Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Science in Learning Technologies, University of North Texas Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Texas State University Teacher Certifications: Business 6-12 Marketing 8-12 Speech 6-12 Technology Applications EC-12
As a Digital Learning Specialist, I support curricular areas (Mathematics, Career and Technical Ed, AVID, Federal Programs) with accessing online textbooks, digital resources, and integrating technology into the curriculum. I am passionate about collaborating with teachers, staff, administrators, and curriculum coordinators to explore meaningful, effective ways to integrate technology for deeper learning. Our team has been helping familiarize teachers across the district with using Chromebooks in the classroom. It's an exciting time to be in education! Our team also plans our annual ETSI professional learning experience (Ed Tech Success Initiative). It's my pride and joy! Visit our Twitter page linked below.
My career in Education started in 2005 in Plano ISD! I taught at Shepton HS ('05-'06, Desktop Publishing & Keyboarding, FBLA), Vines HS ('06-'11, Business Computer Information Systems, Keyboarding, Communication Applications, Debate, & Yearbook, NHS), and Plano West SHS ('11-'12, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Dynamics, Coop, and DECA). I also taught eSchool Business Information Management and was a curriculum writer for BCIS, eSchool BIM, and Virtual Business. I made the move to administration in 2013.
Fun Facts: I'm married to PISD's Desktop Applications Engineer, Jason Heerema. We have a sweet son that is the light of our life.
PISD's Tech-tastic Blog: planoisdtech.blogspot.com
Certified Technology Director (Expected Feb. 2020)
Google Certified Trainer
Google Certified Educator Level 1&2
Screencastify Genius Certified
Speaker at TCEA and local conferences
ATPE Representative for Admin and Shiloh Bldgs.
What does a Digital Learning Specialist do?