About

I have over 16 years of experience teaching math and science in the K-12 classroom, while simultaneously supporting and empowering both students and educators in educational technology. As an engineer, I understand the importance of STEM education as a means of helping to shape both the logical and abstract thought processes of students, benefiting them regardless of their future vocation.

My current doctoral work is examining the globalization of education (particularly in higher education) while utilizing my background as both an engineer and an educational leader to provide me with two unique yet connected perspectives. I believe educators must be prepared to enable students at all levels to become true life-long learners who will be able to adapt and respond to an ever-changing global educational system.

Education

Doctor of Education Higher Education Administration
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK – In Progress

Master of Education School Administration, High Honors
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK – April 2016

Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – May 2000

Work Experience

Christian Life Academy – Baton Rouge, LA – September 2016 – Present

Teacher

Teaching physics, pre-calculus, geometry, and Earth science

Bethany Christian School – Baker, LA – August 2000 – August 2016

Teacher

Taught physics, pre-calculus, advanced math, geometry, Earth science, high school and middle school Bible, family finance, computer science, and physical education

Developed curriculum for family finance, computer science, and high school Bible

Responsible for mentoring first-year teachers

Director of Technology / Technology Coordinator

Responsible for purchase of all computers and educational technology

Responsible for maintenance and repair of all school-owned computers

Secured over $30,000 in grant money for technology

Designed and installed campus-wide wireless network

Repaired and maintained pre-existing Ethernet network

Implemented and managed a 300-user Google Apps for Education account

Developed in-service presentations to facilitate technology integration in all classes at all grade levels

Developed annual technology plan to effectively allocate resources

Managed security systems

Facilities Coordinator

Implemented an electronic system for maintenance requests

Performed routine facility maintenance

Coordinated maintenance and housekeeping crews

Coach

Assistant track coach for 1 year

Head boys and girls track coach for 3 years

Head volleyball coach for 10 years with 3 district championships and 3 state quarterfinals appearances

Athletic Director

Served in this role for one year to reinstitute high school athletics after a four-year absence

Educational Service

International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) External Review Team Member – 2016, 2010

TeachMeet Nashville Presenter – SMARTBoards in the Classroom – 2011

Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship Regional Conference Presenter – Growing Technology in Your School – 2009

Project MISE (Modeling Inquiry Science Education) Instructor – 2009

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition, 2016

ASCD, 2015-present

Google Apps Education Individual Qualified, 2011-2012