Summary

Empowering K-16 and adult learners in face-to-face, blended, and online learning. Collaborates to develop engaging curriculum that meets content standards. Skilled in pedagogy, technology integration and assessment.

Accomplishments and Work

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Educational Program Consultant

State of Iowa - Executive Branch, Iowa Learning Online

Align and develop content and assessment with national and Iowa standards(ELA, NCTM, NGSS, ACTFL, PE) and Iowa code. Provide instructional coaching, mentoring and professional development for online educators. Department of Education Initiative.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2014

Teacher Leader

West Delaware Community Schools, Iowa

Taught physics, astronomy, principles of engineering, environmental science, and physical science using technology-rich integrations and projects.  Collaborated with district leadership for professional development. Involved with Iowa capacity-building projects in science, at-risk learning, community development and online learning. Teacher-facilitator for science alignment K-12 aligned with the Iowa Core.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2013

Online Chemistry Educator, Developer

Oelwein Community Schools, Iowa 

Developed e-learning course to meet state requirements for Iowa chemistry class.  Taught students in a technology-rich blended environment using a LMS and content.

Aug 1988 - May 2014

Other Educational Positions

Iowa

Iowa Learning Online Biology and Chemistry Teacher,  2012-2014

  • instructed online students from various locations across the state 

Central City Science Teacher and Technology Consultant, 1997-2003

  • administered technology integration and clasroom networks of computers, implemented CISCO networking academy, instructed in a variety of science and computer courses

Kirkwood Eisenhower Technology Grant Coordinator, 2000-2001

  • facilitated train-the-trainer cadre for 16 low income K-8 schools in technology integration.

Beckman Technology Coordinator, Science Teacher, 1993-1997

  • taught inquiry-based science, developed plan and integrated technology and internet into school, wrote grants

Columbus Science Teacher, 1990-1991

  • taught chemistry and earth science, handled chemical inventory and disposal

Collins-Maxwell Science Teacher, 1988-1990

  • taught biology, chemistry, physics, English/yearbook, desktop publishing, darkroom procedures

State and National Efforts

  • Center for Teaching Quality, Thought Leaders' Circle
  • Center for Teaching Quality, Micro-credential Initiative
  • NGSS @ NSTA Curator
  • PAEMST State Finalist, Iowa
  • Iowa Community of Practices,  Online and Blended Initiative
  • Northeast Iowa Regional STEM Hub, Board Member
  • Every Learner Inquires, State Science Initiative
  • Iowa's Rapidly Improving Schools, RTI Initiative
  • C3P Conceptual Physics Project
  • Quarknet Fellow
  • ASCD Member

Education

Education
2005

M.A

University of Northern Iowa

Science Education

1998

B.A

Iowa State University

Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Education minor