Technology Integration Specialist
I moved to Aspen in 2014 and have been a Technology Integration Specialist here since 2010. For 4 years I lived in Europe, in Rome, Italy and in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to that I taught in Jackson, Wyoming and in Madras, OR. I've taught all subjects in middle and elementary schools since I began my teaching career in 1997, and I am passionate about teaching and integrating technology when it enhances student learning.
My experience and training in education is varied, with much of my work supporting students with primary languages other than English, with additional training in writer's workshop, math, science, and technology. I have a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming, an ESL endorsement, and have been a technology integration specialist since 2012
I am device/platform agnostic, working with Apple, Microsoft, Android devices as well as various programs and platforms. To me, it is never about the the device, app, or software, but about taking students further than they could otherwise could go base on traditional teaching methods. My focus is on creativity and collaboration in the teaching/learning process, not on the technology.
Outdoor Education Experience, Training and Leadership
March 2020, day ski tour training, Asst trip leader
March 2019 -3 day 6th grade hut, trip, Asst trip leader
Sept 2017 - 3 night 8th grade backpacking trip, Asst trip leader
February 2017 - 3 day 6th grade hut, trip, Asst trip leader
Spring 2020 - WFR
Aug 2019 - 2 night river camping trip
Jan 2019 Avalanche level 1
Jan 2017, Avalanche risk management and back country travel assessment course
Level 2 alpine PSIA certificate