It is so nice to learn more about your history. It's impressive and I am lucky to have you at DCC for support!
Chrisie Mitchell said:
I have a bit of an odd background before taking my current job as Associate Director of the Mary Louise Van Winkle Teaching Learning Center at Dutchess Community College. My previous experience was in secondary education, as a middle school Technology teacher in the Red Hook and Arlington School Districts. Yes, that's wood shop, no I didn't have any students cut their hands off while I was there. :) I currently hold a Technology teaching certification, and previously held a Secondary Social Studies certification. I hold a BS in Political Science from SUNY Geneseo and an MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Design from SUNY Albany.
I sorta... fell into my current job after I left teaching, having been interested in online learning and the "behind the scenes" stuff that happens in institutions since my time at Geneseo. I started in 2007 and haven't looked back since, even though the job has become quite a bit more than just behind the scenes!
I'm also currently teaching Database Management Concepts on-campus as a heavily web-enhanced course, and am in the process of pitching it as an online offering to the Computer Science Department.
Currently, I'm involved in ... quite a lot of stuff! I am Vice-Chair of DCC's Administrative Staff Council, I an co-chairing our Staff Mentoring Committee, working on a Dean's Committee for Online Tutoring, and working with the Directors of Online Learning Environments on policy and procedure issues. Somehow I still find time for World of Warcraft (Alex told me to say that) and my voracious Kindle habit.