My undergraduate degrees were in Graphic Design and Elementary Education. During my practicum I quickly realized that being a classroom teacher was not my cup of tea. I got a job right out of college with SmarterKids.com. I worked there for 2 years as a Graphic Designer and although I loved the people I worked for and the company (people brought dogs to work and we had the quintessential pool table and big screen TV), I found that something was missing. I missed being in a school system. I missed making an impact. Our dotcom was bought out and I received a 2 month severance package. During my 2 months I was lucky enough to stumble upon a Graduate Program in Instructional Technology. I loved it! I had found where I belonged. I am currently a Middle School Instructional Technology Specialist for an American International School in India.  I have worked as an Instructional Technology Specialist for the past 5 years.  Currently, I am particularly interested in PLNs, Online Learning Communities, Open Source Applications, Wikis, and ePortfolios.

I’m an artist living and working in India. My art is a way for me to relax and contemplate the world. I enjoy working with water-based oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and charcoals and often find myself creating mixed media pieces. While I’m currently taken with painting, illustrating, and digital art I love all forms of art – including quilting, woodcarving, welding, and printmaking. My paintings have been in shows in North Carolina and South Carolina and have sold around the world.


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