Thanks for visiting! My passion is to work with and motivate educators using research-based strategies and methods that incorporate the use of technology. While I believe that technology has the ability to engage students and enhance learning experiences, there is no substitute for amazing teachers!
My background is elementary and Spanish education. I have a B.A. in elementary education from Clemson University and an M.Ed. in instructional technology from Lesley University. I taught both in a third-world country and in the US... in small private schools and large public schools. Given these different experiences, I learned the importance of being resourceful and grateful for what (or lack thereof) I was given! After teaching, I decided to focus on teacher education and effectiveness. This website stemmed from my desire is to support educators and provide useful resources to enhance student learning. I currently consult with schools and districts to identify areas of need to effectively implement digital learning solutions.
I am a life-long learner... so my skills are constantly evolving and include technology evangelism, social media, public speaking, educational research and training. I enjoy learning about the latest trends and best practices in education. I have created and delivered many workshops and presented at local and national conferences on a variety of topics. I enjoy photography, traveling, running, gardening, cooking, and home projects. In addition, my 6 nieces keep me on my toes as I spend time with family and friends!
Please feel free to reach out with any comments or questions.
Presentations & Workshops
#GoOpen Conference, Chesterfield Virginia August 2017 OER from Theory to Practice
Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) Conference December 2016 Are you Ready to #GoOpen, Leveraging Technology to Personalize Learning
Rhode Island Technology Conference (RIDE) October 2015 Reinvent Learning for Today's Generation
iPadPalooza, Texas June 2015 Reinvent Learning for Today's Generation
Common Ground, Maryland (formerly MSET) May 2015 How to successfully implement a digital age blended learning environment
Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC) November 2014 Assessment for Learning and Infuse the Classroom with Project Based Learning
International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) June 2014 How to successfully implement a digital age blended learning environment
National PTA Convention June 2013 Leveraging Technology for your Local PTA
Upstate Technology Conference, SC (UTC) July 2013 Engage your students with Games in the Classroom
Maryland Society for Educational Technology Conference (MSET) May 2011 Web-based Simulations to Enhance Instruction
Upstate Technology Conference, SC (UTC) June 2011 Educate and Elevate: Taking Formative Assessment to the Next Level