Swartz Creek, MI
Elementary Teacher at Elms Road Elementary,
Experience in teaching Kindergarten through fifth grade technology, third grade, kindergarten, developmental kindergarten, and
Title I instructional specialist for basic skills
Elementary Teacher at
Experience in teaching first grade
1996-1997 Educational Presenter at High Touch-High Tech, Langhorne PA
Presented hands-on science lessons to preschool and K-5 students in various
~July 2013: Presented at the Tuscola and Bay Arenac ISDs on Using iPads in the Elementary Classroom.
~April 2013: Presented to Swartz Creek staff on how to use Infuse Learning Assessment Software.
~March 2013: Presented at the MACUL Technology Conference on Using iPads in the Elementary Classroom.
~May 2010: I received my Master of Educational Technology degree from Michigan State University.
~December 2009: Lesson idea published in the Mailbox Magazine.
~November 2009: I was awarded the Michigan Council For History Education Teacher of the Year.
~January 2009: I was awarded a grant from Target for $800 to pay for the third grade field trip to Crossroads Village!!
~Created an Online Reading Class: Click here to view the third grade online reading class!
I recently created a tutorial using screencast presentation software on how to create a classroom website using Weebly.com. View Sample
I recently created a tutorial for the Swartz Creek teaching staff on how to use our online gradebook, Webgrader: View tutorial
~Library of Congress: Working With Primary Sources
Recently worked with the Wayne County RESA under a grant to develop primary resource lesson plans from resources from the Library of Congress:
View a sample of my work
Created a webpage containing lesson plans of all member in this project for Wayne County RESA
~Teaching and Learning Online
Fall 2008: Completed a course at MSU titled "Teaching Online"
Summer 2008: Participated in an online class on how to teach an online course
View a sample of a TeacherTube video I created titled,"The Role of an Online Facilitator."
Created and published a teacher resource website titled EducationExtras.com
~Member of GenNet Pioneer Teacher Group at Genesee Intermediate School District
Created a collaborative project, with a team of three teachers from different districts, to create a webpage about various destinations and landmarks in Michigan.
Serve on the GenNet ITV committee
Piloted WebGrader for Swartz Creek Schools
I direct multiple paraprofessionals in the classroom
Served on the science GLCE committee
Familiar with working and developing lesson plans with elementary Grade Level Content Expectations
Obtained special certification in MLPP (Michigan Literacy Progress Profile)
Served on the Language Arts Curriculum and Materials Committee
Prepared and presented lessons in all subject areas
Maintained student records
Administered standardized tests and prepared spreadsheets to report results
Instructed “at risk” students in the area of reading
Hold a bachelor’s degree in English
Master of Educational Technology, May 2010
Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate
References Available Upon Request