School Technology Ninja
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters with High Honors Information Technology and eLearning Design University of Colorado Denver 2010 - 2014 Golden Key International Honour Society Masters| Curriculum and Instruction University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 2004-2006 Foundations in Multi-Sensory Adams State 2002-2002 Elementary Education Licenses| Teacher In Residence Program University of Colorado at Colorado Springs| BOCES 2001-2003 Bachelors| Communications Minor| Theater University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1992-1996
I am an elementary teacher with 23 years of experience. I have just graduated with my MA in Information & Learning Technology with an emphasis in eLearning and design. I also have I have a BA in Media Management and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction.
I graduated with High Honors from University of Colorado Denver. While in the program I learned how to integrate technology into any learning environment as well as build independent on-line courses. One of the reasons I was so successful in my university program is due to the fact that I am a flexible learner. I am driven to push the boundaries of design, self motivated to further my education, resourceful in finding solutions for problems.
In my classroom all students are seen as individuals. With that individualism comes respect and the inherent right to feel safe and loved in an environment that promotes growth in knowledge about life, ourselves, and the world around us. The environment that I create is not just a classroom but a community and a family. I want my students to embody life skills such as; cooperation, pride, curiosity, perseverance, courage, responsibility, problem solving, and sense of humor. I explicitly teach these life skills and I celebrate my students every time they succeed.