Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996. He spent his
first six years in the field teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Fullerton
School District in Orange County. In 2002, he moved to Murrieta
where he taught 5th grade for nine years at Tovashal
Elementary. Brent is currently serving as an assistant principal
Middle School where
he is enjoying his role of supporting teachers and parents as they
support their students. He is also the Instructional Technology
Leader for his site, helping teachers infuse technology into their
teaching to maximize student learning.
Brent attended California State University Fullerton and earned a
bachelor's degree in Child Development in 1995, his teaching
credential a year later, and a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2000. He returned
to school at California State University San Marcos and earned an
administrative credential in 2007.
Mr. Coley is passionate about
educational technology. Whether it's podcasting, math
review videos, or digital
flash cards, he's always looking for new ways to incorporate
technology into education. His philosophy regarding educational
technology boils down to this -- a) technology has the "cool" factor
for students, and b) kids are already using tools like the Web,
iPods/iPads, and cell phones, so educators should do everything they
can to leverage this technology for educational purposes.
Though he is no longer in the classroom, the resources on his
classroom website are
still accessible to students and educators, and through his blog, Brent
shares his thoughts and resources on teaching and educational
technology. He loves sharing with other educators and has been a
presenter at regional and state educational technology conferences.
When not working, Brent loves spending time with his wife and two
children. He also enjoys reading fantasy novels and playing golf.
Below are a few
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Here are some of his favorite things:
Food: Mexican food (Chipotle and El Torito)
Sports: Golf and Volleyball
Teams: San Diego Padres and San
Subject: Social Studies
Authors: Ted Dekker, Robert Liparulo, and Stephen Lawhead
Books: The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Movies: The Lord of the
If you'd like to say hello or ask Brent a
to send him an e-mail!
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