More About the Author
Rick Winter has published over 50 computer and children's books and articles and has trained over 3,000 adults on computer software. During his tenure as principal of Georgetown Community School, the school went from average to receiving the John Irwin School of Excellence award, meaning that the school was in the top 8% of schools in Colorado. Before that, he taught computers at Jefferson Academy for three years, was a training manager for Qwest Communications, and an English and Science teacher for Denver Public Schools. Rick has worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Denver Health Department, U.S. Forest Service, Pan American World Airways, and his own company. Before his stint as principal, he was the president of the Board of Education for Clear Creek County and was on the board of Colorado Common Cause, New York's Victims for Victims, and President of Information Systems Trainers. He has a Bachelor's of Arts degree in International Environment from Colorado College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Rick has received awards that include Clear Creek School District Leadership and Service Award, Information Systems Trainers Distinguished Service Award, Rocky Mountain Chapter Society for Technical Communication Distinguished Award, Phi Beta Kappa, Eagle Scout, and is listed in "Who's Who in America."
Rick is interested in writing and editing education and technology books -- especially all Microsoft Office products, Linked-In, Skype, SmartBoards, science, management, assessments, school turnaround, parenting, studying, and school reform.
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