I am the Director for Teaching and Learning Resources. In my role, I support PK-12 teachers in effective integration of technology and innovative lesson design. I am a Microsoft Expert Educator and for the E2 Conference in Redmond in 2015 I was designated as a MIE Fellow. I taught high school English for 14 years and have been teaching in a 1:1 environment since 2000. For the last three years, my main focus has been supporting the 1:1 learning initiative (no textbooks, class OneNote notebooks, and digitized devices) modeled after my classroom. My work with students has been featured on Copy/Paste, TeachTec, Microsoft in Education, OneNote, and Daily Edventures blogs (twice).
I was one of the 5 nominees for the 2013 Bammys in the Secondary Teacher of the Year category. Based on the learning activities I design, I have been invited to attend numerous U.S. Microsoft Innovative Educator forums (winning best practices and runner up in 2009, winning first place in knowledge building 2011) and two global forums (Washington, D.C. 2011 and Barcelona 2014). In Barcelona, my Global Forum team won first place in the Learn-a-thon competition for the Sustainability category.
Additionally, I am a Master Trainer for Microsoft's Innovative Educator program and a Professional Learning Specialist with i2e. I have presented various webinars for Microsoft and others. Titles of presentations include: Pedagogy First: 21st Century Lesson Design; The Ultimate Tool: OneNote; Strategies for Implementing Group Projects in Your Classroom; The Best Kept Secret in Education -- Microsoft Free Tools for your Classroom; and The Innovative Educator.Presenting 21 CLD webinar series numerous times, I have trained nearly 500 teachers in 21st Century Learning Design. I am also a trained peer coaching facilitator through the PeerEd group. I have presented numerous hands-on workshops at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, Alabama Educational Technology Conference, at the University of Alabama's Systems Scholars Conference, and at Hillsborough County, Florida's Technology Conference.
spending time with my family
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent Van Gogh
The Count of Monte Cristo, the Harry Potter series, Creating Innovators