Friday, 11 December 2015

My new CV

I hired a professional CV writer and this is the results.

I am currently looking for new consulting positions and other opportunities below is a sample cover letter that I send to interested parties.   If something in this letter strikes a chord with a gap in your business and you think Dr. Darren Cannell can help fix or fill said gap contact him at:

Dr. Darren Cannell

Telephone: 306-361-5206 Email:
Educational Consultant
An innovative and highly-skilled professional with over 30 years of educational experience and an extensive academic background that includes a Doctor of Education and a Masters of Education. Possesses considerable experience planning entire programs which promote student achievement and deliver improved educational outcomes for the community. Passionate about driving forward in organizational change and quickly assesses both the needs and strengths of the system in order to develop a continuous improvement framework.
Career Summary
o    Implemented an unconventional approach to education while teaching all subjects in elementary school as well as teaching physical education and art in high school
o    Took initiative to continuously develop knowledge of the field in order to effectively teach in the ever-changing culture by studying in post-secondary education institutions ranging from traditional to unconventional teaching methods
o    Consulted and presented First Nations educational strategies, online education and personal views on future educational approaches to professionals in worldwide post-secondary institutions, businesses, health institutions and conference
o    Identified the need for collaboration among all society stakeholders including the business community, K-12 schools, the healthcare community and local universities and undertook responsibility of developing a process that would be the educational system of the future
o    Tested unique approaches to education and work with various local, provincial, national and international stakeholders and created successful change within the organization through that research
o    Applied comprehensive knowledge as the President of the software company to analyze and create a new vision before implementing the required changes; moreover, identified strengths and weaknesses in order to develop systems which enhanced strengths and discovered solutions for the gaps
o    Acquired consulting experience in post-secondary schools, First Nations education, adult education and training as well as business and secondary school in the development and adoption of technology and education which work to significantly improve the strengths of the organization
o    Developed a best practices approach as a consultant to the established systems and generated a continuous improvement framework which drove outcomes to the next level
o    Monitored, evaluated and trained staff in addition to planning entire programs from ideation to completion

Key Achievements
Ø  Gained recognition by the Saskatchewan Teachers Association and awarded the Arbos Award for Contributions to Education and the Teaching Profession which honours teachers who have contributed greatly to education with a broad and significant impact and teaching scope
Ø  Proposed, developed and administered the largest and most successful cyber school in the province
Ø  Embraced and promoted education reform through the development of the online school in Saskatoon, ultimately transitioning the school from face to face teaching to an interactive digital internet school which focuses on the ability to discover reliable information that is required to navigate the information age
Career History
2012 – Present
CEO and Owner, TADOworldwide (A business online training center)

2013 – 2014
President, NexLev Solutions Inc. (A software & online training company)

1982 – 2013

2000 – 2013

1999 – 2000

1998 – 1999

1990 – 1998

1989 – 1990

1987 – 1989

1986 – 1987

1982 – 1986
Teacher Administrator, St. Paul’s RCSSD School Division

Administrator, Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School

Project Leader, Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School

Acting Assistant Principal, E.D. Feehan High School

9-12 Art and Computer Teacher, E.D. Feehan High School

Grade 7 Classroom Teacher, Father Vachon Elementary School

Grade 9-12 Art and Physical Education Teacher, Native Survival High School

Grade Classroom Teacher (All Subjects), Sister O’Brien Elementary School

7 and 8 Classroom Teacher (All Subjects), St. Thomas Elementary School
Education and Qualifications

Education, Northcentral University Arizona (4.0 GPA) (2015)
o    Specialization in E-Learning and Teaching Online
Distance Education, University of Athabasca (3.8 GPA) (2007)
Education, Brock University
Physical Education, Brock University
Movement Education, Brock University
o    Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education 2009-2015 GPA. 4.0
o    Arbos Award for Contributions to Education and the Teaching Profession, 2013
o    Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Honorary Membership 2013
o    Microsoft Global Hero in Education, 2013
o    Golden Key International Honour Society, 2011 GPA. 4.0
o    Nominee for iNACOL Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Online Learning, 2009
o    Nominee Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2009
o    Nominee National Technology Innovation Awards: The Learning Partnership, 2006
o    Innovation Award in Education for Integrating Persons with Disabilities, 2005
o    Nominee Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2005
o    Education of Distinction Award, 2005
o    Edublog Award: Best technology meets pedagogy blog, 2004
o    Nominee Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2001
I.T.  Skills
Google Certified Instructor; Microsoft Partner in Education Judge; Microsoft Innovative Teacher; WebCT Certified Senior Trainer; WebCT Certified Expert; WebCT Certified Training the Trainer; Professional A Teaching Certification, Saskatchewan Education
Conference Presentations
Presented at many speaking engagements and conferences including but not limited to:

o    Microsoft Canadian Education Global Forum, Online Conference, 2011
o    Microsoft Partners in Learning Conference, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, May 2009
o    Taking IT Global Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 2009
o    Microsoft Innovative Teacher Conference, Hanoi Vietnam, April 2008
o    Virtual School Symposium 2008, Phoenix Arizona, October 2008
o    Canadian E-Learning Conference, University of Alberta, May 2007
o    WebCT Canadian National Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, June 2006
o    Northern Voice Canadian Blogging Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 2005
o    Best Practice Presentation, University of Calgary, Alberta, May 2004
o    NaWeb Practitioner's Report, University of Fredericton, New Brunswick, , October 2004
o    The Canadian National WebCT User's Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, June 2003
o    Rural Congress Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 2003
o    Eastend School Division #8 Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 2003
o    North West Teachers Convention Presentation Saskatchewan, February 2003
o    Catholic Section Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January 2003
o    North American Web based Learning Naweb 2002 International Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 2002
o    The Eighth Australian World Wide Web Conference Ausweb 2002 International Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 2002

1.       Cannell, Darren. NCU Graduation Poster: Relationship between Interaction Types and Secondary School Adult Learner’s Perceived Satisfaction and Learning. Northcentral University, 2015.
2.       Cannell, Darren. Relationship between Interaction Types and Secondary School Adult Learner’s Perceived Satisfaction and Learning. Diss. Department of Education, Northcentral University, 2015.
3.       Teaching and Developing Online Blog, Web-blog, 2003 – 2015
4.       Learning to Draw on a Tablet (Book Two), Amazon Book, November 2014
5.       The Great Big Art Book, Amazon Book, July 2013
6.       Thanks to you, My Teacher, Amazon Book, July 2013
7.       The Daily Quote is the Only Education I am getting! Amazon Book, June 2013
8.       Darren Cannell Cartoon Collection, Amazon Book, June 2013
9.       Learning to Draw on a Tablet (Book one), Amazon Book, June 2013
10.   Master Gardener Newsletter, Published art article, May 1997
11.   Scrawl of the Wild, Publish art, April 1997
12.   Cannell, Darren David. A Perceived Needs Assessment of Volunteer Coaches in the Niagara Region. Diss. Department of Physical Education, Brock University, 1981.

15    Contributed Publications including:

o    June, 2015. Catholic School Chronicle: Catholic Educator Blog

o    July, 2014. Jason Tratch Project Management Passion: Thoughts - Social Media and Project Management

o    May, 2014. Canadian Society for Training and Development: Saskatoon: Lessons Learned while Building the Largest Online High School in Saskatoon.

o    July, 2013. Daily Edventures Darren Cannell, Microsoft Global Heros in Education.

o    April, 2013. STF Arbos Award Recipients, Darren Cannell Bio.

o    February, 2012. Education Week: Virtual Ed. in Canada favors centralized programs.

o    November, 2011. State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada Michael K. Barbour,

o    March, 2010. Dangerously Irrelevant: Video - You can't be my teacher.

o    September, 2005. Stephen's Web: Examples of Instructional Material on the Web.

o    June, 2005. Breaking into the Academy: How computers make our kids stupid.

o    March, 2005, Living the Dream: Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School
o    Aurora Community Soccer Coach 2013-2015
o    Around the World Tour 2010-2011 (39 countries)
o    Player Coach of Canadian Masters National Volleyball Team 2000-2001
o    Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Athlete 1996-1999
o    Director of Volleyball Canada 1995-1999
o    President of Saskatchewan Volleyball 1995-1999
o    Club Director and Head Coach T-Shirts Volleyball Club 1983-1993
o    Five Years Brock University Varsity Volleyball 1979-1982

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