Technology teacher at Grandview Elementary School

M.Ed. - Learning Technology
B.S. Special Education and Elementary Education

"Educational technology is a combination of the processes and tools involved in addressing educational needs and problems, with an emphasis on applying the most current tools; computers and their related technologies."

                  ~Robler, M.D., Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching


Technology can be integrated into the classroom curriculum:

  • To help students graphically represent and construct knowledge. 

  • To encourage students to ask meaningful questions.

  • To develop critical thinking skills

  • To collaborate and communicate ideas to become...

                                   ...Successful members of our global community.  


I am an amateur astronomer who enjoys spending clear (but not too cold) nights under the stars with my telescope. My favorite subject to view is the Moon. When you look into a telescope and see the craters and mare up close you feel as if you can almost touch it!

I am also an avid Tolkien fan. I have read The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings dozens of times, as well as his other works. I like to collect editions of all of these books illustrated by various artists. I think my favorite edition of The Hobbit is the one illustrated by Jemima Catlin.

Favorite quotes:

“The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can.” –J.R.R. Tolkien

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien