About Me

Teaching Experience

2013-present: Northwestern High School

Position-Instructional Lead Teacher for Arts Integration. I support the Visual and Performing Arts Academy teachers for instruction, district-wide initiatives, and support for students. I also support all teachers to develop arts integrated lessons into all content areas. 

2005-2013: Benjamin Tasker Middle School

Positions- Technology Integration 6-8 Grades and TAG instructor (Current), 7th Grade Social Studies, 6th Reading/Language Arts

Other Duties- Webmaster, Tech Liaison, Chair of the Technology Committee, SBMT member, School Improvement Plan committee member, Newsletter Editor, School Store Sponsor, The Tech Tiger GenYes Club Sponsor, E-Newspaper Club Sponsor

2004-2005: Kettering Elementary School

Position- 5th grade teacher

2001-2004: Concord Elementary School

Positions- 5th grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher

Other Duties: Social Studies Chair, Technology Coordinator


Education

2013- Admin I certificate, The Catholic University of America

2009- M.Ed in Instructional Technology, University of Maryland University College

2006- M.Ed in Teacher Leadership/Curriculum & Instruction, University of Maryland College Park

2001- BA in Education, University of Maryland College Park

Other Experiences:
  • 2002: Intel Teach to Future Program
  • 2008-2011: NECC/ISTE Conference
  • 2008: Google Teacher's Academy, Chicago
  • 2008: Discovery Educator Network National Institute, Silver Spring, MD
  • 2011: Discovery Educator Network National Institute, San Diego, CA
  • 2012: Discovery Educator Network National Institute, Bozeman, MT
  • 2012: Pearson Common Core Institute
  • 2013: Discovery Educator Network National Institute, Burlington, VT


Professional Development Presentations

Presentations
  • 2013: Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute. Edmodo & Evernote
  • 2013: MSET @ Common Ground "Evernote Evermore"
  • 2012: MSET @ Common Ground "Lights Learning, Action"
  • 2011: MSET ¬†Workshop "Going Google", Sessions "Google Kool-Aids" & "Become a GMail Master"
  • 2008-2013: Powering Up with Technology Conference- Google Apps, Web 2.0, Social Networking, Digital Storytelling, Evernote, Backchanneling, Workflow
  • 2009-2010: Micca- Google Apps, Web 2.0, Movie Making, Paperless tools
  • 2010: ISTE- NETS for teachers
Workshops

  • Other 2011 Workshops: iPad, Google Apps for Portsmouth County, Web 2.0 in Caroline County
  • June 2011: Google Workshop for Educators, North Hollywood. Resources Page
  • District Workshops: Discovery Streaming, Google Docs, Google Sites
  • School Based Workshops: Google Apps, Discovery Streaming, Study Island, SchoolMax, Web 2.0, Microsoft Office


Awards & Grants

2012: ISTE Emerging Leader

2011: PGCPS Innovative Technology Grant

2010: Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer

2010: Bowie Education Grant

2010: Outstanding Educator using Technology Award, Prince George's County

2009: We are Teachers Grant


2008: Google Teacher Certification

2008: MICCA Grant

2008: Turning Technologies Grant

2008: Best Buy Grant

2007: Bowie Excellence in Education Award


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Ning membership: Classroom 2.0, Iste, Discovery Educator Network, MSET