Resume

Education

University of Colorado – Denver, CO

Master of Arts Information & Learning Technologies

Digital Media for Teaching and Learning

Endorsement Instructional Technology Specialist

California State University – Fullerton, CA

Educational Technology- Postgraduate education credits for professional credentialing

Biola University – La Mirada, CA

Bachelor of Arts, English and Education

Certification

Colorado Secondary Language Arts Credential (7-12)

Colorado Elementary Education Credential (K-6)

Professional Experience

Harrison School District – Colorado Springs, CO

Instructional Technology Specialist, 2018

  • Collaborate with teachers and school administration to facilitate the use of technology in classrooms

  • Identify appropriate educational technology for all types of classroom applications

  • Collaborate with educators and administrators in curriculum design by sourcing or creating new technologies to be used in classroom instruction

  • Design and lead training for professional development in current and emerging technologies

  • Assist school administrators in identifying and correcting problems and deficiencies within current technology-based programs

  • Foster both appreciation and understanding of how technology can impact learning and each student’s future

Brookhurst Junior High – Anaheim, CA

Digital Learning Consultant, 2017 – 2018

  • Collaborative projects with the DLC for technology integration and implementation

  • Design ELA unit that engages students with 21st Century tools

  • Utilize Chrome books and Smart devices for Blended/Flipped classroom use

  • Adapt for English Language Learners in Title One school setting Instructional design in Canvas LMS for easy access and reuse

  • Share with teachers and provide a PD tutorial on cross-LMS resources: Canvas uses the Common Cartridge format that is used in all LMS platforms

  • Contribute to the shared vision for campus or organizational integration of technology and foster an environment and culture conducive to the realization of that vision

Skyview Middle School – Colorado Springs, CO

Media Specialist, 2015-16

  • Manager of the school library on a day-to-day basis with the primary focus of meeting the needs of staff and students

  • Encourage learning through reading and digital literacy

  • Support and collaborate with staff on research, recommend and implement instructional technologies to enhance online learning experiences and media use

  • Computer Lab and technology device manager

  • Promote literacy though contests and quarterly events

Pinky Wish Press Publishing – Monument, CO

Writer and CEO of small publishing company, 2011-present

  • Focus on children’s fiction and non-fiction with educational content. Current projects involve novel and digitally aligned lessons/projects

  • Worked with a team of editors, formatters, and digital artists to produce and publish a 74,000 word children’s novel: Moonfin , by L.L. Mintie

  • Digital instructional design products: Digital Citizenship. Biography, Short stories, to name a few

High Country Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Coach, Administrator and Teacher, 2002-2011

  • Hybrid/blended enrichment and private school

  • Leadership role for program serving over four hundred families, collaborating with them to educate their children.

  • Provide support, assistance, and training for a team of teachers, prepare and file class paperwork adhering to Colorado State standards and objectives.

  • Work with teachers, administrators, and families to provide clear direction, implementing class standards and discipline, develop lesson plans, create and implement lesson plans

  • Teacher and teacher’s assistant in a variety of core and arts related subjects

SOFTWARE

WordPress
Canvas LMS
SEO, Web 2.0 / Social Media
MS Suite
iLife (GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto)
Google Apps
Zoom / Skype / Google Hangout
HootSuite, Voicethread, Hypothes.is
Gimp / Canva / ThingLink
Adobe Creative Suite
Audacity / SoundCloud
Explain Everything/Prezi
GoAnimate/Animoto/Flowvella

Skills

  • Online / Blended Learning

  • Curriculum Design

  • Blogging / Social Media

  • Digital Video / Multimedia

  • Transmedia Design

  • Innovation and Classroom Technology

  • podcasting/animations

Awards

  • CU Denver ILT Outstanding Graduate Award

  • Howard and Mamie Nichols Academic Fellowship

  • Bank of America Award of Achievement in Foreign Languages

  • The Business and Professional Women’s Award of Achievement

 Community Involvement

  • Library volunteer: Concierge and Repair Room Tech.

  • Kern Environmental Education Program Teacher and Counselor

  • The Springs Rescue Mission Special Events Volunteer

  • YMCA Pre-school Teacher

  • Rotary Club