Résumé

Summary

For the last 16 years, I’ve worked within an elementary, middle school, and high school library environments to cultivate print and non-print resources for the students, teachers, and parents. I’ve taught K-8 students the importance of collaboration, thinking critically, and problem-solving through the use of our online tools. I’m a librarian, technology integration specialist, and a Gifted & Talented support team member for my current school.

Experience

East High School — Librarian, Technology Integration Specialist, GT Support

Denver, CO  2019-present

For the last three years, I’ve worked as the Librarian and GT support team member for the building.

Skills:

  • Collaborated with school teams to provide digital learning experiences for students.
  • Created technology content to meet standards through blended learning and personalized learning opportunities for students.
  • Taught students the Inquiry process – creating higher level questions, developing search terms, strategies for narrowing search results, evaluating sources, and lateral reading skills to evaluate open web sources.
  • Led a Personalized Professional Learning cohorts to develop a research/inquiry curriculum for high school students.
  • Teaching students to communicate, collaborate, problem-solve, and think critically using online tools.
  • Regional Team Specialist — led a cohort of teachers through the SLO process, led discussions around increased rigor and data collection in the tech classroom
  • GT support team member — led professional development for teachers around characteristics of gifted learners and ways to support them through differentiation, acceleration, and extension of instruction.

Steck Elementary — Librarian, Technology Teacher, School Tech Rep

Denver, CO  2013-2019

For six years, I worked as the Librarian, Technology teacher, and Technology Coordinator for Steck.

Skills:

  • Collaborated with school teams to provide digital learning experiences for students.
  • Created technology content to meet standards through blended learning and personalized learning opportunities for students
  • Led professional development on Google Apps for Education and other digital tools
  • Understanding of Common Core and CO State standards
  • Teaching students to communicate, collaborate, problem-solve, and think critically using online tools
  • Implemented personalized learning tool, iReady
  • Regional Team Specialist — led a cohort of teachers through the SLO process, led discussions around increased rigor and data collection in the tech classroom

Morey Middle School — School Librarian and AVID teacher

Denver, CO — 2008-2013

Led the library program for five years while completing my Master’s degree.

Skills

  • Ordering and cataloguing library materials
  • Analyzing, weeding, inventory, and maintaining collection
  • Creating collection lists for content, standards, and student needs
  • Educational technology aligned to curriculum
  • Built ebook catalogue

Morey Middle School — Language Arts Teacher

Denver, CO — 2006-2008

I taught seventh and eighth grade Language Arts for two years before transitioning to School Librarian.

Skills

  • Aligning lessons to standards
  • Differentiated instruction, data-driven instruction
  • Providing feedback to students and parents

Accomplishments

  • ELA-S certified educator – 2020
  • Presenter at Denver Book Conference – Fall 2019
  • Highly Effective School Librarian – CDE 2019
  • Distinguished Educator – LEAP 2018 and 2019
  • Presenter at the InnEdCO conference — summer 2018
  • Presenter at DPS Tech Summit 2018
  • Presenter at the InnEdCO conference — summer 2017
  • Regional Team Specialist (Ed Tech) 2017-present
  • Technology/Librarian teacher leader 2013-2015
  • Google Certified Educator
  • DPS Book Review Committee 2014-2015
  • Common Sense Certified Educator (Digital Citizenship)

Education

University of Colorado Denver

M.A., Information and Learning Technologies (School Librarian) — 2008-2010

Oklahoma State University

B.A., English — 1999-2003

Certifications

  • Colorado Teaching Certificate
    • School Library K-12
    • Language Arts 6-12
    • Instructional Technology K-12
  • Oklahoma Teaching Certificate
    • Language Arts 6-12