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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


  • bachelor's degree Degree
    University of California Santa Barbara
  • master's Degree
  • bachelor's degree
    University of California Santa Barbara
  • doctorate degree
186 Total References
Web References
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.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
Photo of 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.
Michael Simkins, ..., 26 May 2014 [cached]
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. His areas of interest include educational applications of technology, curriculum integration, and professional development.
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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