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OBJECTIVE

Highly qualified educator with over 25 years of instructional innovation, curriculum development, leadership, and international experience. Expert in assimilating traditional education with emerging instructional technologies and pedagogy. 

Summary

I am a award winning, experienced educator and keynote speaker with professional specialization in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation.  My mission isI am versatile, and solutions driven professional with outstanding strategic planning, team building and communications skills.  My background encompasses multicultural education, training and leadership.  I have extensive travel experience (particularly in Europe, USA, Latin America, Asia and Africa) and I am well versed in world cultures and norms.

Education

Ph.D.

Walden University

Education & Leadership: Learning, Instruction and Innovation Specialty

Primary School

Primary Education was partly spent in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Morocco and Spain

Work experience

2019Present

Buck Institute for Education National Faculty

PBLworks.org

As a National Faculty, I facilitate online and face-to-face workshops for motivated educators to advance Gold Standard Project Based Learning that provides educational equity and empowers youth furthest from opportunity to achieve success in college, career, and life. (BIE dba PBLworks)

Present

Culturally Responsive Training Specialist

AdaptiveX

In AdaptiveX, I create online course work for coaches as well as conduct engaging workshops for large-groups of school administrators and trainers to train them in the creating the important conditions needed to develop inclusive, equitable, and productive teaching and learning content delivery and environments for teachers and students.

2017present

Instructional Innovation Consultant

matinga.com

In opening my own consultancy, I am putting my considerable experience to work on a single mission: to restore passion into the teaching profession by innovating instruction.  At matinga.com, I consult with school districts and teachers from all over the world, traveling to their door and consulting online as well.  My duties include: technology integration, leadership and teacher professional development, emerging methodologies integration and more. 

I am a professional speaker on a mission to infuse passion back into the teaching profession by innovating instruction.

2016Present

Co-founder and Program Director

International Center for Education

The International Center for Education provides the highest-caliber professional development experiences which foster collaboration and connections in a global education market to educators whose passion is to propel students forward to affect positive social change.

20152017

Professional Learning Consultant

CBD Consulting

At CBD Consulting, I design district-wide instructional technology teacher professional development and travel to schools throughout the state of MI to conduct seminars, individual and group coaching sessions, as well as designing learning experiences using emerging pedagogies like Flipped Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and PBL.

20132015

2 years - LATTICE Session Director

Michigan State University

LATTICE is an international professional development organization linking educators from all over the world.  As session director, I coordinated the implementation of quality professional development events and global education conversations.

20132017

BER Instructor

Bureau of Education and Research

Bureau of Education & Research (BER) is the leading provider of staff development and training resources for educators in North America.  I work as a Flipped Classroom Strategies Instructor.  All BER instructors must write a book on the topic they present which is then used by participants during the BER seminars

20112012

Instructional Designer

New World Flood

Developed innovative curriculum and lesson designs to facilitate 21st century learning models in schools in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa

20072012

Founder and Project Manager

Interface Global Alliance

Interface Global Alliance is a 501(c)3 non profit organization committed to improve social quality of life in international societies from with, through education, training and motivation.  Its purpose is to help communities, identify their needs and facilitate business and academic resources to meet those needs. 

17 years - Social Science and World Languages Teacher

Grand Ledge Public Schools

Social Science and Spanish Teacher at Grand Ledge High School and teach Global Studies, World History, Civics,  Government, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Class Mentor, Tutor, Latino and Japanese Anime Club Sponsor and Artistic Director and Choreographer of Arabic Dance Team 

3 years - Blackboard LMS Presenter and Instructor

Gratiot-Isabella/RESA and Ingham ISD

2 years - Project Developer, Project Manager and Liaison

Michigan State University/National University of Equatorial Guinea, West Africa

20 years - Educational Tour Organizer and Leader

EF Education Tours

Educational Tour Organizer and Leader to cultural locations in Spain, Morocco, Germany, Italy, England, Canada, Greece, Turkey, China, Japan, Mexico and several States in the United States

5 years - Technology Chair

Grand Ledge HS North Central Accreditation Commission

Technology Chairperson for the  North Central Accreditation Commission in Accreditation and School Improvement in charge of technology team to bring the school technology up to NCA standards.

4 years - Language and Social Studies Teacher

Lansing Christian High School

Lansing Christian Schools, Lansing, MI

Experiential Educator

Professional Memberships

Present

All of the Above Hip Hop Academy

Member - Board of Directors

Alloftheabovehiphop.org

All of the Above Hip Hop Academy is a non-profit organization made up of artists, educators, and advocates that mentor youth, support artistic expression and serve communities as a Hip Hop Cultural resource for the purpose of youth development. This organization provides a variety of classes, workshops, and performance-oriented experiences that support local artistry and provide opportunities for artistic development. Our students  learn directly from hip hop practitioners who are highly respected in their craft.

20062017

LATTICE

Latticeworld.org
International Professional Learning Community of local teachers and international scholars from MSU. I am currently the Session Director.
20062015

MACUL - Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning

Macul.org

I have served on the Board of Directors of MACUL 

20122015

REMC - Regional Instructional Technology Specialists

remc.org
2007Present

Microsoft Partners in Learning Network

educatornetwork.com
2010Present

National Network of State Teachers of the Year

nnstoy.org
National organization for distinguished educators
2010Present

The Network of Michigan Educators

michiganeducators.org

Michigan's premier network of recognized educators 

20102012

Lansing Chamber of Commerce

20072012

Interface Global Alliance

A non-profit organization working primarily in Equatorial Guinea, W. Africa

20102011

State Board of Education (SBE)

State of Michigan

Held a non voting seat as Michigan Teacher of the Year

20072009

Education Technology Advisory Group (ETAG)

State of Michigan

Projects

Collaborations

I am leading the collaboration with MI Teachers of the Year to form a MI network of teachers of excellence and teacher leaders.  I've also designed free professional development for Detroit teachers and  worked with women entrepreneurs in East Africa.