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March 29, 2011

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James W. Epler


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M.Ed. Instructional Technology - University of Virginia

. Budgeting, Administration, Personnel and Project Management

. Implementation of Instructional Programs and Technology Plans

. Instructional Design including Needs Analysis and Evaluation

. Distance Education Methodology and Adult Learning Theory

. Research-Based Curriculum Adoption and Technology Infusion

. Vendor Communications and Knowledge of K-12 Technology Grant


. Professional Teaching Experience and Credentials


M.Ed., Instructional Technology

University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA, May 2000

Curry School of Education

B.A., History Education

University of Delaware. Newark, DE, May 1993

Minor in Psychology.

Moray House International Teaching College. Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

January 1992 - May 1992


Educational Technology Specialist July 2003 - October 2010

Grossmont Union High School District, El Cajon, CA

. Designed, scheduled and delivered ongoing technology professional

development for district faculty and classified staff including the

delivery of annual technology infused mini-conference (named Visions in


. Oversaw technology component of the Standard 16 Beginning Teacher

Support and Assessment (BTSA) program including the design & development

of online coursework using Course Management System (CMS) software.

. Conceived, designed and maintained Web-based database applications

used for internal departmental data tracking and for teacher

collaboration and lesson "artifact" exchange (see

. Provided strategies to facilitate the implementation of educational

technology goals across Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD)

including the review and recommendation of district and site-level

educational software and hardware acquisitions.

. Facilitated ongoing communications among district technology

coordinators including monitoring of CTAP 2002-2003 district compliance

towards EETT grant requirements.

. Coordinated trainings and facilitated ongoing communications among 11

technology specialists in the district including the design and

administration of the Educational Technology Resources Web site tech

specialist support zone (software downloads, district procedures, etc.).

. Provided Windows and Macintosh on-site technical support including

software and network troubleshooting and computer maintenance for 11

school sites, 3 alternative education facilities, 1 adult school and 3

special education departments.

Adjunct Teaching Faculty September 2005 - May 2006

School of Education at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), San Diego,


Taught GED628: Using Technology To Support Student Learning including a

block of thirteen Helix High School in-service teachers seeking to clear

the technology requirement for their CA Commission for Teacher

Credentialing (CTC) teaching credential.

Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Educational April 2002 - May 2004


School of Education at San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, CA

Taught Education Technology 470: Technologies for Teaching including a

block of twenty-five K-6 student teachers and twenty-five K-12 Social

Studies student and in-service teachers seeking to clear the technology

requirement for their CA Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

teaching credential.

Community Computer Instructor March 2002 - August 2004

Center for Parent Involvement in Education (CPIE), San Diego, CA

CPIE worked to improve the academic achievement and quality of education

for African-American and low-income children in San Diego's East and

Southeastern inner-city communities. The non-profit program operated at

the Jacobs Center for Non-profit Innovation in the Mid-City neighborhood

of Oak Park.

Electronic Commerce Education and Training June 2000 - September 2001


Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), San Diego, CA

Performed client relationship management and information technology

consultation for San Diego based operations on a $1.5M E-Commerce

contract. Presented at E-business conferences and symposiums to various

target groups including prime government contractors such as Raytheon,

Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, Department of Defense (DoD) agencies such as

the Air Force Material Command and the Defense Contract Management Agency,

and to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and DoD contracting

personnel. Member of CTC's National Electronic Commerce Resource Program's

Education and Training Working Group (ETWG).

. Assisted in San Diego based business development operations including

proposal writing and prospective client consultation.

. Designed and delivered targeted e-Business educational sessions and

outreach at Small Business Administration (SBA) conferences, local

community colleges, government organizations, and industry trade shows.

. Provided technical training on site to vendors and Department of

Defense agency personnel on electronic procurement systems and Internet

EDI applications.

. Reviewed and evaluated internal corporate instructor certification

processes for five (5) existing e-Commerce instructors.

. Closed and managed an instructional design and faculty training project

for the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) and Riverside

Community College District.

. Performed graphic design, Web design, video production, and

instructional design on various internal corporate presentations and

external client-driven projects.

Instructional Technology/Training August 1997 - May 2000

Staff Member

Information Technology and Communication (ITC)

Educational Technologies (Department of Continuing Education)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Web design and development, video production, and interactive consultation

on multiple digital media projects within both the Curry School of

Education and Educational Technologies of the Department of Continuing

Education at the University of Virginia.

. Produced original video-based training for cable broadcast delivery.

. Interfaced with prospective vendors on University's video training


. Procured and evaluated training agents for University's MCSE/MCP

training certification program.

. Coordinated the delivery of computer training on the University's

closed-circuit cable system.

Executive Director, Director of June 1994 - June 1997

Education, Instructor

Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc., Washington DC and Charleston, SC

Ballou High School- District of Columbia Public Schools CHOICE Middle

Schools Program (The Shriver Center, UMBC) Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.;

Eastern High School- District of Columbia Public Schools Sylvan Learning

Systems, Inc. Washington DC; Cardozo High School- District of Columbia

Public Schools.

Executive Director

. One of three area managers responsible for Sylvan's $250K District of

Columbia Public School contract. Managed, oversaw and directed the

opening of four learning centers in two high schools and one middle

school. Accountable for $60k operational budget. Point of contact for

Sylvan corporate management team.

. Responsible for the Sylvan instructional program, including the

delivery of all educational standards and contract requirements.

Interfaced directly with high-level clients and with school

administration and faculty

. Member Sylvan's traveling executive team, which was responsible for

the launch and opening of two new Sylvan Learning Centers in the

Charleston, SC Public Schools System.

. Responsible for the hiring, training, and performance of thirteen


Director of Education

. Conducted monthly instructor meetings to assure adherence to

instructional policies and procedures.

. Trained and developed instructors/staff through initial and follow-up


. Guided instructors in setting and developing appropriate goals for

students based on initial testing, administered progress tests and

formulated progress reports.

. Continued to instruct and work with students as needed.


. Responsible for student programming, progress, and conferencing.

. Administered skill assessments; analyzed testing results and completed


. Proactively analyzed and conducted prescription quality reviews.

. Set appropriate goals for students based on initial testing,

administered progress tests and formulated progress reports.


Apple Certified Technician Training Classes, Apple Computer & Grossmont

Union High School District (2003)

Microsoft Certified Professional Training Windows 2000 Classes, (2003)

Cisco Networking Academy Training Classes, Centers for Education and

Technology (2003)

Apple Final Cut Pro Certified Technician Certificate, Apple Computer


Social Science; Computer Concepts and Applications, K-12, adults, State

of California

History and Social Science, State of Virginia

Social Studies, State of Pennsylvania

Teacher of Social Studies, State of Delaware


. Differentiated Instruction With Standards-Based Online Resources. San

Diego Computer-Using Educators CUE Conference: November 2007, San Diego,


. Nettrekker d.i. and 21st Century Skills. San Diego Computer-Using

Educators CUE Conference: November 2007, San Diego, CA.

. Visions in Education: A Technology Staff Development Model For K-12

Teachers. NECC 2006, San Diego, CA.

. Visions In Education: The Softer Side of Technology. TechEd 2006:

March 2006, Pasadena, CA.

. Data Analysis In The Classroom: Using Excel In A Problem Solving

Activity With Your Students. San Diego Computer-Using Educators CUE

Conference: October 2005, San Diego, CA.

. WebQuest: A Tool for Teaching the Holocaust. United States Holocaust

Memorial Museum Forum: San Diego State University, April 2003, San

Diego, CA.

. Online Learning: Strategies for Designing Web-based Training. Society

of American Military Engineers (SAME), October 2000, Long Beach, CA.

. Electronic Commerce. Department of Defense, Office of Small and

Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU), November 2000, San Diego,


. Marketing on the Internet. University of Southern California, April

2001, Los Angeles, CA.

. DoD Electronic Commerce Applications. Gold Coast, June 2001, Long

Beach, CA.

. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Wide Area Workflow. Aerospace

2001, June 2001. Santa Clarita, CA.

. Wide Area Workflow. DoD Western Regional Council, August 2001. Los

Angeles, CA.

. Marketing on the Internet. Blacks in Government, August 2001. Los

Angeles, CA.


Windows 95/98/NT/XP/2000, Macintosh OS 7.x-10.4, OS X Server, Linux

UNIX, Apache Web Server

Web Application Development using PHP and MySQL, Javascripting, CGI

scripting, XML/RSS and DHTML.

Computer LAN networking including TCP/IP, sub netting, DNS, routing, and


Windows and Apple Desktop Support including Ghost Multicasting, ARD and

Apple Software Restore ASR

Macromedia Authorware, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Freehand and

SoundEdit 16

Adobe InDesign, PageMaker, GoLive, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Media 100, Avid MCXpress, iMovie, and FinalCut Pro, DVD Studio Pro non-

linear video production

DeBabelizer, MediaCleaner Pro, Apple Quicktime, RealVideo, Allaire

Homesite, BBEdit, Inspiration, Visio

Microsoft Access, Project, Publisher, Frontpage, Powerpoint, Word, and


WebCT, Blackboard, NetMeeting, USENET, SSH, Listserv, Majordomo, File

Transfer Protocol


ISTE International Society for Technology in Education

CUE Computer-Using Educators (San Diego)

DELTA TAU DELTA International Fraternity


Personal ePortfolio~

Personal Photography~

Technology Blog~

Department Web Site~

Teacher Exchange~

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