Hector Valle, 2013
- Manager/ IT Instructional Resources
- DSC employee since 2005
Degrees and schools where awarded: A.A.S in Digital Television and Media Productions, Daytona State College; A.A. General Education, Daytona State College; B.A. in Liberal Studies, University of Central Florida; M.A. in Instructional Technology - E-learning, UCF.
Career/Professional honors: President of the Daytona State College CEA 2007-2008; President of the Professional Council 2010-2012; Project SPEAK Outstanding Service Award 2012.
Outside interests: Surfing, running, films, nature, travel, skateboarding, brewing and spending time with my family.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked for Food Lion as a cashier and produce clerk.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I’m currently working on a content development academy to train and support faculty. Also, I’m working on new interactive media projects and creation of the new classroom of the future.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Making a difference in the lives of our students by delivering media that will help them achieve their dreams.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I want to become a faculty member or administrator who works directly with faculty. I also want to conduct research and see how new interactive media can better help students achieve learning outcomes.
In life? I want to create a film that shows my artistic and professional use of new media.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? The best advice that I have gotten came from a mentor of mine who told me to remember what is most important in life and to keep that first when prioritizing task.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I like to produce surf and skateboard movies in my free time.
Last book read: Coming In from the Margins: Faculty Development's Emerging Organizational Development Role in Institutional Change by Connie Schroeder.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Calm, cool and collected.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be:Bob Marley, John Lennon, Marshall McLuhan (look him up), and my wife Candice Valle.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is a cool and open learning environment where students have access to many academic opportunities.