Peter Griffin Portfolio
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Peter D. Griffin   11753 Wedgeport Lane, Fishers, IN 46037
Professional Experience  
1996 - present  

Teacher of Business/CTE and Computers at George Washington High School, Denver, CO. (One of the 100 Best High Schools in America - Newsweek)

Course Design: Primary designer and consultant on many DPS courses including Web Design I, II, Multimedia I, II, Computer Workshop, and Technological Applications. Also developed high school curriculum for the National Foundation for Financial Education (NEFE) and numerous teacher in-service classes.

Curriculum Development and Instruction: Developed and taught multiple teacher in-service classes for CDE Credit (Basic Web Design, Digital Video, Tech-ie Toys for Teachers). Teachers were encouraged to complete course assignments in such a way that supported and developed their daily practice as educators. Taught comparable courses to high school students.

Denver Public Schools Mentor: Coached several new business department staff members regarding instructional content and delivery, applying assessment data to instructional design, and classroom management.

Technical Duties: Designed and installed numerous computer labs including user needs assessment, ordering, bulk wiring, workstation setup, and server implementation. Serviced and repaired workstation and server problems.

DPS Perkins Advisory Board President: Directed the Perkins federal vocational program for DPS. Managed an $800,000 – $900,000 vocational budget for DPS. Coordinated Career and Tech Ed Web Site, instituted a mini-grant process for distributing funds, championed increased training funds, coordinated standards for district-wide courses, coordinated online course assessment.

Leadership: Business department head of eleven teachers (3 years), technology committee (2 years), Tech Prep Coordinator (3 years). Coordinated and implemented 5-year school-wide technology plan, including the adoption of student and teacher technology standards. Participant in statewide Leadership In Technical Education program (LITE), Business Advisory Board Member – developed profile of career and technology education for the district superintendent.

Courses Taught:
  • Keyboarding I, II
  • Computer Survey
  • Multimedia I, II
  • Business Management
  • Technical Applications
  • Digital Video I, II
  • Web Design I, II
  • Business Law
    Multimedia courses focus on basic design, print (Adobe Photoshop), audio (Wave Editor), video (Adobe Premier, Ulead Video Editing), systems/project development, presentations, career development skills (resume, cover letter, and interviews), and Multimedia authoring (Macromedia Authorware and Director). The advanced course further develops these skills. Examples include CD ROM on African-American History, American presidents, Educational Movies, and a remediation CD for the math department. Students dominated local, state, and national multimedia competitions

Web Design courses focus on Web Design, HTML Code, Web Authoring (Macromedia Dreamweaver), Basic Photo Editing (Photoshop), Web Animation (Image Ready, Flash), and basic Java script. Students complete and post academic related projects.



2001 – 2002  

University Instructor at University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO.

Taught Web Design 2 and Digital Video in the Information and Learning Technologies Master’s Degree Program.


2006   Administrative Licensure Program
Denver University, Denver, CO
2000   M.A. Education/Information and Learning Technologies
University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
1996   Teacher Licensure/Business, High Honors
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
1989   B.S. Business /Systems
Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Related Skills & Professional Activities  
  • Adobe Photoshop & Premiere
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver & Flash
  • Acid Pro
  • Ulead Media Studio
  • Java Script, DHTM, CGI, PHP
  • Adobe PageMaker, MS Publisher
  • CSU Deans List
  • Letter of Appreciation from Mayor Webb
  • Colorado CTE Leadership Program Participant
  • Federal Technology Grant Reader
  • National ACTE Conference Presenter
  • Vocational Business Credential
Service Activities  
  • Chess, Film, and Bible Study Club Sponsor
  • Personnel and Collaborative School Committee
  • Colorado Adoption Board Member (COCAF)
  • GWHS Credit Union Branch Manager
  • Dedicate to Graduate Board Member
  • DPS Initiative Consultant