Network 9 Education

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Colt Hall Forum

What is Network 9?  Watch this 1 minute video and find out.

Interact with nine or more professionals from your field of interest.  Learn more about what they do, where they work, and how they got started - all at an event that's small enough to promote real conversations.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Check-in: 5:00 p.m.

Panel Presentation:  5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception:  6:30 p.m.


Colt Hall Forum


The event is for Point Loma Nazarene University undergraduate students in any major or academic level.


This event is FREE!

Business Attire

Women's Guide to Professional Dress

Just remember that professional and sexy don't go together.  Make sure you can walk comfortably in your shoes.

Men's Guide to Professional Dress

Remember the dark socks should match the shoes.



Attendance, Expectations, Courtesy, and Professionalism

If for any reason you realize you cannot attend, up to the day of the event, contact The Offices of Strengths and Vocation (located on the 3rd floor of the Ryan Learning Center) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., in person, by phone at 619-849-2446, or by e-mail  Note:  The office closes at 4:30 p.m.

Signing up for this event constitutes your commitment to attend. The purpose of this event is to help you develop potential for long-term success by forging the right connections. A significant expense is made by OSV for all of our networking events. When individuals no-show, this impacts and is a discourtesy to hosts, planners, sponsors, and the other students. True emergencies, which are rare, with prompt contacts to explain, are understood. Changing your mind about attendance at the last minute does not constitute an emergency.


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Ms. Sandy Ische


Network with professionals from the following companies!


Ashford University

Joseph Allen, Director of Student Development & Retention

Joseph Allen is currently the Director of Student Development and Retention at Ashford University, a predominantly on-line University serving approximately 55,000 students. He began his career working in San Diego California for various four star hotels managing valet operations. Recognizing the value of interpersonal communication and the art of providing exceptional customer service, Mr. Allen utilized his hospitality experience to improve customer service in on-line higher education. With a Masters of Arts in Post-Secondary Education Leadership with an Emphasis in Student Affairs from San Diego State University and a foundation in Student Development Theory, Mr. Allen credits his approach for serving the needs of students to his mother who taught him early on, “Life’s about relationships.”

Mr. Allen’s heart for serving students began as a Resident Advisor in his undergraduate program. While working with international students, he has seen the vulnerable position in which these individuals find themselves, while pursuing a degree and improving their lives through education. Mr. Allen has been a Leadership Conference facilitator, Director of Student Development, International Student Advisor, Director of Residential Life and Housing, Director of Student Affairs and Career Services, and a New Student Experience and Orientation Instructor.

Cabrillo Elementary School

Yvette Cochran, 4th grade teacher

Education comes as a second career for Yvette Cochran.  She has been teaching in San Marcos School District since 2010.  During this time she has had the opportunity to teach kindergarten, second, and third grade at Twin Oaks Elementary, and fourth grade for the past two years at Cabrillo Elementary.  She has recently been elected to serve on the Leadership Team for the new Double Peak K-8 School in San Marcos.  She quotes, “With each passing year, I am reminded why I do what I do; it is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world!”

Ms. Cochran resides in San Marcos with her husband and two daughters.  Her eldest just began her first year of college, and her youngest is a freshman in high school.  They stay very busy as a family attending school events, cooking together, and going to the beach!

“I am so excited to be a part of Point Loma’s Network 9 Education event.  I look forward to meeting the students interested in pursuing this career, as well as other professionals in the surrounding area.  It will be an event to remember.”

Waldorf Institute of Southern California

Jacqueline Develle, Co-Director

Jacqueline Develle is inspired to work with teachers and students who are on a path of self-development, particularly in the education arena so that the next generation will be better prepared to meet their future.  Ms. Develle has 14 years of class teaching, 14 years mentoring experience, and 12 years of experience with adult education at the Waldorf Institute of Southern California, San Diego.  She is particularly interested in building communication skills between teachers, parents and colleagues. She also loves to re-invigorate creativity and joy into Waldorf teaching.

Sweetwater Union High School District

Angie Foust, General Ed/Special Ed Teacher

Angie Foust is an educator who currently holds three teaching credentials and is working towards her Master’s degree in Special Education. Ms. Foust has a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, an Education Specialist Instruction Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and an Education Specialist Instruction Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities, all from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Ms. Foust has been a classroom teacher since 2001.  She has taught general education at City Tree Christian School in downtown San Diego, ABCCA in Lilongwe, Malawi, and at the Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok, Thailand. In February 2011, Ms. Foust started working in Special Education and has worked at Serra High School in the San Diego Unified School District and at Eastlake Middle School, where she currently works, with the Sweetwater Union High School District. Ms. Foust teaches moderate reading, math, science, social science, and a social communication class for high functioning students with Autism. She started a social advisory and social club at her school to help give her students with disabilities more opportunities to make connections and socialize with their Nero typical peers.

Ms. Foust has coached the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program through her district for the last two years.  She works after school as a tutor and ABA therapist.  She is also a member of the Counsel for Exceptional Children.

Ms. Foust is a native San Diegan that enjoys reading, camping, and hiking. She takes any opportunity to travel and see the world with her two dogs Parker and Tanner. She and her dog Parker are volunteers with Vitas hospice therapy, Paw Pals, where they visit and spend time with hospice patients in home or hospital. 

Jennie J. Consulting

Jennie Jordan, Owner

Jennie Jordan has a broad spectrum of specialties and tools that she uses to help leaders, teams, and individuals in corporate and faith based environments maximize their strengths and positively impact the bottom line.  She has worked with over 50 organizations in the past 25 years in the areas of organizational development, emotional intelligence, customer service, and career transitions.  Clients have included Genentech, Cal State University San Marcos, TaylorMade Golf, Tri-City Medical Center, Department of Homeland Security and Stone Brewing Company.

Among Ms. Jordan’s clients are two that have been identified in the top 100 companies to work for in the United States by Fortune Magazine.  Another company was featured on the television show, Undercover Boss.

During her tenure as the principle corporate trainer for Callaway Golf, Training Magazine named the Callaway Training and Development Department one of the top 100 training departments in the United States and specifically acknowledged the Leadership Training, Career Development, and Mentoring Programs for which Ms. Jordan was responsible.

Significant Systems

Loren Naffziger, Executive Director of Course Development

Loren Naffziger holds a Doctor of Education degree with a Media Studies Concentration, which was earned at Fielding Graduate University. His post graduate work includes completion of Teaching in the Virtual Classroom Professional Certificate and becoming a certified SMART Notebook 11 trainer. In addition, Mr. Naffziger holds a Master of Science degree in Educational and Instructional Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. 

Mr. Naffziger’s current involvements include, serving as the Associate Director of Curriculum, Instructor, and Assessment for National University Academy, which is a public charter school. He is leading an innovative approach to blended instruction through the support of the faculty, which work at over 20 different sites in San Diego, Riverside, and Fresno County. Mr. Naffziger is also continuing in as a part of a team of scholarly practitioners working action-oriented research projects in the areas of teacher clinical practice uses of iPads, remote observation of K-12 classrooms to improve instruction, and the use of SMART Boards in pre-service teacher education. 

Mr. Naffziger provides professional development services to the faculty and staff of the university, as well as K-12 schools. Other services include, working as an instructional designer, which includes designing and developing multiple websites that support the research teams and participants of the action research projects. 

Mr. Naffziger’s instructional endeavors include teaching courses in e-Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology, Education, Teacher Education, Special Education, and Educational Psychology.  He is experienced in teaching online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses at the high school and collegiate level.  In addition, he is the lead faculty for the final course in e-Teaching and Learning specialization.

Julian Union School District

Kevin Ogden, Vice President for Educational Programs Learn 4 Life Concept Charter Schools

Kevin Ogden started his career in the Julian Union School District 36 years ago as an elementary teacher.  He served all but six years in the district, leaving for one year to teach 6th grade in another district while completing his graduate degree, and five years as a principal in the Poway Unified School District.  Mr. Ogden served as the superintendent of the Julian Union School District for a total of 25 years, retiring at the end of the 2013-14 school year.  During his tenure, Mr. Ogden emphasized a team effort and collaboration.  As a result, the Julian School District was selected as a California Distinguished School three times, National Blue Ribbon School, a High Achieving Title I School and a National School of Character.

Mr. Ogden served as President of the Small School District Association and is currently an Emeritus Superintendent for the organization. Other leadership roles included chairing the VEBA insurance board for Southern California School Districts, chairing the San Diego County Superintendents’ Technology Committee, and serving as a representative on the California School Boards Superintendents’ Advisory Council.  Mr. Ogden is currently the Vice President for Education Programs for Learn 4 Life.  Mr. has served as an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University in the administrative credential program and is active in his local church.

Mr. Ogden has been married 30 years to Karen, a former elementary teacher. They have two daughters, Kelsey, a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University and Kory, from Texas Christian University.

San Diego County Office of Education

Chris Reising, Director, Human Resources

Chris Reising is currently the San Diego County Office of Education’s Director of Teacher Recruitment and Support in the Human Resources Department.  He has been in this position for over 12 years.  As Human Resource Director, Mr. Reising oversees teacher recruitment, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA), California Troops to Teachers, regional EDJOIN training, Substitute Teacher Training, university / district collaboration, and implementation of the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements of NCLB, over 400 hours of online coursework for in-service teachers, CSET Test Preparation, and Added Authorizations for Special Education credential holders. All of these initiatives are either statewide or regional serving at minimum the 86 districts in Orange, San Diego, and Imperial Counties.

Mr. Reising has been working in education for over 26 years.  He taught upper elementary and middle school for 11 years with San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).  He coordinated the SDUSD Mentor Teacher Program and New Teacher Support Program for three years.  For 11 years, he worked as the Regional Director for the BTSA Induction Program, which is the second tier of California’s credential structure.  Mr. Reising has served as Executive Director of the Southern California Teacher Recruitment Center, Personnel Management Assistance Team (PMAT), and is currently directing the Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation Project in Southern California.

Mr. Reising has an Associate’s Degree in Physical Education from San Diego Mesa Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Masters Degree in Curriculum Development , and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from San Diego State University, and a California Administrative Services Credential from California State University San Marcos.

Lakeside Union School District

Rhonda Taylor-LV, Principal

Rhonda Taylor has been an educator for 25 years. She has worked with all grade levels K-8th. After many years as a teacher, she obtained her administrative degree. She has been an assistant principal at a performing arts middle school, and an elementary principal where she developed and implemented a 50% Spanish Immersion program.  She has worked with technology implementation, and she is currently working with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for the Lakeside Union School District.