Classroom of the Future Innovative Educator Award 2020 This award recognizes an individual eduction innovator that increases student empowerment.
CUE Gold Disk Award 2019 - CUE’s oldest recognition program since 1983, a Gold Disk celebrates a CUE member’s contributions to technology in learning.
California Reading Association (CRA) State Literacy Leader Award 2018 - This was the first award of its kind from CRA. It was awarded in recognition of the Media and Information Literacy state and national leadership connecting students and school libraries.
California Media and Information Literacy Summits - Founder and State Leader Working with multiple state agencies including county offices of education and the California Department of Education to provide educational leadership for districts and schools throughout California.
Future Ready Librarians - Co Creator Working with a team of Library Media Educators from around the country we developed the Future Ready Librarians Model (Future Ready).
California Teacher of the Year 2014 (Semi-Finalist) One of seven Semi-Finalist chosen state wide. Press Release
Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Award 2013 National Award for leadership in advancing online safety for families.
Orange County CTE Grant Steering Committee - Contributed to the final version of the winning grant by adding Information Literacy.
California Educational Technology Task Force: A volunteer group appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to advise ways to improve and expand the use of education technology in California schools.
Orange Unified Teacher of the Year 2013-2014: "Individual schools nominated one teacher for the award earlier this year. A committee of administrators and previous years' winning teachers selected the top three from a pool of 41 finalists." Orange County Register News Article
Generation Safe: Co-Author of a response matrix for district leaders and site administrators to help prepare teachers for how to respond to digital issues. (GenSafe)
Remote ISTE Director - Remote ISTE provides access to real-time learning and interactions with conference participants and presenters from the comfort of your home or office. Participants are able to access session archives for six months post conference.
Educational Liaison to the California Office of Privacy Protection and California K12 Education
Technology Committee of the California Brokers of Expertise, the official public education teacher collaboration site.
Panel Member for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing tasked with addressing teacher librarian competencies in the area of information literacy.
California Privacy Safety Summit - Panelist for Senator Ellen Corbett.
EP3 Foundation - Safety and Education Follows - The EP3 Foundation is the trusted, neutral nonprofit using the internet in a new way to solve the hardest identity, privacy, and confidentiality requirements.
BYOD for K12 National Implementation Chair of national expert group on best practices for school BYOD implementation.
Orange County High Impact Teacher of the Year 2014 Finalist - Project Tomorrow and the OC Tech Alliance "acknowledging the influence of a great teacher in his/her use of science, math or technology to significantly impact student academic achievement."
Leaders Making a Difference Award: LINK Americas Foundation Leaders making a Difference Award for 2012 for Life, Information, Nature, Knowledge and exemplary contributions to the advancement of Digital Literacy and Technology Serving Humanity.
Academic Advisor of Copyright Curriculum for iKeepSafe. Helped lead the effort for a balanced approach to copyright and fair use education for K-12 students.
Co-writer of the California Model School Library Standards addressing digital literacy learning outcomes for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. These standards were adopted by the California State Board of Education in August of 2010.
Co-creator of Woogi World’s Cyber Hero, and the FBI-SOS programs Smart AUP website.
Advisory Board Member of Web Wise Kids, iKeepSafe, FBI-SOS Program, Orange County Children's Book Festival, and The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.
Co-Chair for the Library Media Educator’s Special Interest Group for Computer Using Educators (CUE).
Collaborator with the educational law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud, and Romo (AALRR) in the area of Information and Digital Literacy Education
Creator of the first Digital Social Networking Curriculum for Special Needs Students, addressing social skills and competencies within an online community.
Google Certified Teacher (GCT)
CTAP Student Technology Showcase Grant Winner- for Passion Based Learning. STS County winner 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Past Coordinator of Media Resources for the Orange County Department of Education (LRDC)
Coordinator of Extreme Educational Leadership for National Bestselling Author, Steve Farber.