As a Google Certified Teacher (Level 2), I've been part of the quiet revolution in
classroom workflows as Google's ubiquitous collaborative tools have changed the way
both teachers and students work. More than just knowing Google's tools, I've worked
to push how they can be used genuinely innovate instructional strategies.
As a Google Certified Administrator, I've managed the Google platform for an entire
school. From user management and platform security policy to working with administration
to optimize workflows. I also facilitated ongoing "Google PD" for my fellow faculty
to make sure my colleagues were current with the evolving Google ecosystem.
Being a technophile means frequently recognizing technological solutions to broader
education-context problems. Addressing school and classroom challenges, ranging from
designing innovative reporting strategies to developing daily instructional tools, has
been instrumental in both the success of my school community and my proffessional
development as an educator.
For years before becoming a teacher I did freelance work as a full-stack web developer.
In addition to being the basis for my classroom teaching of Computer Programming as a
school subject, this past career has allowed me to contribute to the functioning of
the school community.
From collaborative work with administration on school marketing to developing my own
custom instructional tools (e.g. the Historical Stock Market Simulation), the perspectives
and skills add capacity and breadth to my role as an educator.