about me

As a technology integration specialist, I coach teachers and work with students on effective uses of technology for learning.  Before working with teachers, my background is in teaching high school English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) through project-based learning (PBL) for a New Tech Network school.  

I was a student at the University of Illinois and found a particular passion for helping students with tech during my student teaching.  I’m a tinkerer at heart.  I grew up with a computer in my house and was the most active user.  Later, I took to taking them apart and building computers, component-by-component.  Videogames took up a few too many days in my teens.  And then I became very active with digital publishing during my undergraduate studies.

After some extensive work in one-to-one and project-based learning classrooms, I became one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators in the United States and published research on using Google Docs in the classroom writing process.  I am continuing my studies in Administration and Supervision through Clemson University.

For the most up-to-date details on my career, see my LinkedIn profile.  Please use the contact me page to talk about professional development or other presentations I may facilitate for you or your organization.