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About Janet Gates

<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000">My entire professional career had been in education. My primary focus has been educational technology serving in a variety of positions as a technology teacher/educator, technology consultant, technology curriculum coordinator and trainer and an educational technology specialist. I started my career as a teacher, team leader and administrator in the American Falls School District where I was instrumental in developing the schools mission statement, goals and organized professional development and training for new programs. I wrote grants to develop a highly successful after school program for at risk students and families. I was fortunate to have been selected as an Educational Technology Specialist for the J.A. Kathryn Albertson Foundation. This involved setting up technology education conferences, and training teachers how to integrate technology into curricula and how to implement project- based learning in the classroom. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000">I stepped outside the classroom and worked for several technology companies, one being Pinnacle Systems. As an Educational Executive, I developed a K-12 video editing curriculum and trained school district personnel how to implement the use of video in the classroom. In addition, I provided video editing training throughout the U.S. and presented at national technology conferences. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000">I have served the West Ada School District as one of their Education Technology Specialists. This requires onsite support for 52 schools where I develop and provide training to district staff in the use of hardware, software, instructional methods and management techniques. I have also provided many college credited courses for teachers to further their education. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;'><font color="#000000">In my free time I am an avid biker, snow skier, hiker, traveler, gourmet cook, and I love to read. Most importantly I am the grandmother to 4 of the most fabulous grandkids imaginable.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
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