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J. Mark Schwanz

15710 S. Ainsworth St., Gardena, CA 90247
@gpaedtech ||
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  • Advocate for improved educational technology practices for over two decades
  • Experienced TK-12 classroom teacher with certification in online and blended learning
  • Implemented school and district wide instructional technology and related programs providing improved learning and engagement
  • Broad spectrum of experiences and qualifications for a leadership level coordinator position including professional development, increased collaboration and support


Lynwood Unified School District, Teacher  Elementary Teacher 2010-present

School Site Council member, Leadership Team/grade level chair and Technology lead teacher.

District Google Classroom and #icancode initiatives, 4th grade teacher

Lynwood Unified School District, Teacher, Technology Specialist, Administrator 2004 – 2010

Created a variety of instructional technology initiatives. I formulated and directed comprehensive district grants and instructional programs. Notable achievements: Increased the fidelity of instructional software where 8 of 10 sites showed academic growth. Launched other online programs to support secondary instructional intervention.

Coordinated of the Teacher Incentive Fund “Quest for Success” grant program resulting in over $300,000 in teacher and administrator payments.

Administrated Special Education, Technology, Discipline, and Facilities and other programs for Abbott Elementary School as Assistant Principal for 3 years with consistent gains in student achievement.

Horizon Institute, Adjunct faculty 2014– 2015

Designed and delivered blended online, ELD instruction

Focus EduVation: FEV Tutor, Regional Area Partner 2013 – 2015

Consulted part-time with district and school leaders to establish innovative online tutoring services

Gateway Prep Academy 2009 – 2013

Created and oversaw instructional technology, Google Apps for Education and Moodle online course programs.

Taught online courses, helping students in our local area finish high school and prepare for college and career with a custom independent study blended program.

Inglewood Unified School District 2003 – 2004

Administered, as assistant principal, school programs for Warren Lane Elementary School (K-8). Improved school safety, special education, professional development, behavior intervention, and teacher evaluation.

Buena Park School District 1996 – 2003

Innovated exemplary instructional technology as classroom teacher in grades K – 5 including school-wide coordinator for instructional technology.

Awarded with Mentor Teacher status for teacher professional development.

Designed and maintained district website including support for school websites in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education.

Strengthened Pendleton Elementary school administration as Teaching Assistant Principal.


Coursework for ECE Certification, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA 2015-2016

Coursework for School of Advanced Leadership Training certificate, Hope University, Fullerton 2015-2017

Masters of Science, Educational Leadership, California State University, Fullerton, CA  2002

Master of Arts, Pastoral Studies, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 1997 Cum Laude

Teacher Credential Program,  Concordia University, Irvine, CA 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Ministry, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 1991 Cum Laude


California Elementary Multiple Subject Clear Credential

California Administrative Credential (2012 – 2017)  #120546343

California EL Authorization/CLAD (2011-2016) #120546341

Professional Development

Lynwood #icancode initiative participant, 2016-2017

LETS (Lynwood Educational Technology Summit) Presenter, June 2016

Lynwood USD Google Classroom Training, Fall 2015

Leading EDGE Online and Blended Learning Certification, Spring 2014

Moodle MOOC3 international online conference, Participant and Presenter, Spring 2014

Principal’s Exchange, Curriculum Alignment and Common Core, 2010-2014

Teacher Incentive Fund, Annual Grantee Meeting, Washington D.C., 2010

Aeries, Eagle Software, Trainer of Trainers, 2009

Moodle 4 Teachers Online Collaboration, 2008

Technology Leadership Collaborative, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 2008

iSafe Certification Workshop, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 2007

Principal’s Institute, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 2005

Professional Organizations

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Computer Using Educators (CUE)

Association of California School Administrators (ASCA)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ACSD)


Cynthia Esteban, Instructional Coach, Lynwood Unified School District,

Kathleen Graham, Instructional Coach, Technology, Lynwood Unified S.D.

Dr. Patrick Gittisriboongul , Technology Director, Lynwood Unified School District,

Ryan Patenaude, Vice President, Focus EduVation,  978-808-1423

Deette Clay, Principal, Marshall Elementary School, Lynwood USD 424-379-1018

Yamiler Varela, Acting Principal, Marshall Elementary School, Lynwood USD

Patrick Leier, Educational Consultant, School Resource Network, LLC , 909-373-6689

David Linzey, Exec. Director, Clayton Valley Charter High School

Nathan “Jack” Read, Principal, Gateway Prep Academy, 310-678-0853

Rick Lippert, Regional Sales Manager, Achieve3000, , 805-701-3861

See also my LinkedIn profile:



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