2015-2018: Technology Lead Teacher for Central Lyon Community School 1993-2018: Full-Time Technology Education teacher at Central Lyon Community School District. Served as technology educator in grades four through eight. Developed syllabus, curriculum and overall course structure for technology education in grades six through eight. 1996-2012 Adult Technology Education classes. 2012 Egbe, Nigeria Samaritan’s Purse volunteer computer assistant for office and payroll. 2009; 16, 18 Ukrainian English Camp /Mission Trip Coordinator. 1991-1994 Full-Time language arts teacher at Central Lyon Community School in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade language arts. Involved in writing and implementing language arts curriculum. Reconstructed reading and English program into language arts program in grade seven. 1988-1991 Full-time Chapter I reading instructor at Central Lyon Community School in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Taught remedial reading in grades one through five. 1986-1988 Full-time language arts teacher at West Lyon Community School. Taught seventh and eighth grade reading and eighth grade English. Involved in implementing a writing program.
Project based environment Integrated curriculum Adaptable to emerging technologies Curriculum is designed to satisfy the interests of middle school students and also to allow for individual success Strong belief in the potential of all students Safe, respectable and enjoyable climate Meet and exceed expectations of the core through original curriculum
1996-2018 Featured articles regarding projects in classroom 2016 Featured Educator in iWitness USC Shoah Foundation 2012 FBI Safe online Surfing national winner 2012 Preschool Central Lyon Site Visit 2012 School Board Bullying Presentation 2009 Central Lyon Site Visit 2008 Junior National Young Leaders Conference 2007-2018 Lion Grant Recipient 2007 Central Lyon Foundation Presentation 2004 Starr Grant 2003 Recipient of Technology Award from University of Northern Iowa 1996-2018 Missionary, Youth, Church & Community Presentations 1997-1999 Presenter at two technology conferences in Des Moines, IA; a middle school convention and social studies convention. Participant in Iowa State University training program for teachers of technology
2016-2017 Technology Conferences 2010-2018 Iowa Core Curriculum, Leadership and Implementation; Technology Integration; Technology in Education conference; Stop Bullying in its Tracks; Technology Tools for 21st Century; Role of Formative Assessment; Authentic Intellectual work 2005-2009 Teaching Smarter w/MS Office; Implementation of Non-Linguistic Representation Years 1 & 2; Differentiated Instruction Years 1 & 2; Power Point Instruction 2000-2004 Video Streaming in the Class; Site Based CL- Curriculum Mapping, Study Group- Assessment; Student-Involved Classroom Assessment; Site Based- Advanced Curriculum Mapping 1995-1999 Applying Brain Research in the Classroom, Dimensions of Learning Curriculum; Building Middle School World Wide Web Lessons; Research Information Practice II-A & B; Learning Styles; Educational Visions; Learning with Style; Dimensions of learning I & II; Internet Basic; Quality Schools; Interactive Television; Cooperative Learning; IBM-Microsoft Windows 1985-1994 Problems At Home are Problems at School; Internet workshop, Microsoft Windows, Cooperative Learning; Teaching Reading Process; Beginning Apple works, Apple works Enhanced, Theory and Practice in Language Arts, Teaching Literature to Adolescents; Reading through Writing, Computer Reading Program; Reading in the Content Area; Computers for Classroom Teachers; Teaching Reading Process 1980-1984 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education Approval: Reading Emphasis: Math Endorsement: Coaching
I have been delightfully married to my husband Paul for 33 years. We have three children and five grandchildren. We enjoy adventure, travel and challenges. I enjoy video production, editing pictures and creating new technology-based units. Teaching at Central Lyon Community School in Rock Rapids has been a rewarding career. I have been able to define my course by the needs of the district and students. It's left me with an abundance of units to share. Teaching technology as a tool has been a rewarding challenge; perhaps, best summed up by the following quote: "It's so crazy that it might just work."