Bath County Public Schools
Educational Leadership Experience
I was an ITRT from August 2012 until July 2016 when I became the Technology Supervisor for Bath County Public Schools. During that time, I have overseen the BCPS becoming a 1:1 laptop division for grades 5-12 and have led the way for Office365 to be the main educational workspace for teachers and students. Additionally, I have increased network bandwidth significantly. Having been a teacher before I was an ITRT, I understand the classroom and the demands that are placed on teachers. I worked to give teachers solutions that would empower them while saving time.
Vision for VSTE
I want VSTE to continue to be the voice for technology in schools. Division budgets are challenging, but we need to continue to develop 21st century skills in our students. Many of the jobs that they will occupy have not yet been created, but we can give them the skills that they need to be successful in those new jobs. I would like to see increasing involvement at the university level with students who will be entering the teaching field so that they are better able to successfully integrate technology into their classroom starting at day one.
I wrote my first code in 1969 during my freshman year in high school. I have a BA in Psychology from Southern Illinois University and a MS in Special Education from Radford University. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked in technology. When I started teaching, I used an overhead projector. After a few years they gave me an interactive whiteboard and then a table computer. I quickly moved from Special Education to teaching programming and Technical Drawing while at the same time acting as a part time ITRT. When the Technology Supervisor position became open, I applied, and now have that job.