Who am I?
Educator| Adventurer | Web Developer
In 2020, I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a master's degree in instructional technology. I also received my bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a minor in linguistics from Kennesaw State University.
Concluding a program with Georgia Tech, I recently became certified as a Full-Stack Programmer.
From 2nd to 5th Grade, I have taught in a wide array of settings and demographics. I started my teaching journey in Quito, Ecuador with an amazing group of 4th graders. I then moved to an inner city Title 1 school in Charlotte, NC. There was 4 main languages being spoken and English was not the primary one. My class comprised of Burmese, Arabic, and Spanish students with only a small handful of native english speakers. It was here that I honed a lot of my teaching skills to span a wide audience simultaneously. It was here that I started my first coding club. Unsatisfied with the learning environment limitations I decided to make my own classroom furniture out of free wood pallets and old furniture. I soon after moved to Atlanta, Ga and taught in a title 1 school for 2 more years.
Instructional technology and technical knowledge has always been a overwhelming strength of mine. With the face of education shifting digitally, I often found myself in the role of staff trainer for various software and technology integration initiatives. I have hosted numerous professional development trainings on instructional software by Google, Discovery Ed, Flipgrid, Quizlet, and more. Digital citizenship and digital security awareness was also been a feature in my formal and informal trainings.
Traveling is one of my greatest joys. I have ran the streets London, hiked across Ireland, summited volcanos in Ecuador, and witnessed the beauty of Indonesia. Every year I try to visit one thing new whether that be in the US or across the world. I firmly believe that traveling opens the heart and truly allows one to empathize with other cultures.
Adventurer | Gamer
This is me rock climbing in northern Georgia. I love to go backpacking and primitive camping. I recently hiked the Georgia portion of the Appalachian trail by myself. It took me 6 days to hike 80 miles.
I have played video games all my life with my first love being an RTS called Starcraft. I am also a super fan of the Zelda, Portal, and Halo franchise but have recently been playing Minecraft, Destiny 2, and various indie games.
Created with an image by Nitish Meena - "Orange clouds over mountains"