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Larissa Parrott

email: lptechinspired@gmail.com


Objective: To facilitate learning opportunities using the latest technologies for an organization committed to improving communication, teaching, and learning for all stakeholders.

Skills:  learning and collaboration facilitator, needs assessment,  technology infused curriculum design and implementation, data analysis, technology resource management, web design, research and product design

Experience:

August 2014 – present:    
Teacher on Special Assignment: Technology Coach,Escondido Union School District ▪ Escondido, CA 
Assisting Teaching Staff, Administration, Parents, and Students with use of technology in an educational setting.
Develop and deliver staff development related to curriculum, data entry, management, and analysis of student assessment data.  Creation of video projects to recognize school wide special events.  Maintain school website and create pages as needed to support students, staff, and teachers.  Promote and support technology based activities for students in such areas as movie making, programming, word processing, research, presentations, and student and teacher blogging.  Management of technology resources with computer lab schedules and tech support as needed.

2001 – July 2014:          
Teacher: Sixth Grade Math and Science, Escondido Union School District - Escondido, CA 
Designed and taught curriculum in accordance with math and science content standards for California public schools. Honored as Teacher of the Year by staff May, 2008.

Other duties included:
Department Chairperson for science – This includes coordinating discussion between department and administration in areas such as the sharing of administrative needs, goals, and priorities to teachers and vice versa. Collaboration with other departments to enhance school-wide programs, and providing guidance on standards based curriculum and lesson planning.

Project LIVE (Learning through Instructional Video in Education) participant – Trained and supported with equipment to foster student collaboration and critical thinking through learning experiences in movie making. Students are taught how to work as a team to plan a project, film and then edit their movies.

Middle School Teacher Website Trainer - Observing a need throughout the school site for more electronic teacher communication with parents and students, I designed a middle school teacher web site template that could be personalized by any teacher for their classroom communication. Created print based materials to support teachers as they use the web site and also provided a training class for teachers on creating their own website. Awarded Teacher of the Year in 2009 in recognition of this work.

1996 – 1999                      Customer Service Manager, Equity Marketing – Los Angeles, CA

Manager of Customer Service Department that included sales of toys and other retail merchandise to customers via phone and mail order. 

Member of enterprise software (SAP) implementation team. Analyzed needs of sales and customer service departments and customized the software to best serve all users. Customized training materials, designed coursework and trained staff on order processing within SAP.

Account Manager for Equity Toys division of Equity Marketing to major retail toy stores. Order processing and management of the order from entry into sales management software to shipment from manufacturing plant to distribution warehouses and beyond.



1995 – 1996 International Sales Coordinator, Applause, Inc. – Woodland Hills, CA

Managed accounts for the entire region of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Duties included entering orders and coordinating with international distributors and manufacturers to ensure on time shipment and delivery of efficiently packed containers of Applause products.



Education:

▪ Master of Arts in Learning Technologies – Pepperdine University

▪ Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - California State University, San Marcos
    Emphasis in Middle School Teaching
    Supplemental Authorizations in Math and Science  
    CLAD 

▪ Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - University of California, Irvine