University of Cape Town
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
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.
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.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Education & Leadership: Learning, Instruction and Innovation Specialty
Kandern, West Germany
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). Coordinated and executed regional workshops and events for a statewide PD initiative.
As a Culturally Responsive Teaching Specialist at AdaptiveX.io, my role encompasses the development and facilitation of innovative online coursework and workshops, targeting coaches, school administrators, and trainers. You are instrumental in training these educational professionals to create inclusive, equitable, and productive teaching and learning environments. Your expertise guides the design of content delivery strategies that are sensitive to diverse cultural backgrounds, ensuring that both teachers and students thrive in a supportive educational setting. Your work not only enhances the skill sets of educators but also fosters a more inclusive and effective learning atmosphere in schools.
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 large school districts leaders and teachers from all over the world, traveling to their door and consulting online. My duties include: technology integration, SEL, school leadership and teacher professional development, emerging instructional methodologies integration, DEI, and more.
I am a professional speaker on a mission to infuse passion back into the teaching profession by innovating instruction.
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.
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.
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
Developed innovative curriculum and lesson designs to facilitate 21st century learning models in schools in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa
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.
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
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
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.
Lansing Christian Schools, Lansing, MI
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.
I have served on the Board of Directors of MACUL
Michigan's premier network of recognized educators
A non-profit organization working primarily in Equatorial Guinea, W. Africa
Held a non voting seat as Michigan Teacher of the Year
I have designed progressive learning experiences for today's learners in Africa, Asia and Europe.
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.