Beginning the 2013-14 school year I will be advancing into my 6th year of teaching. I currently teach at Sachse High School part of Garland ISD, and live in Rockwall. I am certified in Technology Applications EC-12 and Business Education 6-12. Over the past 5 years, I have taught Webmastering and Digital Video & Audio Design (DVAD). During the summer of 2012 I created and designed the course curriculum for DVAD using GEO (Garland Education Online based on the Moodle Course Management System, CMS). This is were I became interested in Instructional Design & Technology and the intricacies in implementing and using technology to supplement instruction. In June 2013 I enrolled to complete my master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership (ETLD) at Texas A&M Commerce. ETLD is allowing me to study and gain a deeper understanding of Pedagogy, Content, and Technology. Through my research I am uncovering how the “build it and they will come” mentality of the “dot com” boom of the late 1990’s is relevant with education and technology. Simply having great and powerful technology does not translate to knowledge acquisition.
For this current 2013-14 school year, I have had the honor to be selected as one of three master trainers at my campus. This opportunity is allowing me to assist teachers with technology problems/questions and also provide training…along with doing my regular teaching job. As a master trainer, I am using knowledge I have learned from my ETLD courses and translating this into supporting both students and teachers with technology and its effective use in the classroom. I have been using GEO and Moodle for 4 years and will continue to utilize Moodle’s CMS as a master trainer and in my classroom.
As technology is continually changing and evolving with eduction, I hope to be one of the pioneers of Instruction Design and Technology for the classroom. Once I complete my studies, my career goal is to move into a district level position ultimately becoming a director of technology for a school district.
My resumé is provided for review and consideration for career advancement and development opportunities.
- Master’s of Science in Educational Technology Leadership, Texas A&M University – Commerce, May 2014
- Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Texas Tech University, December 1991
- Alternative Teaching Certification, Texas A&M Commerce, May 2009