Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas Bachelor of Arts in French, The University of Texas at Austin & University of North Texas Certifications & Credentials: Generalist (1-8) Gifted and Talented (EC-12) ESL (EC-12) Google Certified Educator - Level 1 Google Certified Educator - Level 2 FlipGrid Certified Educator Screencastify Genius Certifed Educator
Digital Learning Specialist
- I am thrilled to be a part of the Digital Learning Team this year! In my new role, I will support the curricular areas of Science K-12, Advanced Academics/PACE, Computer Science, CTE Robotics & PLTW, Fine Arts, and ROTC. I am looking forward to building connections with the amazing teachers across our district.
- I joined the Plano ISD educator family in 2002, but I have been a part of PISD as a student, PTA parent, and volunteer. My teaching experience includes serving as an elementary classroom teacher, ESL teacher, Math Specialist, and Instructional Coach. I have worked with students in Pre-K-5 classrooms as well as with teachers to encourage innovative teaching practices. My passion lies in the conviction that fostering creativity, critical thinking, and innovative practices help prepare students for success.
- I have been an active advocate of educational technology and STEM education. One of my favorite endeavors has been running Gadget Girls, an engineering initiative raising interest in STEM disciplines for girls in Grades 3-5. I’ve been honored to present at TCEA, CAST, and ISTE conferences; and to be a part of the ISTE Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, NASA LiftOff Teacher Institute, and PITSCO Teacher Advisory Group (TAG).
- On a personal note, I live in Plano with my husband and our dog, Moose. We have three grown children and a new grandson, Griffin. My interests include traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family.