I am looking forward to an amazing year at AMS Desert Sky! In the technology program, we will be supporting students with their Google Apps skill proficiency which will be utilized in all core courses this year. We will also be working with multiple coding platforms along with coding robots and drones. I believe that the apex of student achievement is achieved when students are able to integrate knowledge and skills from multiple educational disciplines to develop innovative ideas that address important contemporary issues.
Prior to joining AMS Desert Sky, I developed the technology program from inception to include courses such as AP Computer Science Principles (APCSP), 3D Modeling and Animation, Digital Media, E-Commerce and Mobile Computer Science Principles. I had the pleasure of working closely with the College Board to provide diversity perspectives in CS education and participated in their annual Facebook APCSP Teacher Summit. I am also a Mobile CSP Master Teacher and was an APCSP reader (grader) for the past three years.
Teaching Awards: 2016 Henry Ford Teacher Innovator award, 2016 PBS Digital Innovator, 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (Galapagos), 2017 ISTE Technology in Action award, 2018 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow (Morocco), 2018 ISTE Outstanding Teacher, 2019 Jacobs Educator award, 2019 CS for All Teachers Ambassador & 2019 CSTA/Infosys Award for Teaching Excellence.