As a native of El Paso, Texas, I attended several schools in El Paso ISD graduating from Burges High School. College degrees include a B.S. Education in Secondary Education from Texas Western College (UTEP), and a Master of Business Education from West Texas A&M (Canyon).
My teaching career began in 1968 as a Business Education teacher, and continued for the next 30 years at Ysleta High School in Ysleta ISD. Instruction evolved from teaching typing and bookkeeping into computer-assisted instruction involving computerized accounting, microcomputer applications, and computer programming using BASIC, COBOL, C++, and HTML. Assisted as a teacher with UTEP (College of Education) computer projects within Ysleta ISD involving the teaching of K-5 students the educational programming language LOGO.
After retiring from Texas public schools in 1998, I continued teaching business subjects at both private and public high schools in Texas and New Mexico. Helping people become teachers became my next focus working with the Alternative Certification Program in the College of Education (UTEP) as a Secondary Consultant. Middle and high school classrooms were visited for teacher observations in Gadsden ISD (Anthony, New Mexico) and throughout all 10 school districts in Educational Service Center Region 19 (El Paso, Texas).
While working in Instructional Technology (Technology Services) for 12 years with El Paso ISD, my focus was helping pK-12 teachers integrate technology into their classroom teaching environment. Much time was devoted to working with teachers during Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions, classroom visits, and online learning sessions (instructional technology webinars). On-site training sessions with teachers totaled nearly 600, while over 260 webinars were conducted online using Adobe Connect software.
Master Business Education