Education

Southeastern Louisiana State University , 2010

Masters Educational Leadership

Teacher Leader

Louisiana State University, 2005

B.S. Secondary Education

English 6-12

Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer

Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator

Microsoft Educator Community Influencer

Google Certified Educator Level 1

Google Certified Educator Level 2

Google Certified Innovator

Apple Teacher

FlipGrid Certified

Seesaw Pioneer

EdPuzzle Coach

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Certifications

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Work Experience

Livingston Parish Public Schools Technology Facilitator

STEAM Express Director and Social Media Manager

                           Livingston Parish School Board                             Livingston, LA                June 2016- May 2021

I am currently the facilitator of educational technology. I also run the district Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as help schools set up and trouble-shoot their own accounts.  I train teachers on using a variety of technology topics: Microsoft, surface pros, communications, PII, Cell Phone apps, etc.  I also manage and maintain the district website and research possible programs and software for district use.  My main objective is to incorporate technology in a way that benefits teachers and students without adding to their plates.  The LPPS STEAM Express is also a project that I am very proud of:  a school bus that has been retrofitted into a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) mobile classroom that ventures into neighborhoods and community events to spark and interest in STEAM activities and learning. 

 

Highly Qualified High School English Teacher

                           Doyle High School                                                   Livingston, LA               January 2006- May 2016

I primarily taught 7th and 11th grade ELA, but have had experience teaching every English and/or Reading class from 7th to 12th grade with consistently high passing rates with the EOC.  I was also responsible for many other important events during the school year such as graduation, homecoming, and prom; was junior and senior class sponsor as well as head varsity cheerleading coach (see below). I am also certified by the LPSB for the administration of medication.

 

Varsity Cheerleading Coach

                           Doyle High School                                                   Livingston, LA               August 2006- May 2016

I was the sponsor and coach of the DHS Varsity Cheerleading Squad and attended every practice (3-5 days a week).  We attended Universal Cheerleading Association summer camp every summer to help the girls become better leaders at Doyle High School.  We also qualified for and attended the 2016 National High School Cheerleading Championship, a lifelong goal for me. We also participated in several community projects such as The Great Character Chase, and made Christmas and Valentine’s Day cards for the Golden Age Nursing Home.

 

Summer School Remediation Principal

                          Livingston Parish- Doyle High School                  Livingston, LA               June-July 2013

During the summer of 2013, I was principal of the Doyle High School summer school program.  I was responsible for managing the entire school day from transportation and the hiring of teachers to disciplining students and handling all LEAP and EOC Testing.

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Recognitions

2019 LACUE Regional Leader of the Year (Certified Non-Classroom Personnel) for Region 2

Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce: 2019 Livingston Future 5
Eduporium's Teacher of the Month
:  May 2019

Delta Kappa Gamma Bea Davis Leadership Seminar Recipient 2017       

Delta Kappa Gamma Educator of the Year 2015

Doyle High School 2015 Teacher of the Year

Quality Assurance Review Team Member for the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges- 2011

EATEL 2009 Top Scholars Influential Teacher

Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer

Professional Organizations

Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE)

Member since 2016

EdCamp 

EdCamp Watson 2018- Organizer

EdCamp Watson 2019- Organizer

Delta Kappa Gamma:  Leading Women Educators

Member since 2014

2017-2018:  Membership Committee Member and Corresponding Secretary

2019-Present:  Non-Dues Revenue Committee Chair