June 19, 2018

Marsha Tisdale, author of Keyboarding and Office Procedures, has been teaching since 1972. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in French with a Business Education minor and a Master of Arts in Teaching Business Education from Portland State University. She has taught in junior high, high school, junior college, and vocational college. Subjects taught has included accounting, business law, career exploration, computer programming, drama, desktop publishing, economics, English, French, keyboarding, marketing, math, office procedures, portfolios, middle-school projects, speech and debate, and word processing. In addition, she has developed and supervised numerous portfolio processes, remained active in a site-based committee for school improvement, served as a computer technology and software coordinator, acted as an advisor to the National Honor Society chapter, served as foreign language and business education chairs, participated in the regional business management cadre, and helped organize a regional student organization (Business Leaders of Tomorrow). She helped supervise student teachers, acted as mentor teacher to new staff, and developed an on-going staff training on the Oregon Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) and state curriculum/portfolio requirements. She also participated in the US West “Train the Trainer” Program teaching staff the use of technology in classrooms. Professional involvement has included regional, state, and national associations in business, English, and foreign language. She’s a multi-faceted person who loves to teach.