Instructional Technology Director 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 few years, 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-Elect. I was also a featered ED Talk presenter at the 2012 MTA Summer conference (VIDEO) and the folks at NBC News' Education Nation included me in a broadcast panel discussion on tech in the classroom. More recently, the NEA presented me with a Pinterest Inspiration Box for my work in social media, and I presented an Ignite talk for ASCD at their Leaders to Leaders conference and a Keynote for MassCUE & MASCD at their Spring Leadership Conference.
Some meaningful connections have been with the Gates Foundation's ECET2 movement, TenMarks & Amazon as well as working with IntelEducation during the ISTE conference.
When not teaching, or trying to keep up with the latest in technology, I