Contact Information


Academic Vita 


Assessment Curriculum
and Instruction
Education 423B


Computer Uses in Education
Education 404


Teaching Adolescents with Special Needs
Education 433


Introduction to Multimedia and
Web Authoring







Rick Phelan's Home Page

Rick Phelan is the Coordinator of Staff Development for Curriculum and Technology at the Sonoma County Office of Education. He is also a faculty member in the Schools of Education and Extended Education at Sonoma State University. Rick's primary work areas are in special education, educational technology, information literacy, school leadership and distance learning.

Some of the courses Rick teaches at SSU include: Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching Adolescents with Special Needs, Computer Uses in Education, Introduction to Multimedia and Web Authoring, Advanced Practices in Educational Technology, and Special Education for Teachers.

Among the courses that Rick teaches at the Sonoma County Office of Education, a partial list includes: Digital Video in the Classroom, Designing Research Projects in the Information Age, Using Technology to Meet Standards, and Robotics with Legos in the Classroom. Check out SCOE's Training links under "Curriculum and Technology" for information on these classes and many others.

Rick has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Special Education from Sonoma State University. He has been associated with a number of different organizations, including: The George Lucas Educational Foundation, The California Telemation Project, the California Association of Resource Specialists, and Computer Using Educators, Inc.

Rick enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, and gardening. He lives with his wife and children in Sonoma Valley.

Contact Rick at...

Sonoma County Office of Education
5340 Skylane Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Fax: (707) 578-3246
Telephone: (707) 524-2847
Email: rphelan@scoe.org

Sonoma State University
School of Education
1801 E. Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Fax: (707) 664-4200
Telephone: (707) 524-2847
Email: rphelan@scoe.org