Ossil V. Macavinta, Ed.D.


Tarbell, Realtors, Palm Desert, California                                                      10/13 - Present


Teaching Faculty, Business Technology Department

Current duties and responsibilities:
Teach Accounting I (Combining Personal Finance along with using QuickBooks Pro) and Web Page Design. Along with my current assignment, I have taught A plus Computer Repairs, Computer Studies (Using Microsoft Office Suite), Entrepreneurship and continue to support faculty and staff with technology needs. Co-advisor of the PDHS No Cussing Club, first of its kind in the entire Coachella Valley

Previous duties and responsibilities:

Site Technology Coordinator designed and delivered technology training for faculty and staff.

A+ certification for PC Technicians (discontinued due to lack financial support)
Perform a wide variety of duties related to application of hardware and software
Perform technical guidance to faculty and staff in a non-technical manner
Design, organize, implement and provide technology training for certificated faculty
Perform repairs on PC based workstations, set up and maintain Local Area Network (LAN),
and install appropriate software and applications
Manage and supervise the design, updating, and maintaining of school web site

Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota                                                      6/02 - 11/2005

Adjunct Online Faculty/Masters of Science in Education

Specialization Integrating Technology into the Classroom:

Duties and responsibilities consist of facilitator/instructor for graduate level courses
Online utilizing Blackboard Course Info 5.5 platform. Past/current assignment: Teacher as Professional (EDUC 6610) and Exploring New Technologies: The Impact on Society Work, and Education (EDUC 6661), Effective Teaching Using Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences (EDUC 6615), Multimedia Tools: How to Research, Plan and Communicate with Technology (EDUC 6662), Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed Learning (EDUC 6625), and Integrating Technology in the Curriculum, Part One (EDUC 6663).

Cathedral City High School, Cathedral City, California                                    10/96 - 06/2000

Teaching Faculty/Chair, Business/Computer Science Department:

Taught several subject matter from Keyboarding, Computer Studies, Business Law, CISCO Networking, A Plus Computer Repairs, and Career Technical Education with robotics.

Provided leadership and technology vision for the department
Maintained and operated Local Area Network (LAN) for computer training
Designed information technology (IT) curriculum for school
Exercised good judgment, flexibility, and creativity in response to student needs
Worked independently and cooperatively to execute department objectives

Palm Springs Adult School, Palm Springs, California                                      10/97 - 09/1999

Instructor/Facilitator, Computer Technology:

Instructed and facilitated adult learning in a variety of software application
such as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Instructed in
Internet basics using Netscape and Internet Explorer and guided continuing
education for high school (credit deficient) students.

Compilation of Experiences prior to:                                                           09/1995

Sales and Telemarketer, Time Warner Cable and
Trend West Timeshare (1994-95)
Assistant Manager/Management, Rent-A-Center, USA (1992-1994)
World Ranked ATP Tennis Professional and Head Tennis Professional at
various resorts and international tennis ranking (1983-1988)

Training's Attended:

Cisco Network Academy Semester 1 & 2 (RCOE)                                                                         May 1999


Professional Associations (past and present):

Association of American Educators (AAE)

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
California Business Education Association (CBEA)

Computer-Using Educators (CUE)

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
California Career Education Association (CCEA)
California Association of Work Experience (CAWEE)

Desert Sands Teachers Association (DSTA)
Palm Springs Teachers Association (PSTA)

National Business Education Association (NBEA)
California Teachers Association (CTA)
National Education Association (NEA)
Toastmasters International
United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR)

Book Reviewed for Course Technology:
Reviewed the Table of Contents for a textbook being developed for secondary education
and community colleges in A+ certification/computer repair course (October 2002).


Conference Presentation:

Macavinta, O.V. (2013, February). CollaborizeClassroom Discussion Board & Text Reminder 101. Western Business Education Association, Ogden, Utah

Macavinta, O.V. (2013, February). Preventing Yourself From Identity Theft. Western Business Education Association, Ogden, Utah.

Macavinta, O.V. (2012). Leveraging Technology to Save Trees. California Business Education Association, Sacramento, CA.

Pina, A., Harris, B., & Macavinta, O.V. (2003).
The Good, the Bad, & Ugly of Distance Learning. Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Macavinta, O.V., Pina, A. (2004, March). EATT (Enhancing Academics Through Technology): New ideas for technology training. TechED Ontario, Ontario, CA.

Church and Community Presentation and/or Trainings:

Smith, Chad, & Macavinta, O.V. (2011, April). Cathedral City High School Teen CERT Field Day. Teen CERT Training with the Cathedral City Fire Department, Cathedral City, CA.

Macavinta, O.V. (2011). How Ward Members Can Utilize the LDS Church Web Resources and Current Technologies to Grow in the Gospel. Combined Relief Society and Priesthood Meeting, Palm Desert, CA.

Community Involvement:

President, Key Largo Homeowner's Association, Rancho Mirage, CA since 2004-present
Cathedral City Police Department Management Information Systems (MIS) Division 2002-2004
Amateur Radio License (HAM Radio) - Call Sign KI6MJJ
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Certified (March 2008)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train the Trainer Certified (June 2009)

References upon request

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

o2    Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Fischler School of Education                  Ed.D.

        and Human Services                                                                                                       

        Dissertation Title:    Lessening the Technological Gap That Exists Between Teachers

                                         and Students

California State University, San Bernardino, CA

98    Secondary Education Teaching Credential, Business Education, California                   Certificate

University of Phoenix, San Diego, CA

95    Organizational Management, School of Business                                                                    M.A.

California State University, San Bernardino, CA

92    Business Administration in Management, School of Business                                                 B.A.

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

90    Business Administration and Economics, Department of Business                                          A.A.

Professional Experience

TOP 10 Most Inspirational Teacher (2012)
Discover Grant: Pathway to Financial Success (2012)

Teacher of the Year (2001-2002 school year)
Teachers Tireless Effort (Week of April 15, 2002)
Teacher of the Month (October 2001)
Target® Scholarship by CSFA (2000-2001 school year)
Employee of the Month, Rent-A-Center, USA (October 1993)

Palm Desert High School, Palm Desert, California                                           8/00 - Present

Broker Associate/REALTOR, BPOR, e-PRO, SRES

Real Estate Designations and Certifications:

ALHS (Accredited Luxury Home Specialist) Candidate
Accredited Buyer Representative) Candidate
Certified Residential Specialist) Candidate
Broker Price Opinion Resource) Certified

e-PRO Certified
Senior Real Estate Specialist) Designation

Real Estate Professional Memberships:

California Desert Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Luxury Home Council
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council
Council of Residential Specialists
Senior Real Estate Council

Current duties and responsibilities:
Provide the best real estate experience for my clients whether buying or selling a home. Keep up-to-date with the real estate market and trends. Be current in my knowledge and skills as a REALTOR. Ongoing real estate training and continued education for state licensing renewal. Execute to provide world class real estate service, backed by over 85 years of successful real estate experience and expertise. Answer and respond to real estate inquiries at the up desk in the Palm Desert Tarbell Realtors Office. Learn and support the operations of a real estate office as well as attend meetings, training, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to grow professionally.

Keller Williams Realty, Rancho Mirage, California                                          09/12 - 09/2013