2000 - 2002

Masters of Education

University of Texas TeleCampus Online Degree
1980 - 1986

Bachelor of Science

Texas State University-San Marcos

Work History

Work History
Aug 2002 - Present

Digital Learning Coach 

Frisco ISD
Aug 1988 - May 2002

Classroom teacher

CyFair ISD


I am one of nineteen facilitators at Frisco ISD. I was a classroom teacher for 13 years and completed my Masters in Educational Technology in 2002. August 2016 will begin my 15th year at Frisco ISD as a Digital Learning Coach (DLC).

As a Digital Learning Coach, I assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students. Additionally, I conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning.

Responsibilities and Duties of a Digital Learning Coach


  • Help develop a vision for technology and long-range planning.
  • Actively participate in campus or district committees supporting digital initiatives
  • Design, implement and support learning opportunities for teachers intended to build capacity and expertise in the use of instructional technology to support all learners.
  • Promote Digital Learning Essentials infusing the five C’s into the FISD Big 3.


  • Create, implement, and support curriculum promoting technology integration.
  • Assist in the design, development, and analysis of technology-based curriculum resources.
  • Plan, design and model effective digital-age learning environments.


  • Actively participate in collaborative planning.
  • Support teachers and students across grade levels K-12 in all content areas in the effective integration of technology in the classroom with the goal of reaching modification and redefinition in the SAMR model.
  • Support teachers in their classrooms to promote the use of technology to support and enhance the curriculum, to accelerate instruction, and utilize assessments to make data-informed decisions.
  • Coordinate campus projects, professional learning and programs throughout the year.
  • As assigned, work with district C&I coordinators to help write curriculum and develop professional learning utilizing technology.

Critical Thinking

  • Redefine learning by development and implementation of instructional technology integration models by inspiring classroom teachers, library media specialist, and instructional partners.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the District Improvement Plan and strategies contained therein, particularly those relating to digital learning.


  • Share best practices in the use of instructional technology and promote the 5C’s (Critical Thinking, Collaboration Communication, Creativity and Citizenship).
  • Consistently promote and model best digital learning practices in the classroom.
  • Connect with educators and professionals to improve collaboration within the school, district and globally.
  • Foster digital citizenship education with the goal of developing a positive digital lifestyle for all students and staff.

    Honors/ Achievements

    • Awarded Professional Educators Grant from TCEA (2009)

    • Award Grant from Frisco Education Foundation for Online Book Study (2013)

    • Classroom Connect Presenter: (Minneapolis, MN)

    • Created Online Computer Centers (

      • Dovewhisper is utilized throughout the district and world, to (both) assist teachers in incorporating the technology as well as enriching their curricula.
    • Created Techie-Byte Blog ( as an effort to keep staff informed of new and emerging Web 2.0 tools.
    • Created Digital Blooms Wiki ( which showcases how educators in Frisco ISD have integrated technology into their curriculum to encompass all levels of the Bloom's Digital Taxonomy thinking skills.

    • Per Diem Consultant for Connect Tech

    • Adjunct Educator for Richland Communuty College / Summer 2011 / Online Class

    • Presentor for Texas ASCD Ignite 13: Curriculum and Technology Conference (2013)

    • TCEA: Co-presenter/Austin, TX - Feb2002 /Presenter Feb 2011/Presenter Feb 2013
    • TxDLA (Texas Distance Learning Association) Presenter

    Professional Accomplishments - Technology

    • Bridgeport ISD: Co-presenter “K-2 Technology Integration Workshop”
    • Classroom Connect Presenter:
      • “Developing Web-Based Literature Projects”
      • “Graphic Organizers: Making Sense of Reading for Information”
      • “Online Learning Tips for a Successful, Fantastic Learning Adventure”
      • “Problem Based Learning with the Net”
      • “Ten Best Web Sites to Enrich Elementary Math Curriculum”
      • “WebQuest: An Update”
    • Conducted online book study: "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms" since 2009
    • Conducted online Moodle staff staff development/ All Roads Lead to Web 2.0
    • Designed Instructional Web-Based Lessons/Units/Modules - Master’s Program
    • Experienced with the following Web 2.0 Tools/Apps: To name a few...
    • Experienced with the following programs/software:
      • Adobe Products: Dreamweaver, Contribute, Fireworks, Professional Pro, Flash
      • Apple (idevices)
      • Audacity 
      • Camtasia
      • Crazy Talk
      • Edmark Programs
      • Front Page
      • GraphClub
      • Hyperstudio
      • Inspiration
      • KidPix
      • Kidspiration
      • MS Office Applications: Microsoft Word; PowerPoint; Excel; Outlook; and Publisher
      • Timeliner
      • Mac Applications; Garageband, Keynote, Pages, iMovie
      • Scholastic Keys
      • Snagit
      • SwishMax
      • PhotoStory
    • Intel “Teach to the Future Program” - Master Teacher
    • Intel “Teach to the Future- Workshop on Seeing Reason and Visual Thinking”
    • Per Diem - Consultant for Connected Tech
    • Staff Development Programs Conducted:
      • Adv Tech Integration Academy -Elementary Grades 3-5, Math and Science Teachers
      • Advanced United Streaming, More Than Just Playing Videos
      • All Roads Lead to Web 2.0 - Online Moodle
      • Authentic Assessment Online Learning Module
      • Basic and Advance UnitedStreaming All Wrapped Into One Workshop
      • Classroom Integration/Digital Camera
      • Computer Aide Staff Development
      • CPS (Classroom Performance System)
      • Ed-Soft Training
      • eduphoria! - Forethought/Aware/HelpDesk/Literacy Training
      • Elementary New Teacher Technology Orientation
      • Excel the Basics
      • Exploring Math and Science Internet Resources
      • Exploring Language Art and Social Studies Internet Resources
      • Fold Your Way Through Science
      • Goodbye KidPix - Hello Scholastic Keys
      • Google Tools for the Classroom
      • Google Apps: A Three Hour Tour
      • Graph Club
      • How to Use Publisher with Your Students
      • HyperStudio Parts 1 & 2
      • It is All About the Apps
      • Integrating Blogs into the cClassroom
      • Integration Technology and Health TEKS
      • Integrating Technology: A Partnership
      • Inspiration and Kidspiration: Making Connections in Learning and Promoting Higher Level Thinking (collaboration project with Gifted and Talented Facilitators)
      • KidPix Basics
      • Mac 101
      • Make "Show and Tell" Cool Again - Create Your Own PHOTO STORY
      • Make and Take
      • Microsoft Word Basics
      • Mobi Introduction Training (K-5)
      • Novermber Learning Mini Conference
      • Office 2007: New Features
      • Other Web 2.0 Tools To Use In The Classroom
      • Print, Cut, & Fold-Creative Technology Projects for Every Subject
      • PhotoStory
      • PowerPoint Basics/Advanced
      • Projectors in the Classroom
      • Publisher Basics and Advance
      • Publisher for the Classroom
      • Reading for Meaning
      • SchoolWorld Teacher Webpage Training
      • Scavenger Hunts
      • Study Island
      • T3 - Technology Teacher Talks - Creating Holiday Presents with your Students (via video conference)
      • TeacherWeb: Elementary School Team Web Page Creation
      • Teaching How to make a Website using Publisher to your Students - Classroom Applications: Publisher
      • Teaching Inspiration to your Students - Get Inspired with Inspiration Classroom Applications: Inspiration
      • Teaching Movie Maker to your Student Classroom - Applications Movie Maker
      • Teaching PowerPoint to your Students - Classroom Multimedia Applications
      • Teaching Timeliner to your Students - Classroom Applications Timeliner
      • Time for Spring Cleaning
      • Using GraphClub in your Classroom
      • Using Kidspiration In the Classroom
      • Using Inspiration in your Classroom
      • Using RSS Feeds in the Classroom
      • Using Wordle and Skype in the Classroom
      • Ways to Use Publisher in the Classroom
      • WebCCat Training
      • WebQuests
      • 21 Century Mini Conference Leadership Retreat - Tools for the Trade: Creating a "Virtual" Book Study