Tina Redd, M.S., M.S.Ed.
Tina Redd, M.S., M.S.Ed.
 
BIO
 

Welcome! My name is Tina Redd and the purpose of this site is to give you more information about my professional journey. Let me tell you a little about me.

IN A NUTSHELL

I am a learning technology professional with a very unique skillset. With more than 15 years experience in web development and design, I have developed a reputation as a recognized authority in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In fact, over the years, I have taught courses and individuals at many levels in PHP, MySQL and HTML. These skills have come in handy in designing and developing web-based interactive instructional experiences.

WHO AM I?

I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. While a lot of teenagers can state that their first job is in retail or fast food, my very first job was a mathematics tutor for middle school children. A 2001 graduate of Highland Park Public Schools, I decided to attend Wayne State University, keeping with my Motor City roots. While there, I majored in Mechanical Engineering, although my heart was still in Mathematics and Computer Education. In fact, even as a Mechanical Engineering student, I enjoyed programming and teaching. I completed courses covering many programming languages (C++, Java, PHP, etc.) and served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for a freshman Engineering course for two years. When I was not taking courses, I taught computer programming summer courses to middle and high school students across the Detroit area.

Once I graduated, I was offered a job as a web application developer as a small startup company. Like at many other startups, I was tasked with performing multiple tasks in addition to my development tasks; customer support, project management, and I even dogsat on occasion. It wasn't however, until I discovered training that I found where I belonged. I loved traveling to the client sites and putting faces to names, but most importantly, I loved the feeling of helping people understand why our software would help them accomplish their tasks. Eventually, I evolved into a lead trainer; being a primary trainer at client sites and facilitating employee on-boarding.

My responsibilities progressed as well as my interest. I was tasked with starting and developing a brand new training division as the Training Director. It was a tall task that I did not shy away from. Although different from the everyday "in the trenches" tasks, I enjoyed making decisions that affected the direction of the division and leading teams of individuals with very diverse skillsets. It was a great learning experience for me! Plus, I still had the opportunity to design and develop instruction. This is when I decided to complete my Master of Science in Education degree, to formalize my experience.

When I’m not hard at work, I love traveling and singing. Although I’m quite the homebody, I love seeing new places and taking in the sights. As far as singing, I have been singing professionally, both as a soloist and an alto in a Detroit-based community choir, for the past 9 years. They all keep me busy, and I don’t know how I find the hours in the day!