I started as a Second Grade Teacher and taught at this grade level for four years. I also have taught Middle School Spanish for two years. While teaching Second Grade, I fell in love with integrating technology. As a result, I enrolled in a graduate program and received a Master's Degree in Technology in Education. Since earning my degree, I have been teaching K-8 Computer Technology Education. I have taught computer education classes to students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, supported teachers with technology integration, and facilitated teacher professional development. Currently, I am a middle school Library Media Specialist. In addition I am also College Adjunct Professor where I teach pre-service teachers how to integrate technology into the classroom.
I encourage students to be independent thinkers and develop a life-long love of learning. My lessons are student centered, encourage student engagement, and challenge students to be creative thinkers. When I work with college students and adults, I am in favor of a hands-on experience. I am more of a facilitator rather than a lecturer. I am a believer in the flipped classroom model of teaching.
Citation from Former NH Governor Craig Benson for Excellence in Educational Technology Honor Societies: Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Language), Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences) Nominee for Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Degree in Spanish Masters of Educational Technology Degree
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Computer Science, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects