Learning Experience Designer
Hello! So glad you are here. I am an educator, visual storyteller, and champion for creativity on a mission to re-imagine education and transform the learning experience for all learners. With 25 years in K-12 public, independent, and charter schools, I have served as a teacher, mentor, coach, designer, and curriculum consultant developing project-based, blended, and personalized learning programs and classes for schools. With a B.A. in Education (PK-9 certifications) from Wheaton College, M.A. in Digital Communications from Lindenwood University and a Missouri K-12 gifted certification, I love to dive in head first to partner with leaders and educators on their journey to transform education.
I have co-authored several multi-touch books including Creativity in the Garden, EPiC Elementary Story for Apple Distinguished School 2015-2017, and Pioneering Change in Education: EPiC Elementary Story for Apple Distinguished Schools 2017-2019. Along the journey, I have produced media and video stories for small companies, nonprofits, and various educational institutions. I now serve as learning experience designer for EPiC Elementary, a K-5 project-based, 1:1 iPad learning environment in Liberty Public Schools, since its inception.
Experienced and skilled in instructional design, education technology, design thinking and video production
Well-versed expertise in curriculum development and assessment design
Strong collaboration, creativity, rapid prototyping, and problem-solving skills.
Creative and strategic project management.
Proficient in Apple Ecosystem, Adobe Creative Suite, Google for Education, Canva for Education.
EPiC Elementary: A Journey to Transform Education | Apple Distinguished Schools Publication | 2015
Pioneering Change in Education - EPiC Elementary | Apple Distinguished Schools Publication | 2017
Creativity in the Garden | 2019
Every Person Inspired to Create | Apple Distinguished Schools Publication | 2019
Crafting Compelling Visual Narratives | 2020
iPad Parent Guides - collaborative project with other Apple Distinguished Educators | 2020
Imaginariums 2021 - Ongoing
Apple Distinquished School - EPiC Elementary | 2015-Present
Featured in Blended Learning Universe - EPiC Elementary | 2016 - Ongoing
Kansas ReDesign Exemplar - EPiC Elementary | Hosted Redesian School Tours and
Advisory Opportunities | 2016 - Ongoing
Presented for 21st Education Exemplar School | 2016
Apple Distinguished Educator | 2017
Designed and created an exemplar elementary application for Apple Distinguished Schools | 2021
Apple Learning Coach | 2021
PBL Google Apps Smash Google Summit 2015
Transforming Education through Creativity I MEIC 2015
P21 Exemplar School Global Summit | May 2016
Apple Distinguished Schools Global Summit | May 2018
Kansas State Conference on Project-Based Learning | 2018
Cultivating Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers with Coding | Apple Education 2018
Leveraging Research to Share Your Story | ISTE 2019
Empowering Creativity with Instant Challenges | ISTE 2019
What's Next Apple Distinquished Schools Research Cohort Januarv 2018 - 2019
Celebrating Creativity with Prizdale Learning India | October 2020
ADE Creativity Playground | ISTE 2021
ADE Creativity Playground | Mobile Learning Conference 2021
Create for a Cause | Creative Constructor Lab 2021