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Darla Kay Sanders-Weatherford

weatherford@gmail.com
479-387-5142
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Education

Bachelor of Arts, English, 1984-1989
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas Teacher Certification, 1989
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Experience

Computer Support Specialist
University of Arkansas
Information Technology Services
Fayetteville, Arkansas
March 1994 to present

Present responsibilities and duties as a Computer Support Specialist (June 2000 to present) include:

  • Writing, rewriting, proofreading, and editing university web site content and technical copy including software and system descriptions, usage instructions, and educational materials
  • Rewriting documents created by staff for whom English is a second language
  • Writing and editing faculty, staff, and student materials including guides, brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, campus-wide e-mails, announcements, news releases, and IT workshop online manuals and handouts
  • Checking for ADA compliance and accessibility in university Web site HTML and content
  • Initiating, writing, and maintaining a departmental word usage list and web standards guide
  • Testing and reporting on software and systems
  • Working with a team as Webmaster to design and organize the IT Services Web site
  • Teaching IT workshops for university students, faculty, and staff including HTML and Web Development, ADA Accessibility, online bibliographies for the University of Arkansas’ Bibliographic Practicum class, Dreamweaver, Internet, e-mail, Kompozer, Nvu, and WordPerfect
  • Providing IT phone and e-mail support to university faculty, staff, and students on software usage and web development

Previous responsibilities and duties as a Computer Technician (March 1994 to June 2000) included:

  • Serving as IT Services Workshop Administrator, scheduling workshops, providing support for workshop instructors, creating and distributing a monthly printed calendar and newsletter, assisting and registering university faculty, staff, and students for workshops, and publishing the calendar and workshop news to the IT Services web site
  • Teaching workshops as an instructor including Introduction to the Internet and Introduction to WordPerfect
  • Writing workshop manuals and handouts
  • Assisting students and faculty as a computer lab operator

Substitute Teacher
Fayetteville, Arkansas Public Schools
1991 to 1994

Performed duties as a substitute teacher in all grades at all schools in the system and most subjects including a long term assignment with an elementary special education class at Bates Elementary School in Fayetteville, Arkansas


Freelance Tutor
Fayetteville, Arkansas
1990 to 1991

Provided tutoring services to college students in English including foreign students and people with disabilities, edited papers and theses

Applications

  • HTML, ADA compliance and Web accessibility, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Kompozer, Nvu,
    Telnet, SSH, FTP, Reddot Content Management System, Internet Explorer, Firefox
  • Facebook, SharePoint
  • Google Sites with Picasa Web Albums, Google Calendar, and other Google applications
  • Outlook, Pine
  • Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect
  • Photoshop, Camtasia
  • AutoCAD
  • Unix, Windows XP, Vista, and 7, iPhone

Other Published Works

Several short stories and poems were published in five issues of Falling Sideways, a local Fayetteville, Arkansas magazine from 1992 to 1999

Volunteer

Created and maintain web site for Greenland, Arkansas Cub Scout Pack 97

Taught two semesters of English at Uptown High School, an alternative school in Fayetteville, Arkansas (Spring 1985 and Spring 1986)

Recognition

Employee of the Year, 2001
University of Arkansas

References

Available upon request


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