I was just accepted to facilitate the assessment writing at the Arizona Department of Education. I have a passion for good objective test questions. All of my assessments are based of off Common Core standards and are standard based. Designed and initiated new Computer Science program and curriculum including Software Engineering and AP Computer Science classes. Involved with Intel’s test pilot for Galileo board curriculum and Science Foundation Arizona Innovation at Work program. Attending CS4HS Scalable Game Design workshop for high school computer science curriculum. Participated in SPARK App League. Utilizes project management for planning curriculum and assessing learning. Works with administration to assist with training teachers on new technologies. Uses an LMS to manage classroom curriculum and implement lessons. Creates job aids, videos, and tutorials to assist students in developing software programs, websites, and web 2.0 tools. Helps to lead a team of teachers in planning to ensure rigor and standards are being maintained. Deals with managing a class to meet state testing deadlines.
I have a very hands on based approach. I try to give my students as much practice as possible. The tests I write are application based. They assess skills and not their memory. I give rigorous class assignments, labs, and tests to best prepare students for college and the industry.
Awarded a grant to teach the computer science class. Awarded a grant to further my education in computer science.
University of Colorado Denver August 2010 – July 2012 M.A. Information and Learning Technologies with a focus in eLearning and Adult Education GPA 4.0 Arizona State University August 2005 – May 2010 B.A.E. Secondary Education English – with a minor in communications Magna Cum Laude for receiving GPA 3.73 Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta – National Honors Societies, ASU Chapter
I am an ASU fan! Go Devils! When I am not working I enjoy cooking, hiking, napping, playing volleyball, catching movies, shopping and of course READING! I love spending as much time as I can with my one year old daughter Charlotte.