Learning Specialist

Lindsay’s passion for accessibility and interactive digital learning experiences for multilingual students in rural areas began while teaching English in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. Later as an ESL teacher in South Dakota she leveraged technology to welcome, teach, and advocate for students and families who spoke Japanese, Korean, Georgian, Turkish, Spanish, Tagalog, German, Farsi, and Vietnamese. Now she teaches online courses, manages digital media for two federal grant programs, and consults rural school districts as a learning specialist for BHSSC. She holds an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from University of Colorado, a South Dakota K12 Teacher License, English as a New Language Endorsement, Reading Recovery certificate, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Certified Educator, and Nearpod Certified Trainer. Along with this education experience she was a reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) radio for five years; operates a freelance User Experience (UX) design business; and co-founded Startup Weekend Black Hills - now in its fifth year.

Email Lindsay

Direct Line: (605) 721-4592

Current Projects


  • Online Teaching Certification

  • DISC Behavioral Analysis Certification

  • English Learner Programming and Professional Development

      • English as a New Language K12 Endorsement

      • Taught ESL for 10 Years in K12

      • Taught English in Hokkaido, Japan for 2 years

      • South Dakota K12 Teaching License

      • South Dakota Statewide Title III Consortium Learning Specialist since 2015

  • Instructional Coaching

    • Spearfish Middle School, Rapid City Area School English Learner Program

  • Google Classroom, G Suite Apps

  • Microsoft Accessibility Tools

  • Nearpod Training

      • Nearpod Certified Trainer

  • Literacy

      • Reading Recovery-Trained

      • Secondary Language Arts Endorsement