About Me

I am an English language arts teacher and the technology coach at my school -- which means I spend most of my day as a classroom teacher and part of it as a peer coach, assisting and training other teachers.  At my school, I initiated our 1:1 Program and was the first to pilot 1:1 iPads and then 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom.

I am also a Google Certified InnovatorLead PBS Digital InnovatorMicrosoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Google Educator Groups (GEG) SoCal Co-Leader, PLAYDATE Los Angeles co-organizer, and a contributing writer to KQED's In the Classroom blog.  In 2012, I was selected by Microsoft to attend their Partners in Learning U.S. Forum where 102 educators from all over the United States were chosen to showcase their use of innovative technology in the classroom.  In the same year, I was honored by my colleagues with the title of Teacher of the Year.

I first started my career teaching high school English before transferring to a middle school in the same district.  I earned my B.A. in English, teaching credential, and Masters in Education at UCLA.  Furthermore, I also have a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, which I earned at Azusa Pacific University.

In addition to my duties as a classroom teacher, I have also taken on the roles of SST Coordinator and a California Distinguished School application writer.  Currently, I am the Technology Committee Chair at my school, and I serve on various committees at my district.

Over the course of my career, I have been a mentor teacher, master teacher, presenter, trainer, consultant, and keynote speaker.  I regularly present at my school, within my district, and at local and national conferences.  As a consultant, I also provide training and support in the area of educational technology and curriculum development.

Training Expertise
  • Common Core Trainer for CUE
  • Google Apps training for teachers and administrators
  • 1:1 iPad & 1:1 Chromebook curriculum
  • Web 2.0 tools and classroom integration
  • Mobile device management
  • iOS, Chrome, Apple, and Windows platforms
  • Writing and literacy instruction
Recognitions
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Google for Education Certified Innovator
  • Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
  • Microsoft Partners in Learning US Finalist
  • PBS SoCaL American Graduate Champion
  • Named 1 of "42 Women Leading in Education"
  • UCSD Outstanding High School Teacher Award
  • Sylvan Learning Center Kids' Choice Award
  • Rookie Teacher Award
EdTech Outreach (Past & Present)

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