Instructional Technology Coach
Fredericksburg City Public Schools
Emily emerged as a leader in instructional technology early in her career as a Technology Lead Teacher supporting her colleagues through after-school technology trainings. As she moved out of the classroom and into instructional coaching roles, she has been a Building Leadership Team Chair, a co-founder and chair of a division-wide Instructional Coaching PLC, and a team lead for her Instructional Technology Coaches. She was selected to represent her division as part of a leadership team attending the Future Ready Schools Institute in San Diego in 2019, led the division-wide implementation and training of the Canvas LMS in summer 2020, and has been involved in leading many district professional development programs. Emily has a MEd in Education Leadership and holds a license in K-12 Supervision and Administration.
Vision for VSTE
Emily believes that the challenges introduced by the recent pandemic have also provided an opportunity for VSTE to expand their support of all schools across the state and promote collaboration between regions and school divisions. She believes that VSTE should continue to grow its Professional Learning Network and expand support for instructional technology coaches and resource teachers throughout the division. As a result of the profound changes experienced in education this year, VSTE is uniquely positioned to expand their support of innovation across the state through continued professional development efforts, expanded collaboration opportunities between school divisions, and providing a central hub of emerging and existing instructional technology resources and platforms.
Although she started her post graduate life as an Engineer in Dahlgren, Virginia, Emily quickly found her passion in teaching and has been in the education profession for over 20 years as a secondary Mathematics Teacher, a Math Specialist, and an Instructional Technology Coach. She is a product of Virginia public schools, having grown up in Virginia Beach, and has worked her entire career in Virginia public schools, most recently in Fredericksburg City Public Schools. Her husband of 25 years is also a Virginia educator, and she is a proud mother of three. Emily is passionate about teaching and learning, is a math geek, and loves to travel, hike, and camp.