Education

M.S. Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, 2009

B.S.E Science Education, University of Central Arkansas, 2004

Work Experience

Instructional Technology Coach, Prince William County Schools, Aug 2017 – Present

      • Serves as a technology leader at Woodbridge Senior High, by working with administrators, teachers, and students to build a culture of digital learning in all classrooms.
      • Conducts dynamic professional learning sessions for teachers within the school and the whole school district, as well as leads students in digital citizenship lessons.
      • Protects student databases and accounts with an emphasis on privacy.
      • Provides technical assistance on a variety of platforms and devices.
      • Google Domain Administrator
      • VSTE Coach of the Year 2019

Science Teacher, Prince William County Schools, Aug 2004 – Jul 2017

      • Collaborates daily with science professional learning community, assistant principal, and guidance counselors within a school of 2,500 students in a Washington DC suburb
      • Classroom teacher of biology, earth science, geology, oceanography, AP Environmental Science
      • Utilizes standards-based planning, assessment, and grading in the classroom environment
      • Use of inquiry guided lessons to teach science standards
      • Extensive experience in the special education team teaching environment and ELL setting
      • Trained mentor teacher to both student and first-year teachers
      • Additional instruction during summer sessions for ELL students

Homebound Instructor, Prince William County Schools, Jan 2005 – Present

      • Brings specialized instruction into the homes of students unable to attend regular classroom instruction due to illness or discipline.
      • Creation of unique individualized instruction to meet specific student needs

Photo by Erica Tuke

Katie stands holding a flag with a Google emblem

Appearances

  • VSTE/VVA Webinar June 10, 2020
  • VDOE Technology Showcase, May 6 2020
  • Co-Founder ITCS4All
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation "Day of Action" Ambassador, Feb 27, 2020.
  • FETC, 2020
    • Presenter: "TeleEducation: Enhancing the Homebound Setting with Technology Tools"
  • VSTE, 2019
    • VSTE Technology Coach of the Year
    • Podcasts are the New Essays with Billy Watts, Presenter
    • Desmos and Google Science Journal for the Science Classroom, Presenter
    • Ignite Talk at Closing Session
  • Educator Summit Philadelphia, July 2019
    • Google Anywhere Classroom, Presenter
  • PWCS Student Leadership Summit May 2019
    • Design Thinking Workshop, Presenter
    • Social Media Workshop, Presenter
  • Fort Belvoir Home Educators Google Training, May 2019
  • SxSWedu 2019
    • Google Anywhere Classroom, Presenter
  • "The Armstrong Williams Show" WJLA Channel 8 DC
    • Feb 9 2019: Teachers: In Inside Perspective of Our Classrooms
  • VSTE; 2018
    • Presentation: "TeleEducation: Enhancing the Homebound Setting with Technology Tools"
    • Presentation: Digital Citizenship: A Community Partnership. Collaboration with Cherise Hodge and Sean Ward
  • CF Foundation Online Conferences
    • 2019 FamilyCon: Tips and Tricks from the Adult CF Panel, Panelist
    • 2018 MiniCon: Transplant Planning Workgroup and Session Facilitator
    • 2018 MiniCon: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Session Facilitator
    • 2017 MiniCon: Transplant, Session Facilitator
  • PWCS Edtech Podcast
  • "Breath In" Podcast with Gunnar Esiason and the Salty Cysters.
  • PWCS Excellent and Equity in Education Conference,
    • 2019: GSuite: Making Your School and Google School
    • 2018: Improving the Homebound Setting
  • PWCS Winter Student Leadership Summer
    • Presentation 2018: How to Use Social Media as a Leader
    • Presentation 2019: This is Me: Telling Your Leadership Story
  • WSHS Digital Citizenship Night
    • 2017: Coordinator and Presenter
    • 2018: Coordinator

License and Certifications

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Teaching License, Biology and Earth Science Expires 2029
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer 2018-2020
  • Google for Education Certified Innovator, 2018
  • G-Suite Certified Trainer, 2018
  • Common Sense Educator, 2019

Memberships

ISTE 2017-Present

VSTE 2017-Present

ITCS4All, Co-Founder

UnisonEdu Member, 2020