Cathy Gersema


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    University of Northern Iowa
      Master of the Arts - Major: Educational Technology
      Bachelor of the Arts - Major: English; Minors: Spanish, Education
Employment History
  Adjunct English Instructor (Spring 2005)
      Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny  
  • Teach four classes of composition
  Multimedia Marketing Instructor (2000 - 2004)
    Iowa Central Community College - Fort Dodge, IA
     Teach a variety of classes for multimedia and web page production.
  • Web Page Design and Graphics
  • Web Management
  • Computer Animation
  • Databases for the Web
    Serve as multimedia marketing program co-chair and on various committees
    Delivered Cisco Fundamentals of Web Design training to AEA 5 high school instructors. (View website.)
  Technology Consultant
     Ames Community Schools - Ames, IA (Spring and Summer - 1999)
    Trained district's professional staff and administrators to use computer equipment including AppleShare servers.
    Offered staff development on a variety of computer applications.
  • PowerPoint
  • Word 6
  • Excel
  • FileMaker Pro
  • mPower
  • Web page production
  • Desktop publishing (Preparing classroom newspapers)
    Wrote instructional manuals for site licensed software.


  Technology Instructor - Ames Middle School
    Ames Community Schools - Ames, IA (Fall semester 1997, 1999)
    Taught fives classes daily using a variety of technology including robotics, aerodynamics, CNC mill and lathe, computer aided drafting (CAD), audio-video production, desktop publishing, graphics, flight simulation, pneumatics, and web-page construction.
  Educational Sales Representative
    Beacon Microcenter - Ames, IA (1998)
    Seek out new sales potential in school districts. Present staff development for schools.
  Technology Director and English Instructor - Alden, IA
    Alden Community Schools - Alden, IA (1982-1997)
    Coordinated technology integration at all levels throughout the district - including purchasing and installing computer hardware and software, trained users, served as network administrator.
    Oversaw district wide expansion of technology including $400,000 worth of equipment.
    Taught 4 to 6 high school English classes daily - literature and composition.
  Community Service
    Served two year appointment to the Des Moines Register's Readers Advisory Council (1999-2001).
    Maintain web pages for the Ames Middle School.
    Continue to provide free ongoing computer support to the Radcliffe Public Library.
    Served 6 year appointment as Radcliffe Library Trustee, during which time a new library was built.


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