I began my professional career as an educator in 2001 as a teacher to 21 fifth graders -most of whom spoke little English. Since then I taught 3, 4, and 8th grades before moving on to become a Title I teacher.
As an elementary and middle grade school teacher I often used technology to help enhance the learning experience. I became even more interested in integrating technology into the learning experience after earning my master’s degree in educational technology.
After teaching in the computer lab and working as a Title l teacher, I found there are many educators who struggle with the usage of technology. What I have also found just as interesting is just as many novice teachers struggle with it too. So I have become interested in working with educators to help them learn the many ways in which technology can make their lives more efficient as well as discovering ways in which students can construct learning with technology tools.
I also have been drawn to students who are at-risk for not being successful in the academic setting. As a Title I teacher I worked with small groups in reading in kindergarten and first. I also did guided reading with the bottom quartile in fourth. I also teach co-requisite reading to students who need additional reading support when beginning college level courses.