Entrepreneurial, award-winning experienced e-learning educator, creative leader, and independent consultant who is skilled and experienced in creating original content and providing global leadership to Professional Learning Networks. Published Writer, Personal Learning Coach, Grant Writer, and Online Instructor.
30 year teaching veteran, President of two home-based businesses, published writer, detail-oriented, self-confident visionary leader. Self-motivated, self-directed, ambitious virtual worker. Online Instructor for Learn NC, Curriculum Specialist & Author for Learning Express.
1997 National Technology Teacher of the Year. Nationally recognized for SWAT (Students Working To Advance Technology) www.swatweb.net awarded by Technology and Learning Magazine and Microsoft. Recently published in ESchool News, The Principal Magazine, T.H.E Journal, Teacher Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. The SWAT Program at www.swatweb.net provides a toolkit, and resources for teachers to guide students toward developing student leadership, and digital literacy skills, for service to their school and community. Honored in the Rhode Island College Hall of Fame, received the Individual Award for Education by the North Carolina Educational Technology Association and nominated for Teacher of the Year in Fairfax County Public Schools.
Providence College and Rhode Island College/Elementary and Special Ed Idaho State University-Master of Education/Special Ed George Mason University-School Administration University of Maryland-Doctoral Studies SUNY-International Studies-Curriculum Design 2010- University of NC, Learn NC, COLT Online Instructor Curriculum Design and Facilitator of the online course, The Connected Writer: Using Blogs and Collaborative Tools To Enhance Student Writing.
2011-2012- Curriculum Specialist, Bolivia Elementary School, Brunswick County Public Schools Provides leadership and support for teachers at Bolivia Elementary School in the implementation of Common Core Standards and district instructional initiatives. Utilizes effective instructional strategies, integrates technology, provides diagnostic testing support, and analyzes school and student data. Administrator for Wireless Generation, mClass Reading System, SuccessMaker and First in Math.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Specialty, Foreign Language, Chinese, Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Entrepreneurship, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year, Tools for Common Core, For Administrators