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Hilary Ford
541 34th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
(831) 476-6517

Hi there.
I am a seven-year veteran teacher looking for a change.  I have had a varied career as an English teacherspecial programs coordinator, school technology coordinator, and student intern.  I want to transfer my diverse skills to a job in the computer industry.  References are available upon request.
Teaching Credential
California State University, Stanislaus

BA, English
California State University, Fresno

Training and Staff Development
MS Office applications
HTML/Web Page Design
Technical and Creative Writing



Related Work Experience:
Classroom Teacher, 1993-present
San Benito High School and Scotts Valley High School
As a classroom teacher I was responsible for creating daily lesson plans, building class teams, managing behavior and output, strategizing best approaches for different learning styles and abilities, and assessing student performance against state and national standards.

see a sample unit web page



Curriculum Designer, CAPPCOMM Program, 1994-1999
San Benito High School
The CAPPCOMM program is an innovative and truly one-of-a-kind program designed to foster dual-language fluency as well as technical ability in students who are identified as being either 
at-risk or who seek to become bilingual and biliterate.  The goal of the program was to better the chances of  entry into four-year universities among Latino students at SBHS.  It was highly 

see the (former) CAPPCOMM home page



Technology Mentor, 1998-1999
San Benito High School
As Technology Mentor at SBHS, I was responsible for writing our Digital High School Technology Use plan, a document which garnered a $7.3 million dollar grant for the high school.  I created and directed the staff development program in technology, teaching classes in MSWord, Powerpoint, Internet Usage, Web Page Design, and PC Desktop Management.  I also worked with teachers to develop lesson plans which incorporated technology into their standard curriculum.  Finally, I developed a newsletter, TechTips, for staff and parents informing them of  tools on the Internet and their own computers which could serve as an aid to student learning.

see a sample TechTips newsletter



Student Work Experience
University Computer Lab Assistant, 1992-1993
CSU, Stanislaus
Troubleshooting and maintenance of Macintosh computers, assisting users with application software

Desktop Publishing Student Assistant, 1991-1992
Center for Irrigation Technology, CSU, Fresno
Creation of irrigation equipment graphics, recording of data and presentation of  results, international correspondence and public relations.

Advertising Copywriter Intern, 1991
Wildwood Pools, Inc.
Creation of informational flier and distribution plan, radio and newspaper ad copy writing.



Mark Rogers
Technology Coordinator
Live Oak School District
Doug Achterman
Media Specialist
San Benito High School
Martha Gioa
English Dept. Chair
San Benito High School