I am currently a Technology Integration Specialist in the East Penn School District. I strongly believe in learning through Inquiry-Based and Project-Based approaches. I feel that the classroom should be an experience students want to attend. Through gamification, my students embark on journeys and quests for their personalized learning experience.
I'm also a graduate instructor for PD Campus and am the creative marketing director and lead learner for STEM Camp EDU. I have written a graduate level course on Media Production with iPads and am currently working on a course on Coding & Robotics in the Elementary Classroom.. On top of that, I have presented at many different events on STEM Topics as well as technology based tools and gamification.
Recently, I became the SHINE Coordinator with focus on STEM implementation in the classroom and to improve at risk students' academics. Here, I help train the staff on concepts such as coding and 3D printing and facilitate Family Nights with hands on, fun STEM activities.
Outside of education, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching Philly sports (Super Bowl Champs!), exercising, listening to music, consuming ridiculous hot sauces, and playing guitar.