Growing up in St. Louis, the world felt like a giant, intimidating place. After being placed in Trinidad & Tobago for my practicum teaching, the world started to shrink and call my name. I moved on to teach all elementary grades as well as serve as a tech coach and professional learning facilitator as I made my way to Guatemala, The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, San Diego and now back full circle to St. Louis.
I never considered myself to be a ‘techy’ teacher. I was actually kind of afraid of it, because a lot of it was new terrain for me. That all changed, however, when I witnessed the transformation in my students once I began to embrace technology for learning.
“When I gave my 4th grade students a global audience using their blogs, they actually wanted to write.”
In my most recent roles, I have been fortunate to facilitate learning for educators all over the world, exploring innovative learning and teaching strategies. I am passionate about purposefully using technology to deepen student learning. One way I enjoy taking learning to another level is through collaborative global projects. I believe that by giving kids authentic, meaningful learning experiences, we are successfully setting them up to be lifelong, socially responsible learners.