Rus Berrett

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about me

Civil Engineer. Software Engineer. Computer Science Teacher.

areas of expertise

C, C#, Java, Perl, Python, FreeBSD, Linux, Apache, system programming, web development, interface design, computer science instruction


August 2018 - June 2022

Certificated Teacher, Secondary (Lake Washington School District). Taught three computer science courses in a high school setting, specifically: Data Structures, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Principles.

  • Created and prepared differentiated lesson plans
  • Prepared and administered subject tests in C#, Java, and JavaScript
  • Provided classroom support for both in-person and remote settings
  • Managed a caseload of students that received special education services
  • Facilitated parent-teacher communication
  • Built culturally responsive learning environment
  • Grew student enrollment in Computer Science classes by 280% in 4 years

January 2017 - August 2018

Assistant Instructor (Bellevue College Continuing Education). Assistant instructor for entry-level C# programming courses that covered designing and writing C# computer programs using basic coding structures, classes, methods, and error handling.

April 2015 - January 2016

Software Development Engineer (NTT America). Developed open-source control panel software for system administration of virtualized private servers and cloud-based instances. The software is platform independent (FreeBSD/Linux) as well as distribution aware (Debian/RHEL). Developed frontend UI and backend API; managed open-source project using GitHub.

employment (cont)

September 2000 - March 2015

Software Development Engineer (NTT/Verio). Contributed to the development of various software packages for NTT/Verio's hosting platforms (FreeBSD, Linux, Cloud) including a server/client Control Panel built on a client-side XSL transform processor and a server-side XML-based API.

January 1998 - August 2000

Software Development Engineer (Verio, Inc.). Built database-driven customer-facing "backroom" software to manage account profiles, virtual server instances, billing, DNS, and domain registrations. Built a light-weight client-side virtual private server administration suite to manage users, domains, and mail.

August 1995 - December 1997

Webmaster/Co-Founder (Internet Servers Inc.). Built a web hosting business that achieved seven-figure revenue within two years. Sold venture successfully to Verio, Inc.

April 1995 - September 1996

Software Manager (Engineering Computer Graphics Lab). Managed and led a small team of programmers responsible for the development of the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS), a software platform used to create groundwater and subsurface simulations in a 3D environment.

January 1992 - March 1995

Software Developer (Engineering Computer Graphics Lab). Developed and maintained engineering and visualization software (Surface-water Modeling System, Groundwater Modeling System, Watershed Modeling System) used by engineering firms and government agencies.

education and service


Teacher Certification, Mathematics (City University of Seattle)


MS, Civil Engineering (Brigham Young University)

1987-1988, 1991-1994

BS, Civil Engineering (Brigham Young University)


Volunteer LDS Missionary (Taiwan)

interests and hobbies

Family. Church. Swimming. Mandarin Chinese. Appliance Repair.