The Southwest Educational Development Center is an educational cooperative, providing services requested by the member schools in order to better serve students. The specific services are described throughout this website. Here is a manual of the services we provide available in PDF or Word formats.
SEDC is located in Cedar City, Utah at the following address (click for map).
Southwest Educational Development Center
520 West 800 South
Cedar City, UT 84720
Telephone - (435) 586-2865
Fax - (435) 586-2868
All Staff can be reached at the main SEDC phone number above, or follow their contact links to email them below.
Edna Jean LaMarca is the Director of the Southwest Educational Center. She has taught in the public school system for eighteen years serving as a principal for the last ten years. Her personal goal as she has progressed in her educational career has been to remove roadblocks so that teachers are teaching and students are learning.
SEDC's mission is to provide educators with the services that will allow them to spend their time wisely in creating and presenting excellent classroom instruction, assuring that the students of today receive the skills they need for tomorrow. SEDC strives to successfully meet the needs of students and teachers, promote achievement, and provide for economy and efficiency in the cooperative delivery of educational services that are identified and requested by member schools and Executive Board Members.
Our goal at SEDC is to help educators and administrators identify their needs and to assist in providing the avenues to meet those needs. Our team is continually seeking out new resources and knowledge while implementing best practices to deliver services and learning opportunities in a variety of mediums.
Selene Corbridge is the Office Manager for Southwest Educational Development Center in Cedar City, UT. She is responsible for the daily operation and activities of the center. These responsibilities include; tracking of revenue, accounts payable and receivable, requisitions for purchase orders, preparing payroll, preparing invoices for assessments, and monitoring employee contracts. Selene prepares correspondence for SEDC’s Executive Board and keeps minutes for their monthly board meetings.
In addition, Selene is the Administrator for the Southwest Sterling Scholar program. This includes managing budgets, planning board meetings, scheduling and working to have everything run smoothly.
Selene schedules the Simulator trailer moves throughout the region, as well as repair on these trailers. She helps when schools need lamps for overheads and projectors by ordering large volumes at a lower cost and invoicing for these services.
Lastly, Selene is a welcoming presence in the office. She answers phones, greets visitors and maintains a professional atmosphere for those who visit and work at SEDC.
The Educatonial Technology Director, Derek Larson, is the newest member of the SEDC Professional Learning Team. Derek comes to us from Washington county and has extensive experience in providing professional learning opportunities to educators all over the state. He's presented at SUECON, UCET, URSA and has provided courses for the EdTech Endorsement Program in WCSD.
Josh Kleinke, the System’s Specialist, provides professional technical help and support to district and charter school technology directors and other support staff. Josh provides expert support for Windows, Mac, Linux, firewalls, hardware configuration, and networking.
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for over 9 years.
If you would like Clint to provide a technology training at your school, make a request to your Principal or district technology coordinator. They will work with Clint to get you the tools and knowledge you need to successfully integrate technology into your instruction.
Have a date in mind? Take a look at his calendar.
Looking for his blog? His training resources, tutorials, and handouts are available at http://edtech.zone. You can also follow him on Twitter, follow his Technology Training Facebook page, or explore his Google+ Profile.
Scott Harpster, the Systems Engineer and Programmer, provides support to district technology directors as well as offering support in Backups, Network Evaluation, IP Phones, Filters, Firewalls, DNS, Monitoring, Aspire Technical Support, Virtualization, Active Directory, Security, Programming & Development. He can help in technical support and training to technical support staff.
Paul Day is a school psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has been working in the field of autism for the past 25 years. Paul has been an autism specialist for school districts for over 20 years. His specialty is developing ABA based intervention programs for students with autism. He has won awards such as Autism Educator of the Year and Disabilities Advocate of the Year.
Paul is a resource serving families and professionals who live and work with children with autism in the SEDC Region. He provides training, support, and consultation to school directors, autism specialists, teachers, and parents about appropriate support for students with Autism, ages 3 through 21. He will work with educators and parents in a six-county area: Millard, Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington. His main focus is to build the capacity of school district personnel to implement effective interventions for students with autism.
Chris Haught is the Technology/Media Mentor and Autism Secretary for the SEDC office.
She can help with all your media needs such as how to reserve videos & media from the SEDC library for your school, DVD duplications, equipment repair questions, printing of large Format Posters, READ Posters, scheduling and reserving the SEDC Polycom Bridge, and more.
Chris is also part of the Technology Training team, assisting in Website development, Data, Koha support, Google Apps, Virtual Field Trips and more.
Chris is also a Netsafe Trainer and will come to your school to do assemblies to teach students how to be safe on the internet.
In addition, Chris can assist with checking out books and other resources from the Autism Lending Library as well as answer questions about the Southern Utah Autism Conference.
Chris can also help answer questions about the Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar Program and Competition.
Eric Moses is our technology intern at SEDC. He is responsible for assisting with programming development and redesign of previous SEDC projects. He is also aiding with technology issues around the office, acting as IT Support / Help Desk for IVC problems for classes taught from the center, as well as taking on other miscellaneous tasks.