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Work experience

Jul 2008Present

Elementary Principal

Eastern Lancaster County School District
  • Student-centered, instructional leader of the 480 students and 50 staff of Brecknock Elementary School, Grades K-6
  • Leadership responsibilities include strengthening school climate; professional development design and implementation; utilize Danielson framework and iObservation for supervision of teachers and support staff; curriculum writing; safe schools initiatives; implementation of professional learning communities; data-informed planning; master scheduling; budget and building operations management; communication with stakeholders; Learning Focused Schools instructional framework implementation; collaborated with teachers in a Powerful Learning Practice cohort
Jul 2009Present

K-6 Technology Integrator and Coach

Eastern Lancaster County School District
  • District-wide responsibilities include integration of 21st century competencies into curriculum design; plan and implement technology integration professional development for district elementary staff; utilize social media to model and enhance learning opportunities for teachers and students
Aug 2007Jun 2008

K-5 Technology Teacher

Kutztown Area School District
  • Facilitated student learning experiences in a computer lab setting; instructed first through fifth graders in computer applications; collaborated with classroom teachers and Instructional Technology Supervisor to integrate curriculum into technology projects and help design new curricular endeavors in technology education; provided iWork staff development sessions; designed and maintained elementary technology wiki to promote teacher collaboration; served as a PowerSchool administrator
Aug 1999Jun 2007

Classroom Teacher

Kutztown Area School District

Positions held:

Grade 6 Teacher, Greenwich Elementary School

Grade 6 Teacher, Kutztown Middle School

Grade 5 Teacher, Greenwich Elementary School

Middle school field hockey coach

Summer reading program supervisor

  • Designed and implemented instructional units in math, science, language arts, social studies, and reading in grades 5 & 6; served in both self-contained elementary and middle school team settings; data-analysis research; promoted positive parent-teacher communication; collaborated with grade level teams and support staff; report card committee member; mentored Kutztown University student teachers; coordinated, designed, and published building newsletter; Curriculum Council and district science curriculum writing/revision team member


Educational leader, lifelong learner, connected contributor 

Affiliations & Honors

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) member

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) member 

Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP) member

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) member

Edublogs 2010 Best School Administrator blog nomination

NCAA Division III Academic All-Star Team, 1998

Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) All-Star Field Hockey Athlete, 1998

Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Academic All-Star Team, 1996-1998

Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, 1998-99

Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honor Society President, 1996-97

Elizabethtown College Judicial Board, 1996-99

Reflective Practice and Connected Learning

Professional Writing/Publications

Using Social Media to Enhance Professional Learning,PAESSP's The Pennsylvania Administrator magazine, Author 

The Principal's Posts, Author

Connected Principals, Contributor 

Ed Reach, Blog and Podcast Contributor

Featured in Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, authored by Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli (2011)

Featured in NAESP Principal magazine, May/June 2011,

Social Media as a Professional Tool

Featured in Learning Forward's The Leading Teacher, September 2011, Vol. 7, No. 1 

Powerful Learning Practice

Community Leader for PLP's Leading Edge Community 

Contributing blogger to Voices of the Learning Revolution

Years 1 & 2 PLP participant and team leader







Educational technology integration
Proficient/advanced in the use and application of Mac and Windows 7 OS; Microsoft Office; iWork (Pages, Keynote) and iLife applications including iMovie; Google Apps, Wordpress/Blogger/Wikispaces/Kidblog; Smartboard/Promethean; Skype, Successmaker and Waterford software systems; LMS (Blackboard, Moodle); PowerSchool; iObservation; Discovery Education  


May 2007Present

K-12 Principal

Pennsylvania Department of Education
May 2005Present

Mid-Level Mathematics 7-9

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Jan 2007Present

Mid-Level Science 7-9

Pennsylvania Department of Education
May 2005Present

K-6 Elementary

Pennsylvania Department of Education