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Technology Integration Specialist

Oakland Schools
  • Support West Bloomfield School District with technology integration
  • Collaborate with teachers in composing effective technology-infused, content-based lessons and support the teachers as they implement the lessons in their classrooms
  • Promote and model instructional practices and the role of technology in them
  • Articulate appropriate instructional technology practices as described in technology standards for students and teachers
  • Assist with technology training as part of collaborative school district staff development initiatives and support regional and statewide initiatives
  • Work with curriculum staff to develop and implement technology enhanced curriculum integration projects
  • Participate in ongoing professional development related to job responsibilities and maintaining expertise in the field
  • Conduct staff development and support community awareness initiatives
  • Assist with grant writing

Instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Program

Michigan State University
  • A team member of the online instructional team for CEP 812: Applying Educational Technology to Problems of Practice
  • A team member of the online instructional team for CEP 810: Teaching for Understanding with Technology
  • Observe the class, learn the content, communication
  • Deliver course materials,  provide student feedback, and assessment of student learning

Technology Teacher

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi - Hawaiʻi Elementary School
  • Instructed in a 1:1 iPad environment
  • Implemented Responsive Classroom/Power of our Words behavior management
  • Maintained a classroom blog used by my parents and students
  • Integrated ISTE Standards into everyday instruction
  • Developed a Technology Curriculum Scope and Sequence Pacing Guide for grades K-5 that includes Design Thinking, 3D design, Augmented Reality, Minecraft, Blogging, Coding, Global Collaboration, Video Making, and more
  • Assisted in core classrooms during lessons using technology
  • Served on the school Learning Spaces Committee and taught in a flexible learning environment classroom
  • Served on the school Hui Launa Committee
  • Founded the KS Makers Maker Club for 4th and 5th grade students
  • Shared out weekly Tech Tools and Tips with Staff
  • Integrated technology into Intervention Extension literacy time with kindergarten and first grade students
  • Member of the pit orchestra for West Side Story school musical



Kindergarten Teacher

Brandon School District - Oakwood Elementary School
  • Implemented Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline behavior management
  • Maintained a classroom website used by my parents and students
  • Co-taught a staff technology professional development on web development with Weebly
  • Integrated Culture of Thinking routines and visible thinking maps into everyday instruction
  • Utilized the Multi Tiered Sysytem of Support for both Behavior and Academics
  • Collaborated with parents, volunteers, and support personnel to determine learning goals and behavior plans for individual students
  • Served on the school Behavior Team Committee
  • Taught my students hour of code technology lessons and implemented Genius Hour
  • Was a member of the Parent Teacher Association
  • Took students on several field trips including the farm, the middle school for buddy reading, and downtown Ortonville
  • Had a first grade Guest Student from Chile visit our classroom to teach some simple Spanish vocabulary




Student Teacher

East Lansing Public Schools - Red Cedar Elementary
  • Instructed, guided, and assessed students using various curriculum-based lessons according to State and District Benchmarks
  • Utilized technology in daily activities with the use of an interactive white board, document camera, and soundfield system
  • Implemented a balanced literacy program with the use of the Lucy Calkins Writer’s Workshop, Reading Street, The Daily 5, Guided Reading, word study, and student conferring
  • Adapted general education curriculum and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of a multicultural learning community
  • Taught content area subjects and life skills in individual, small group, and whole class settings
  • Collaborated with parents and support personnel to determine learning goals and behavior plans for individual students
  • Helped with administering the MEAP test to assess student progress in the areas of Math, Reading, and Writing
  • Taught integrative lessons throughout the curriculum bringing in technology, music, and art
  • Attended staff meetings and professional development sessions
  • Helped organize many Field Trips and plan for the schoolwide Book Bingo Fundraiser

Substitute Teacher

Professional Education Services
  • Substitute for K-12 teachers in all subject areas. My duties include teaching lesson plans, classroom management, correcting students’ work, and performing duties assigned to me by the classroom teacher.
  • Subbing in the following districts: East Lansing Public Schools, Lansing Public Schools, Rochester Community Schools, Holt Public Schools

Student Intern

New South Wales Public Schools - Sherwood Ridge Public School
  • Worked in kindy, year 4 and 5 composite, and support classes K-6
  • Took students to riding for the disabled
  • Taught a whole group (Years 4 and 5) art lesson on the Australian Landscape
  • Taught Year 4 mathematics lessons on decimals and area
  • Taught a lesson on life in America to all classes, Miss Galang’s American Alphabet
  • Worked with small groups and one on one for literacy
  • Participated with the extracurricular dance groups and Australian Football League teams
  • Attended grade level staff meetings



B.A. and M.A.

Michigan State University

Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) Overseas Cohort


Educational Technology Certificate


Elementary Education Certification (K-5 and K-8) and Math Endorsement (6-8)              2008-2012

·   Teacher Certification Internship Program

·   B.A., Elementary Education

·   Major: Math

·   Minor: Music

·   CPR and First Aid Certified

·   Dean’s List

Other Instructional Experience


Private Tutor

Metro Detroit

Math Instructor


Private Music Lessons Teacher

Clarkston, MI & Hilo, HI

Clarinet Instructor


Spartan Child Development Center

East Lansing, MI

Teacher's Aide


Holt Ram Marching Band Camp

Holt, MI

Drum Major Instructor


Rochester Avon Recreation Authority Dance Studio

Rochester Hills, MI

Dance Instructor


Rochester High School Band Camp

East Lansing, MI

Saxophone Instructor


Portland Marching Band Camp

Saxophone/Mellophone Instructor


Rochester Avon Recreation Authority Summer Camps

Rochester Hills, MI

SCAMP Volunteer with Special Needs Students

More Education

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2018 Presenter on Gamestorming TPACK
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2018 Presenter at ISTE Bytes
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2018 Presenter on Gamestorming Digital Citzenship
  • Google Certified Trainer 2017
  • Raspberry Pi Certified Educator Picademy Ann Arbor Cohort 2017
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2017 Presenter on TPACK/SAMR Showdown
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2017 Presenter on Reimagine and Redesign: A New Twist on School Spaces
  • Teacher to Teacher Tech Rally 2017 Organizer and Presenter on Twitter in 25 Minutes
  • Winter Michigan Educational Technology Specialists (METS) Rally 2017
  • Apple Teacher 2016
  • Google Education on Air 2016
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training 2016
  • miGoogle 2016
  • College of Education Technology Conference (COETC) 2016 Quickfire Facilitator
  • Fall Michigan Educational Technology Specialists (METS) Rally 2017
  • EdCamp Oakland University 2016
  • TEDxDetroit 2016
  • Camptasia at TechSmith 2016
  • Novi Impact 2016 Presenter on Getting Started with 3D Printing
  • Oakland Schools Administrators Tech Summit 2016 Organizer and Presenter on Getting Started with 3D Printing
  • Troy Schools Podcast and Touchcast Sessions
  • Michigan Virtual University's MyBlend Conference 2016
  • Viewed Most Likely to Succeed at Nerd Camp 2016 
  • Featured Presenter at Kamehameha Schools Kūkulu Kaiaulu Ed Tech Conference 2016 on The World is Our Classroom, Globally Connected Educators, and Websites With a Purpose
  • Lead Presenter at 2016 4T Virtual Conference on Getting Started with 3D Printing
  • Maui Student Tech Slam 2016 Presenter on Tinkercad and 3D Printing
  • Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration (HITC) 2016 Presenter on Getting Started with 3D Printing
  • Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration (HITC) 2016 Co-Presenter on The How & Why of Using Social Media: Tools to enhance your career, teaching strategies, and professional connections
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2016 Presenter on Getting Started with 3D Printing
  • PBS Digital Innovator 2016
  • Level 2 Google Certified Educator 2016-2018
  • Power Searching with Google Course September 2015
  • Google Computational Thinking for Educators Course September 2015
  • Co-Moderator for #EdChatHI Voxer group
  • Training September 2015
  • Minecraft EDU Training September 2015
  • Responsive Classroom Course May-July 2015
  • Global Resources in Education and Technology (GREAT) 2015 Conference Organizer and Presenter on Teach Me How to Research in Galway, Ireland
  • Kamehameha Schools Kūkulu Kaiaulu Ed Tech Conference 2015 Presenter on Making & Coding 101
  • Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration (HITC) 2015 Presenter on Making & Coding 101
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2015 Co-Presenter on Augmented Reality Tips & Tricks
  • Google Certified Educator 2015-2016
  • Google Certification Academy 2014
  • #MichEd, #EdChatHI, and various other Twitter Chats
  • GREAT 2014 Conference in Galway, Ireland
  • EdCamp Novi 2014 Presenter on Genius Hour in the Kindergarten Classroom
  • EdCamp Detroit 2014
  • Bully Free Schools Training (Oakland Schools) 2014
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training 2014
  • EdCamp West Bloomfield/Walled Lake 2014
  • EdCamp Oakland University 2013
  • Michigan State University Technology Conference 2013


Technology Skills

  • Minecraft EDU
  • Maker Kits (Makey Makey, Little Bits, Squishy Circuits, snap circuits, 3D printing software, etc)
  • Coding (, Sphero, Scratch, Beebot, Kodable, Hopscotch, Google CS First, etc)
  • Augmented Reality (colAR, Aurasma, Daqri, Crayola Color Alive, Chromville, etc)
  • Gsuite, Google Certified Educator
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Web design (Weebly, Blogger, Wordpress, Wix, Wikispaces, etc)
  • Many iPad apps and Web 2.0 programs
  • iPads, Apple TV, mp3, Interactive White Board, Projectors, Document Camera, Soundfield System, Leapfrog Tag Readers, eReaders
  • PowerTeacher, PowerSchool, IlluminateEd, MiStar, Zangle, Atlas
  • Video Chat (Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime)
  • Presentation tools (Notebook for SMART Board, EasiTeach, ActivInspire, Prezi, Haiku Deck, Canva, etc)
  • Screen capturing tools (Camtasia, Snagit, Jing, Explain Everything, Educreations, Screenchomp, Screencastify, etc)
  • Video Production (iMovie, Animoto, Telestory, Stop Motion, Do Ink, etc)
  • Mind mapping (kidspiration, popplet, mindmeister, etc)
  • Social Media (Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Voxer, etc)


Allyson Dewar

Technology Coordinator

Oakland Schools

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Phil Aganus


Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi

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Wai Paleka

Vice Principal

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi

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Leigh Graves Wolf

Director of Innovation Advocacy

Michigan State University Global

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Mary Wever

Director of Graduate Certificate Programs in Educational Technology and Online Teaching and Learning

Michigan State University College of Education

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Carmen Richardson

Instructional Technology Specialist

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi

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Michelle Hagerman

PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

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Kristy Spann

Executive Director of Educational Services

Brandon School District

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Glen Brough

Assistant Director of Admissions

Michigan State University

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