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Dr. Michael Simkins

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Consulting Director

Phone: (805) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.org
Local Address:  California , United States
Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
United States

Company Description: TICAL is a statewide educational technology service provided by Santa Cruz County Office of Education with funding from the California Department of Education.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ed.D.
  • B.A. degree cum laude , political science
    University of California at Santa Barbara
  • doctorate degree
  • master's Degree
186 Total References
Web References
Our Team - Krause Center for Innovation, 31 Dec 2015 [cached]
Michael Simkins, Ed.D.
Michael Simkins Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since 2001, Michael has worked as creative director, executive director, and now consulting director for the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). From 1996 to 2001, Michael directed the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, one of the original Technology Innovation Challenge Grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2014, CUE, Inc. awarded Michael the "Making IT Happen Award" for commitment and innovation in educational technology. Michael holds Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator and for Online and Blended Teaching. He currently sits on the board of directors for California ASCD. Michael earned his B.A. at UC Santa Barbara and his master's and doctorate degrees at UCLA.
TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, 3 Sept 2015 [cached]
Michael Simkins Consulting Director 805.624.5792
By Michael Simkins, February ... [cached]
By Michael Simkins, February 15, 2006
Michael Simkins is the creative director of TICAL in the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.
Michael ..., 26 Dec 2015 [cached]
Michael Simkins
Michael Simkins
Past President and Secretary
Michael is a lifelong educator and theater buff. He was an elementary schoolteacher for 15 years in the Los Angeles area where he also taught drama and musical theater workshops for elementary and middle school students. He pursued his theater avocation by attending plays, taking acting workshops, and appearing in little theater. In 1987, Michael began nine years as principal of Baywood Elementary School in Los Osos. After spending twelve years in jobs that required constant travel, Michael retired from full-time K-12 education in 2008. Since then, he works as a consultant to educational foundations, professional organizations, and teaches college courses for school leaders.
Welcome Info - Fall 2010 - Educational Technology for Administrative Leadership, 1 Oct 2010 [cached]
Instructor: Michael Simkins, Ed.D. We are pleased to introduce your lead instructor, Dr. Michael Simkins, Senior Consultant at Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Consulting Director, TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership). See Michael's profile for more information.
Michael is working in partnership with Dr. Steven McGriff, Teacher-in-Residence, Krause Center for Innovation, on instructional design and technology for the certificate program.
Dr. Michael Simkins Lead Instructor
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