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Directory:Career Switcher Program

Administrative Staff

Lisa Temple

Director, Education Professional Development & Alternative Route to Teacher Licensure Career Switcher Program

5115 Hampton Blvd.
Monarch Hall, Suite 2110
Norfolk, VA, VA 23529

Lisa Temple holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Virginia State University a M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University and a Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategies from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Temple currently serves as the Director of Education programs within the School of Continuing Education and the Program Director for the Virginia Department of Education Alternative Route to Teacher Licensure Career Switcher Program at ODU.

Ms. Temple has over 26 years of continuing education experience and over 18 years of experience in alternative teacher certification. She has mentored and coached students throughout her professional career and is a member of the American Marketing Association, National Association for Alternative Certification and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

Ms. Temple has chaired numerous committees, appeared on local TV and Radio shows and has presented at the American Association for Adults and Continuing Education.

Lisa Temple:

It all started with you! You took me seriously right from the start and made good and positive things happen all the way through. Thank you so much! You made all of the difference.

- R. Murphy, Summer '16 Cohort

Dear Lisa Temple:

I want to thank you for your time yesterday. You helped me with some encouraging words and advice. It helped me to put some perspective into my life. Thank you for all that you do for others and myself.

- I. Collins

Pete Baker

Curriculum Coordinator

5115 Hampton Blvd.
Monarch Hall, Suite 2110
Norfolk, VA 23529

Pete Baker is a Hampton Roads native currently serving as Curriculum Coordinator within ODU's Career Switcher Program.

Pete earned his Ph.D. from ODU in 2012, his Master's in General Secondary Education from ODU in 2008, and his BA in English Literature and Composition from the School of William & Mary in 2005. In addition to his work in the Career Switcher Program, Pete serves as a Lecturer in ODU's School of Continuing Education & Professional Development.

Pete's current research agenda includes studies on epistemological beliefs development, early childhood policy, and instructional technology. Pete enjoys fishing, live music, and sharing life with his wife and young daughter.

Samantha Fabio

Associate Director for Student Support

5115 Hampton Blvd.
Monarch Hall, Suite 2110
Norfolk, VA, VA 23529

Samantha Fabio currently serves as the Student support manager for the VDOE Career Switcher program at ODU and the Program Coordinator for Education and Counseling programs within the School of Continuing Education. Mrs. Fabio holds a B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University as well as an Associates of Science in Social Science from Tidewater Community College. Mrs. Fabio is currently a member of the National Association for Alternative Certification. Mrs. Fabio has over 3 years of higher education administration experience.

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