Some of my areas of professional development and coaching include:
District Alignment of Leadership Processes
Creating and Structuring Student-Focused PLCs
Instructional Coaching Development
Standards-Based Lesson Design and Assessments
Curriculum Mapping, Science
Formative versus Summative Checks for Understanding
Literacy Strategies in Content Areas
Authentic Student Engagement
I began in the classroom as a middle school science teacher, in Austin ISD, in Austin, Texas. I continued my work as a middle school science teacher in Brownsburg Community School Corporation & MSD of Washington Township in Indiana.
The past eleven years I have served as the Secondary Science Administrator for Brownsburg Community School Corporation where I worked with secondary (6th-12th grade) science teachers to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and PLC processes. I have presented workshops at the local, state, and national level as well as work with educational consulting for districts around the state. I also taught aspiring educational leaders, as an adjunct professor, in the area of Assessing for Learning for several years at the University of Indianapolis.
Co-authoring “Arrows”, has provided me with new opportunities to positively impact student lives through additional consulting and district alignment work around the Midwest.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a Secondary endorsement in Science from Butler University in 2000 and earned my Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis in 2011.
I currently live in Avon, Indiana, with my husband Erik (of 20 years), and my two children, Jenna and Brennan. Jenna heads off to Hanover College in the Fall of 2022, and Brennan will graduate from high school in 2025.