A professional educator with experience in management, coaching and teaching. Active in supporting and encouraging teachers through continuing education, staff development and leadership roles. A coach with a proven track record of success. A forward thinking professional who understands current trends in education and how to use the right tools to raise effectiveness and efficiency.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Assessment Planning and Administration
Professional Development Design
Instructional Specialist, Rose Hill Elementary, 2013-Current
I was chosen to pilot a unique program in our school district to bring technology into the classroom. I started the only instructional technology program in our district, getting the technological tools into the hands of the teachers and the students and then designing the training program to put those tools into good instructional practice in the classroom.
Design and deliver professional development for instruction, specifically geared toward the use of instructional technology to raise student achievement.
Data analysis and coaching teachers for effective instruction of common core standards.
Assist with the coordination and oversight of district interim and state standardized tests.
Interactive textbook authoring.
Scope and sequence trajectory design.
Music Teacher, Rose Hill Elementary, 2007-2013
Elementary music education for 525 students from kindergarten through 5th grade. My music education program included instrumental, vocal, digital composition and drama instruction. I spearheaded a collaborative film-making project with the art teacher, which won several district awards as well as CIAE and CMEA recognition, began a cohort for arts leadership in the district, and started the first digital composition program for the district.
Regis university — M.Ed., 2013
University of Wyoming – B.A., 1996
Professional Development design and implementation
Interactive textbook authoring
iPad specialist trained in educational app use in the classroom
Film Making and Sound Design
Vocal, instrumental, theory and composition instruction
Honors and Professional Organizations
International Society of Technology in Education
Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
Training and Instructional Design Consultants
Center for Integrated Arts Education
Clinic presenter for two education associations
Leader for Adams14 arts leadership cohort