J. Mark Schwanz 424-244-0232



An advocate for sound educational leadership and personalized learning for over two decades with Online and Blended Learning Certification and Google Certified Educator (Level 1)




Lynwood Unified School District, 2004 – present

 Teacher, Technology Specialist, Administrator

Horizon Institute, 2014 – present

 As adjunct faculty design and deliver blended instruction  

Focus EduVation: FEV Tutor 2013 – 2015
 As a Regional Area Partner I consulted with school leaders on innovative online tutoring services

Inglewood Unified School District, 2003 – 2004

 Assistant Principal (K-8)

Buena Park School District, 1996 – 2003

 Teacher, Technology Lead, Teaching Assistant Principal


Community and Volunteer

Friends of Chibok, Executive Director. Sponsorship of five young women from Chibok, Nigeria to be hosted by Church of the Servant King, Gardena and attend Hope University, Fullerton. Established 2018.

Church of the Servant King, Gardena, CA: Leadership, community service, ministries, teaching, music

Gateway Prep Academy

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. (2009 – 2013)

Soles for Life

As a partner co-established a community non-profit to collect shoes which were sold to raise money to provide drinking water. (2012-2014)


Hope International University, Fullerton: School of Advanced Leadership and Training. Church Leadership Certificate
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA: Early Childhood Education Certificate


Masters of Science, Educational Leadership, California State University, Fullerton;
Master of Arts, Pastoral Studies, Azusa Pacific University;
Teaching Credential, Concordia University, Irvine, CA;
Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Ministry, Azusa Pacific University


California Elementary Multiple Subject Clear, Administrative Credential, EL Authorization/CLAD

Professional Development

LETS (Lynwood Educational Technology Summit) Presenter, June 2016, 2017, 2018

Lynwood 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, 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


References and recommendations see my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmarkschwanz