About Me

Kathy outside of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy

Kathy outside of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy

Hi. My name is Kathy Van Pelt. I was born and raised in Southern California and love living near the ocean. I also love teaching and helping students.

For over 25 years, I have been involved in education teaching computer applications and keyboarding classes. I am a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 and a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Certified Specialist. Before computers, I helped students learn how to use dedicated word processors. It was a long time ago!

Currently, I work at MiraCosta College, a community college in Southern California, where I teach computer applications for the Computer Applications Department and keyboarding classes for the Business Office Technology Department. I teach one- and two-day computer courses through Community Services, and work as an Instructional Assistant II for the Academic Information Services Department. I’ve been enjoying my jobs at MiraCosta for over 20 years! Prior to MiraCosta, I worked at Eldorado Business College teaching word processing and business courses.

And, for about 15 years I’ve been teaching online courses (PowerPoint 2010, 2007, & 2003, and Keyboarding) through Education to Go, a division of Cengage Learning.  I find teaching and learning online an rewarding experience.

I love being involved in education because I am always learning something new and exciting! In addition to teaching and learning, I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.