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Business, IT & Entrepreneurship combined with 15+ years of teaching experience allows Gina Hansen to bring loads of real world experience to the classroom. Big Business, Startups, Mom and Pop or Public, previous experiences vary greatly but help illustrate a diverse knowledge base for the potential work environments for students. Previous jobs include working for a large, nation-wide telecommunications company assisting with SAP testing and developing internal multimedia stand-alones & instruction; programming for local businesses; sharing new technology to developers in other countries; and preparing/limiting game audio for devices a learning game education company. Hansen also worked as an Adobe Dreamweaver Beta Tester, participated in a comparative high school exit exams as a Stanford Study Evaluator, and collaborated in multiple digital music Maker Project Collaborations in the SF Bay Area.

Growing up in the shadows of Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks and Bill Gates in Washington State combined with California's StartUp Mentality including EA Games, Zynga, Pixar, GoTo Meeting, Yahoo!, Crunchy Roll Studios, Adobe's Beta Cloud software updates & changing Music & Entertainment Law and other companies outsourcing or trying to keep in the game has certainly shaped Hansen's IT perspective and wide breadth of Real World life experiences she can share with students. In CO, Hansen is licensed to teach on the topics at right. Past experiences also include coaching varsity soccer, co-leading a HS Tech Academy, Broadcasting, and ran Pro Tools Sessions for Digital Recording Studios. Hansen was also trained to run CA Partnership Academies & Tri-Caster Video Switcher Live Video Stream Production for Live Sports TV. Hansen also worked teaching WA State Business, Journalism & Computer Media classes, advising Future Business Leaders of America & DECA & coaching soccer and judging WJEA contests. Hansen continues work as a consultant on a per-project basis. In spare time, she enjoys Soccer, Snow Sports, Hiking, Triathlon, playing in bands, Music Composition, Travel, attending Hacking & Maker Event and learning new technologies.

Hansen believes diversity makes us stronger and that challenging yourself to learn new things and understand different perspectives is very important. If you're not challenging yourself, you're not learning. If you're not valuable to your company, why would they want to keep employing you? And in the 21st Century Tech Community, if you're not learning something new, how are you valuable to the company you work for or even the next company you might work for? Being kind to others is also very important. You never know whose path you may cross again. Remember where you came from. You didn't get to where you are without help from someone else. Remember this, and consider how will you give back to your community?

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P1 BUS 4 Prep
P2 BUS 4 Prep / Study Hall
P3 SS 11 Multimedia (& Photolab)
P4 SS 11 APCSP
P5 BUS 4 Programming
P6 SS 11 S1 Animation, S2 Web Design 1 & 2
P7 BUS 4 Programming

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    -- CTE Audio/Video /Film Technology (7-12)
    -- CTE Information Technology (7-12)
    -- CTE Visual and Design Arts (7-12)
    -- English Language Arts (7-12)
    -- Instructional Technology (K-12)
    -- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (K-12)

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