Over ten years leadership experience in managing Information and Educational Technology and Organizational Technology Change.  I want to affect a positive influence upon the learning community by revolutionizing collaboration and communication among staff and students, through the use of cloud computing, green practices, and global collaboration.  

Recent achievements include the successful implementation of a 1:1 Chromebook program for two schools (grades 1-6 and 7-12) and previously rebuilding of an entire school's infrastructure utilizing Microsoft technology (including hardware and software).  Subsequently, DECA was one of Dayton's first schools to successfully migrate to cloud computing through the adoption of Google Apps for Education.

Because of my unique background with degrees and certifications in both education and technology, I am passionate about providing staff and students with the best possible environment for success in the 21st century.

Education and Certifications

University of Dayton - Dayton, OH
Masters of Science in Education, May 2007
Technology-enhanced Learning and FORUM for Young Catechetical Leaders; Thesis: "Information and Communication Technology Usage in Religious Education Classrooms"

Miami Jacobs College - Dayton, OH
Network Support Diploma, April 2001
Director's List - Spring, Summer, and Fall Quarter 2000

Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH
Bachelors of Science in Education, May 1992
Majors:  Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.

 State of Ohio Five Year Professional Licensure 
  • Kindergarten - expires July 2018 
  • Grades 1-8 - expires July 2018
State of Ohio Computer/Technology Endorsement 
  • Grades K-12 —-expires July 2018 
Professional Certifications
  • Google Certified Administrator, 2015
  • Google Education Trainer, 2014
  • Google Educator, 2014
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Charter Member
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 
  • CompTIA A+ and Network +

Work Experience

June 2008 - January 2016
Director of Technology/Test Coordinator/Co-Registrar 
  • Implemented a 1:1 Chromebook model with over 900 students. 
  • Managed over 200 computers (desktops and laptops), 200 iPads and 40 printers. 
  • Created and managed over 500 user accounts for network (staff and students). 
  • Created and managed over 900 Google Apps for Education (GAFE) user accounts (staff and students). 
  • Designed and taught Professional Development opportunities for staff (Google Apps Suite, SMARTboards, document cameras, iPads, Chromebooks, Google Apps, GradeCam, website design, and other technology hardware/software).
  • Mentored teachers in blended learning and flipped classroom tools.
  • Responsible for managing and updating DECA's and DECA PREP's websites.

Emerson Academy of Dayton (National Heritage Academies)
July 2005 - August 2008 
Library Technology Specialist Mentor 
  • Trained new Library Technology Specialists nationwide for National Heritage Academy’s schools, both on-site and at national conferences.
  • Piloted two programs for National Heritage Academies – Polyvision Interactive Whiteboard and Scholastic Keys. 
  • Conducted staff professional development training for software such as Scholastic Keys, AtSchool (NHA's student information system), Measures of Academic Progress testing/data interpretation and hardware items such as interactive whiteboards, thin clients, video cameras and LCD projector carts.

OIC of Clark County - Learning Opportunities Center
June 2003 - July 2005 
Technology Coordinator/Adult and Youth Computer Instructor 
  • Developed and taught ISTE/NETS/ODE standards-based computer curriculum for the alternative high school within the organization. 
  • Facilitated self-paced, computer-based tutorials for adult students in Microsoft Windows and Office 2000. 

Wright State University - Kettering Center
March 2003 - October 2003 
Part-time Instructor 
  • Taught classes in project management and various IT topics as part of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services training program.

Miami Valley Career Technology Center - Adult Education Program
March 2003 - September 2003 
Part-time IT Instructor
  • Taught classes in project management and various IT topics to various age levels.