I was introduced to FPU in 1988. At that time seminars were offered for teachers in various subjects, including technology. I was a high school technology teacher, so when asked to teach seminars in video production and computer applications, I jumped at the chance! Later I began to teach distance learning courses through CPD and have been doing so ever since. Being part of the Fresno Pacific family is a blessing, and one of the most satisfying relationships in my life! Working with teachers across the country has helped me keep in touch with professional trends and the needs of computer-using teachers of all grade levels. I am thankful for the opportunity to offer my courses through a Christian university, as all too often this essential element of education can be lost in all the statistics and gadgets. My wife and I enjoy the personal contact we have with students, and have developed enduring friendships with many of them.
Professional Experience: Finishing my 30th year with Madera Unified, much of which was spent as a Technology Coordinator until budget cuts eliminated my position, returning me to the classroom.
Home Church: GateWay, Visalia CA
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
Subject Expertise: Technology, English
Education: BA in Mass Communication; MA in Educational Technology
Hometown: Born in San Francisco but consider Durango CO my hometown
Significant Influence: My wife, Becky, for her love, patience, support, and understanding