James Nakakihara


M/M Educational Specialist Instruction Credential – Azusa Pacific University, Murrieta, 2014

M.B.A. – California State University, Fullerton, 1994

B.A. Foreign Language, Spanish – California State University, Fullerton, 1982


  • Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate, RSP and SDC.
  • Successfully teaching K-12 (SPED/GE), College and Adults in a wide variety of subject matter.
  • Educated with Common Core principles and Universal Design Theory and application.
  • Designing and Teaching online computer science courses using Blackboard since 2007.
  • Taught abroad and in diverse cultural environments.
  • Student-Oriented approaches to serving as an Instructor.
  • Wealth of professional real-world experience in addition to teaching.
  • Developed online (web-based) and fat-client tools to improve teaching, reporting, and student evaluation.


Teaching diverse students, organization, relationship building and maintenance, developing software tools, process building.


Banning High School                                                                               August 2014 to Present

Special Education Teacher

  • Co-Teacher – US Govt/Economics/English 12
  • Special Day Class (SDC) teacher – Algebra I and Geometry.
  • Resource Specialist Program (RSP) – Math, English, History, etc.
  • Manage assigned student caseload.
  • Developing student management tools.

Mt. San Jacinto College                                                                           January 2000 to Present

Associate Faculty

  • Currently Teaching online Microsoft Office Courses and Introduction to Computers
  • Taught the following Face-to-Face courses: Introduction to the Internet, HTML Programming, XML, Microsoft FrontPage for the Internet Certification program and Principles of Database Management Systems.
  • In addition, have taught various business, intern, and special courses for high school students.
  • Developed testing systems, teaching/grading support software

Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Substitute                                                                                            February 2014 to June 2014

  • Teaching Special Education and General Education courses as substitute.


Consultant                                                                                           August 2011 – Present

  • Business Analyst and custom application programming.

Insight Video Net                                                                                                February 2003 – August 2011

Director of Operations/Product Fulfillment/Board Member

  • Managed product life cycle for security IT applications.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with key partners, integrators, suppliers and end-users.
  • Responsible for purchasing and vendor relations for timely acquisition of materials and finished goods for the production of hardware devices, software and services.
  • Developed and administered company website
  • Created sales and operations software applications
  • Installed and administrated company’s Moodle training site.
  • Served as a Managing Member and on the Board of Directors as secretary.


  • Sales and Marketing Manager/Technical support, TS Computers
  • Associate Director, North County Interfaith Council
  • General Partner, Always and Forever DJ Company
  • District Sales Manager/Product Support, Commodore Business Machines
  • Operations Manager/Technical Support, New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • Instructor, Utsunomiya Business Computer College
  • Instructor, Utsunomiya English Center
  • Substitute Teacher, ABC, Bellflower, Norwalk-La Mirada, Temecula Valley Unified School Districts
  • Bi-Lingual Teacher Aide, Long Beach Unified School District
  • Cook/Worker, “Mama Maria” Restaurant


  • Reformed Church in America, General Synod Council member. Elder Delegate to General Synod, Session Moderator, Assessment Task Force Member
  • Rancho Community Church, Elder, Small Group Leader, Missions-Myanmar, Echain Prayer Ministry coordinator, Board of Directors, E3/Global Missions, Humanitarian Aid, Church Planting, Cuba