I approach teaching through a somewhat collective constructivist lens, especially as it relates to supporting preservice and in-service teachers with integrating technology into their own teaching and learning. I believe in experiencing methods and tools as a learner, both due to the empathy it builds for future students and the allowance it provides to engage as a novice. I design my lessons with the needs of the students in mind, trying to anticipate what could cause confusion and being prepared to think along as we try to solve an unanticipated problem.
Summer 2020, EDUC 261A: Distance Learning, Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP), Stanford Graduate School of Education
Spring 2020, EDUC 246H, Elementary Teaching Seminar, Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP), Stanford Graduate School of Education
2018 - 2020, STEAM Center Director, San Mateo County Office of Education
2017 - 2018, Innovative Learning & Technology Integration Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
2016 - Present, Adjunct Faculty, Foothill-De Anza College District
2016 - 2017, STEM Coordinator of Maker Education, San Mateo County Office of Education
2015 - 2016, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto & Menlo Park, CA
2012 - 2015, STEM Coordinator, Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto & Menlo Park, CA
2008 - 2013, MOUSE Squad Coordinator, Belle Haven Elementary, Ravenswood City School District, Menlo Park, CA
2007 - 2012, Teacher, Belle Haven Elementary, Ravenswood City School District, Menlo Park, CA Taught sixth, fourth, and second grade all serving students of whom 95% are English Language Learners and 90% qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Engaged in professional development including CELL/ExLL, GLAD, Foundations in Literacy and Learning, Reading Recovery Classroom Instruction, and CUE Rock Star Teacher Summer Tech Camp. Successfully built partnerships with Facebook (article here), Apple, and Luidia to secure to computers and interactive whiteboards for Belle Haven Elementary School.
2007, Student Teacher, Landels Elementary, Mountain View, CA
2006, Student Teacher, Barron Park Elementary, Palo Alto, CA