I am an international teacher and have been teaching overseas since 2001. I have taught in Colombia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and now…South Africa. I started out as an Elementary Homeroom teacher nearly taught every grade and have worked as a Technology Coach and Coordinator since 2009. Currently, I work at a fantastic school in South Africa called the American International School of Johannesburg. Never thought we’d ever teach in Africa but we are absolutely loving it so far! I am the Technology Integration Coach and Team Coordinator for the Elementary School and my primary role is to support all students and teachers with educational technology. I helped start a 1:1 program introducing iPads, Chromebooks and Macbooks into the ES and proud to have designed and developed a Makerspace which is on its 3rd revision now. I have also introduced and help coordiate Seesaw digital portfolios throughout the school. I have a passion for design-thinking, making/tinkering/innovating, LEGO robotics and microcomputers. I have a strong background in inquiry, project-based learning and experiential learning. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator and Seesaw Ambassador. I am happily married with 2 beautiful little girls.
I caught the travel bug early in life and haven’t looked back since. I’ve been to over 30 countries and always love an adventure. I play a range of sports from soccer, ice-hockey, basketball and golf. I have lots of other hobbies including photography, home-brewing, guitar and mountain biking.
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