Cooley Elementary Herrera Elementary
Elementary Instructional Technology Specialist
Johnson Elementary Mesita Elementary
Polk Elementary Rivera Elementary
I'm passionate about the student use of technology to create and learn in the classroom. I believe that technology is an important part of 21st Century Learning.
I'm driven by the excitement technology brings to learning. Most believe that I grew up with technology. That is a myth. I didn't grow up with a keyboard in my hand. I actually bought my
first computer when I was in college. At that time, I only knew how to
turn it on, type a research paper, and go to the University's Website
to check email. I didn't have internet at home and only accessed it
when I was at school.
The value of technology didn't dawn on
me until I became a classroom teacher. I began to participate in
Technology Learning Month in our District. Each year, I learned more
effective ways to reach my students. They loved using technology in the
patience in working with anyone that feels uncomfortable with technology comes from personal experience.
That scared feeling turns into excitement when you just tinker and learn. I spent 6 years in the classroom teaching 4th Grade
and 1/2 a year as a technology integration teacher for K-5. I've been
an Instructional Technology Specialist with EPISD since 2009.