Born and raised in Santa Clara Valley California, I have watched the transformation of Silicon Valley go from Orchards to Silicon Chips to Internet Giants. I grew up as close friends of the Geschke family. My best friend Pete's dad pioneered and co-founded the technology giant Adobe Systems. Chuck Geschke became the sole inspirational force behind my passion for technology in education. I am a former Middle School classroom teacher, now in a new phase of my educational career as a math coach for grades 5-9. I got the call offering me this new position on the eve of the Google Teacher Academy (Mt. View '08). That was quite a week for me. In addition to my activities as a Google Certified Teacher, I provide professional development workshops and seminars at school sites and education conferences all centered on the integration of digital technology into the student learning experience. I am a life-long learner and hope to inspire others to join me in the journey.