curriculum vitæ

 James Petersen


I am an educator with a wide variety of experiences. I am currently a high school administrator and undertaking coursework that will lead to a doctorate in the field of  Educational Technology with an emphasis on Policy Studies.


21st Century Learning & Teaching: Digital Technology in the curriculum, Advanced Placement, Rigorous, Challenging curricular innovation, Web, digital video, web 2.0, music, in the curriculum, History, Fine Arts (music), Science. Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean, etc.


State of Hawaii Department of Education, Professional School Administrator’s Certificate (preK-12)


Assistant Principal, State of HI/Dept. of Education — May, 2002-present

Assistant Principal at Mililani High School. Supervision of 2500 students 250 faculty and staff. Emphasis on management of 21st century learning, digital technology in the curriculum. Administrator for AP programs. Involved with supporting such activities as the development of rigorous high-level programs that incorporate 21st century skills for learning and teaching.

Assistant Principal, State of HI/Dept. of Education — Jan. 2000-May, 2002

Assistant Principal at Solomon Elementary School. School administrator at a State of Hawaii public school located on the US Army base at Schofield Barracks. Instituted  KWN program and developed the integration of digital solutions for teaching and learning. Assisted with the development of the on-campus Mental and Emotional Health partnership with Tripler Army Medical Center.

Assistant Principal, State of HI/Dept. of Education — aug. 1999-Dec. 1999

Assistant Principal and Cohort Internship at Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Aiea, HI.

High School Teacher, State of HI/Dept. of Education — 1991-1999

Social Studies teacher at Aiea HS, Aiea, HI. Started the first AP European History Course, taught History, Economics, Psychology, Social Psychology. Recognized by Microsoft/Technology and Learning for the “Tear Down the Walls” online web forum. Faculty Consultant to the College Board AP European History Exam. Advisor: Mock Trial Team, Legislative Committee, Debate judge, AHS Technology Cadre.

Central District, State of HI/Dept. of Education — June 1993

Taught a series of workshops for Central District Administrators and Resource Teachers on the use of Project Planning software applications.

High School Teacher, State of HI/Dept. of Education — 1991

Waialua High & Intermediate School: taught AP European History, US History (honors) Civil/Criminal Law, Mock Trial.


University of Hawai’i, Manoa Honolulu, HI – 2010 - 2013 

M. Ed. 

Educational Technology

University of Hawai’i, Manoa Honolulu, HI – 1994 - 2002   

Educational Administration

Graduate Student in EdEA.

University of Hawai’i, Manoa Honolulu, HI – 1989 - 1990   

Prof. Diploma

Secondary Social Studies Education

University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA

1967 - 1971   

AB (Distinction in Scholarship)


1972 - 1973

Second AB program in Biochemistry

Professional Activities

TCC 2013 Worldwide Online Conference

April, 2013

Presented: “An Introduction and Overview to Google Apps in K12 Education: A Web-based Instructional Module”

15th TCC Worldwide Online Conference

April, 2010

Presented: “Tearing down the Walls with Wiki” a learning module

Hawaii Leadership Associates Program

Hawaii Institute For Educational Partnerships

1776 University Avenue UES 103

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


H.L.A.P. Cohort IV Participant: (National Network for Educational Renewal, University of Washington) Program developed by John Goodlad to develop and promote renewal of schools and educational change.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Old Post Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20506

October 1997   

Focus Grant Review Panelist: Evaluated applications for NEH Focus Grant funding in Washington D.C.

Archaeological Institute of America/NEH

656 Beacon St.

Boston, MA 02215

July–August 1997   

Summer Institute Participant: AIA Institute on Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean at Boston University

Neolithic Edu   

August 1997–January 1998

Curriculum Advisor: Teaching With Technology, NEH Grant proposal prepared under the direction of Dr. Ernestine Elster, Dept. of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles

ETS/College Board

Faculty Consultant to the College Board AP European History Exam


Microsoft Corp./Technology and Learning Magazine
State Technology Teacher of the Year - 1998


Oceanic Cable Outstanding Educator Award

1998-99 Aiea High School

Professional memberships

  1. ASCD

  2. NASSP

  3. AECT

  4. AERA

  5. Archaeological Institute of America

  6. National Council for the Social Studies

  7. International Society for Technology in Education

  8. United States Naval Institute

  9. The Nelson Society

  10. The Arthur Ransome Society

  11. University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association

Skills and interests

Wide-ranging - including Music, Photography, Archaeology, International Ironman Competition, Web and Digital Media development, essentially everything from pre-history to the future.

References available upon request


James Petersen

95-1008 Koliliko St.

Mililani, HI 96789

Home: (808) 626-7726

Business: (808) 627-7747 x74226

Education: UC Berkeley | UH Manoa

Majors: Anthro/Biochem | Education | Educational Admin. | Educational Technology | Education Policy

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam”
Hannibal Barca (247-183 BC)

companion pages

my philosophy as an educational leader

project exemplars

some of my projects in ETEC

more information

  1. my educational leadership portfolio

policy studies

  1. link to the presentation on my analysis of content filtering policy

  2. “Unintended Consequences” a policy analysis