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My name is Molly Nellman and I am the Coordinator of Educational Technology and Special Programs at Centinela Valley Union High School District. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003 and went on to UCLA for my secondary science teaching credential and Master's degree in Education in 2008. My master's thesis project focused on blended learning and its impact on engagement, motivation and learning. As you can see, from my very beginnings in education, I have had a passion for educational technology.

I have served the students of the Centinela Valley Union High School district for over seven years, starting with a student teaching experience in the Spring of 2007. In the Fall of 2007, I was hired as science teacher at Lawndale High School and over the course of five years in the classroom I had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of science courses, from Biology, AP Environmental Science and Anatomy & Physiology to Biomedical Science and a Health and Medical Careers course. Early during my first year at Lawndale High School, I was hired as the site Technology Trainer and had the opportunity to develop and lead technology training for my colleagues. I was also the founding coordinator of the Biomedical Careers academy, which provided me with a plethora of leadership experiences. In 2012 I was hired as a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Educational Services Division of our district office to coordinate the Educational Technology program district-wide. In June of 2013 I was promoted to my current position as district administrator overseeing Educational Technology, testing and a variety of other projects.

It is a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to serve Centinela Valley Union High School District in the capacity of Coordinator of Educational Technology and Special Programs in this time of great change and shifting paradigms of education. I believe that I have the opportunity to help make positive change in vision, policy, and practice in Centinela Valley Union High School District so that we may offer our students a cutting-edge education that will address not only the digital native learning style, but also the unique cultures and challenges of our students while providing them with the skills and knowledge that will make them successful in future careers.

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Google Educator Certification (In Progress)
 

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