Professional Organizations


Schrader, P.G., Neal Strudler, Loretta Asay, Terra Graves, Shawn L. Pennell, and Sara Stewart. "The Pathway to Nevada’s Future." Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools. Ed. Irene Chen and Dallas McPheeters. Hershey: IGI Global, 2012. 204-23. Print.

Link to Sample PDF of Chapter 

Professional Organizations:

Computer Users of Nevada, CUE-NV

ISTE, International Society of Technical Educators


iNACOL, International Association for K-12 Online Learning

Conference Presentations:

ISTE, San Diego, Ca, June 2012 Technology + Training + TPACK = Teacher Change

ISTE, San Diego, Ca, June 2012

Pathway for Technology Integration- The Power of Online Professional Development

Nevada Association for Career & Technical Education, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 2012

Pre-Conference Presentation:  Edmodo to Extend Learning

Concurrent Presentation:  Powered by Edmodo!

CUE Conference, Palm Springs, Ca, March 2011

124 Teachers + 20,000 Students + 109,000 square miles = Nevada Pathway Project

21st Century Instructional Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Pathway Project Professional Development, October 2012, Southwest Career & Technical Academy

Blogging in the Classroom, May 2008, Foothill HS

Edu 2.0, May 2008, Foothill HS

Mobile Devices Mini-Conferences:

Dueling Apps, May 2012, West Career & Technical Academy

30 Apps in 30 Minutes, May 2012, West Career & Technical Academy

Using iPods to Support Reading Fluency, December 2011, Bob Miller MS

Bring Your Classroom into the 21st Century, December 2011, Bob Miller MS

iPads as a Productivity Tool for Teachers and Administrators, June 2011, Bob Miller MS

Math & Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Using Edmodo to Extend Learning, January 2011, Rancho HS


To utilize my expertise and passion for educational technology and online learning to support Clark County School District online and blended learning initiatives. 


Traveling, researching economics, evolutionary biology and psychology, scrapbooking, and educational technology.

Work History

Work History

Online Professional Development Project Facilitator

Clark County School District, Curriculum & Professional Development Division
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to design, develop, and deploy on-demand, online, digital learning modules to support new common core state standards for math teachers district-wide.

  • Identify and employ digital tools for the development of online content and support of professional learning communities. 

Mar 2011 - Present

Professional Development Course Designer & Instructor

Clark County School District

Professional Development course designer and facilitator. 

Courses include:

  • Extreme Classroom Makeover- 21st Century Edition
  • Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum
  • Tech Shed- Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom
  • Adding Online Elements to the Traditional Classroom
  • The Connected Teacher- PLCs, Portfolios, and More
  • Nevada Collaborates- Go Beyond Your Classroom Walls
  • Social Networking for Education
Jan 2012 - Present

e4e- Online PD facilitator

E-Learning for Educators

Online Facilitator for courses:  Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts & SMART Boards for Educators.

Jan 2006 - Present

Teacherline Online PD Instructor

Vegas PBS

Completed Training Program for Online Course Faciltators.

Courses facilitated incude:  Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas, Communicate & Collaborate Online.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011

Project Facilitator, Instructional Technology

Clark County School District, Curriculum and Professional Development

  • Facilitate the integration of technology into the curriculum by researching and modeling technology for ECS’s, curriculum specialists, administrators, and teachers.

  • Online facilitator and course designer for the Nevada Pathway Project- rigorous professional development focused on 21st century learning and technology integration. 

Dec 2001 - May 2009

Educational Computing Strategist, Biology Teacher

Coronado High School

  • Taught science curriculum for students grades 9-12 including:  Principles of Science, Biology I, Biology I Honors, and AP Biology.
  • Started Coronado High School Advanced Placement Biology Program.
  • Delivered Staff Development Training in Technology Integration.
  • Average AP Student Passing Rate- 80%
  • National Honor Society Advisor
Sep 1999 - May 2001

Life Science Teacher

Burkholder Middle School

Work as part of a collaborative 6th grade team.  Taught 6th grade Life Science.  

National Junior Honor Society Advisor.

Dec 1998 - May 1999

Student Teacher

Thames High School

Participated in the student teaching abroad program, a collaborative partnership between Waikato University in New Zealand and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Aug 2010 - May 2011

Advanced Studies Certificate

Touro University
Sep 2001 - Dec 2004

M. Ed.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Sep 1994 - May 1999

Bachelor of Science

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Minor:  Biological Science



Experience with online LMS platforms

Experience with the following online learning management systems:     Moodle 1.9, 2.0 BlackBoard Desire2Learn



E-Design with Adobe Captivate Certificate

Training Magazine

Microsoft Innovative Educator


Google Training


Moodle Instructor Training

Remote Learner, Inc.

Promethean Certified Trainer


SMART Board Certified Trainer

Smart Corporation