About Me...

About Me...

 
Education:
December 2006 Gannon University in Erie
M.Ed. / Curriculum & Instruction (also earned Certifications in Business, Computer Information Technology K-12 & Social Studies 7-12) 

May 1997 Edinboro University of PA in Edinboro
B.S. in Education: Certifications in Elementary & Early Childhood Education

June 1993 Wayne Central High School in Ontario, NY 
HS Regents Diploma with concentrations in math and science

Experience:
August 2009 – Oct 2019: Troy Area Jr./Sr. High School
*US Civics & Government/ Honors Dual-Enrollment Economics / AP Government & Politics - US Teacher  *Revised the curriculum for the US Civics & Government courses for pending PA Keystone alignment *Revised curriculum/requirements for the HS Senior Graduation Project 2013 *Content manager for HS website *BSN Online Instructor for US Civics & Government, Micro Economics and Political Science courses *Co-Advisior of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) *Advisor for Senator Yaw's Student Government Conference *Advisor for PA Economics Challenge  *Advisor for H&R Block Budget Challenge  *Advisor for Scholarship Challenge Academic Team  *Advised Leo Club  *Advised PA Student Council Student Youth Summit 
 
August 2007 – June 2009: Troy Area School District
*Administrator/District Technology Integrator *Implemented a new Student Information Management System (Power School) district-wide *Implemented Mass Communication System (Parent Link) district-wide *Assisted with PIMS data migration *Updated and maintained the District's website *Re-designed/virtualized District's wireless network *Managed District's network/network security *Wrote the District's 5-year District Technology Plan *Supervisor of staff technicians

2001 - 2007 Greenville Area School District, Greenville, PA 
*Teacher/Coordinator of Gifted Education K-12 *Developed and implemented K-12 Gifted Education Curriculum (20+ programs) *Developed and implemented SAT Test Prep Curriculum for all sophomores. *In-serviced staff at all levels, as well as other teachers of Gifted within MIU IV. *Participated in a two-week training in Renzulli’s School-wide Enrichment Model at the University of Connecticut. *Head Coach: Girl's Varsity Track & Field

1998 - 2001 Shamokin Area School District, Coal Township, PA 
*Teacher/Coordinator of Computer Technology & Gifted Education K-6 *Developed and implemented Computer Technology curriculum for 1100 students K-6, as well as the Gifted Education curriculum for identified elementary students. *In-serviced elementary staff on Implementation of Technology in the classroom. *Maintained 2 computer labs, as well as all staff computers and peripherals within the elementary building. *Head Coach: Girl's Varsity Soccer *Assistant Coach: Boys Varsity Track & Field *HS  Weightlifting Coach/Supervisor
Professional Activities:
 
November 2017-Present Wellsboro Area School District
*Coordinator of the Odyssey of the Mind Program at Don Gill Elementary
August 2007-October 2019 Troy Area School District
*Teacher of the Year 2014 *Co-advisor of HS Student Council in 2009-10 *Advisor for Trojan Crier online student newspaper 2007-2010 *Co-advisor for the Senior Class of 2012 *Attended PASC State Conference at Penn Ridge HS with Student Council members in 2009 *Attended PASC State Conference at Altoona Area HS with Student Council members in 2011 *Attended Senator Yaw's Student Government Conference at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport with students  2010-2014 *Attended Blended Schools Network training for administrators at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 *Attended the Governor's Institute for the Innovation in Education at Penn State University *Attended the PASBO workshop: "Elements of Technology" in Harrisburg *Attended the “Women In Caucus Conference” in Hershey 

2001-2007 Greenville Area School District in Greenville, PA 
*Model United Nations Advisor for PITT and Youngtown State University Conferences *Academic Advisor for WYTV Academic Challenge and KDKA Hometown Hi-Q television shows *Advisor for Carnegie Mellon, Westminster College and Slippery Rock University’s Computer Programming Competitions *Advisor for Slippery Rock University's Academic Games  *Coordinator of the Continental Math League, the National Current Events League and the Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge for all students in grades 4-8 (over 400 participants in each program) 

1998-2001 Shamokin Area School District in Shamokin, PA 
*Advisor for Odyssey of the Mind Competitions *Coordinator of the Continental Math League and the National Olympiads for Social Studies and Language Arts (over 200 participants in each program) *Advisor of the sixth grade newspaper  *Produced a quarterly newsletter about the Technology programs for parents and teachers of all elementary students
 
Athletics:
 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - NCAA Division II
*Letter winner/Co-Captain of the Women's Soccer, Tennis and Track & Field teams
*USA Track & Field Level I Certified @ Clarion University
 
Hobbies:
  • Spending time with family & friends
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Running
  • Working Out
  • American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
  • Goodies for Our Troops volunteer
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