I began my career as an educator in 2004 as a Spanish teacher at State High. As classroom technology evolved, I was always eager to implement new tools to facilitate students’ learning and to enhance their classroom experience. One of my most rewarding challenges was flipping my classroom in 2014, which led to increased face-to-face class time for group projects and personal interaction with students.
In January of 2020 I transitioned to my current role as an Instructional Technology Coach at State High. Designing engaging learning activities is my passion and I’m grateful to work with the talented teachers at State High. I also get the opportunity to lead professional learning events in the district, in both face-to-face and online platforms. Whether I’m working one-on-one with a teacher, in a small group as a PLC, or in a larger group as a department or school, I love supporting teachers to use technology to make their work better and more efficient.
Originally from New York, I attended Binghamton University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature and in Linguistics & Languages. The following year, I earned a Master of Science in Secondary Education at the University at Albany. After living in State College for fifteen years, I joined the Penn State family and earned a Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology in May 2022.
I live in State College with my husband, two children, and our dog. As a family, we love to stay active and walk, hike, and bike around Centre county. On my own, I enjoy cooking, crafting, and those rare moments when I get to sit back and relax.