Innovative Technology Solutions

Where did you grow up?

Vancouver, Washington

Where did you go to college?

Clark College, University of Hawaii and Washington State University Vancouver

What was your college mascot?

Penguins, Rainbows, Cougars

When did you first know that you wanted to be a teacher or work in education?

My high school electronics teacher suggested I apply for a summer job installing network cabling for Vancouver Public Schools. That was in 1992.

Why did you become a teacher or choose the field of education?

I realized the work I was doing wasn’t just a technology job, but was helping to provide access and opportunities to students in the community I grew up in.

If you were an app, which app would you be and why?

Flipboard, because I like to read and have a lot of interests, so I can see everything from classic cars to the latest technologies all in the same place.