I’m a professional educator.
My greatest strength is creative problem solving in pedagogy and content delivery. I thrive in environments that provide opportunities to approach and tackle novel applications of educational principles. While I am interested in both the innovation and integration of technology, my priority is always on the quality of education.
I currently manage a team of Instructional Designers who help develop and maintain a growing roster of online and blended learning programs – primarily at the graduate level. I’m fluent in program and course design, instructor development, and course management. After working on a major migration from a Sakai-based Learning Management System to Canvas by Instructure, I’ve been leading the development of a new Online Masters program, which involves coordinating faculty, videographers, directors, and assorted other stakeholders to ensure timely and high-quality digital courses.
Previously, I was a high school English and media production teacher, and I was lucky enough to play a substantial part in an early large-scale 1:1 iPad rollout in PK-12 public education. Much of my time was spent thinking about how technology might be used to enhance pedagogy in classrooms and helping others down the path to better tech integration. I also helped to run/produce/lead a number of conferences, met with and consulted with 125+ districts between 2012-14 about moving to 1:1 computing and the culture shift that such a move requires. I’ve consulted on issues ranging from the use of media in classrooms to the physical design of learning spaces.
I have been point person on the design of several textbooks, both for analog publishing as well as digital texts. Based on my work, districts have been able to abandon commercially produced textbooks in favor of self-produced- a clear advantage not only in price but in flexibility and quality as well.