Work experience

Work experience
2003 - Present

Special Education Teacher

Northshore School District
  • Plan specially designed instruction in special and general education curriculum
  • Develop individualized education programs for students with a wide range of disabilities
  • Design and implement consistent schedules and individualized behavior systems
  • Integrate technology daily into instruction and classroom management
  • Coach general education teachers in creating an inclusive school community
  • Partner with full-time paraeducator, develop schedule, coach in behavior management techniques and curriculum implementation
  • Work in a Professional Learning Community to examine WA Math Standards K-5, analyze essential skills and lessons in math curriculum
2006 - Present

Technology Resource Teacher

Northshore School District
  • Assess staff technology needs
  • Plan and implement technology professional development based on staff needs
  • Provide instruction and modeling of integration of ActivBoard/ActivStudio and creating classroom websites
  • Webmaster for school website (2009-2011)
  • Managed building technology budget
  • Created purchase proposals based on assessed building needs and staff feedback
2009 - Present

Shared Decision-Making Leadership Team Member

Northshore School District
  • Represent special education and specialist groups and advocate for staff needs
  • Collaborate to plan and provide site-based professional development aligned with PLC work and District goals
  • Developed school crisis plan
2010 - 2011

Math Cadre Member

Northshore School District
  • Served on the Professional Development committee, developing deeper math content knowledge
  • Collaborated with TOSA’s to refine Summer Institute trainings and planned for session facilitation
  • Facilitated sessions at Summer Institute 2011
    • Technology and Instruction: Possibilities, Potentials, and Pitfalls
    • Math Lesson Design Using ActivInspire
  • Served on the Flipchart Committee (was previously a member of the MX Flipchart team since 2009),Created clear consistent flipcharts supporting student engagement and aligned with the committee vision
2007 - 2011

Mentor Teacher

Northshore School District
  • Mentored new teachers for the 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 school years
  • Performed formal and informal observations
  • Provided objective feedback
  • Facilitated learning-focused conversations to problem-solve situations
  • Ensured ongoing communication between first year teacher, district mentors, and myself
  • Advocated for necessary additional support for first year teacher from district mentors and administrators
2006 - 2011

Workstation Deployment Coordinator

Northshore School District
  • Deployment coordinator for 2006, 2009, 2011
  • Collaborated with technology staff and building staff to develop a deployment plan
  • Communicated district plan with staff members
  • Ensured staff were prepared for deployment
  • Arranged a staging location and worked with deployment team on site
  • Analyzed inventory, organized machines for surplus
Apr 2010

SEDT Assistive Technology Standards Team Member

Northshore School District
  • Selected by administrators to represent elementary mid-level CLC teachers
  • Communicated information and solicited feedback from mid-level CLC teachers and therapists
  • Reviewed and recommended appropriate software to support district special education classrooms
  • Collaborated with team members to create an assistive technology professional development plan
2009 - 2010

ActivCamp Instructor

Northshore School District
  • Instructor at ActivCamp 2009 & 2010
  • Courses taught: ActivInspire 101, ActivInspire 102, Math Expressions Flipchart Make & Take
  • Created and taught: Graphing in the ActivClassroom


2005 - 2009

Seattle Pacific University

Professional Teaching Certificate program completed

Sep 1999 - Jun 2003

Bachelors in Education

Central Washington University

Special interest in the areas of Autism and Assistive Technology


2003 - 2011

Advanced Crisis Management Certification

Right Response