Technology Integration Specialist
Alexandria City Public Schools
I am the recipient of the 2019 COSN Emerging EdTech Leader Award, I have presented at several EdTech Conferences including VSTE, and I have assisted with planning an EdTech Conference for a school district. I have served as a mentor to new teachers, new ITRTs, and young ladies interested in coding. I have collaborated with leadership and my team to ensure that professional development is meaningful and fun by building online modules and implementing a badging system. In my current district, I serve as one of the facilitators of the Teacher Leadership Program (TLP). Throughout TLP, teachers are afforded the opportunity to learn various technologies, effectively integrate technology into the classroom, and facilitate workshops.
Vision for VSTE
When I first attended VSTE years ago, I was exposed to a world of people who shared my excitement for educational technology. I hope to assist VSTE in continuing to advocate for our teachers and students by ensuring equity through exposure to virtual learning and opportunities to learn new EdTech tools. As a former Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, I would like to assist VSTE with offering more activities to engage CTE teachers. My vision for VSTE also includes increased partnerships with companies and other nonprofits, podcasting, and providing educational opportunities for teachers who are interested in studying instructional technology.
This is the sixteenth year of my career in education, and I love providing teachers with new technology tools to engage students. I hold several certifications, including Google, Nearpod, BrainPOP and Clever, and I am currently working on a new tech podcast. I am a huge proponent of exposing young ladies to coding and opportunities in computer science to address the lack of women in this field. I hold a bachelor's degree in Occupational and Technical Studies (Marketing Education), and master’s and education specialist degrees in Educational Leadership.