Master of Arts in English, Northern Arizona University (1997)
Bachelor of Arts in Literature, UC Santa Cruz, Honors in the major (1993)
High school diploma, The Thacher School, Tutt Bowl for Integrity and Responsibility recipient (1989)
2015-Present: Academic Technology Coordinator, St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, CA.
Teach 1-8th grade technology skills classes. Collaborate with, advise, and train faculty in their use of academic technology. Design and facilitate projects in the maker lab. Curriculum Committee member.
2004-2015: English Teacher, Pinewood School, Los Altos Hills, CA.
Taught 9th, 10th, and 12th grade Literature and Writing courses, including AP Literature. Extensive experience with laptops and iPads in the classroom. Multiple conference and in-house presentations. Served as department chair from 2004-2010. Completely redeveloped AP Literature curriculum. Developed enquiry and project-based learning experiences. As chair, mentored and supervised ten-person department. Point person for departmental hiring. Focus group leader for WASC review. Class advisor. Technology Club advisor. Assembly Committee member.
2000-2004: English Teacher, The Harker School, San Jose, CA.
Taught 11th and 12th grade courses, including American and Asian literature. Helped shape curriculum as the high school was being founded. Developed expertise with meaningful use of technology for student learning. Presented at CAIS on “Huckleberry Finn Hypertext” student project. Advised the literary magazine. Coached cross-country.
Spring 2000: Fifth Grade Teacher, The Freeman School, San Francisco, CA.
Taught English, Social Studies, and Science to 5th grade class.
1998-2000: English Teacher, St. Gregory College Preparatory School, Tucson AZ.
Taught 9th and 10th grade English.
1997-98: Composition Instructor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
One of four graduates chosen to teach composition full-time. Pioneered composition with computers initiative.
iPadpalooza. Austin, TX. June, 2015.
Educational Technology Center. Turlock, CA. Feb. 28, 2015.
Computer-Using Educators. Napa, CA. Oct. 24, 2014.
"Any Content on Any Image." Computer-Using Educators. Palm Springs, CA. March 21, 2014.
"Communicate, Collaborate, and Engage with Google Plus." Computer-Using Educators. Palm Springs, CA. March 22, 2014.
"Feedback Channels and Choices." Computer-Using Educators. Napa, CA. October 25, 2013.
Various in-house presentations on topics such as: student collaboration and teacher commentary via shared Google docs; the Notability app for making enriched notes, annotating PDFs, and presenting material; making interactive presentations with the Nearpod app; and annotating texts on the iPad.
Frequent creator of screencast tutorials for technology in education. My YouTube Channel
“Huck Finn: Engagement through WebQuest and Hypertext” (co-presenter). CAIS Northern Regional Meeting. March 2003.
“Finding a Voice: Form and Idea with iMovie” (co-presenter). CAIS Northern Regional Meeting. March 2003.
“The Role of Teacher Feedback and Management Systems in Facilitating Student Digital Video Projects” (co-presenter of a poster session). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, ED-MEDIA. June 2002.
“Effective Use of On-line Discussions in the English Classroom.” CAIS. March 2001.
“‘An Implacable Force Brooding over an Inscrutable Intention:’ The Construction of Reality in Blood Meridian and Heart of Darkness.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. October 1997.
Recent conference attendance: EdTechTeam CA Summit, 8/15. iPadpalooza, 7/15. ETC!, 2/15. Computer-Using Educators Fall Conference, 10/14. EdTechTeam CA Summit, 7/14. Computer-Using Educators Rock Star Camp, Monterey, 6/14. Computer-Using Educators conference Palm Springs, 3/14. Computer-Using Educators conference Napa, 10/13. Innovative Learners' Conference at Nueva School, 10/13. Google Apps for Education California Summit, Redwood City, 6/13. EdTechTeacher’s iPad Summit, Atlanta, 4/13. Google Apps for Education Colorado Summit, Boulder, 6/12.
“La Barbaridad” (Fiction). High Grade, Colorado School of Mines. Spring 2001.
“Two Canadians Evading the Laughing Boy Over Mint Tea and Football” (Fiction). The Greensboro Review, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Summer 1997.
Advising and coaching interests
Literary magazine, digital storytelling, video projects, class advising, coaching cross-country and track.