I am the Director of Teaching and Learning at a public K-8 charter school in Northern California. This means I get to do fun projects with students and teachers focused on curriculum, teacher professional learning, and student learning.
I develop and lead professional learning for my school, helping teachers develop project-based learning and design thinking units, integrate technology and digital citizenship in the classroom, and create opportunities for real-world interactions and projects.
I also designed and implemented a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics)-focused project-based learning practicum where my colleagues and I worked with 35 teachers from our county to develop teacher leaders and increase teacher and student of integrating STEAM, PBL, and other core content.
For my efforts, I was named Santa Clara County’s Office of Education Charter School Teacher of Year for 2013 and a 2014 Comcast All-Star Teacher. I am also a 2014 Google Certified Innovator, a Common Sense Education Ambassador, and National Geographic Educator.