I started my teaching career in 2007. I taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Sun Valley Middle School in Indian Trail, NC. I became a member of the school's "Team 21" which was a group of teachers dedicated to self administered professional development to make our classrooms more global and technologically inclined. I was selected to serve as my schools Instructional Technology Model Teacher, where I would attend additional professional development, and in turn, provide professional development to teachers at my school. I was honored to be selected at my schools Teacher of the Year in 2011, and was a top five finalist for the district Teacher of the Year.
In 2012 I moved into an Instructional Technology Specialist position within my school district. I was assigned to one middle and high school to support the districts 1:1 chromebook program. I provided professional development and support to 160 teachers and staff. I also provided co-teaching opportunities to my teachers, and drop in tech help for 3000 students.
I was offered a job teaching High School history for LAUSD in 2014, so we moved from North Carolina to California. I taught in LAUSD for one year before coming to Oak Park USD this past August.