I started with TIE in July 2010 as an Education Technology Specialist. Prior to that, I spent 11 years at North Middle School in Rapid City – eight as a computer teacher and three as an 8th grade English teacher. In 2007, I completed my Master’s Degree from the University of South Dakota in Technology in Education and Training. I am currently working on my doctorate from the same university. Also in 2007, I was the recipient of the Milken award and in 2008 I achieved National Board Certification. I am Google Apps Certified and was a Google Glass Explorer. I am passionate about technology integration and truly believe education should reflect teaching our 21st century students with the 21st century skills they are going to need in this world. I believes that customized/personalized learning is not only "inevitable," but essential to improving the education system and giving our students the best education possible!

Our work with customized education can be found at CustomizedU.net.