Ellen Engelman is a California credentialed teacher, and has been a PAAS Computer Applications instructor since 1998. She is also the PAAS webmaster, maintaining and updating the Adult School website each quarter, and also produces the school catalog content each quarter. Ellen is a member of the PAAS WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) team which meets regularly to ensure that the school maintains an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria.
She holds an Administration of Justice/Paralegal degree, and a Technical Communications degree as well. She learned to use computers while taking college courses and through on-the-job training as a travel counselor, and later as a technical writer at Sun Microsystems.
Many of Ellen’s students have returned over the years to take more of her computer classes to update current skills by learning new and updated software available in the PAAS classroom. Ellen quickly gets to know her students’ computer needs and presents the material in a way that all levels of learners in the class are comfortable with the material and the pace of the class.
Ellen’s students are job-seekers, beginners, and retirees who want to learn about computers, as well as those building on computer skills already mastered – all as part of their lifelong learning experience. In the unique PAAS environment, students learn with state-of-the-art computers and the latest software in a comfortable, well-maintained computer lab setting.