I love the Free-for-Teachers side of Canvas, because it helps me become familiar with the new UI before my district rolls it out. Also, it allows for collaboration and sharing beyond my school district. Recently, another Canvas Community Member, Kelley Meeusen, added me as a student in the Canvahacks Demo Course. Through this course, I was able to explore a lot of really cool "hacks" for teachers. I have been looking at creating some PD for the teachers in my district who are looking to take the Canvas to the next level . This past year has been our first full year of implementation and some are ready to take off and keep growing. The flexibility with the Free-for-Teachers, helps keep me inspired and on fire! @kmeeusen
I am an Educational Technology Trainer for the Mesa Public School District. I graduated from Arizona State University with my Bachelors in Multilingual/Multicultural Education in 2005. In March of 2013 I completed my Education Specialist degree in Educational Technology through Walden University. I am certified in both elementary and middle school education. I am also fully endorsed to teach English as a Second Language and have a Reading Specialist Endorsement.
Prior to joining the Ed Tech Department, I spent three years at Whittier teaching 5th and 6th grades. I also taught fourth grade in the dual language program at Kelller Elementary. Before coming to Mesa Public Schools, I spent three years in the Isaac School District where I taught 4th grade, 5th grade, and a 5-8 ELD class.