Title: Technology Coordinator
Company: La Tijera K8 Academy of Excellence Charter School
Location: Gardena, California, United States
Constance Hines Chappell, Technology Coordinator at La Tijera K8 Academy of Excellence Charter School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in technology education.
Coming from a family of educators, Ms. Chappell found her way into the educational sector after spending time working for corporate America. Backed by a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, she holds a Master of Arts in education, curriculum, and technology from the University of Phoenix. Notably, for the past 23 years, Ms. Chappell has served as a technology coordinator for La Tijera K8 Academy of Excellence Charter School in Inglewood, California. In her role, she has supplemented her instruction online via Google classroom and has recently assisted in aiding her colleagues by providing Google training to allow them to teach through its programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, she answers all of the school personnel’s tech questions, monitors all Google classrooms, and comments on student etiquette. For her immense contributions to the school, Ms. Chappell has been the recipient of various Principal Awards, Superintendent Awards, a 2008 District Technology Department Award, and a 2020 Award of Excellence.
In addition to her role with La Tijera K8 Academy of Excellence Charter School, Ms. Chappell has served as an in-home outreach counselor with JAHI Family Services since 2012. Since 2011, she has also been a hostess and special events coordinator for Jasstyme Entertainment and a hostess for 1 Luv Productions. Earlier, she served as an adjunct faculty member at West Coast University from 2008 to 2013 and as a systems programmer and analyst at Xerox for 10 years. From her skills acquired at Xerox, she chose to spearhead a computer-learning center, which excelled for four years until acquiring her teaching credentials. Ms. Chappell is a recently certified automation and robotics teacher for Project Lead the Way and plans to contribute to buildings STEM programs in her community. Looking ahead, she envisions herself settled into retirement, but still serving as an engineering and technology consultant. Ms. Chappell’s advice to up and coming professionals it to choose a field that you are passionate about, as this leads to happiness for you and the people you are serving or working alongside.
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