My work life is focused around the use of digital technologies in education. I am most fascinated with the use of the Internet to connect people, build community, and provide information in an instant to the questions we pose in our work and every day lives. I love having “the global brain” at my fingertips. That said, although I spend much of my time on the web, I sometimes pay sporadic attention to this blog. If my latest post doesn’t carry a recent date, you’ll know I’m in one of those sporadic phases. Come back again and you might see a change.
- March 2014 — Began a new chapter as a Digital Publishing Director as part of the Fountas & Pinnell team at Heinemann Publishing in Portsmouth, NH.
- October 2011 — Made the transition from state level to district level administration, taking the position of Director of Technology for the ConVal School District in Peterborough, NH.
- November 1997 – October 2011 — Worked at the New Hampshire Department of Education in Concord, NH (U.S.), where I wore many hats. I was the State Educational Technology Director, NCLB Title II-D Program Manager, Educational Technology Consultant II, State E-Rate Coordinator, and School Library Media Liaison.
- June 2006 — Started teaching as an Adjunct Faculty member at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH and, more recently, at Granite State College.
- September 2011 — Helped Antioch University New England design a program concentration in Next Generation Learning with Educational Technology.
- Pre-1997: Traveled to schools and colleges in several southeastern states as an Independent Educational Software Consultant, providing software training to teachers and administrators. Also worked as an Instructor, Project Coordinator, Media Specialist at Alamance Community College, Burlington, NC and Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC.
Interesting Jobs in College
The past few decades have provided me with intense, interesting, and challenging work. I love working in the field of educational technology because it really is a fascinating, ever changing, field. Before finishing my masters, I held a few other interesting office jobs (UMass Amherst, Harvard, and North Park College) which provided me with some insight into the world of higher education. I also worked in a few small businesses, banks, non-profits, and restaurants along the way. While each job taught me something, I can remember most of all that I wanted to be in a job that held more meaning for me. I feel blessed to have worked for so many years now in the field of education. It is always meaningful because, for me, education means empowering and enabling progress of the intelligent soul within.
- Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Argosy University, Sarasota, FL
- C.A.G.S in Educational Leadership, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
- M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, University of Massachusetts, School of Education, Amherst, MA
- Kodaly Summer Institute for Music Educators, KCA Level I Certificate, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, MA
- B.A., Music education emphasis (voice), North Park University, Chicago, IL
- Computer Programming Certificate, Control Data Institute, Los Angeles, CA