I am an EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. This is my 7th year as an educator, and my 2nd year as an international educator. My first full year in education was as a 3rd grade teacher in Philadelphia. From there, I went to work as a technology teacher in Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC. I’ve spent the last 4 years working as a Educational Technology Coordinator, Tech Integration Specialist and EdTech Coach in Washington, DC, Illinois, and now Singapore. I am quite confident that one day, my current job will no longer be needed, and am looking forward to pursuing a Ph.D before that day arrives. Education is a second career for me, as my first career was in the public relations and marketing worlds. I am now where I am meant to be, professionally.
My academic achievements include an M.S. in the Science of Instruction from Drexel University with a 4.0 GPA. I’m also certified in Elementary Education and I hold a K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist certification (all from Drexel). In 2014, I became what’s now known as a Google Certified Innovator…it took me 6 tries over the course of 2 years to achieve this, which was quite the
reflective, iterative learning journey. I also became a Google Certified Education Trainer in 2014. In 2016, I received a global award from 21C for Innovative Educational Coaching. Building teacher capacity is something that I enjoy doing and seeing the benefits of.
As an EdTech Coach, my areas of interest are focused on the pedagogy behind a variety of integrations. My current fixations are on Computer Programming, Digital Citizenship and Inquiry, and finding ways to seamlessly integrate these topics into a pre-defined curriculum. I’m working on a Case Study to discover the impact that the integration of specific computer programming activities has on students’ learning of math. The results of this Study will be published as a white paper by 2017.