I'm an Educational Technology Specialist at Union School District in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania. My primary function is to provide direction for teachers wishing to use technology in their classrooms.
Providing our students with tools to become 21st century learners needs to be at the forefront of everything we do in education. Supporting our teachers with the tools and understanding to successfully integrate a 21st century learning environment is where it all starts. Working closely with the education department, I offer technical insight and resources for effective online learning as well as integration. I use the "velvet hammer" approach, thoroughly demonstrating the benefits of a new technology to provide educators motivation to buy into the newest technology.
Additional services ranging from data center implementation to end-user support, I take a great deal of pride in offering people solutions or skills which enable them to become more effective at their job.
In addition to my work life, I deeply enjoy graphic design and web design. I have worked with a variety of businesses to establish them a web presence, improving their image, marketing their assets, as well as creating full blown e-commerce systems to generate additional revenue for them.