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Education

Jul 2013Jul 2015

Masters of Arts in Educational Technology

Michigan State University
Aug 1999May 2001

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

State University of New York at Fredonia
Sep 1997May 1999

Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts

Finger Lakes Community College

Professional Experience

Aug 2014Present

Technology Integration Specialist

American School Foundation of Monterrey
  • Empower teachers and curriculum coaches to purposefully integrate technology into units of study
  • Create staff professional development sessions regarding ASFM officially adopted tools
  • Educate staff regarding technology integration frameworks, TPACK and SAMR
  • Collaborate with administration and IT to develop technology integration policy
  • Research and evaluate tech tools to enhance student learning
  • Model 21st century skills and innovation while leading 14 member Digital Teacher team
  • Reflect and document learning experiences in the classroom
Aug 2008Aug 2014

Grade 4 Teacher

American School Foundation of Monterrey

Teacher, Team Leader, Digital Teacher, Lesson Study Facilitator

  • Led students through workshop model approach to learning
  • Cowrote units of study using Understanding by Design model and GANAG frameworks
  • Adapted units of study to meet curriculum goals
  • Implemented Balanced Literacy program
  • Infused high yielding instructional strategies and 21st Century Skills into daily practices
  • Collaborated with Resource, ESL, and OM teachers to meet student needs
  • Integrated technology into grade level units of study, using TPACK Framework
  • Provided colleagues with technology support
  • Created video capture tutorials for staff, parents, and students
  • Facilitated weekly team meetings
  • Acted as a liaison and change agent between administration and team members
Aug 2002Jun 2008

Grade 3 Teacher

Elkton Elementary School

Teacher, Student Council Advisor, Yearbook Coordinator 

  • Staff elected- Teacher of the Year, 2007
  • Generated interactive lessons with use of SMART Boards based on state standards
  • Individualized and differentiated instruction
  • Collaborated with special education instructional teachers to reach individual needs
  • Cowrote leveled texts to support curriculum 
  • Created state standard instructional DVDs, involving several staff members
  • Provided inservice training for SMART Boards and iMovie
  • Directed technological yearbook and social committee projects
  • Coordinated Student Council Association activities and projects
  • Piloted school-wide recycling program
  • Wrote and directed dialogue for student musical productions

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