Hi there! For the past five years I've been a certified K-12 Library Media Specialist and certified Gr. 1-6 classroom teacher in the Scotia-Glenville Central District. I teach Library Media and run my elementary school's Library Media Center in addition to teaching our accelerated learned enrichment program (which, I'm happy to say, is an inquiry-based program). I also teach my peers (part-time) how to integrate technology into their classroom through BOCES Model Schools courses. Prior to my move into education, I was a corporate information specialist and executive for investment banking and consulting firms in NYC. In some way, shape or form, I have always been in the information field - from graduating UAlbany in 1994 with my BA, through grad school when I earned my Master in Library Science in 1996, until now. I would next like to earn my PhD in Curriculum & Instruction (with a focus on instructional technology, and I plan to apply to UAlbany in the fall of 2012. I've been taking some non-matriculated courses this semester to see if I want to committ to the program....and I do! :)
In my spare time I'm a volunteer member of the Central Adirondack Search & Rescue Team, and an active member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, among some other pursuits. My life is an odd balance of either being glued to a computer or...shutting it all off and going to places where cell phone signals and wi-fi do not exist! :)
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