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Passionate about education and technology since last century.

My professional objective is to further innovative teaching and learning practices within my school district and beyond.

Work experience

July 2018Present

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Northbrook District 28
Jul 2012June 2018

Director of Instructional Technology & Learning Spaces

Lake Forest District 67

Guided technology and information literacy initiatives in fulfillment of district mission, vision, and milestones

Facilitated teacher and student input to create dynamic learning spaces and revitalize classroom envirnments

Supervised and collaborated with K-8 librarians and instructional technology coaches to build structures to best serve district teachers and students

Coordinated successful online testing experiences for students and teachers

Built and administered yearly technology budget

Aug 2007Jun 2012

District Technology Facilitator

Northbrook District 28

Provided professional development on technology topics to 150 teachers and staff. Co-planned and co-taught lessons with classroom teachers to assist with the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process.

Executed an iPad initiative from pilot program to implementation into K-2 and Special Education classrooms. 

Researched viability of and planned implementation for Google Apps for Education for staff and students in grades 3-8. 

Worked with staff to learn needed skills, plan lessons, and plan for utilization of interactive whiteboards in the teaching and learning process.

Aug 2004Jun 2007

Technology Director

Kildeer CCSD 96

Managed the computer lab for students in grades 1-5 at Country Meadows School. Maintained school computers. Planned and implemented technology-infused lessons. Coordinated NWEA-MAP testing for grades 2-5. Participated in district’s gifted education committee.

Aug 1986Jun 2004

Classroom Teacher

Northbrook District 27

Instructed students of all ability levels in areas of math, science, social studies, reading, writing, character education, and study skills. Used differentiation strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Actively participated in curriculum writing and leadership committees working with colleagues, parents, administration, and the Board of Education.

Education

Aug 2010

Administrative Certification

Johns Hopkins University
Jun 2005

Master of Education

National-Louis University
May 1985

Bachelor of Science

Illinois State University

Certifications

Type 03, standard teaching certification

Illinois State Board of Education

Type 10, technology specialist certification

Illinois State Board of Education

Type 75, administrative certification

Illinois State Board of Education

Accomplishments

Professional Affiliations

Professional Activities and Honors

Presenter at local and national education conferences. Topics: mobile learning, Google Apps for Education, technology integration, and personal learning networks

Founding Member: EdReach.us – Education Media Network

Co-hosted [email protected] Tech [email protected] podcast and occasionally blogged for EdReach.us

Professional Organizations: Illinois Computing Educators (ICE), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Nominee: Golden Apple Award 1997, 2005, 2008, Disney’s American Teacher Award 2002, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2004

Google Certified Teacher, 2013

References

References provided upon request