As an educator, my challenge is to prepare students to be successful and productive citizens in both global and local environments. Essential to this, is to ensure diversity and voice in collaborative learning spaces. I believe in creating a culture of excellence in which digital fluency and civic responsibility are pivotal in learning activities. Authentic, rigorous and relevant learning opportunities are pivotal to support student achievement. I am experienced in utilizing technology to create inquiring, engaging and personalized learning environments for my classroom. Creativity, collaboration and communication are vital components the learning environment. My classroom motto: "Everyday, is a day to be great!"