I've recently retired from 29 years of teaching in the public school system. First grade, third grade, and instructional technology were my areas of experience.
An environment of engagement, excitement, high expectations, and fun are what I think are important for children to learn!
Teacher of the Year, Instructional Technologist of the Year, Presenter at (TCEA)Texas Computer Educators Association in Austin, Texas.
Experienced Instructional Leader - Designer and presenter of professional development that implements best practices. Accomplished Teacher Knowledgeable Instructional Technology Coach – Team with teachers in all academic areas to design effective models of instruction that promote a high level of academic viability, and support the use of technology. Advise teachers in writing grants to receive technology tools. Proficient Technology Trainer (tools and software) Enthusiastic communicator, Organized Planner & Lifelong Learner Confident Instructor. Collaborator, and Co- Designer of district Summer Technology Academy
BS Elementary Education 1985 Stephen F. Austin State University Kappa Delta Pi (SFASU) Honor Society for Excellence in Education Certified Teacher Grades 1-8 State of Texas I specialize in lessons for integrating technology in the elementary curriculum for Texas.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Informational Text, Phonics