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Eiffel Tower

Paris, France 2009

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J Town Students!


Puebla, Mexico


Rock Climbing

Long Beach


Cooking School

Cuernavaca, Mexico


Trip to Ireland


 Rome, Italy


My Garden

Venus de Milo

Paris, France 2009

San Francisco, Ca

Summer 2010

Washington D.C. 

Summer 2011

Jodi Irish



My name is Jodi M. Irish and I would like to welcome you to my web site! 

I have been a teacher since February of 1993 and can honestly say that I still love the career I have chosen and more importantly, I love the students that I teach! Teaching has provided me with opportunities to create and implement new curriculum, time to further my professional growth, opportunities to collaborate with other colleagues, and time to travel and study in other countries.


I have a Multiple Subjects Clear Credential (K - 12) and have had the opportunity to teach children a variety of subjects at the elementary level, middle school, and currently I am teaching Spanish and Video Production at the high school level in California. I have worked with many students including  non-native speakers, English transition students, Gate/Excel students, and students with special needs.


One of the reasons I continue to stay in education is because of technology. When I began my teaching career in 1993 at 118th Street Elementary, there was one computer in the classroom. It was a Mac Classic II and even though it had limited capabilities, the students looked forward to typing their papers, drawing,  and playing The Oregon Trail on the one computer that we had in our classroom.


More than twenty years later, my students are now using computers to conduct research, create multi-media projects,  read their email, and check on their academic progress. Flash drives, iPods, internet, and external hard drives are now common words in our vocabulary and students are using them daily. Communication on a campus of over 4,000 students is crucial in maintaining a safe and productive environment. Cameras, computer labs, school email, and the weekly video bulletin are some of the ways we are using technology to pass along information today.


As an educator, I have to provide activities that engage and challenge all students in the classroom. I continue to  create and use multi-media projects such as Power Point presentations, video shorts, and the web to teach curriculum. Students are far more motivated when presented a lesson with pictures, sound effects, and video.


I received my MA in Technology Based Education in 2008. It has been an interesting journey and I have learned many things along the way. The program is designed for teachers who are interested in becoming school technology coordinators, program designers, and anything and everything that deals with technology.


Here are a few things I have learned in the TBE program:

 • Adobe Photo Shop, inDesign, Illustrator 

 • Designing publishing a web page using HTML and Java Script

 • Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers

 • Technology Standards

 • How to write a grant

 • Adobe Director to create my own software

 • iMovie to create video shorts

 • How to create a technology plan


This summer I received training in Final Cut X, worked on grants, and videos for our district. Recently, JMAC is working toward recertification this year with Linked Learning. I look forward to the 2016 - 2017 school year!


 Master of Arts, Technology Based Education (August 2008)  California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California


Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (December 1994) California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California

Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Business (1993) Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa

2015  I am working on a certificate in Radio/Television Broadcasting at LBCC

Rusty and Ruby near The Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California 2010

Notre Dame

Paris, France 2009

Paris, France


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Pyramid of the Sun

Teotihuacan, Mexico

My Mom and My Sisters

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Cuernavaca, Mexico


Avenue of the Giants

Summer 2010

Patzcuaro, Mexico

Day of the Dead


Rusty and Ruby

Ms. Irish


Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Summer 2010