Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies
Spring 2008 recipient of the merit-based Carol Kahler Scholarship

St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Master of Arts in Teaching, Educational Technology,
May 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, December 1990

Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

Certification:  Elementary Education, Grades 1-8


Instructional Technology Specialist and 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
St. Clement of Rome School, Des Peres, Missouri 2003-Present

w Co-developed and implemented a three-year Media Literacy program for students grades K-8, professional development for teachers, and awareness meetings and book group for parents

w Executed the use of "Year at a Glance" organizational curriculum aid at each grade level (K-8) utilized by faculty enhancing curriculum integration between grade levels and special/support staff and an informational resource for parents

w Compiled, validated, and reported faculty professional development hours to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for certification purposes

w Implemented "Where in the World?" postcard project soliciting cards from school community, family and friends in order to enhance 6th grade social studies curriculum through a greater understanding of world geography and cultures

w Elected 2005-2006 St. Clement School "Teacher of the Year"

w Mentored 1st Place Winners of the Show-Me A Movie 2005 Digital Storytelling Contest for Missouri Students, Middle School Division, Category: "Show Me Something New"

w Presented at the 2006 and 2005 Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) Incorporating Videoconferencing into Your Curriculum

w Presented at the 2004 Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) on the use of videoconferencing in the curriculum

w        Coordinate the effective use of videoconferencing capabilities by providing teachers with appropriate resources, scheduling and coordinating conferences as technical contact, and discussing protocol with participating students

w        Established Digital Video curriculum for Middle School EXPLO Classes, entered Show-Me A Movie 2004, Digital Storytelling Contest sponsored by Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis

w        Implement and oversee the use of wireless technology with 6th, 7th, and 8th grades via mobile laptop lab

w        Assist teachers with technology integration

Instructional Technology Specialist and 7th Grade Science Teacher
St. Clement of Rome School, Des Peres, Missouri 2005-2006

w        Assist students in exploring, learning, and understanding human anatomy, physiology, and development as well as the science of genetics

Instructional Technology Specialist and 7th Grade Religion Teacher
St. Clement of Rome School, Des Peres, Missouri 2003-2005

w        Facilitate variety of experiences providing opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and explore what that personally means in preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation

4th Grade Teacher St. Clement of Rome School, Des Peres, Missouri 1997-2003

w        Instrumental in initiating and implementing a school-wide writing rubric promoting assessment consistency and expectations between grade levels

w        Integrate technology into all areas of the curriculum utilizing a variety of software and peripherals to motivate students and achieve educational objectives

w        Publish weekly newsletter for parents enhancing communication between home and school

w        Mentored first-year partner teacher

w        Established St. Clement Publishing Center and acted as liaison between volunteers and teachers to provide students with enriched writing experiences

3rd Grade Teacher St. Francis of Assisi School, St. Louis, Missouri 1993-1997

w        Researched and presented latest educational trends as a Technology Committee Member

w        Co-chaired Self-Study Instructional Committee reviewing, revising, and creating school curriculum

w        Coordinated meetings reviewing, critiquing, and selecting new reading series as Chairman of the Basal Reading Committee

w        Established St. Francis of Assisi School Publishing Center


w        Attended  National Media Education Conference (AMLA) St. Louis, June 2007

w        Attended  Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) St. Louis, February 2007

w        Attended  National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Diego, summer 2006

w Attended National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in New Orleans, summer 2004

w Coordinated acquisition and display of items used in silent auctions held at Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis University High School, and St. Justin Martyr Schools Coordinated workers and worked auctions raising funds used to facilitate learning

w        Reviewed, revised, and created policy and participated on various committees as School Board Member at St. Justin Martyr School (1989-1998), Vice-President (98-99) and Secretary (96-97)

w        Participated in Self-Study as Instructional Committee Member at St. Justin Martyr School reviewing, revising, and writing curriculum

w        Established St. Justin Martyr School  Publishing Center



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Date Last Updated 02/01/2008