Background

With more than 17 years experience in public and private education ranging from classroom teaching to district office leadership, I am versed in pedagogy, instructional technology, project and change management, leadership, communications, and strategies.

By leading Digital Learning & Innovation, my focus is on transforming change that integrates strategy, technology, and community in an effort to improve student learning outcomes aligned to core values. I provide vision and leadership to assess potential areas of opportunity in which digital technology can facilitate delivery of systems and programs, foster student learning, and enhance operational effectiveness.

In partnership with school leadership and the community, I guide change management on:

  • *Digital Integration Strategic Plan

  • *PK-8 Digital Citizenship

  • *Blackbaud

  • *Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

  • *Student Data Privacy

  • *Single Sign On

  • *Digital Backpack

  • *Distance Learning

  • *Assistive technology

Past experience includes: ED of Change Management, ED of Digital Learning & Enablement, and Dir. of Google, at San Francisco Unified School District

Degrees & Certifications:

  • BA in English and Education

  • M.Ed. in Education, Language, and Literacy

  • Ed.D., in Learning & Instruction: Instructional Technology

  • Prosci Change Management Practitioner, Google Trainer, Google Level 1 and 2, Google Innovator, Common Sense Education Certified Educator, Common Sense Education Ambassador, CUE Lead Learner

Affiliations: ACMP, CUE, Prosci, CoSN, EdTechTeam, ISTE

GSuite allows for transformative pedagogy, and am constantly amazed at how powerful the tools can be if leveraged with a creative and innovative mind. I challenge users to be concrete in the why of using tools, to consider how else might they be able to meet their objectives, to find through lines for meaningful collaboration, and to constantly ask "yes, and?"

I root for the White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Fire, and Hawks. I crave pizza, hot dogs, sliders, and beef sandwiches.

I cook. I travel. I do one more than the other, but I'm always up for tasting new flavors and exploring new places. And most recently, took up surfing. If you don't try, how will you know?

I like to dance it out. And play music. Coloring is fun. I laugh with Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and I miss Prairie Home Companion. A good cup of coffee while reading the news is a welcome respite.

If I were on sabbatical, I would transcribe my books for digital press. I flow writing.

I like hashtags. #BuildEmpathy #RememberTheWhy #HowMightWe #YesAnd #TheHeartOfTheMatter #gsd #jfs #lig

English is not my first language, though it is my primary language. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania

My three kids are my priority. I ultimately live for them.