I received a BS in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. I am a trained eMINTS teacher as well as a facilitator for the Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree projects and a Fablevision Ambassador.
I teach sixth grade at Noel Elementary school in Noel, Missouri. I also am an adjunct professor for Crowder College where I have taught Technology for Teachers and a class on Microsoft Office.
I presented a session at METC in February 2011 on Comments4Kids, a blog and hash tag on Twitter that promotes the leaving of comments on student and teacher blog posts.
In June of 2011 I was a guest on The Tightwad Teacher podcast talking about how the internet allows us to experience the world.
In July of 2011 Paula Naugle and I presented on student blogging at The Reform Symposium.
I facilitated a session at #EdCampStL in February 2012 called Leave Your Technology at the Door.
I presented a session at METC February in 2012. The session was Differentiating Instruction Using Basal Readers.
Strangely enough (thanks to Dr. John Strange) I have a scholarship award named after me at the University of South Alabama. Go Jaguars!.
I am a Den Star and a Fablevision Ambassador.
Because I have a tough time keeping my opinions to myself, I regularly posts on:
Mr. C's Class Blog
At the Teacher's Desk
Education Debate at Online Schools
My desk posts (somewhat irregularly) at:
A Teacher's Desk
My blogs Mr. C's Class Blog, Comments4Kids, and At the Teacher's Desk have all received nominations for the Edublog Awards.
When I am not in class I can often be found on Twitter, following the University of Arkansas sports programs, reading, playing video games, or at church. I also like to listen to music, podcasts, and audio books. My new hobby is playing this ukulele, which I am sharing with my class.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org