated, those with the tools and knowledge have the ability to charge extreme prices since they know you "can't" do what they do. This book is designed to empower you!
A simple guided approach to building website applications with the PHP programming language.
PHP is one of the easiest and dynamic programming languages you can learn to build web applications. With this book you will learn the basics of PHP programming and begin developing your own web-based content immediately. This book assumes no prior programming knowledge but some understanding of HTML would be helpful.
Adobe muse is one of Adobes most powerful software applications. This e-book is design to be short and very simple. This step-by-step guide will explain key concepts and get you building your first beautiful website in less than 30 minutes.
You will also learn simple ways to drum up business. Web design is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a side income, and this book will get your website business started and get you making money almost immediately.
As an avid learner, I believe it is critical to continue to grow and advance my skillset. I find that both reading for pleasure and personal development is a great way to do that. This section of my site is dedicated to books I am currently reading and books I have read in the past that have helped shape my management, leadership and viewpoint on technology, education, and business.
You can find me at my office located at the Canyon ISD Administration Building in Canyon Texas
I am at my office every day from 7:30 until 5:00 pm, but you may consider a call to fix an appointment as I often travel around the district.
If your business does not concern Canyon ISD, please contact me via email, one weekends or after normal business hours