Elementary Educator with 23 years Experience, Instructor: Fayette County School's Staff Development Department School Responsibilities (Past and Present): Grade/Lead Teacher, Math Contact, Professional Learning Contact, Technology, Instructional Leadership Team, Student Support Team, Webmaster Grades/Areas Taught: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Remedial Math, and Technology for K-5 Designer/Webmaster: Cleveland Elementary School Website http://www.clevelandelementary.org Developer/Course Director: Teachersclass.net Website Design and Hosting for Teachers Facilitator: Georgia Educational Technology Conference 2005 & 2006 Membership: International Society of Technology Educators Presenter/Trainer: University of Chicago's School Mathematics Project - "Everyday Math" Gr. K-5 Instructor: Team Captain for redelivering Georgia InTech (Integrating Technology) program to district teachers Presenter: Dodge Learning Resources, Inc. of Peachtree City, GA Presenter: NECC 2007 in Atlanta: Thinking That Clicks! Developing Habits of Mind with Technology**
Constructivism approach to learning in order to develop strong habits of mind, use a variety of technology tools and employ real-life technology skills.
Honor: Finalist for Georgia's Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010 Award: Cleveland Elementary's Teacher of the Year 2003-2004 Award: Fayette County's Teacher of the Year - Finalist 2004 Award: Think Quest International Student Website Competition - First Place in the 12 and under Division "Crocodilians" team - April 2004 Award: Think Quest International Student Website Competition - Honorable Mention "Venomous Creatures" team - Oct 2004
College: University of Georgia (1981-1986) Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing College: Columbus State University (1988-1991) Certification in Early Childhood Education College: Walden University (2000-2001) Master of Science in Ed: Instructional Technology
I am a 5th grade teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist. This year I will be teaching 5th grade. I also instruct students and teachers on how to use technology. In addition to teaching the 5th grade curriculum, I teach teachers how to use technology for teaching Math, Science, Reading, Social Studies and other Special Areas. I teach students how to use technology by helping them create projects, write reports and research information. I love working with kids and technology and seeing the excitement it brings to my classroom!