President, Oates Associates, a consulting firm in the intersection of K-20 learners, technology and reform
Former positions include:
- vp for education markets at ePals, which offers many free online products worldwide for K12 students and teachers
- district ed tech director in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
- chair and associate professor, Computer Education and Technology, Barry University
- education editor, VIEWTRON, online service of Knight-Ridder Inc.
- high school teacher of language arts and journalism in Kansas