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Aug 2012Present

Information Literacy Instructor

Cherokee School, Lake Forest District 67
    • Develop technology and library lessons for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.
    • Develop and align lessons with CCSS and state ISTE standards with curricular goals in mind.
    • Collaborate with staff to integrate web tools, software, hardware, and other technology resources that will enhance their lessons.
    • Implement inquiry-based and project based learning units.
    • Utilize planning time with team members to develop and execute lessons.
    • Maintain the computer lab and library.
    Aug 2002Jun 2012

    4th Grade Classroom Teacher

    Cherokee School, Lake Forest District 67
    • Designed and implemented a challenging child-centered curriculum, integrating all disciplines and learning modalities
    • Collaborated/consulted with resource teachers concerning modifications and behavior programs for students with special needs
    • Emphasized reading and writing through guided and shared instruction
    • Piloted interactive research unit of the United States, See The U.S.A
    • Devised successful and differentiated teaching techniques to increase student learning based on student data
    • Worked collaboratevly with three other 4th grade team members

    Assistant Sales Manager

    Paging Network, Inc.



    Masters in Teaching and Leadership

    Saint Xavier University

    Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education

    National Louis University

    Glenbard West High School

    Professional Affiliations

    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

    International Society for Technology in Education

    Illinois Computing Educators

    Member of the IEA/NEA

    Other Responsibilities:

    Member of Language Arts Curriculum Committee

    Member of Emotional Wellness Committee

    Member of  21st Century Committee

    Led after school programs for students in Stop Motion Video

    Led after school book clubs for students


    21st century Learner: Avidly utilizes web 2.0 tools across professional and personal domains. Google Drive, green screen production,  Wixie, Atlas online curriculum mapping.  Proficient in both MAC and PC.  


    Upon Request