PK - 8 Academic Technology Coordinator and Lower School Science/Technology Teacher
As a Google Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, I have spent years training other educators on ways to successfully implement technology into their classrooms. I have presented at VCEC, VAIS, ITEEA and ISTE conferences sharing tips and tricks of technology implementation. I have shown teachers how they can implement gaming into their classrooms and have advised teachers on how to use flipped learning in their classrooms. I have coached robotics teams for 11 years and have mentored others to become successful coaches as well.
Vision for VSTE
I would like to see VSTE implement programs to help all technology teachers have access to quality coding and robotics tools and trainings. I would like to see Virginia be on the cutting edge of STEM/STEAM implementation in classrooms throughout the state. I believe VSTE can provide teachers with the support they need to successfully implement various technology initiatives and can provide mentors to ease the way.
I have been a teacher for 30 years. My experience with elementary students teaching Kindergarten, music, science and technology makes me uniquely qualified to help with STEAM implementation programs. I have successfully set up and run makerspace and robotics programs at my own school and have mentored teachers at other schools to do the same.