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Why Me?

  • Early adoption teacher, pilot leader, and member of the technology committee that lead to K-12 district-wide GAFE, and 1:1 grades 3-12 Chromebook implementation for over 2400+ district staff and 18K students
  • Collaboratively delivering technology professional development  in support of 2400+ faculty, support staff and 18K students for the largest 1:1 deployment of Chromebooks and iPads in Michigan
  • Developed and maintaining half a dozen Google Sites for GAFE professional development courses and faculty resources at P-CCS
  • Collaboratively organizing the P-CCS i3 Tech Conference with over 25 presenters three times a year for over 1300 teaching faculty and administrative teams
  • Taught 1500+ students in an innovative, technology driven, project-based, and differentiated classroom for 10 years
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and staff technology leader who organized and conducted staff training for implementation of UDL principles into daily classroom instruction for Central Middle School
  • One of 10 teachers statewide invited to participate in re-imagining the Regional Education Media Centers of Michigan (REMC) sponsored 21 Things 4 Students curriculum
  • Developed the Ed Tech program for 750+ students, grades 6-8 at Central Middle School
  • Collaborated on multiple curriculum development and alignment committees for English Language Arts over the course of 10 years; including Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) alignment, Common Core Standards (CCS) Scope and Sequence, and Common Core Summative Assessment committees
  • Strong working knowledge and classroom application of National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), International Society for Technology in Education Standards  (ISTE), Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS), and Common Core Standards (CCS)

Recent Engagments

  • i3 Tech Conference - Plymouth-Canton Community Schools: 2013-2015
  • Google Classroom - Charlevoix-Emmet ISD Area-Wide PD: 2015
  • YouTube, Social Media in the Classroom, Tech Leadership - Fenton Lake Community Schools Tech Conference: 2014
  • Formative Assessment Apps, Appy Hour, Google Classroom - Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools Tech Summit: 2014
  • Google Classroom - Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference: 2014
  • Google Classroom - ITIP Ohio GAFE Summit: 2014

Relevent Experience

Jul 2013Present

Technology Integration Specialist

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Jan 2014Present

Founder

MindScape Consulting
Mar 2003Jul 2013

Classroom Educator

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Feb 2011Aug 2012

Web Design Consultant

Affordable Reliable Web Services 
20082013

General Manager & Musician

The Afternoon Round
20052009

General Manager & Musician

Jamison
Jun 2004Sep 2006

Recreation Director and Teaching Assistant

Day Jams
Sep 1999Jul 2003

Assistant Retail Store Manager

Guitar Center

Education

20062008

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Grand Canyon University, Arizona
  • Curriculum & Instructional Technology 
  • Summa Cum Laude
20032005

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Eastern Michigan University
  • English Literature & Language Arts
  • Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification
  • Summa Cum Laude
19941999

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Eastern Michigan University
  • History
  • Theater Arts and Communications
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity
  • Eastern Echo Student Newspaper

Technical

  • Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Captivate, Presenter, and Pro Tools
  • Cengage Database Products, Epson Easy Interactive, SMART software, Learning Management Systems (eg. Google Classroom, Edmodo, Moodle, Brightspace, Canvas, Schoology, Haiku)
  • Web apps for teaching, learning, formative and summative assessment (eg. Nearpod, Google Forms & Flubaroo, Kahoot, Socrative)
  • Chrome OS, Windows & Mac OS, iOS, and Android
  • Video and audio editing, voice-over narration, and screencasting (Camtasia, Final Cut)
  • Web and print design and consulting capabilities (eg. Wordpress, Wix, Google Sites)
  • 20+ years of professional live and studio guitar performance, music production, and audio recording

Ed Tech Portfolio

Google Sites & YouTube Resources developed for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' 1:1 Chromebook Deployment.  Additional portfolio items upon request.