• With professional and educational expertise in using the design cycle,

    a current understanding of technology and educational best practice, I critically

    engage students to explore and participate in their ever changing global community.

  • I'M AN ANIMATOR, ARTIST, DESIGNER, COACH AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR.

    My professional story started animating, designing, and illustrating. However, with much passion and enthusiasm that professional stories moved on to educating. As a natural inquirer the transition has been made easier teaching in the MYP and PYP. Young minds are awesome, inspiring and great to be around. While I've always been a teacher, my journey as an educator has lead me into teaching MYP Design and Elementary Instructional Technology internationally. Coaching varsity basketball, softball, and volleyball is most likely where you'll find me after school or on weekends.

     

    I still keep my professional design skills sharp, not only with sketches on the white board. Occasionally I take on design projects, particularly for smaller organizations or services I believe make the world a better place, typically pro bono. So any time I have to paint a canvas, mural, or train (my Mother has never been a fan of that one) it refreshes my soul.

     

  • Twitter Feed

    Good for learning and conversing. 

  • LETS CONNECT

    with any of these useful and fun social media or communication tools.

    @mypdesigntech

     

    I post useful inflormation for MYP Design Instructors and anyone interested in ICT EdTech. 

     

    Want to take a look at my work history and connect with me?

    Go for it. 

     

    I typically will only accept invitations from people I have had contact with in a professional manner. Social friends please find me on Facebook. 

     

    My family life with pictures and video. 

     

    I'm pretty selective who I invite into my social world. So if we haven't met in person or have no other relationship/interaction don't be offended if your "friend" request get's denied. 

     

    No social media?

    That's ok, send an email and I'll be sure to write back.

     

    Please try not to include any attachments as that may cause your email to be filtered into my junk mail folder.

     

    Watch what I've been working on. 

     

    For those that would like to see a password protected video please send a request via email and I will respond with the password. 

     

    Pinterest

     

    This is both personal and professional. 

     

    My Portfolio Page

     

    Some student work, some hobbies, and some professional.

     

  • YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS SITE

    Send a short message and it will go straight to my pocket where I keep my phone (front or back depends on the pants) ---- however----- sometime it's charging in the other room, I'm asleep, or maybe I'm on the computer and can answer back that way faster.

  • Let me beautify it... or create it for the first time. 

    I enjoy creating fun graphics for schools and teachers. Kids enjoy it too, and I believe it can make learning more fun. Also, this is a FREE service while supplies (time) last.

    Fill out the form below, you've got nothing to lose.

  • Taking Action | Mulufiker

    While living in Ethiopia you come across people who need. Mulufiker is a woman we met in our neighborhood who assists women in need. She assists women who were/are vulnerable and living on the streets by providing them with basic needs, training, and child care. She started a NPO this year and has shifted from doing this work, solely with her own two hands from her home, to renting a space and providing training and support in an official structured environment. We have been supporting her through this process, along with many others, and I'm currently working on their website (www.mulufiker.org) which will be up soon. In the meantime you may donate to her cause here. All proceeds go directly to assisting women in need.

  • MY BLOG

    This is probably where I should put that disclaimer that all these opinions expressed are mine and mine alone before I get myself into too much trouble.

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