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Information Technology and Administrative Management

College of Education and Professional Studies

Amanda Goertz, Lecturer

Amanda Goertz, Lecturer, Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) CWUOffice: Virtual
Email: Amanda.Goertz@cwu.edu

I monitor email throughout the day Monday-Friday, and a few times on the weekends.
Please contact me if you need to arrange a meeting via Skype, or if you would like to meet in person at the Lynnwood campus, as I live on the west side (Snohomish County). I am available for appointments most days of the week.

COURSES TAUGHT AT CWU: Introduction to Business (ADMG 201), Administrative Management (ADMG 371), Leadership & Supervision (ADMG 372),  Project Management (ADMG 374), and Business Communications and Report Writing (ADMG 385).

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY-  I aspire to coach and mentor students in their own life-long learning. This is best done by providing opportunities for 21st Century skills development, through hands-on and minds-on opportunities that students connect to personally, and professionally. I have lived the life of a "non-traditional" student and understand having the drive to pursue education and professional development - even while trying to juggle full-time working and being present for my family. It can be done - just keep in mind that this short time of "pain" will amount to a lifetime of gain!

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY WORK: For over a decade I have served as a teacher leader in both formal (K-12) and informal (Museum/Science Center) environments. Currently, I connect with educational systems including WA STEM,  the Snohomish County STEM Network, and National Girls Collaborative Project. I also volunteer in K-8 classrooms for learning support, and serve as a member of Soroptimist International - Everett.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love to travel, and enjoy the great outdoors, so any opportunity to do these two at the same time are greatly enjoyed! In pursuit of a love of live music and world travel I've begun dabbling in music management. By merging interests in project management and the music industry, I've had many opportunities to volunteer and intern for up an coming indie/folk artists in a variety of roles, including being a roadie, a merchandise manager, and a personal manager. I'm eager to learn more about concert tour production and artist management in the coming year.  Additional interests include viticulture and the blossoming Washington Wine industry.  Whenever possible, I volunteer for the Washington Wine industry; including crushing grapes, bottling wine, and working at Woodinville Wine Country sponsored events. 

RECENT READINGS (Besides the course text!) :)  Right now, I'm reading a few different biographies about Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen. I have eclectic tastes when it comes to literature; I've read Margaret Atwood's "Cat's Eye" multiple times, and am interested in starting the "Outlander" series. Always looking for recommendations.

A FEW FAVORITE MOVIES: Any movie that allows me to "travel" has my interest; especially if it means traveling to another time period, exotic locale, or galaxy far, far away. :)


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”

~ Napoleon Hill


Education

Master’s Degree – Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle Pacific University

Bachelor of Science Degree- Interdisciplinary Child Development, minor in Early Childhood/Primary Education, Western Washington University

Experience

Career Technical Education Program Administrator, Institute of Flight, Mukilteo, WA, (January-October 2016)

Developed, facilitated, and coordinated the Boeing Career Tour and the Aerospace Manufacturing Career Tour programs. Created new curricula in the form of pre- and post-packet materials, and modified programs to meet the needs of students and manufacturing tour suppliers. Coordinated tour partnerships between schools, districts, teachers, and youth service providers with workforce development programs and agency providers of STEM and manufacturing career options. Documented customer relationship management with education and industry members to customize programs based on customer and business provider needs.

Education Director, Future of Flight Foundation (a.k.a Institute of Flight), Mukilteo, WA (March 2010-December 2015)

Managed and implemented “Flights of Innovation” education programs, including developing new curricula and facilitating professional development to educators, youth service providers, museum staff, and volunteers. Developed and maintained outreach to schools, districts, and professional learning communities through the planning of: Family STEM Night, Weekend Family Workshops, Nano-Days, Maker Mondays, and exhibit related community education projects. Created and implemented evaluation processes and procedures for all education programming and Future of Flight gallery experiences; including conducting internal program evaluations and assisting in the coordination of evaluation efforts performed by an external evaluator.  Devised and oversaw education department budgets, including monitoring and evaluating all expenses and revenues generated by education program staff. Supervised education and volunteer staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing coaching and direction, and resolving, evaluating, and communicating performance expectations.

Eighth Grade Mathematics (Pre-Algebra) and Physical Science Teacher, Voyager Middle School, Mukilteo School District, Mukilteo, WA, (August 2004-August 2010)

Taught within a Sheltered (Special Education and English Language Learner) Environment. Utilizing a teaming model, collaborated with up to three other teaching team members to personalize instruction for up to 90 students per school year in the content areas of pre-algebra and physical science. Service oriented curriculum committee member for content in middle school mathematics and science, as well as on the district assessment team. Mentored pre-service teachers, and served as a building leader, coaching peers as they pursued Professional Teaching certification.

Professional Engagement

  • Washington State Professional Teacher Certification
  • Soroptimist International, Soroptimist of Everett, Member Nov. 2016-Present
  • Co-PI, National Science Foundation Grant, (Award Abstract #1322512), “Research: Badges for college credit (BCC): Motivating learning in informal science programs through a digital badge system”, 2013-2016
  • Co-PI, Curriculum and Program Manager for the NASA Summer of Innovation Mini-Grant, Awarded to the Future of Flight Foundation, 2011

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