I have been a professional educator for over 40 years. I completed my BA in Education at Arizona State University, and earned my M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. You will find my profile and contact information on About Me. I began my teaching career in special education and have taught grades 1-6. I have had many administrative/leadership roles throughout my career including elementary principal, special education director, director of a private school for the deaf, coordinator of a Professional Development School (PDS) program in the Madison District affiliated with Arizona State University-West, and teacher education lecturer at ASU-West. Courses I have taught include action research, classroom instruction and management, curriculum organization, technology integration in the K-12 classroom, classroom assessment, and the student teaching capstone seminar. Since my second “retirement” in May 2007, I have been involved in many educational technology projects related to Web 2.0 and best practices for technology integration in schools/universities. I co-host weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars on Blackboard Collaborate which are dedicated to supporting teachers with resources and practical suggestions for incorporating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching and learning. I am actively involved in the EdTechTalk (ETT) community through weekly webcasts, former co-host of the Women of the Web webcast, and former co-editor of the weekly newsletter. I am an AzTEA Member (AZ Technology in Education Association). I am a STAR Discovery Educator and a member of the K12 Online Conference Organizer Team which is responsible for planning and hosting an annual online conference.
My passion is continuing to explore all of the latest technology innovations and social networking opportunities for engaging students/teachers in powerful interactive learning experiences, and to share these resources with other educators. Retirement has provided me with time to spend with family, home projects, reading, getting together with friends, and most of all, playing with all of my technology tools.