Started my career as an application developer. I have plan and created systems for accounting, manufacturing, inventory control as well as general office applications. I have several applications that are protected.
Currently, I am teaching at Lake Technical Center (Lake Tech) in Eustis Florida. I am working with Accounting and Administrative Office Specialist students as they prepare for a career. It is a very exciting opportunity.
I have an MBA from Syracuse University (Go Orange!!). I have earned a MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) as well as several Microsoft Certifications.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.
I am currently the Digital Content Specialist/CRT at Lake Technical Center in Eustis, Florida. I am the online course developer and administrator of Blackboard. I also train our teachers to use technologies in the classroom. I have been using sophia.org to teach Flipping.
I am a middle school teacher, cheer sponsor, and robotics club sponsor. I have a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M Univeristy, a Teaching Certification from UT Tyler, a MBA from LeTourneau University and I am working on my M.Ed. in School Counseling.