I started my teaching career at Bellville High School in 1992 where I was a high school math teacher and coach. After marrying a coach, we moved to Arp High School and then Garrison High School. When our first child, Scott, was born, I stayed home and worked as a web designer and authored five books in a coaching series. After our second child, Rebekah, entered first grade, I returned to teaching in 2007 at Faith West Academy. I then entered Katy ISD in 2012 at Seven Lakes Junior High and taught 7th Grade Math, Algebra 1, and PreAP Geometry. I taught at Seven Lakes Junior High for three years before moving back to the high school at Tompkins. There I taught Algebra 2 PreAP and Topics in Math.
I’m now a classroom technology designer in Katy ISD, a fancy job title for helping teachers create and implement engaging lessons using a variety of instructional technology tools. My main pursuit has been gamifying instruction using Canvas. I have seen tremendous results from this pursuit and I’m continually looking for ways to help teachers gamify their courses.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Mathematics Teaching Emphasis, and I’ve started a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. I’ve taught 7th Grade math, 8th Grade math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Discrete Math, and Pre-Calculus. I’m also a certified virtual instructor and a Google Certified Trainer.
My recent project has been OPERATION Tech Bingo which is a gamified professional development course for teachers. Search around on my site for a preview (coming soon) and begin reading my blog where I will give step-by-step instructions on how I did it. You can also find hundreds of Tweets by searching #KISDTechBingo.
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