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My involvement with CUE began in 2008 when I was fortunate enough to attend the CUE conference, filling the spot of another teacher who was unable to attend. From that experience, my interest in CUE and technology grew, so I volunteered my time to work at CUE in order to pay for my conference registration.
In 2010, I was selected to be a member of the Planning Committee. As a member of that committee, I helped plan the 2010 CUE conference; and I will continue to lend my time to plan future conferences.
I have been teaching 4th grade in the Bonita Unified School District for 7 years. This year I was honored to be named “Teacher of the Year” from my school.
In 2007, my team teacher, April Maidens and I founded a student led Technology Club. The students troubleshoot and repair minor computer problems and create standards-based electronic lessons for the other teachers at the school. The club meets after school each week allowing the students to increase their computer skills, while adding to the impact of the lessons the teachers teach. We do a showcase each year with attendees such as City Council members, Dean of Education from ULV, etc.
I have a strong passion for technology, and I will be honored to have the opportunity to serve as a Board Member for the San Gabriel Valley.
Currently, I am a kindergarten teacher in Pomona USD. However throughout my career as an educator, I have had a continued passion and curiosity about implementation of educational technology in the classroom. I have tried to pursue career goals that would facilitate this passion and build my knowledge about educational technology.
My career in education consists of thirteen years of teaching. This included three years in Los Angeles USD and ten years in Pomona USD. My educational background includes, a Bachelor Degree from Cal State Fullerton, National Board Certification specializing in English as a Second Language as well as a Masters degree in Educational Technology and Learning from Azusa Pacific University. Currently, I am completing a two-year fellowship through the Cotsen Family Foundation.
I have been a member of CUE for four years, but in that short time I have come to realize that CUE is an organization of innovative and creative individuals who share my passion for technology integration in education. It would be an honor to use my knowledge and teaching experience to contribute to and serve on, the SGVCUE board.
Currently, I am a fourth grade teacher in Covina-Valley USD. This fall will mark the beginning of my seventh year of teaching. I serve as a district technology coach and lead the site tech team on my campus to help teachers successfully integrate technology into the curriculum.
Since being introduced to CUE by a colleague four years ago, I have annually attended the conference in Palm Springs. Through CUE I have had the privilege of meeting like minded educators with the same passion of how to best integrate technology into their classroom. My recent presentations include: Going Green with iMovie (CUE 2011), QR Codes in the Classroom in Nashville, TN via Skype, and at the 21st Century Learners Symposium.
My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology and Learning both from Azusa Pacific University.
Over the years my students have won several LACOE Digital Voice Awards, including the Best Overall Elementary projects for 2010 and 2011.
My passion is teaching technology to students of all ages and showing them how to apply it to their learning. I love the experience CUE brings and would be honored to serve on the San Gabriel Valley CUE Board.
Graduating from USC with a Bachelor of Music (Voice) I sang with the William Hall Chorale and the LA Master Singers while a stay-at-homemom. I began substitute teaching in 1989 while studying at Pacific Oaks College. I received my MSTC Credential in 1993 and my Masters in Human Development (Easing the Computer into the Primary Classroom) in 2003. My background is in primary education teaching K-1, 1st, and 2nd grades.
My adventures in technology began on a MAC, but being a LITE (Leaders Integrating Technology in Education) while teaching for Arcadia USD forced me to pay attention to the subtleties of the PC as well. I attribute my background knowledge of PC platforms to my colleagues in AUSD and I often joke, "I'm bi-platform!"
A Teacher Specialist in Technology for Glendale Unified School District since 2001, I have the pleasure of teaching computer and technology skills to teachers, students, administrators, and staff.
As a STAR Discovery Educator, Google Certified Teacher, American Film Institute Screen Educator, Verizon Thinkfinity Certified Trainer, EDU Glogster and SymbalooEDU Certified, my knowledge of the ever-changing world of technology and its application to curriculum continues to expand. I still have opportunities to sing - for family and friends - and I truly love integrating technology in education!
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