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About Me

I am currently a K-5 Teacher on Special Assignment, Math and Technology Integration Coach, supporting teachers with engaging all students in meaningful and relevant learning experiences in mathematics. As a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator, 2016 Silicon Valley CUE Outstanding Educator, Google Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, I am passionate about the integration of technology and computer science education in elementary classrooms to support the development of creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in students.

Accolades & Certifications:

  • 2016 SVCUE Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
  • Raspberry Pi Certified Educator 2016
  • Google Certified Educator, level 2
  • Leading Edge Professional Learning Leader
  • CUE Rockstar Teacher & Faculty
  • EdCampSV Organizer

Speaking Engagements & Presentations:

Raspberry Pi Picademy, Austin  (December 2016)
"Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi"

FallCUE (October 2016)
"Google Tools for TOSAs"
"Shake It Up: Infusing Technology Into Blended Math Instruction"

Raspberry Pi Picademy, Baltimore (August 2016)
"Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi"

"Using Games, Play & Digital Media to Build A Maker Culture" 
(with Michael Gorman, Jackson Westenskow & PBS LearningMedia)

ISTE 2016 International Conference (June 2016)
EdTech Coaches Playground: "Stay Afloat with Google Tools"

CUE Rockstar Camp, Redwood City (June 2016) 
"Crack the Code!"
"Do you Draw?"
"If you Give a Kid a Chromebook...or iPad... or laptop..." 

CUE Black Label, Castro Valley (May 2016)
"The Tech Integration Station: Tech integration in K-3 Math"

CUE 2016 National Conference (March 2016) 
CUE Rockstar Jam Session: "Real, Relevant, and Rigorous STEAM Integration in K-5 Classroom"  

SVCUE T3 Conference (March 2016) 
"Blend it Up!"-- Tools for blending instruction in the K-8 classroom  

California STEM Symposium (October 2015) 
"Real, Relevant, and Rigorous STEAM Integration in K-5 Classroom" 

Grantmakers for Education Conference (October, 2015)
"Redefining Education as Great Equalizer: How the Private & Public Sectors Can Increase Access to Technology and Digital Content for Classrooms "
(Panel with PBS, Google & Common Sense Media)  
"Real, Relevant, and Rigorous STEAM Integration in K-5 Classroom" 

In the Media:

Picademy USA (HelloWorld Magazine, vol. 1)

Bring Coding to your Classroom Tomorrow (PBS Teachers Lounge blog)

5 Reasons to Get Coding (PBS Teachers Lounge blog)

Emotions & Academics Go Hand-in-Hand (PBS Teachers Lounge blog)

Schools Maximize Free Content (District Administrator Magazine)