Resume

OVERVIEW

Dynamic, resourceful education professional with a genuine interest in developing the next generation of productive citizens. Actively involved in all areas of education including cutting edge instructional and learning space design, paradigm shifting, student career preparation, pedagogy evolution and community relations. A strong passion for technology to motivate and inspire students, creating a fun and challenging learning environment. A self-driven leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who effectively collaborates with all levels of staff members and fosters quality relationships with students.

CERTIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Doctor of Philosophy, May 2017 (anticipated)
    Northern Illinois University, College of Education, DeKalb, Illinois
    Major: Instructional Technology GPA: 3.85
  • Master of Education, December 2009
    Lewis University, College of Education, Romeoville, Illinois
    Major: Education Leadership GPA: 3.97
  • Bachelor of Arts, May 1999
    Purdue University, College of Education, West Lafayette, Indiana
    Major: Elementary Education Endorsement: Coaching GPA: 3.30

Illinois Professional Educator License – Elementary Education, General Administrative, Teacher Evaluator

ADMINISTRATION

  • Development and evaluation of school district technology plan
  • Lead, coordinate, create and administer staff technology professional development in new technologies and related instructional best practice with focus on National Education Technology Standards and Common Core
  • Evaluate and manage instructional staff, district librarians and instructional technology coaches within accepted Illinois framework
  • Participate in remodeling of district libraries and collaborative common spaces.
  • Submit and compile federal eRate funding requests
  • Research, purchase and evaluate new technologies and programs for district deployment
  • Organize and launch eSports Team

TECHNOLOGY

  • Implement and administer 1:1 programs encompassing grades K-12 and all staff at several schools
  • Administer, deploy, configure, purchase, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer network, hardware and software including Google Apps for Education, OS X, iOS, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory and varied assistive technology systems and devices
  • Maintain and update student management systems and serve as primary contact in matters related
  • Develop a troubleshooting database with resources to empower users to independently resolve problems
  • Develop and maintain the websites

INSTRUCTION

  • Experience with elementary, middle and high school students in rural, suburban and urban environments in varying levels of socio-economics
  • Teach classes based on Common Core and state standards and National Education Technology Standards
  • Develop e-Learning solutions customized to learner based on philosophies of constructionism and Universal Design for Learning

WORK HISTORY

  • Director of Digital & Virtual Learning Racine Unified School District
    Racine, WI 2015 – Present
  • Director of Instructional Technology Rockford Public Schools 205 & Library Media Services
    Rockford, IL 2013 – 2015
  • Assistant Principal Rockford Public Schools 205 – Roosevelt Alternative High School
    Rockford, IL 2012 – 2013
  • Director of Instructional Technology Forrestville Valley School District 221
    Forreston, IL 2011 – 2012
  • Director of Technology The Cove School
    Northbrook, IL 2009 – 2011
  • Director of Technology Palos Heights School District 128
    Palos Heights, IL 2006 – 2009
  • Director of Technology/Coach Community Consolidated School District 180
    Burr Ridge, IL 2004 – 2006
  • Technology Integration Specialist Homewood School District 153 – James Hart School
    Homewood, IL 2002 – 2004
  • Quality Assurance Consultant McGraw-Hill – Higher Education Division
    Burr Ridge, IL 2002 – 2004
  • Fifth Grade Educator/Coach Sunnybrook School District 171 – Heritage Middle School
    Lansing, IL 1999 – 2002

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