Peter D. Griffin

  11924 East Nevada Circle
Aurora, CO† 80012
303.361.0931
Peter_Griffin@dpsk12.org

Professional Experience

1996 - present

Computer Magnet Director and Teacher of Business and Computers at George Washington High School, Denver, CO. Career and Technology Department Chair, Denver Public Schools Perkins Advisory Board Chair.

 

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

  Skills:Supervision of business department of eleven teachers, the
technology committee, and the Tech Prep Coordinator.† Coordinated
and implemented 5-year school-wide technology plan, including the
adoption of student and teacher Technology Standards, Computerized attendance, grades, and email.
  Courses Taught:
 

Keyboarding I

Keyboarding II

 

Computer Survey††

Business Management

 

Multimedia I

Multimedia II

  Web Design I

Web Design II
  Multimedia courses focus on basic design, print (Photoshop 5.5), audio (Wave Editor), video (Adobe Premier 5.0, Ulead Video Editing 5.2), systems/project development, presentations, career development skills (resume, cover letter, and interviews), and Multimedia authoring (Authorware 5.0).† 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 dominate local, state, and national multimedia competitions.
 

Web Design courses focus on Web Design, HTML Code, Web Authoring (Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0), Basic Photo Editing (Photoshop 5.5), Web Animation (Flash 5), and basic Java script.† Students complete and post academic related projects.† Students dominate local, state, and national multimedia competitions.

1995†† MIS Support Technician for the City of Arvada, Arvada CO.† Managed help desk support for over 450 city employees for software, hardware, and networking needs. Taught Word Perfect classes.
1993 - 1995 Project Manager/Systems Analyst for the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Colorado at Boulder.† Managed the technical aspects of the design and implementation of the Federal Direct Lending Program.† Supervised programming staff.
1990 - 1993 Systems Support Analyst for USA Group, Indianapolis, IN. Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of four modules of USA Groupís new servicing system.† Responsible for training end-users on new systems and acted as a liaison between internal users and internal Information Services personnel.
1989† Assistant to the Controller for International Child Care, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.† Assisted the controller with year end audit activities, database project, and other duties as assigned.
Education

2000

Anticipated M.A. Education/Information & 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
1987†† A.A.S. Electrical Technology
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Related Skills & Professional Activities

 

Adobe Photoshop 5.5

Adobe Premiere 5.0

 

Adobe AfterEffects 4.1 †

Ulead Media Studio 5.2††

 

Macromedia Authorware
5.0††

Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0†

 

Macromedia Flash 4.0

Windows NT & 2000 Server†

 

Novell 5.0†

Norton Ghost/Enterprise Ed.††††††

 

 

 

 

District Perkins Advisory
Board President

CSU Deans List†

 

Federal Technology Grant
Reader†

Anne Frank Contest Teacher
of Recognition

 

Letter of Appreciation from
Mayor Webb ††