Experience

December 2005 - Present (14 years 2 months)

CEO

Cool Cat Teacher Llc Teacher/Instructor/Professor | Adult Education , Secondary , Primary Camilla Georgia United States

I blog and podcast with a focus on my "day job" of K12 education and helping teachers "innovate like a turtle." I've been using Adobe products since the early 1990's (PageMaker ;-). I've taught students website building, photography, filming, scriptwriting, storytelling, and my current passion of digital filmmaking and Computer Science. This is where I write and share on my own time.

July 2018 - Present (1 years 7 months)

IT Director and Teacher

Sherwood Christian Academy Teacher/Instructor/Professor | Secondary , Primary Albany Georgia United States

As IT Director I've led in the deployment of a network upgrade, technology upgrade for the entire teaching staff, and IT Professional Development for the whole school. As a teacher, we've implemented a student YouTube channel for morning announcements and special film projects, programmed video games, apps, and teach students about the full Adobe Suite of products as well as Microsoft and Google. I'm at a BYOD school where all students and staff have the full suite of Adobe tools.

July 2002 - May 2018 (15 years 10 months)

IT Director / Teacher

Westwood School Teacher/Instructor/Professor | Secondary Camilla Georgia United States

As IT Director and Computer Science teacher, I created massive global projects including the Flat Classroom Project, Digiteen, the Horizon Project, NetGen Ed, Gamifi-ED, and more, winning the ISTE Online Learning Award in 2006. I authored Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds and Reinventing Writing while I worked at this school.

January 1996 - December 2015 (19 years 11 months)

CEO and Lead Trainer

Bright Ideas Inc Curriculum/PD Staff | Adult Education Camilla Georgia United States

This business specialized in adult education of K12 teachers as they were assisted in helping integrate technology into their classrooms. Additionally, the firm created websites and consulted with complex implementations on a consulting basis with banks, electrical companies, schools, and businesses in the early years of the Internet. Some hardware and software consulting and bookkeeping training for business leaders.

May 1994 - February 1996 (1 years 9 months)

General Manager

Palmer Wireless D/b/a Cellular One Administrator | Adult Education Albany Georgia United States

Managed 13 counties and multi-million dollar budget as general manager of cellular phone MSA and RSA. Increased sales by over 300% and improved profitability. Responsible for all day to day operations of the market, purchase of land, design and construction of new retail locations, and retail store management. Worked with print, radio, and tv ad campaigns.

May 1991 - May 1994 (3 years 0 months)

Market Planner / Market Analyst

Contel Cellular / Gte Administrator | Adult Education Atlanta Georgia United States

Analysis of existing and potential cellular phone markets, pricing plans, and capital budget planning, Initiated, planned, and coordinated advertising and marketing plans with headquarters and local markets. Increased responsibility from 3 markets to 12 during tenure. Coordinated pricing and revenue activities in 15 Metropolitan Service areas and 21 Rural Service areas across the country Developed and presented business plans and budgets for 15 partnerships Proposed capital budgeting plans ($20

Expertise

Adobe Products
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Skills & Specialties
education technology digital filmmaking graphic design k12 education podcasting blogging teaching filmming leadership skills production youtube software tutorials

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom... Curriculum 2 1169

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Vicki Davis IT Director / Teacher / Blogger

Vicki Davis

IT Director / Teacher / Blogger
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Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher started teaching in 2002 and started blogging at the Cool Cat Teacher blog in 2005. She podcasts at the 10 Minute Teacher.

Camilla, Georgia, United States
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