|By PR Newswire||
|April 1, 2014 02:01 PM EDT||
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County (http://www.pacificaoc.org) announced today the hiring of David O'Neil as the school's first Head of School. Mr. O'Neil served as a founding administrator at Pacifica Christian in Santa Monica and brings instant experience, leadership, and talent to the leadership team at Pacifica Christian here in Orange County.
"I look forward to partnering with students, parents, teachers, and community members to bring the unique mission of Pacifica Christian High School to Orange County," says O'Neil. "Pacifica is a school that takes seriously the task of educating the next generation. We teach our students how to think well and how to live well by bringing together their knowledge and understanding with faith and charity to shape the way they live. Students will leave our campus prepared for the best colleges in the country and prepared for life; they will be ready to impact their community, their workplace, their families, and our world."
O'Neil left the Santa Monica school in 2011 to serve as the Head of School of Providence Hall in Santa Barbara, CA. During his time there he launched a comprehensive dual-credit program, established a leading outdoor education program, infused the upper school curriculum with 21st century technology and collaborative classroom environments, and received the "Outstanding Campus Award" from the California Educators' Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Dayna, and their two children will re-locate to Orange County in the summer of 2014, and will begin employment with Pacifica Christian Orange County in July.
"At Pacifica, teaching students to think and live well starts from the top," says board president, Keith Carlson. "Our faculty are models for our students. That makes Mr. O'Neil a perfect Head of School for us. He knows his field. His founding work at our sister-school has given him the knowledge of how to start and run a Pacifica school. His time as Head of School at Providence School, Santa Barbara has given him the experience needed to run a premier Christian academic institution. But beyond his knowledge, he lives well. He brings proven character and substantial faith. This will impact the rest of Pacifica's administrators, faculty, and, most importantly, the students."
"I have had the pleasure of working side by side with David O'Neil for eight years," says Jim Knight, Head of School and founder at Pacifica Christian in Santa Monica. "He is a visionary, has a passion for independent schooling, leads with authenticity, possesses both business and educational acumen necessary to run a top flight school, is mature and well balanced in his personal affairs, has a work ethic like no other, and knows what it takes to found and lead an institution. He is, from my estimation, one of the top leaders in independent Christian schooling today. Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County is very fortunate."
Pacifica Christian School of Orange County is an independent, college-preparatory, liberal arts school which will begin with a freshman and sophomore class in the fall of 2015. Campus tours and introductory meetings to the school's leadership team will begin in the fall of 2014. "We are going to announce our comprehensive campus plans in a matter of weeks," says board vice president, David Bahnsen. "The focus on our leadership team has really paid off with the hiring of Mr. O'Neil and the others coming on board. We believe when the community meets the team and understands the campus plans and unique mission of this school there is going to be an incredible buzz surrounding Pacifica Christian School in Orange County."
Additional information is available at the school website and Facebook page.
For further information email [email protected]
SOURCE Pacifica Christian School of Orange County
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion...
Nov. 25, 2015 02:30 AM EST Reads: 670
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Nov. 25, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 277
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
Nov. 25, 2015 12:30 AM EST Reads: 414
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound...
Nov. 25, 2015 12:30 AM EST Reads: 408
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Nov. 25, 2015 12:00 AM EST Reads: 158
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNu...
Nov. 24, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 258
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Nov. 24, 2015 08:00 PM EST Reads: 340
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
Nov. 24, 2015 07:30 PM EST Reads: 344
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem"...
Nov. 24, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 368
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Nov. 24, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 319
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
Nov. 24, 2015 04:30 PM EST Reads: 286
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Nov. 24, 2015 03:45 PM EST
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
Nov. 24, 2015 03:30 PM EST Reads: 461
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Nov. 24, 2015 03:30 PM EST Reads: 140
There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content. Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indespensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets.
Nov. 24, 2015 03:30 PM EST Reads: 507