Rick Phelan

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1999- present

Coordinator of Staff Development-
Sonoma County Office of Education, Santa Rosa, CA

Responsible for developing, coordinating and conducting educational technology training activities for K-12 teachers in Sonoma County that support California content standards and student needs

Responsible for staff development activities offered in conjunction with the following California regional projects: California Technology Assistance Project, California School Leadership Association, Northbay Mathematics Project, and the North Coast Beginning Teacher Program

Educational technology consultant to SCOE's Court & Community Schools and Special Education programs

1992- present

Program Advisor / Lecturer-
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Advisor to students for SSU's Educational Technology Certificate Program

Responsible for designing and implementing various graduate level classes for K-12 teachers including classes related to educational technology, curriculum, educational leadership, and special education

Consultant to SSU faculty related to web based intruction and interactive video teleconferencing

1997- 1999

Education Specialist-
Sonoma County Office of Education, Santa Rosa, CA

Educational technology advisor to 41 districts in Sonoma County

Staff development trainer for curriculum and instruction

1995- 1997

District Technology Resource Teacher-
Sonoma Valley Unified Schools, Sonoma, CA

Consultant to students and staff on the application of technology in teaching and learning

Staff development trainer- curriculum and technology


Educational Technology Coordinator-
George Lucas Educational Foundation, Nicasio, CA

Editor of the foundation's newsletter, Edutopia

Researcher and writer for Learn & Live, a book on teaching and learning in K - 12 schools

Webmaster for foundation's World Wide Web site



California Telementor-
California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

Telecommunications specialist providing training and support to K-12 teachers

Keynote speaker- UC Berkeley Extension Internet and Education Forum 3/95

Lead trainer for regional institutes on Internet resources and applications

Developer of instructional materials integrating telecommunications and K-12 curriculum


1983- 1994

Resource Specialist Teacher-
Sonoma Valley Unified, Sonoma, CA

Consultant to students, parents and teachers specializing in learning disabilities

Teacher of compensatory skills and adaptive strategies

1989- 1993

Computer Using Educators' Conference, Santa Clara, CA

Workshop presenter on a variety of topics at annual Fall conference including:
+Restructuring and Technology in California Schools- 10/93

+Understanding Local Area Networks- 10/92


1987- 1993

K-5 Technology Coordinator-
Sonoma Valley Unified Summer School, Sonoma, CA

Director of K-5 curriculum based technology program serving 350 students each summer

Coordinator of teachers and paraprofessionals

Responsible for assembling and maintaining three computer labs representing over 50 machines


Master of Arts- Special Education, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 1985 

Bachelor of Arts- Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 1978 

California State Teaching Credentials:

Administrative Services, Resource Specialist, LH Specialist, Social Studies