CurrentI am currently a chemistry teacher at Buchanan High School in Buchanan, MI. This is my first year at the school and it brings me back to where I began in 2009 - the chemistry classroom.
August 2023 (anticipated)
The MAET program at Michigan State University is a rigorous program focused on pedagogy and the use of technology as an instructional tool. My particular focus has been on education leadership and how technology influences our interactions with students and teachers.
Do One Thing Conference
June 2022, August 2023
Planned and coordinated the first-annual Do One Thing instructional conference. This included collecting proposals for presentations, creating a custom website for registrations, and building a conference platform to track attendance and materials for participants.2023 Program Schedule
Coordinator of Professional Learning
July 2021 - July 2023After serving as an instructional coach, I took the position of Coordinator of Professional Learning for Elkhart Community Schools. Responsibilities include overseeing the instructional coaching team, participating on the district Instructional Leadership team, and coordinating professional learning across various departments within the corporation.
2020 Digital Learning Grant
July 2020 - June 2021
Wrote and received a $100,000 IDOE grant. In response to full time virtual schooling, teachers are coached in a five-week sequence on creating and using instructional materials for virtual students. They work through four areas of growth: Providing Information, Guiding Thinking, Practice & Application, and Collaborative Work.See the learning pathway
Technology Ambassador Program
July 2017 - June 2023
14 elementary and 17 secondary teachers were selected to become Technology Ambassadors in their building and serve as in-house coaches. Their work is coordinated at the district level and they act as the first line of support for all district staff when using technology in instruction.Read more about our coaching
Google Workspace and Canvas LMS Adoption
June 2016 - July 2017
All ECS employees were migrated to Google Workspace for productivity tools and Canvas as the official LMS starting in 2017. Staff were given training during the year as well as optional summer sessions. Regular training was available to ECS staff focused on improving efficiency and communication between staff, students, and families.Canvas Training Resources Google Training Resources
District Instructional Coach
July 2016 - June 2020
Served as an innaugural member of the district instructional coaching team for secondary teachers. We helped oversee and implement a transition to Google Workspace, Canvas, Seesaw, and iPads for all staff and students.Sample blog posts used in coaching
Integrated Chemistry & Physics, AP Biology Teacher
January 2015 - July 2016
Taught Integrated Chemistry & Physics
and AP Biology for Elkhart Community Schools.Sample biology video
March 2013 - Nov 2014
I worked as an Academic Solutions Engineer, which focused on learning about customer needs and working with software engineers to refine existing products and develop new products to take to market.
Chemistry, Web Development Teacher
August 2012 - March 2013Taught chemistry and web design at the South Bend Career Academy.
Biology, Chemistry Teacher
July 2011 - June 2012Taught chemistry and biology at William Henry Harrison High School in Evansville, Indiana.
Chemistry, AP Chemistry Teacher
June 2009 - July 2011Taught chemistry and AP Chemistrey at Yongsang International School in Seoul, South Korea.
BS Biology & Secondary Education
December, 2008Graduated from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY.