Kurt Hargis's Educational Technology Leadership Portfolio
Southeastern Louisiana University

My Resume


  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Fall 2012-Present; Masters Program for Educational Technology Leadership
  • Nicholls State University, Fall 1996-Spring 1997; Alternative Route for Certification for Education
  • Nicholls State University, Fall 1991-Spring 1995; Major: History, Minor: English,  Cum Laude

Teaching Certifications

  • Social Studies 6-12
  • English 6-12
  • Business Education

Education Work Experience

Destrehan High School

  • Fall 2005 – present
  • Subjects Taught
    • Freshman Experience
    • Civics
    • Free Enterprise
    • World Geography
    • American History
    • Marketing
    • Business Computer Applications
    • Introduction to Business Computer Applications
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Computer Literacy
    • Digital Graphics
    • Web Design
    • Computer Science I and II (CompSci II is an Advance Placement course)
  • Grades taught: 9-12
  • School Publicity Coordinator 2008-2012
  • Awards Ceremonies Coordinator 2007-Present
  • Teacher Trainer for Teacher Web Pages 2007-Present
  • Webmaster: 2006-Present
  • Senior Project Committee 2007-2009, 2012
  • Data Reports Compiler 2012-Present
  • Destrehan Leadership Team Chairperson (November 2014)
  • Extra-Curricular Responsibilities
    • DHS Assistant Basketball Coach Fall 2005-Spring 2011
    • DHS Technology Team Member: Fall 2008 – Spring 2010 (Turn-Around Trainer)
    • Anime Club Sponser 2014-Present
    • Literary Club Sponser 2015

New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Academy (Middle School)

  • Fall 2003-August 2005
  • Subjects Taught: 
    • 6th Grade World History
    • 7th Grade American History
    • 8th Grade Louisiana History
    • Reading
  • Reason Left: Katrina permanately closed the school

Lockport Junior High School (renamed Lockport Middle School)

  • Fall 1997-2001
  • Subjects Taught
    • Civics
    • Free Enterprise
    • World Geography
    • Honors English I
    • English I
    • 8th Grade Language Arts
    • Advanced Grammar (8th grade course)
    • 7th Grade Language Arts 
  • Extra Curricular Responsibilities:
    • Coached Football, Basketball, and Track each year plus one while still in school
    • Created the school’s original web page
  • Reason Left: Wanted to work in Private Industry in the Computer Field

Private Industry Work Experience

Mobiletel Internet

  • Jan 2002-July 2003
  • Worked as a computer and internet technician
  • Sovled computer and internet problems over the phone
  • Installed telephone and data equipment
  • Reason Left: Wanted to Teach Again

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Reading Association: member, August 2010 – present
  • Computer Science Teachers Association, August 2012-present

Professional Development and Projects

  • Wrote the Data Section of the School Improvement Plan for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
  • Edited the School Improvement Plan for 2014-2015 and the Advanc-Ed Surveys for accrediation renewal.
  • AP Computer Science Summer Institute: Summer 2012
  • MOS Certified in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Certiport Testing Orginization Adminstrator
  • Super Summer Institute: Summer 2010
    • Earned Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop CS5
    • Earned Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver CS5
    • Earned Adobe Certified Associate in Flash CS5
  • Using EPAS Data Effectively Class through Louisiana Tech – Led the Destrehan Team through completion of assignments:  Fall 2009
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools District Core Exams – Co-Author of the World Geography Mid-term and Final exams: Summer 2009
  • NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Workshop: Summer 2009
  • Kick-off Mentor Training: Summer 2009
  • Family Engagement Professional Development:  May 2009
  • Super Summer Institute: Summer 2008. 
    • Earned Internet and Computer Core Certification (IC3);
    • Turn Around Trainer: Mentored Ms. Dorsett-Bess and Ms. Bailey to become IC3 Certified who then helped students become certified.
  • Senior Project Institute Attendee: Summer 2008
  • Adobe Photoshop Advanced Training Workshop: Fall 2008


Teaching Accomplishments

  • Destrehan High School Teacher of the Year Nominee: Fall 2008
  • Awarded MERA Grant in 2006-2009 for Marketing Education
  • Student at NOCCA Middle Placed 2nd in State Social Studies Fair: Spring 2005