I serve as the Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) for my district. In twelve years teaching in the Engineering and Technology Department, I primarily instructed Engineering Design, Robotics, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing courses earning national certification for Project Lead the Way’s STEM project-based curriculum. In addition, I did consulting work for KDE in writing curriculum and assessment. In recent years, I directed the Community Campus Engineering Academy which brought in students from various regional high schools in the summer and early morning hours to explore the Engineering field. I also comes to you with experience teaching adult learners from Owensboro Community and Technical College. .
Approach teaching with this question, "How would I teach this lesson if students were allowed to up and leave like at a bad movie?" Assignments in my classroom centered around problem based, project based instruction.
Selected to work with a team to write Kentucky's Engineering and Technology Curriculum Program of Studies; Co-lead the certification of Project Lead the Way's first ever Site Network Certification that pulled together multiple school districts, local colleges and the community.
I grew up in the country on a family farm. I graduated from Apollo High School in Owensboro, Ky (Class 1997) before pursuing an Industrial Engineering and Technology Education degree from Murray State University. My masters, Ky Rank 1, and Principal Certifications were all earned at Indiana Wesleyan University.
I have big plans for making teaching with technology an easy and comfortable practice for students and teachers alike