A teacher, trainer, tech nerd, & restless thinker dedicated to helping you discover new ways of igniting fires of imagination and learning in your classrooms and school communities.
More recently I’ve been obsessing over G Suite for Education, blended learning, and blogging.
Blogging has been part hobby, part business for over 8 years, and now I use it regularly with my students.
I’ve been a Google for Education Certified Trainer for several years, along with being a Certified Educator Level 1 & 2.
And in 2016, I completed the BlendKit MOOC and earned by Blended Learning Designer certification from UCF & EduCause.
I’ve been teaching for more than 16 years! Wow, that’s a while (crazy how it’s been so long that I’ve started losing track)! Mostly English, but I’m also certified in History and as a Media Specialist. I also have a reading endorsement.
Oh, and a Master’s Degree in “Integrating Technology into the Curriculum.” I got that degree when edtech was just a baby. It was so long ago that they actually sent me VHS tapes for my distance learning courses!!! How times have changed!
Meet Me & My Family
When I’m not teaching or training, I’m home with my family: K, G, and John (and our two goofy pitbulls Hero and Kiki). Between XBox gaming, Star Wars & Star Trek moviethons, Chromebooks, MacBooks, and tablets, we’re a total nerdy, techie family.
K is most likely to rule the world one day.
G has autism and is most likely to hack the world one day.
And John’s just a hottie. 😉
The Things I Do
I find time to put down the technology at my martial arts school where I’m working on my yellow belt in Hapkido.
And I lead worship at two local churches regulary, and I love the relationships I’ve built there.
Somewhere in there, I also try and keep up with my ever-growing stack of books to read (thank goodness for my Kindle, or the stacks would be even larger!). I’m pretty sure that’s a losing battle.