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Work experience

Nov 2013Nov 2013

Guest Lecturer

Marygrove College

Social media strategies for teachers and school leaders. 

Aug 2011Feb 2012

Guest Lecturer

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The best of open learning resources for teachers. 

Aug 2005Dec 2011

Social Studies Teacher

MSAD #17 - Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
  • ACTEM Educator of the Year - Finalist 2010
  • Piloted 1:1 laptop program at the high school level in 2006.
  • Taught the school's first blended online course.
  • Conducted technology integration workshops for staff.
  • Coordinated the "Laptop Squad" to assist teachers in the use of MacBooks as instructional tools.
  • Member of ACTEM and ISTE.
  • Teacher of US History and Contemporary World Studies.
  • Teacher of special education classes and college preparation courses.
  • Served on Subject Area Curriculum Committee.
Sep 2010Present


School Library Journal
  • I write a monthly column titled Cool Tools. 
  • Articles introduce readers to free technology tools that can be used in classrooms and school libraries.
Nov 2007Present

Owner/ Author

Free Technology for Teachers
  • Author of Free Technology for Teachers.  Reviews of services and ideas for using free web-based resources in education.
  • Winner of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Edublogs Awards for Best Resource Sharing Blog.
  • Keynote Speaker and featured presenter at numerous conferences across the United States and Canada. A current list is available here
  • Built a daily subscriber base of 100,000+ readers yielding nearly 1,000,000 monthly page views.
  • Published nine ebooks for educators including two on Google Apps for Educators.
Feb 1999May 2005

Operations Service Manager

  • Supervised 20-25 package handlers in the safe and efficient loading and unloading of trailers.
  • Coordinated dispatch of local and long-distance package delivery and pick-up. 
  • Recruited and hired package handlers.


May 2001Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Maine at Farmington


As a globally recognized classroom teacher and educational technology blogger, I will bring to your organization experience and ideas for improving student engagement and learning through the use of technology.

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Award Winning

Google Certified


  • Fly fishing
  • Hiking
  • Volunteering at a local animal shelter. 


Jul 2013

7-12 Social Studies Teacher

Maine DOE