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Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Professional Me

Classroom Experience
  • Certified Standard Elementary K-8 All Subjects
  • 6th Grade Teacher at Centennial Elementary School, Lewiston, ID
  • Employed by the Lewiston School District since 1995
  • Grade levels taught-3rd, 5th, and 6th
  • Above average IRI, ISAT, DRP, and SBAC scores every year
  • Long history of positive relationships with students, parents, and staff
  • Experience using a wide variety of technology software and devices for instruction in my classroom
    • Google Apps for Education (Classroom, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, Maps)
    • YouTube, Edmodo, ClassDojo, Remind
    • iPads (classroom set of 26), Chromebooks (18 in my classroom)
    • 3 3D printers
    • 3 3D Pens
    • 48 Ozobot Robots
    • 18 Etrex GPS Units
    • 4 Makey Makeys
    • 13 Snap Circuit Extreme SC-750 sets

Standards Implementation
  • Experience implementing standards in three grade levels
  • Experience implementing standards in all subjects
  • Re-wrote the 6th grade math and language Common Core Standards into student and parent friendly language for goal setting with students
  • Participated in writing Idaho’s first computer science standards
  • Represented Idaho at the Governor’s For Computer Science Standards Advisory Group meeting in Phoenix with Scott Cook (SDE) and Amit Jain (BSU)
  • Represented the computer science standards by attending the Legislative Rule-Making Tour in the fall of 2016
  • Submitted written and visual testimony to the 2017 legislative session through IETA on the use of technology in Idaho classrooms
  • Featured by Sherri Ybarra during her speech at the IETA Legislative Luncheon for technology integration projects completed in my classroom
  • Testified on behalf of the computer science and science standards at the 2017 Post-Legislative Tour

Professional Development
  • Just In Time Trainer (Powerschool, Mileposts, AirWatch, JAMF)
  • Development of flipped PD (Screencasts) to assist staff with a variety of tasks from Powerschool comment entry to acquiring apps
  • Continuing Focus Teacher-year 4
  • Building level PD (Google Apps for Education-2015 and Technology Integration-2016)
  • Speaker at the Idaho PTA Convention 2016 (Mobile Communication)
  • Facilitator at Idaho Core Days 2015 (Mobile Communication Apps)
  • Facilitator at Idaho Core Days 2016 (Mobile Communication Apps/Dangers and MakerSpace)
  • Facilitator at IETA16 (Mobile Communication Apps)
  • Facilitator at IETA17 (Coding for All and ClassDojo)
  • NCCE17 Teacher Helper for SparkFun in the full day Maker Summit
  • Facilitator at NCCE17 (Making Room for MakerSpace workshop and Mobile Communication Apps/Dangers)

  • Long history of working well with district IT and maintenance staff on a variety of technical issues
  • Member of the Lewiston School District’s Technology Committee
  • Partnering with Idaho’s STEM Action Center for grants (This year-$2,500 project grant and a $1000 Family STEM Awareness Night)
  • Providing demonstrations of 3D printing and coding at the Idaho State Veterans’ Home
  • Partnering with the City of Lewiston Library for grant writing and to provide activities in The Makery opening June 10th
  • Developing relationships and grant ideas with Idaho Fish and Game to advance their STEM offerings

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