PYP INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY COACH
I am a passionate educator that loves working with teachers to develop innovative and meaningful learning experiences.
I am originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada but have been living and teaching overseas for 8 years. I spent 5 amazing years working in Abu Dhabi as a classroom teacher for Grades 1 and 3, and now work in Guangzhou, China as the PYP Innovation and Technology Coach for an American IB School. It’s a job I really love that allows me to develop as a learner and teacher every day.
I believe that teaching is all about relationships and fostering a culture of sharing and collaboration. My passion is not only using technology to reimagine pathways to learning but finding ways for 21st-century tools to connect students in creative ways.
Travel – if you ask any international teacher about their interests, they will probably say travel! I love exploring new cultures, foods, and beaches.
Yoga – I have always loved exercise in many forms, but yoga is an exercise both physically and mentally. I try to get in as much as I can.
Graphic Design or Anything Artistic – fun fact: when I was a kid I wanted to be an animator for Disney. That didn’t quite come to be, but I continue to love creating art. In particular, working with various graphic design tools to create digital designs.
Outdoor Activities – I love the outdoors! Hiking, swimming, paddling, running. Hanging out in nature is how I like to spend my free time.
Grocery Shopping – I’m not even kidding … I love shopping for food!
Awards, Accolades & Honors
- Certificate of Educational Technology and Informational Literacy (COETAIL)
- M.Ed Educational Technology
- B.A. – Sociology
- Chief Communications Officer; WLead Women’s Leadership Organization
- Common Sense Media Educator
- Google Certified Educator Level 1
- Microsoft Innovative Educator
- Apple Teacher
- Seesaw Ambassador
- Book Creator Ambassador
“I love helping teachers develop new and innovative ways to evolve their practice.”