Academic Innovations Professional Development

Certified Trainers & Technical Assistance Contractors

Secondary education is in a dramatic transition. Reform, redesign and restructuring has become a national mandate. Most educators recognize change must take place but few have a clear idea of how. When you bring a Career Choices certified trainer to your site, they'll customize your professional development to meet your particular school or district's initiatives while energizing your team to take on the new direction.


Trish Procetto


Career Choices
certified trainer Trish Procetto is the Best Practices Institute host and will help facilitate group discussion throughout those sessions. Trish has enjoyed careers in a variety of seemingly disparate industries-from time as a classroom teacher to running focus groups for Mattel to working as a crew member with several major cruise lines. Trish blends her love of people of all ages, her broad range of travel experiences, and her passion for food as the co-founder of TOURific Escapes, and she and Phyllis Stewart are very graciously lending their unique perspectives on Los Angeles to our Hollywood Bus Tour.
   
Wendy Bingham

Wendy Bingham


For Wendy Bingham, passion for the Career Choices curriculum is a family affair. As the daughter of author Mindy Bingham, Wendy has been involved with Academic Innovations in one capacity of another for the last eighteen years. She's played an integral role in all aspects of the company since 2001 as the vice president in charge of professional development.

Wendy brings a deeply ingrained entrepreneurial spirit to Academic Innovations, one that served her well throughout her studies at the University of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. As part of the Entrepreneur Program at USC, Wendy was recognized for developing one of the "Top 10 Business Plans" in 1996 for her proposed technology summer camp for educators.

Before entering the family business, Wendy started her own successful enterprise as a database management consultant, providing companywide sales and marketing evaluations, software customization, and staff training. Wendy also worked for McGraw- Hill, coordinating sales events and promotions and developing her division's database.

Known for her content-rich, practical approaches, Wendy has conducted Career Choices workshops in nearly every state in the union. She is also a member of the highly selective National Speaker's Association.
   



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