I have been an educator for over 30 years. Most of my classroom teaching experience is in the primary grades primarily in kindergarten. I am a Google Certified Innovator as well as a Google Educator Level 1 and 2. I am a Code.org Facilitator for Elementary and Middle School Educators. My Masters of Education Technology is though Boise State with an endorsement in Integrating Tech in Classrooms and Online Learning (which has come in handy lately. Technology is certainly my passion. I am a huge fan of Twitter and its utility in the area of professional development. I have presented at many technology conferences on various topics such as Tinkercad and 3D printing, Computer Science in the Classroom, Global Read Aloud, Blogging in a Primary Classroom,Google Calendar as well as Docs/Drive. You may hear me stating that I have the best job at STEM Lab because I do!
I love integrating technology to meet the individual needs of students and teachers. I get excited when technology supports and enhances their learning/teaching. I believe in the need for empowerment and engagement. Technology is a tool that can aid in the process of connecting, collaborating, communicating, and creating.
Being married for 27 years and parenting my three young adult sons, gives me experience and knowledge to help others. I enjoy reading, watching my son's sporting events, meeting up with friends, and vacationing with my family.