Instructional Technology Director, Consultant, and Public Speaker in Massachusetts
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the courage and confidence to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical.
In the past decade, I have been invited to present at workshops, symposiums and conferences. Participants leave my sessions with a sharper focus on students and an inspired attitude towards technology.
I'm excited to announce my new book, co-authored with Dr. Matthew X. Joseph was released in Fall of 2019. From the same publisher that brought you the Hack Learning series, Times 10 Publications has released a new series: Lead Forward. These books feature world class teacher leaders, sharing the stories and strategies that will inspire you to be the best you can be, while always leading forward. Please check out our book, Modern Mentor: Reimagining Teacher Leadership, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and a bookstore near you!
After 14 years as a teacher, I am the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools on Cape Cod. Go Falcons!
Currently I serve as the Past President of the Massachusetts ASCD Board of Directors. Regionally recognized as a teacher leader, I am a 2011 MassCUE Pathfinder awardee and a 2013 NEA Inspirational Teacher. Some of my featured presentations and performances show my growth over the years:
* NBC News' Education Nation included me in a live television broadcast panel discussion moderated by Chelsea Clinton on tech in the classroom.
* The NEA presented me (and 3 other teachers in the US) with a Pinterest Inspirational Teacher award for my work in social media,
* Keynote Presenter for MassCUE & MASCD at their 2017 Spring Leadership Conference.
* More recently - EdTech Poetry Slam finalist at ISTE2018
I have also collaborated on projects and presentations with the Gates Foundation's ECET2 movement, TenMarks, MIT, Chevrolet, Tech & Learning, Amazon, EdWeek, ENA, Instructor Magazine as well as IntelEducation.
I have worked with students of all ages from 4 to 80. I will always be a teacher to my deepest core..
Traveler. Shutterbug. Speaker. Listener. Daydreamer.
Proud mum to a Coastie ⚓ and a Teacher 🍎
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