I have been a public school teacher for over 20 years, the last fourteen as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher. I work with teachers at three schools in my division, helping them learn to use and integrate technology into their classrooms through inservices, small group training, and co-teaching. I am passionate about STEM activities, Project Based Learning, and other technology and hands-on methods to engage students, make learning relevant, and foster 21st Century skills. I also teach technology and teacher recertification classes at a local Community College.
Varied--depending on topic and type of students involved.
Professional *Level Up US Teacher of the Year 2017 *Finalist for 2015 McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence *Nominated for TechNite Education award in 2014 *Presenter, Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education, May 2014 *Presenter, Virginia State Reading Conference, March 2014 *Presenter, Children’s Engineering Conference, February 2014 *Presenter, Virginia Society for Technology in Education Day in Franklin County, July 2013 *Presenter, Virginia Society for Technology in Education, July 2012 *Presenter, North Carolina TIES, March 2010 *Judge, McGlothin Award for Teaching Excellence 2007-2010 *Instructor, Teacher Training Institute, 2008-2011 *Star Educator, Discovery Education 2008-present *VSTE, member 2005-present *Finalist for the 2005 McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence *Focus on Education Article in the Salem-Times Dispatch, December 2002 *Nominated by Glenvar Elementary for the 1998 Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award
I have my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech and my Bachelors from Emory & Henry College.
I love traveling, schnauzers, reading, hiking, camping, geocaching, backpacking, gadgets, yoga, having fun, and staying connected.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Physics, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects