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

    • Completed: CORE 1: Foundational Frameworks K-12

    • Completed: CORE 2: Engagement Strategies K-12

  • 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

Design Thinking

Creativity

Collaboration

Professional Learning