CSU Sacramento (Psychology)
Chapman University (Master's)
Chapman University (Other)
I have had a varied career in the Corrections and Education professions, to include six years in Juvenile Institutions and 30 years in Adult Institutions and Headquarters Administration. Job assignments include maximum to minimum custodial settings and various assignments in Education, Classification, Training, and Evaluation & Compliance. Positions held included: Correctional Officer, Teacher (Social Studies/English), Vice Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Education, and Correctional Counselor II, and III.
During my 21 years in education I taught social studies, English, reading, and language arts; indirectly managed programs that employed over 1600 academic and vocational staff at 33 institutions and managed an $110,000,000 per year operating budget; and oversaw staff responsible for the federally funded programs. In addition, I managed the computer-refurbishing program that operated in 12 institutions and refurbished over 65,000 computers for placement in public schools throughout California (1995-2001). Additionally, I oversaw the implementation of special education programs at various institutions for learning handicapped inmates and the development of academic and vocational curriculum for these inmates.
Prior to my September 30, 2009 retirement, my duties included program management, training, and program monitoring. I managed statewide programs, worked on the development of monitoring strategies for training needs of staff in headquarters, and participated on curriculum development teams for Education and Classification programs. Additionally, after retirement, I worked as a substitute teacher in Galt and Elk Grove working in various classrooms including over 3 and a half weeks in a special education (6-8 grade) classroom; and consulted on a project writing policies and training lesson plans. My experiences in the classroom and in practical applications allow me to quickly assess situations and develop programs for success.
I have had a varied career in the Corrections and Education professions, to include six years in Juvenile Institutions and 30 years in Adult Institutions and Headquarters Administration. Job assignments include maximum to minimum custodial settings and various assignments in Education, Classification, Training, and Evaluation & Compliance.
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I worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 36 years during which time I spent over half my time as a peace officer. In addition, I completed 15 units towards a masters degree Criminal Justice through CSU Sacramento.
Most recently I worked as an online tutor for LearnIt Systems tutoring, reading, language arts and math for students grades 2-8 for the 11-12 and 12-13 school years. I substituted for a year in the Elk Grove and Galt Elementary School Districts (2007-08). I taught in the California Youth Authority for 5 and 1/2 years in the reading and language arts lab; and taught adult basic education (grade levels 1-8) for a year for the Department of Corrections. I have a life credential authorizing instruction for Social Studies and English (7-12) and any subject in a self contained classroom.
I have tutored math, language arts, and reading (grades 2-9) for the past two years with an online tutoring company. Most of the students in math were in the 5th through 8th grade and needed assistance with fractions, decimals, percentages and equations. Reading and language arts students worked on the different styles of writing, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development.
Additionally, I was a substitute teacher in Elk Gove and Galt for just over a year, spending the majority of my sub assignments in middle school language arts classrooms.
I coached at the recreational and select level of youth soccer for 12 years; earned my F, E, and D coaching certificates; and was a youth and high school referee for 14 years (license Grade-7). My last 5 years, I worked predominately with U-14 and U-16 boys.