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Work Experience

Apr 2015Present

Education Officer

Ontario Ministry of Education, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch 

Working in the 21st Century Learning Unit to research and promote technology enabled learning and pedagogies for deeper learning.

Sep 2014Present

Vice Principal,  The Edward Johnson School

Upper Grand District School Board 

Working along with the Principal to build community, ensure implementation of curriculum and Ministry guidelines, and maintain a safe and happy learning environment for students and teachers.

Sep 1990Aug 2014

Teaching and Instructional Coaching

Upper Grand District School Board

Technology Coach (2006-2014)

Working with teachers and students (K - 10) to integrate the use of information and computer technology into classroom programs.  Duties involved job-embedded coaching in the use of effective teaching strategies with Web 2.0 tools and other software and hardware, creating online PD opportunities, co-facilitating a tech coaching program for Elementary teachers and teacher librarians, teaching digital and media literacy, and project-based learning.

Prior to Tech Coaching:

  • Classroom Teacher  Grades 1,2,1/2,4
  • Special Education Pr/Jr  LD
  • Reading RecoveryTM (Grade 1)
  • Special Education: Resource and Self-Contained (Grades 4-8)
  • Special Education Coordinator - Westwood PS
  • Designate principal - Jean Little PS
Apr 2011Present

AQ Course Instructor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Writing and teaching the AQ Course: Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction (Part 1,2 and Specialist).  Affiliated with the Ontario College of Teachers. 

Sep 2011Present

OTF Connects Coordinator/Conference Organizer

Ontario Teachers' Federation

Co-ordinated OTF conferences about Critical Thinking and 21st Century Teaching and Learning and provided instruction to teacher facilitators learning to effectively conduct online learning sessions through webinars.

Mar 2011May 2013

Community Leader, Connected Coach

Powerful Learning Practice

Co-facilitated year-long, f2f and virtual PD for teachers interested in improving their teaching practice through Action Research and becoming connected 21st Century learners and teachers.  Served as co-leader of the Canada/New England Community and a Connected Coach with communities of educators in Australia and El Paso. 


Primary Teacher

Toronto District School Board

Grades 1 and 1/2

Sep 1987Jun 1988

Special Education

Etobicoke Board of Education

Section 16 Class - Valta Treatment Centre


May 2005Jun 2008

Master of Education

University of Toronto, OISE/UT

Master of Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with a focus on educational technology.

Additional Certifications

AQ Principal's Qualification - Part 2 (2014)

AQ Principal's Qualification - Part 1 (2013)

Teaching Online Course -  Powerful Learning Practice (2011)

Connected Coaching Online Course - Powerful Learning Practice (2011)

AQ Intermediate Division - Dramatic Arts (2009)

Smart Exemplary Educator Certification (2008)

Reading Recovery Certification (1996)

AQ Primary Division - Part 1 (1989)

AQ Special Education - Part 1 (Learning Disabilities) (1987)


YMCA/YWCA of Guelph - Women of Distinction Award (Information Technology) 2014

Everyday Hero Award for Exemplary Service - Upper Grand DSB  2013

Making IT Happen Award - ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2012