Passionate K-12 mathematics and mathematics pedagogy trainer and educator specializing in blended learning, technology in education, competency based learning, conceptual understanding, and integrating innovation with evidence-based practice. Skilled at facilitating and inspiring others to be their own agents of change. Prioritizes love of learning for all.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2013 - Feb 2016

Education Consultant

MIND Research Institute, California (Remote)
  • Conduct in-person and webinar K-12 math program professional development for district representatives, school administrators, teachers and other school personnel, and customize based on needs
  • Provide ongoing in-person, e-mail, and phone support for successful program implementation, with a focus on actionable data with school leadership and teachers
  • Create and implement standards-based lesson plans for blending core curriculum and technology
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental teams on multiple projects simultaneously for program content creation as well as all company trainings on core competencies and blended learning
  • Assist with sales team at vendor shows
  • Establish rapport with district personnel, administrators, and teachers
  • Build relationships and engage with highly regarded local, regional, and national math education leaders
  • Use social media and other resources to stay current with evidence-based education best-practices and trends
Aug 2011 - Aug 2013

Mathematics Specialist

Bryn Mawr Community School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Write district grade-level standards-based mathematics curriculum, including Agenda of Lessons, lesson plans, assessments, and enrichment and intervention topics
  • Research current instructional content and best practices to provide school level professional development
  • Provide standards-based math instruction to students in small and whole groups in grades 3, 4 and 5 using inquiry
  • Collaborate with teachers to plan lessons, interventions, and extensions; model instruction; co-teach; and coach
  • Work with district math department and other math specialists to develop and facilitate math professional development at the district and school levels
  • Collaborate with University of MN Associate Professor of Mathematics Education to deliver Rational Number Project district-wide professional development and assist with implementation
  • Collect, organize and present student data to team members and assist with goal writing during weekly PLCs
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Mathematics Teacher - Grades 6 & 8

Minnesota Transitions Middle School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Teacher representative on LEAD grant for charter schools to bring internet and computers to each student's home to increase student achievement and parent involvement
  • Created and implemented Essential Skills, Curriculum Based Measurements, and Curriculum Map with other district mathematics teachers
  • Assisted in implementation of 1-to-1 laptop program
  • Created foundation for 6th and 8th grade district Scope and Sequence
  • Used data with students to self-assess and to differentiate instruction
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012

Educator Guide Advisor Volunteer

Science Museum of Minnesota

Collaborate with other teachers in the Minneapolis metro to develop educator, student, and chaperone guides for Math Moves! exhibit for various science museums around the country


Aug 2015 - Present

B.S Mathematics

Indiana University East Richmond
2011 - 2012

M.Ed Elementary Education

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Emphasis on initial fraction understanding and proportional reasoning  GPA: 4.0

2005 - 2008

B.S Foundations of Education: Elementary

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

GPA: 3.7

Honors and Awards:

  • ETS Recognition of Excellence – Praxis II Elementary Ed: Content Knowledge (Math) Spring 2008
  • Dean’s List Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008
  • Undergraduate Service Fellowship Scholarship Recipient Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
  • Jean Cameron/Robert Linde Scholarship Recipient Fall 2005 – Spring 2007
  • President’s Distinguished Student Award Scholarship Recipient Fall 2005 – Spring 2007
  • Phillips Family Scholarship Recipient