Curriculum Vitae



Michigan State University, Educational Technology and Educational Psychology Doctoral Program, Summer 2018 – current

George Mason University, Reading/Literacy Certificate Program, August 2007

University of Michigan, Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Certification, August 1995

Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts in Government, cum laude, May 1993


Instructor, James Madison University, 9/17 – present
International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers Certification Program

  • Launched the International Society for Technology in Education Teachers Standards Certification program for Alexandria City Public Schools, 35 teachers certified
  • Currently co-evaluating 15 candidates seeking certification

Technology Integration Specialist, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA, 11/05-present
George Washington Middle School, T.C. Williams High School, Northern Juvenile Detention Home School

  • Co-facilitating a Service Learning Cohort, 20 teachers designing and implementing learning experiences for students to solve real-world problems in their communities.
  • Authored Blended Learning Canvas course for all school division staff, a comprehensive overview of blended learning, strategies for classroom implementation, resources and research.
  • Coordinated one-to-one Chromebook programming in all middle school classrooms, researched best practices, coordinated site visits, lead division-wide planning committee, reviewed and assured purchase of digital tools to support implementation and lead professional development.
  • Developed, launched, and co-facilitated the Teacher Leadership Program – Collaborate, an online cohort in which teachers present innovative uses of educational technology. Virtual presentations included reflection about the impact of these practices, challenges and plans for future use.
  • Developed, launched and facilitated a Virtual Book Club, an international book club in which teachers met biweekly and discussed Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time.
  • Developed, launched, and co-facilitated the Teacher Leadership Program, a cohort of classroom teachers engaged in research, sustained new learning and collaboration on how to integrate project-based learning with a technology focus
  • Coordinates with school administrators and curriculum leaders to provide content- specific professional learning experiences for classroom teachers
  • Works one-on-one with teachers to design high-quality, technology-rich lessons, units and practices including Coding for Science, Global Read Aloud, Mystery Skypes, MinecraftEDU, Google Lit Trips, Digital Storytelling and Digital Citizenship

Professional Development Specialist, Adventure of the American Mind, 7/04-11/05

  • Designed and led workshops modeling instructional strategies for using primary sources from the Library of Congress website in the classroom
  • Collaborated with librarians and teachers on original lessons using primary sources
  • Communicated with school librarians, administrators and curriculum leaders to coordinate professional development for curriculum departments and schools


Instructor, Alexandria City Public Schools, 1/10-6/12

  • Taught Integrating Reading and Writing Strategies into the Content Area Classroom to K-12 teachers in Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Participants received 3 graduate credits from Chapman State University

Teacher, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA, 8/00-6/03

  • Taught elective course, Peace Studies
  • Co-chaired AP/Honors Diversity Committee, ran meetings, conducted student focus groups, research and presented information to staff, wrote report recommending strategies, and began implementation of these strategies
  • Advised the Teens in Politics club, which attended Catholic University Model United nations and hosted a panel discussion on Conflict in Afghanistan

Teacher, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ, 8/98-6/00

  • Taught World Studies, American Political Theory, Art and Society, Urban Studies, and America Through Cinema
  • Member of Faculty Senate
  • Coordinator for Student Community Service Activities
  • Advised Mock Congress Club, Amnesty International Club
  • Taught World History to ELL, Honors and Special Education students

Teacher, Lakeland High School, White Lake, MI, 8/95-6/98

  • Taught Civics, World History, Economics, Current Global Issues
  • Chaired School Improvement Committee
  • Sponsored Class of 1999


University of Michigan 4T Virtual Conference, Ask, Create, Play, Solve, Share, May 2017

Virginia Society for Technology Education Annual Conference, Teachers’ Hands on Tech = Students’ Hands on Tech, Virginia Beach, VA, December 2014

K12 Online Conference, Augmenting Interest in Reading with Augmented Reality, October 2014, available: augmented-reality/

K12 Online Conference, Authentic Voices, October 2012, available:

International Society for Technology Education Annual Conference, Targeting Student Results with NETS*T, Denver, CO, June 2010

Technology in Education, TSIPs to NETS*T: Bringing Professional Development Together, Hampton Roads, VA, December 2010

Virginia Educational Technology Conference, Tell Me a Story: Digital Storytelling, Richmond, VA, October 2009

National Educational Computing Conference, Using Blogs to Increase Student Understanding, Poster Session, Washington, D.C., Summer 2009

17th Annual Teacher Research Conference, Increasing Student Understanding Through Student Blogs and Using Collaborative Websites to Increase Relevance for Students, Fairfax, VA, May 2008

National School Board Association, Technology and Learning Conference, A Laptop for Every Student: Using One-to-One Computing to Engage a Diverse High School Community, Nashville, TN, October 2007

Summer Institute on Diversity, Using Primary Sources to Deepen Student Understanding, Charlottesville, VA, July 2005


Postgraduate Professional License in History and Social Science for Virginia, through July 2029

Postgraduate Professional License Reading Specialist, through July 2019

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers Certification, James Madison University, achieved December 2010

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers Certification Program Evaluator, James Madison University, Spring 2009

Utilizing Technology to Create a Problem-Based Curriculum,
PBS Teacherline, Summer 2008

Coach Development Course, WIDE World, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Fall 2005

Focus on Student Understanding: Teaching for Understanding I, WIDE World, Harvard School of Education,
Summer 2005


International Society of Technology Education
Virginia Society of Technology Education
Global Education Conference Network


Reviewer, Solution Tree Press, 2016

Advisory panel member, K12 Online Conference 2015

Reviewer, ISTE Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology, 2013

Global Classroom Project Leadership Team, 2011 – present

Global Education Conference volunteer moderator, 2012 – present

Reading Is Fundamental Liaison, James K Polk Elementary School, June 2009 – 2016

Religious Education teacher, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, first, third, fourth and sixth grade, September 2009 – present

Coding Club adviser, James K Polk Elementary School, January 2014 – 2015

Hammond History Day Club co-adviser, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, November 2014 – 2015