15 years of experience as a teacher with specialties in GATE education (K-6), middle school students (especially 6th grade), primary students (especially 1st grade), and computer & digital media literacy skills for students in grades K-12.
Believer in Socratic method, PBL (both project-based and problem-based learning), gamification, and technology-enhanced learning. You can read about the success of my paperless classroom in the TIME article "The Paperless Classroom is Coming" (October, 2014)
- Outstanding educator in Computer/Technology, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD - Napa county teacher of the year nominee
- National merit scholar - BS in Computer Science and BA in Communications (Wake Forest University) - MS in Educatinal Technology (Boise State University)
I am a ClassDojo mentor and BreakoutEDU expert. You can find my FREE "Class Bank & Raffle" plugin for Google Sheets to allow students to raffle or spend ClassDojo points. You can also find several of my FREE Breakout games (for 6th grade math) in the user-created content of BreakoutEDU.org