In my position as an Educational Technology Specialist on the MORIC Model Schools team, my daily role mirrors NYSCATE’s mission: to lead the transformation of teaching and learning through technology. It is a role I have taken on with energy, vigor and enthusiasm! During 17+ years of serving the 50 districts of the MORIC region, my efforts have been focused on how technology can inspire and empower teachers and students.
My participation in NYSCATE activities has given me an opportunity to share my knowledge and passions with other educators across the state while developing my own skills and network of colleagues. I’ve had the opportunity to experience first hand the power of NYSCATE in bringing dreams like the Rochester Mini Maker Faire to life, an event I have co-chaired for the past three years, sharing the vision of Maker Ed with NYSCATE members as well as the Rochester community at large. I have been a member of the executive team of the NYS Model Schools Consortium, serving as treasurer since 2014, and have enjoyed collaborating with my peers to share best practices, promote technology in education, and develop special projects and initiatives that benefit member school districts.
I am excited about the opportunity to combine the business acumen I gained through 12 years of experience as an accounting manager in the private sector with my proven passion for educational technology, to help drive the vision of NYSCATE as a member of the Board of Directors.