My journey to become a public school educator differs from most. I knew not long after starting my career in edtech back in 2002 at a large educational publisher that I wanted more. I wanted to help students and educators but felt so far removed by working for a corporation.
I began my master’s degree in elementary and special education in my early 20’s, and didn’t land a job as a teacher until my late 30’s. It was a long, hard road, and I panicked after I accepted the job as a teacher. I thought, “What have I done?” Luckily, I have a very supportive husband who assured me we’d be just fine. He has always encouraged me to pursue a career that makes me happy.
I look at technology as a key to a locked door to learning possibilities for all students, no matter their age.
I'm passionate about all things edtech, Universal Design for Learning, equity, social justice, my family, beautiful friendships, my dogs (and two cats), the beach, coffee, reading, and exercising.