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VIRGINIA CURRAN Bio
Meet Virginia Instructional Technology and Web Design
Instructional Technology and Web Design Applying the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge Sam Houston State University (Online Program) 2013 Present M.Ed. Instructional Technology GPA 4.0 Sam Houston State University 2010 2013 B.S. Psychology, Minor Philosophy GPA 3.68 American InterContinental University 2008 2009 A.A.B.A with a Concentration in Visual Communications and Web Design - GPA 3.9
Career History 20 Years of Experience
Secretary I, Distance Learning Support Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 2012 - Present D i s t a n c e L e a r n i n g S u p p o r t Project Work Maintain Department Blackboard The Department of Foreign Languages Collaborate Analyze Design Plan, Organize, Implement Database Support Creative Marketing Strategies Academic Advisement Electronic Forms Design Train and Demonstrate
Entrepreneurship Through Service Curran N ONeal Legal Support Houston, TX 2010 - 2012 C i v i l P r o c e s sTexas Supreme Court Authorized Mobile Notary Draft & Serve Subpoenas Legal Filings Houston & Contiguous Counties Attorney & Pro Se Clients Process of Service Web Master Write & Edit Web Copy and Content Accounting E-mail Marketing Campaigns
Legal Assistant, Mediation Support Freeman Family Law Houston, TX 2006 - 2012 L e g a l S u p p o r t S e r v i c e s Billing Legal Research Mediation Support Services Targeted Marketing Campaign Draft Legal Documents Assist in Trial Preparation Surveys Communication Mediation Support Content Development
Substitute Teacher, K-12 Conroe & Magnolia ISDs Conroe & Magnolia, TX 2006 - 2011 S u b s t i t u t e Te a c h e rPrimarily High School All Subjects ControlMotivate Inspire Demonostrate Patience Empathy Learn Deliver Lesson & Content Materials Lead Be Inspired
Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO Dawson Consulting Group Houston, TX 2005 2 1 s t C e n t u r y B u s i n e s s S o l u t i o n s Data Analysis Report Generation Structured (database) Information Management Unstructured (documents, media, imaging) Electronic Forms DesignWebsite Administration Presentations Operations Support Business Research
Communication Skills Oral Audience Awareness Body Language Critical Listening Presentation/Speaking Written Data Presentation Editing and Revision Professional, Academic, and Personal Writing Visual Audience Awareness Presentation Observance of Details Inference and Perception Oral Written Visual
Research Skills Academic Critical Thinking Data Collection & Analysis Dissemination Primary and Secondary Sources Problem Solving SPSS Statistical DataAnalysis Business Consumer Feedback Competitive Analysis Financial Data Industry Data Market Research & Analysis Product Research Academic Business
Information Technology Skills Adobe Products CreativeSuite6 Photoshop Dreamweaver Collaborate Connect Captivate Camtasia Studio Forms Central Web 2.0 Tools Microsoft Office Suite Word Excel PowerPoint Access Project Publisher Outlook .Net OneDrive Integration Integration and Innovation
Web Design Write, edit, and proofread website content and copy including text, graphics and layout. Develop and manage content and copy on web pages, manage graphics library for university websites and online properties. Develop web pages using HTML, HTML5, and CSS Competent in developing university web content and copy, working within a content management system (CMS) environment, and utilization of various social media tools. Work well with cross-divisional teams to maintain and develop consistent brand identity and creating master content calendars. Coordinate web projects across departments. Write, copyedit, and proofread web content, and design web graphics using contemporary graphics tools. Work cooperatively with key stakeholders, team members and vendors.
Supervisory Capacity Communication and Vision Self-Aware and Resourceful Stimulate and Encourage Change Mediation and Conflict Resolution Supervision of 2-15 employees at a single time Proven ability to select and hire quality applicants Ability to recruit, interview, hire, schedule, and fire candidates as necessary.
Mission, Vision, & Values Motivation & Rewards
Mission Instructional Technology: To facilitate learning and scholarly activity, and to promote excellence through innovation. Web Design: To express creative design through the development interactive web designs using the tools of the 21st Century. Collaborate Century Connect Create Community Learning 21st Students Critical Thought Skills Technology Literacy Knowledge Set Media Leadership Cross-Cultural
A Shared Vision Leadership through technological innovation, inspiration, and motivation. Leadership Strategy ContextDesign Challenge Feedback Activity Transition Shape Elevate Inspiration Distance Learning CollaborationEngage Change Instructional Technological Innovation Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs Communicate Motivate Web2.0 Stimulate SolveProblems
Personal Values All work is guided by these values, and commitment is to Collaborate Innovate Excellence Service Ethical Decision Making
Motivation and Rewards Intrinsic Motivation Working behind the scenes Working with subject matter experts Learning and using technology Helping others learn I love what I do Extrinsic Rewards Lucrative Job Markets Various work environments Flexibility of Schedule Work/Life Balance
The Organism has one basic tendency and striving to actualize, maintain, and enhance the experiencing organism. Carl Rogers
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