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 encouragement 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.
Regionally recognized as a teacher leader, I am a FableVision Ambassador, a Discovery Educator Network STAR and a 2011 MassCUE Pathfinder awardee. Additionally, I serve on the Massachusetts ASCD Board of Directors as their President. Some of my featured presentations/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.
* Most 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, Amazon, EdWeek, Instructor Magazine as well as IntelEducation.
When not teaching, or trying to keep up with the latest in technology, I am an avid photographer, volunteer and traveler!! Reach out and connect!