Instructional technology facilitator

Where did you grow up?

Three River, Michigan

Where did you go to college?

Western Michigan University and University of Portland

What was your college mascot?

The Fighting Broncos (colors were brown and yellow…bad…bad…choice)

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

After I substitute taught for a year. I always thought I needed to get a “real job,” then became aware that improving young peoples lives IS a real job.

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

I changed majors in college officially seven times. To be totally honest…I realized that the education department had the most females in the classes. So I signed up for those classes to get dates. If you’re talking about reason I took a job and stayed in education (34th year!), see the previous answer.

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

Explain Everything, because you can do so many different things in it. You don’t have to do just one thing. You can incorporate your inner GreenScreen, Opinion, iMotion, etc. into the app.