Michael Simkins, Ed.D.
Michael is a part time instructor with the KCI and leads the Educational Technology for Administrative Leadership certificate program.
Outside the KCI, Michael is the Consulting Director of 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
The project worked with teachers from selected districts throughout Silicon Valley to develop and implement best practices in project-based learning and the use of multimedia tools in the classroom.
Michael began his career as a kindergarten teacher in Lake Tahoe and went on to teach elementary school for 15 years there and in Agoura, California.
Before taking his current job, he was an elementary school principal for 9 years.
He worked in the San Luis Obispo area chairing the committee that wrote his district's first technology Master plan.
areas of interest include educational applications of technology, curriculum integration, and professional development.