Author Photo smallI am currently the Education Community Manager at Maker Ed. Previously I was an Associate Professor at Sonoma State University where I had the luxury of working with both pre-service teachers in the single subject credential program and in-service teachers enrolled in a Master’s program in educational technology. I have taught middle school, high school and college-level students for over a decade, and I have worked in and collaborated with small schools, public and independent schools, and charter schools.

On a personal note, I was raised in northern California in a town called Sonoma. I went to UC Berkeley as an undergrad and was a softball player. I had coached soccer while in high school and saw a future in athletics, and one day my softball coach suggested that I should be a teacher. For some reason I had not made the connection that teaching and coaching were similar professions just in different settings. I then went to grad school in education at Berkeley and earned a single subject credential in English/ELL and a MA. I taught middle school and then high school, and then returned to Berkeley for the doctoral program six years later.

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