Pamela Dooley

Updated January 2012

 

I recently retired as the Campus Instructional Technologist (CIT) and the Web Master at Health Careers High School and Pease Middle School. I had 35 years of teaching experience in the Northside ISD and the Northeast ISD. I taught math, drama, rocketry, web design, computer programming, multimedia and computer literacy.

I developed the NISD Web Mastering Online course which was the first online high school course accredited by TEA. I was the lead teacher and the Web Master of this course. I have developed and/or taught virtual high school classes for NISD, Aventa Learning, Pinnacle, Orange Lutheran High School and PBS using Blackboard, eCollege, Angel and Moodle.

I have a part-time side business developing and maintaining web sites. Among them is Oakmont Downs Neighborhood Association (which took first place in the SA Home Owners Association contest), Northside Educational Foundation, All HVAC Testing and Cayenne Kevin Cajun Catering. I also designed the web sites for Texas A&M Galveston's Talented and Gifted program, Texas A&M Galveston's Elderhostel program, Alamo City Fast Pitch, Alamo Texas Fishing, the El-Morro RV Park in New Mexico, the Banana Distributing Company and the Texas Elderhostel program.

I enjoy doing consulting work for different school districts. I design and present Adobe Creative Suite five-day workshops. I have presented my workshops for the San Antonio ISD, Northeast ISD, Northside ISD, La Porte ISD, TCEA, TxDLA and TAET. I have worked with Prentice Hall publishing to develop on-line technology integrated math courses and with ESC4 to evaluate on-line curriculum.

I attended Texas A&M University until my late husband graduated. I finished my last two semesters at University of Texas at San Antonio. I have a Bachelors in education from UTSA, a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and a certificate in Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University.

I was an active member of the Texas Association for Educational Technology (TAET). I served since 1996 as a Board Member, Vice-President and President. I am an active member of both TCEA and TxDLA. I have won several awards in these organizations with my work on Educational Technology including distance learning.

I am the Past President of CampSIG a Special Interest Group within TCEA. The CampSIG group was formed to create a group that would support and communicate with the persons on the campuses responsible for the technology. Campuses have unique problems that need immediate attention and the people in CampSIG sought to provide that help for the campus based technology people. In addition, training has been provided by the CampSig group for the members. This group has been the largest and most active of the Special Interest Groups and has plans to continue serving the needs of its members in the future by staying in touch with their changing needs.

I have two children. My older son has his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in College Station. He is working for Google in Seattle, WA. He and his wife, Dorre have two beautiful children. My younger son works for Twitter in San Francisco. He aso has a degree in computer science from Texas A&M University. You think their mom had any influence over them?

After losing my first husband to COPD, I took the plunge and checked out online dating. I was married on July 16, 2005 to Kevin Dooley, a Cajun caterer. Not only did Kevin and I met on the Internet, our wedding was even on the Internet! I guess you would say my life really revolves around technology.

Between my job, our businesses and our family I keep pretty busy. When I am not working, I enjoying reading, pets, nature walking, kayaking, traveling and playing computer games.