About Me

True wisdom is knowing what you don’t know. ― Confucius

I do not teach anyone I only provide the environment in which they can learn. ― Albert Einstein

I’m a big believer in the necessity of continuous learning, the benefits of collaboration, the power behind finding our passions, and the importance of engaging, empowering and supporting all educators and all students to navigate today’s environment.

Underlying all of this is the understanding that learning to strategically use language is the most important skill we can all learn.

PreK-12 OER Learning Network Convening – Research to Policy to Practice. New America Washington, DC
Corbett lauds ‘Pennsylvania Learns’ in visit to Garnet Valley.

Current Leadership Roles
  • District Director of Learning & Innovation for the Centennial School District
Current Teaching Roles
  • Senior Adjunct Faculty & Technology Coordinator–University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education: Penn Literacy Network
Instructional Design Experience
  • Official U.S. Dept of Education #GoOpen District- infusing Open Educational Resources into our Curriculum Cycle
  • PA Standards & Common Core Standards Aligned Curriculum Frameworks and Units
  • Understanding by Design Curriculum & Instructional Unit Frameworks
  • Pennsylvania Learns- Apple iTunes U Resources & PA Standards Aligned Instructional Frameworks
Past Experience
  • K-12 Supervisor for Learning, Development & Professional Growth for the Garnet Valley School District
  • District Federal Programs/Title I Coordinator for the Garnet Valley School District
  • K-12 District Instructional Staff Development Specialist–Literacy and Technology
  • 09-12 High School English Language Arts Teacher–Academic, Inclusion, Honors, AP Levels
  • K-12 District Head Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse Coach
  • 06-08 Middle School Staff Development Specialist–Content Area Literacy
  • 06-08 Middle School English Language Arts Teacher–7th and 8th Grades
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Certification-Administrative I: Principal K-12
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Certification-Instructional II Certificate: English 7th-12th
  • K-12 Administrative I Certificate, Cabrini College – Radnor, PA (2012)
  • Master of Science in Organization Development and Leadership, St. Joseph’s University– Philadelphia, PA (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education , Boston College – Chestnut Hill, MA (1998)
Professional Organizations
  • (ACTFL) American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • (ASCD) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • (DCRC) Delaware County Reading Council
  • (ILA) International Literacy Association
  • (ISTE) International Society for Technology in Education
  • (KSRA) Keystone State Reading Association
  • (NCSS) National Council for the Social Studies
  • (NCTE) ŸNational Council for Teachers of English
  • (PASCD) Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • (PCSS) Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies
In the News

Blue Bell Rotary Club Educator of the Year Award 2011

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