Education

M.S. Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech

B.S.E Science Education, University of Central Arkansas

Work Experience

Instructional Technology Coach, Prince William County Schools, 2017 – Present

      • Serves as a technology leader at Woodbridge Senior High, by working with administrators, teachers, and students to build a culture of digital learning in all classrooms.

        • Transformed access to technology for all stakeholders

        • Development of a podcast studio and a culture of student creation.

      • Supporting high-quality teaching and learning during remote learning.

        • Prioritizing a dynamic school culture in a remote learning environment.

        • Supporting the creation of content and best practices in using Canvas LMS.

        • Creating meaningful instruction using UDL principals and accessible digital creation.

        • Creation of support materials: videos, documents, and tutorials.

        • Developed a feedback loop to ensure best practices and methods to solve evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

        • Provided support to summer Science and Family Life Canvas course designers

        • Supported the transformation of the Regional Science fair to a digital platform.

      • Conducts dynamic professional learning sessions for teachers within the school and the whole school district, as well as leads students in digital citizenship lessons.

      • Protects student databases and accounts with an emphasis on privacy.

        • Provides educators support in FERPA and COPPA compliance.

      • Provides technical assistance on a variety of platforms and devices.

      • Google Domain Administrator

      • VSTE Coach of the Year 2019

Science Teacher, Prince William County Schools, 2004 – 2017

      • Collaborates daily with science professional learning community, assistant principal, and guidance counselors within a school of 2,500 students in a Washington DC suburb

      • Classroom teacher of biology, earth science, geology, oceanography, AP Environmental Science

      • Utilizes standards-based planning, assessment, and grading in the classroom environment

      • Creation of inquiry guided instructional materials to teach science standards

      • Extensive experience in the special education team teaching environment and ELL setting

      • Trained mentor teacher to both students and first-year teachers.

      • Additional instruction during summer sessions for ELL students.

Homebound Instructor, Prince William County Schools, 2005 – 2019

      • Brings specialized instruction into the homes of students unable to attend regular classroom instruction due to illness or discipline.

      • Creation of unique individualized instruction to meet specific student needs

License and Certifications

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Teaching License, Biology and Earth Science Expires 2029

Google for Education Certified Innovator, 2018-Present

Google Workspace Certified Trainer, 2018-Present

Google for Education Certified Coach, 2020

In Process: Canvas Certified Educator, Expected Spring 2021

Adobe Creative Educator Level 1, 2020

Apple Certified Teacher, 2019-Present

Common Sense Educator, 2019-Present

Edpuzzle Coach, 2018-Present

Flipgrid Certified Level 2, 2018-Present

Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer 2018-Present

Nearpod Certified, 2017-Present

Soundtrap Certified Educator, 2020

Wakelet Ambassador, 2020

Memberships

ITCS4All, Co-Founder 2019

ISTE 2017-Present

VSTE 2017-Present

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, 2020

    • Mentoring sub-committee member

    • Website sub-committee member

UnisonEdu Member, 2020

  • Content creation sub-committee member.

Photo by Erica Tuke

Katie stands holding a flag with a Google emblem

Appearances

  • Upcoming: VSTE 2020

    • The Future Is Accessible, your LMS Content Accessible

    • Ride the Wave to the Future: Wakelet

    • Camp Canvas Live: VSTE Edition with ITCs4All

    • Cross County Collaboration with ITCs4All and 6NOVA Coaches

    • VSTE: Inclusion Panel

  • Pluto.TV Lunch and Learn Event, November 2020

  • South Kipsap Schools Webinar, November 2020

  • Virtual Edu Summit, Apps Events November 2020

  • WALL Region 4 Conference October 2020

  • VSTE Leading Ed Forum: Accessible Education, October 2020

  • GEGNova Webinar: Google Earth Projects, August 2020

  • Unison Edu Blog: Building a Classroom Culture in Virtual Instruction, August 2020

  • VSTE/VVA Course Facilitator Summer Session

  • VSTE Summer Conference: Cross School Collaboration, July 2020

  • VSTE/VVA Webinar, June 2020

  • VDOE Technology Showcase, May 2020

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation "Day of Action" Ambassador, February 2020.

  • FETC, January 2020

    • Presenter: "TeleEducation: Enhancing the Homebound Setting with Technology Tools"

  • VSTE, 2019

    • VSTE Technology Coach of the Year

    • Podcasts are the New Essays with Billy Watts, Presenter

    • Desmos and Google Science Journal for the Science Classroom, Presenter

    • Ignite Talk at Closing Session

  • Educator Summit Philadelphia, July 2019

    • Google Anywhere Classroom, Presenter

  • PWCS Student Leadership Summit May 2019

    • Design Thinking Workshop, Presenter

    • Social Media Workshop, Presenter

  • Fort Belvoir Home Educators Google Training, May 2019

  • SxSWedu 2019

    • Google Anywhere Classroom, Presenter

  • "The Armstrong Williams Show" WJLA Channel 8 DC

    • Feb 2019: Teachers: In Inside Perspective of Our Classrooms

  • VSTE; 2018

    • Presentation: "TeleEducation: Enhancing the Homebound Setting with Technology Tools"

    • Presentation: Digital Citizenship: A Community Partnership. Collaboration with Cherise Hodge and Sean Ward

  • CF Foundation Online Conferences

    • 2019 FamilyCon: Tips and Tricks from the Adult CF Panel, Panelist

    • 2018 MiniCon: Transplant Planning Workgroup and Session Facilitator

    • 2018 MiniCon: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Session Facilitator

    • 2017 MiniCon: Transplant, Session Facilitator

  • PWCS Edtech Podcast

  • "Breath In" Podcast with Gunnar Esiason and the Salty Cysters.

  • PWCS Excellent and Equity in Education Conference,

    • 2019: GSuite: Making Your School and Google School

    • 2018: Improving the Homebound Setting

  • PWCS Winter Student Leadership Summer

    • Presentation 2018: How to Use Social Media as a Leader

    • Presentation 2019: This is Me: Telling Your Leadership Story

  • WSHS Digital Citizenship Night

    • 2017: Coordinator and Presenter

    • 2018: Coordinator

Design Thinking

Creativity

Collaboration

Professional Learning