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1416 North 22nd Street Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506 Voice (816) 294-2922 Email Online:


Tech savvy, twenty-year educator looking forward to challenge and innovation throughout the next twenty years. Passionate about learning and leading. Longtime advocate of the affordances of current technology to facilitate learning. Capable team leader and follower empowering the strengths of all individuals involved. Helping to collaboratively construct a vibrant environment for student success is what keeps me motivated. EXPERIENCE ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST, SJSD — 2010-PRESENT

This is a new district-level position in the SJSD. The ATIS reports to the Associate Superintendent in charge of Curriculum & Instruction. Job description link: Duties include: •Planning and implementation of professional development for district administration team •Shaping of various SJSD policies regarding technology •Leading district teams and individuals toward technology integration projects •Providing input into districtwide laptop “image” for staff and students prior to to 1:1 implementation •Filling integral role on newly-formed “Technology Task Force” •Acting as an important liaison between Curriculum & Instruction and IT INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, SJSD — 2007-2010

Duties as building-level generalist instructional coach include conception and delivery of large-group staff development, facilitation of professional development for departments and other small focus groups, and ultimately one-to-one reflective coaching cycles for faculty on an opt-in basis and some district-level PD. As a result of personal strengths and affinities, my work toward the end of this period was allowed to shift toward the “T” (technology) in the TPACK framework. BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR, SJSD — 1994-PRESENT

Courses taught: Honors Biology, Honors Marine Biology, Honors Zoology, Honors Botany, Science Investigations (independent and original student research program). Benton High School Department Chair from 20032008. Selected as first district classroom to adopt 1:1 computing with laptops, 2005. SCIENCE & GIFTED PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR, TRUMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL, SJSD — 1991-1993

Courses taught: Seventh Grade Science, 7th & 8th Grade Odyssey (District Multidisciplinary Gifted Program) Program components: 2/5 Literature, 1/5 Science Research, 1/5 Math Investigations, 1/5 Future Problem Solving EDUCATION

Baker University, Baldwin KS — Master of Arts in Education, 2009 University of Missouri, St. Louis — Microbiology Graduate Program (Eisenhower Funded), 1999 Truman State University, Kirksville MO — Oceanography Graduate Program (Eisenhower Funded), 1998 Lindenwood University, St. Charles MO — Gifted Education Certification Courses, 1995-1999 University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO — Applied Science Education Certificate, 1994-1995 Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph MO — B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, 1988-1991 •Awarded Federal URSI grant for undergraduate research •Member Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society •Presenter of original research - Tri-Beta Regional Conference & MAS •Student Regent to three separate campus task forces •Recipient of MWSU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004


St. Joseph School District •Created and currently facilitate the Saint Joseph Digital Express, a districtwide digital network for asynchronous professional development and community building. Started in July 2009, as of January 2011 the network features 61 groups and 641 members. Link: •Developed Writing Across The Ecosystem – an interdisciplinary summer program – Fall 2004 -conceived, established curriculum, developed and team-taught an experiential course integrating travel-based ecology & creative language arts for grades 7-12 •Named Teacher Who Makes a Difference – Fall 2004 – awarded by local TV news media •Named chair of Benton’s School Improvement Committee on “Improving Instruction” – 2002 •Named Innovator of the Year for the St. Joseph School District for the 2001-2002 school year •Developed citywide Honors Marine Biology program: -conceived, developed curriculum, and developed marine biology program which includes enrollment of students from three high schools, night coursework, and a week of study on-site at Andros Island in The Bahamas •Named Most Influential Staff Member – 1999 & 2007 -by Class of ’99 graduating seniors of Lafayette's Lampion Honor Society -by Class of ’07 graduating seniors of Benton’s National Honors Society •Top Three Finalist for St. Joseph School District Teacher of the Year - 1998 •Coordinator of "Build The World" Summer Engineering Camp at MWSC - 1998 -joint sponsorship from MWSU Continuing Ed. and SJSD School To Work program -worked as a liaison between school and business -educational consultant for student activities and experiences in local businesses •Furthered development of existing Science Investigations - Independent Research Program -increased enrollment from four to a high of twenty-two at Lafayette High School -sponsored five students named to national or international-level symposia -sponsor of seven students awarded full-tuition university scholarships •Mentor - St. Joseph School District Mentor-Protege Program - 1997 •Member - District MAP 2000 Committee 1996-1997 Wrestling in the SJSD •Head Wrestling Coach, Benton High School, SJSD – 2003-2008 – -moved to Benton High School across town in the 2002-2003 school year to take the headcoaching position there with my younger brother as my assistant coach -to-date total of ten state medalists and one state championship in six seasons at Benton -coached four individual state champions and 22 state medalists •Assistant Wrestling Coach, Lafayette High School, SJSD – 1990-2002 -coached two individual state champions and eighteen state medalists Center for Biological Diversity – •contributing photographer as a result of our Marine Biology field studies •seventeen coral reef photos featured in recent successful petition to enlist three species of Caribbean Acroporid corals for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, 2004 •web-copy of document found at: Missouri Academy of Science •Named Outstanding Missouri High School Science Teacher of The Year, 1998 (sponsored by Hoechst, Marion, Roussel Inc.) •Presenter of Original Research, Senior Division 1991 •Presenter while SJSD faculty 1997, Changes in Commonness Values of Loess Prairie Vegetation After a Controlled Burn -publication in Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science with Dr. John Rushin MWSU •Assistant Coordinator, Regional Junior Academy of Science Symposium (7th & 8th) 1992-1994 •Sponsor of many award-winning student research papers at annual symposium 1991-2004 Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium •Awarded: Distinguished Science Research Teacher of the Year - 1998 -State Delegate to National JSHS Symposium in Albuquerque, NM •Sponsor of student research in Regional JSHS, at UMSL 1995-2004 - average of ten student papers per year

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Intel Science Talent Search •Recognized as Teacher of Merit in both 1999 and 2001 National Talent Search INTERFACE - Science & Mathematics Conference •Presenter: A Kinesthetic Approach to Protein Synthesis - Interface 2002 •Presenter: Marine Biology in the Midwest? - Interface 2000 •Twelve time participant of conference MSTA – Missouri State Teachers Association •Presenter: A Marine Biology Program in Missouri – 2001 Annual Convention •Delegate: to annual state convention – 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2006 •Member: 1991 to the present Recent print references •”Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms” by Will Richardson, p. 142-143 (on classroom networking and building digital communities) •”Meaningful Learning With Technology (4th Edition)” by Jonassen, Marra, Howland & Crisman, not yet to press (on digital networking, blogging, and connecting students to experts in the field) •”The 7 trans-disciplinary habits of mind: Extending TPACK towards 21st Century Learning,” Mishra, Koehler, Henriksen, p. 8, link: •”On Learning to Subvert Signs: Literacy, Technology and the TPACK Framework,” In The California Reader, by Kereluik, Mishra, Koehler, p. 12-13, link: •“When Wikipedia’s Wrong,” by Nathan Byrne, The St Joe Channel (KQTV) Dec. 17, 2010 link: •”Embracing The Technology,” St. Joseph News Press, May 9, 2010, link: •”End of The Line,” The St Joe Channel (KQTV), October 27, 2009 link: •”A Deep Look Into The Sea,” St. Joseph News Press, October 3, 2009 link: OTHER PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVORS


•Author of the nashworld, a reflective, professional blog: Presentations for 2011 •Educon 2.3, January 2011, Philadelphia, PA – (Co-Presenter: Melissa Corey, LMS) -Title: “From Day One: A practical approach to information literacy across the curriculum” link: •METC 2011, February 2011, St. Charles, MO – (Co-Presenter: Dr. Jaime Dial, Asst. Dir. of Sec. Ed.) -Title: “Four Pillars of Technology Integration: Tools for Local Advocacy,” •MASA/MOSPRA, March 2011, The Lodge of the Four Seasons, (Co-Presenter: Dr. Jaime Dial, Asst. Dir. of Sec. Ed.) -Title: “Modeling Effective Leadership in the Digital Age” REFERRALS

Three current letters attached in the pages that follow. Others from 1992-2011, available up on request. From before 1991, available upon request from MWSU Career Placement Center.

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Resume 2011 - Sean Nash  

A current resume with live hyperlinks to pertinent documents, articles, and video.

Resume 2011 - Sean Nash  

A current resume with live hyperlinks to pertinent documents, articles, and video.