While this may sound cliche, I honestly want to change the world. That has been my goal since I was old enough to determine a goal. That being said, as I worked in research and development years ago, I was unfulfilled. I felt as if I was not attaining that goal. Thus, I became an educator.
As a Digital Learning Specialist, I was charged with creating new learning opportunities for teachers in my district. Working with my team, I designed, implemented, and assessed professional developments for my district. At one point, I supported approximately 20 schools with the implementation of digital tools that include but are not limited to a learning management systems, G-Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education), online assessment tools such as Socrative, and all district instructional technology hardware. In addition to this, I attended district Teaching and Learning meetings where I worked with directors, content coordinators, and lead teachers to evaluate and support district instructional practices. During this time I also became a Google Level 1 & 2 certified educator as well as a Teacher Support Coach.
On June 29th, I made the difficult decision to leave my former school district after 11 years. It was tough, but it was time to pursue a new dream. Being a member of the KSU iTeach team is an amazing opportunity that will give me an opportunity to work closely with a new school district. I plan to spend this year learning as much as possible and helping as many teachers as possible. Personalized learning, BYOT, all of these plans are designed to meet students where they are and enrich the learning process. As a member of your professional learning network, I will continue my quest in changing the world one student at a time by helping with these initiatives. I will not only offer sound instructional support, but I will also offer professional coaching, and I will go above and beyond to ensure that all students are given an opportunity to be successful.