Teaching Experience

Pensacola Catholic High School                                                                    2009 – Current

  1. 21st Century Learning Specialist – Design and deliver the professional learning of teachers in the areas of curriculum design, pedagogy, assessment, learning management, and the use of digital tools (iLife, iWork, Google Apps, OER, LMS Haiku Learning, Chrome extensions, iTunes U, and Web 2.0 tools); design and facilitate Professional Learning Groups on a variety of topics; design and facilitate Title 2 summer inservices; work with individual teachers on improving professional practice; coordinate curriculum development (Certified with Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education); model appropriate teaching and learning management strategies, while partnering with teachers in their classrooms; create and update repository of resources in the Teaching & Learning Hub; create and distribute the Teaching & Learning Newsletter; facilitate special projects, including 1:1 laptop evaluation study, iPod Pals Project, and student publishing to Next Exit History app; create anti-bullying curricula for both religion and technology courses; former
    acting-chair English Department, facilitated re-designed department curriculum;
    former acting-chair Foreign Languages Department; conduct observations and coordinate with administration on the results; provide leadership and expertise on current trends, research, and best practices, including anti-bullying resources; formative and summative assessments; effective classroom/learning management; instructional strategies; collaborative learning spaces; digital citizenship; project-based learning; flipped learning; challenge-based learning; cooperative learning; blended learning models; coding, app creation, robotics, and programming; game-based learning; the Maker Movement; and educational initiatives, such as Digital Promise, STEM, STEAM, Day of Code, Digital Learning Day, and Common Core State Standards
    2009 - 2014

  2. Teacher English, including connected, collaborative learning with students outside of the state in a study of Letter from Birmingham Jail and a study of overcoming implicit bias  2011 - Current

The Montgomery Academy                                                                                   2004 – 2009

  1. Upper School Technology Instructor – Taught courses on web and multimedia design (iLife, iWork, Google Apps, and Web 2.0 tools); students taught to use digital tools to create their learning networks (e.g. RSS reader, social bookmarking)

•Director of 21st Century Learning – Supported teachers in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology integration, including web-based resources, iLife, iWork, Google Apps, and Web 2.0 tools (see http://tinyurl.com/boy5ts)

•Related Presentations and Publications (selected)

National Education Computing Conference – Transforming Visual Arts Education through Podcasting (co-presenter with students); San Antonio, July 2008

National Education Computing Conference – Promoting Tolerance through Technology: Charting the Course for Future Leaders; San Diego, July 2006

Promoting Tolerance, EdTech magazine, November/December 2007; http://snipurl.com/223qn  [www.edtechmag.com]

Montgomery Public Schools, Alabama                                                                 1991- 1997

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School                             1996 - 1997

Co-developer of magnet school program  

Academic Lead Teacher – Assisted teachers in curriculum design, student assessment, and technology integration; designed and implemented professional development; wrote proposals and lobbied for legislative appropriations; established community partnerships with Auburn University Montgomery and Maxwell Air Force Base

Carver Senior High School                                     1991 -1996

Language Arts Teacher

Developed after-school tutoring service and program to integrate technology across content areas

Service at-Large to the District (selected)

Technology Planning Task Force, 1996-1997

Magnet School Curriculum Planning and Implementation Team – Helped secure $7.5 million grant from U.S. Dept. of Education, 1995

Auburn University Montgomery                      1993-1996

Adjunct English Professor – Taught freshmen composition