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1/2000 – Present      Private Postsecondary School Consultant

www.postsecondaryconsultant.com  

Los Angeles,  CA
I have been offering my services as a Private Postsecondary Consultant for a number of years and have developed a varied clients list of new school owners who have used my business services to ease the hassle of paperwork and find a path though the maze of State and Federal regulations that abound in private post-secondary education.  In addition to assisting my clients to bring their business plans to fruition within an allotted budget by avoiding costly mistakes in money and time, I also author the applications that are required for approval by both State Approval/Licensing Agencies and Private Career and Regional Accrediting Organizations.

1/2000 – Present      VP Product Development

www.247Classroom.com.com  

Anaheim, CA
Converted an American English Language Self-Study series that I previously created for International Education Corporation into an interactive website that is called www.americanenglish.com. Now act as advisor and consultant to senior management. Yes, I know how to put your course online! I use Moodle, a course management system (CMS) – a free Open Source software package designed to help educators create effective online courses. The software is free but the programming and content creation requires an investment.
If by chance you are interested in an Online English as a Second Language Program that covers Beginning Level through to High Intermediate either as a vendor or to offer at your school just give me a call. Click on www.americanenglish.com and go to Online Training and log in as a guest and you can take one of the free units offered at each level. Feedback is always welcome!

11/2000 – 4/2004    Chief Executive Officer      VP Product Development

www.quantacam.com  

Los Angeles,  CA
I have been offering my services as a Private Postsecondary Consultant for a number of years and have developed a varied clients list of new school owners who have used my business services to ease the hassle of paperwork and find a path though the maze of State and Federal regulations that abound in private post-secondary education.  In addition to assisting my clients to bring their business plans to fruition within an allotted budget by avoiding costly mistakes in money and time, I also author the applications that are required for approval by both State Approval/Licensing Agencies and Private Career and Regional Accrediting Organizations.

11/2000 – 2/2004    Program Director      VP Product Development

www.fairmontschools.com 

Anaheim, CA
After I setup the school’s animation and video studio and trained the staff and faculty in the use of the software and equipment, I was asked to use me ESL background to solve one of the school’s more serious issues. So I planned and implemented an International Academy for Fairmont Private Schools to address their growing need to improve the English level of the mainly Asian high school students coming from abroad, with the goal of mainstreaming them into Fairmont High School or the American educational system. If you should need advice or direction with K -12 applications and assistance with the DOE or the Department of Social Services I can refer you to the right people.

16/1997 – 11/2000    VP Academic Affairs Language Division

wwww.ieccolleges.com

Irvine,  CA
Wrote and created an American English as a Second Language self-study video series consisting of four levels, from beginner to high intermediate (80 videocassettes, 4 books, and 40 audio-cassettes totaling 80 hours in length). Turned entire series into 16 CD ROMs via conversion of the text and exercises into Java script using an application developed by Half-Baked called “Hot Potatoes.” 
Wore the caps of producer, director, cameraman, grip, and editor throughout the project. Developed an innovative use of blue screen projection coupled with a computer-generated background that gives the instructor/actor the ability to elicit text and graphics at will.

5/1991 – 6/1997      School Director

postsecondaryconsultant.com  

Los Angeles, CA          
Managed day-to-day operations:
Ø       Hired, trained and developed management staff and faculty.
Ø       Prepared and operated within an approved budget to maintain the physical facilities, create community awareness of the institution’s programs, and organize ongoing teacher training.
Ø       Ensured excellent student services and maintained a high quality of educational services.
Ø       Maintained the reputation, accreditation and approvals for the institution with TESOL, TOEIC, ACCET, BPPVE and the DOE.
Ø       Developed a database and network to run all functions of school management along with a corporate reporting infrastructure for all four campuses that included student services, job placement, financial aid, admissions, and accounting.
Ø       Developed an EFL curriculum designed to provide intensive English instruction and orientation for international students planning to attend American colleges and universities as well as individuals pursuing professional training in the US.
Ø       Developed an ESL curriculum designed to help students with previously-acquired job skills communicate effectively in order to gain employment in the US.
Ø       Created an Internet website, EFL.COM, to attract foreign students and international recruiters to the IES school system in Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, and Houston. Later sold to ESLglobal.com
Ø       Created and submitted an ASER that resulted in a 3-year accreditation from ACCET. Drafted and submitted an institutional application that resulted in a 3-year approval from the BPPVE.
Ø       Designed, authored, and submitted applications that resulted in approvals for new computer and Novell Engineer programs by the BPPVE and ACCET.
Ø       Authored the institution’s student services, job placement, and admissions manuals.
Ø       Drafted both the faculty and employee handbooks.
Ø       Organized a student transportation system  which transported over 250 students a day to the Los Angeles campus. Student body reached 650 ESL students, 140 EFL students, 45 computer students, and 8 Certified Novell Engineer students by mid-1996.