Starting out as a licensed Realtor in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, I was instantly drawn to the process of designing original marketing products. An eventual move to Baltimore, Maryland, and a growing involvement in community services, led me to complete a B.S. degree in Deaf Studies and Human Services. Accepting an appointment in the Maryland Governor’s Office, I found a new sense of purpose focused on community outreach, advocacy, and education. This purpose led me to graduate school, completing an M.A. degree in Teaching. I hold my Maryland teaching certifications in early childhood, elementary, and special education.
At the end of 6 wonderful years as a public school teacher, I decided to use my affinity for the design, development, scaffolding, and digitization of instructional materials as a catalyst for advancing my vocation. I spent this past year completing my second graduate degree, an M.Ed. in instructional design with a related graduate certificate in instructional technology design.
I look forward to continued growth in my new role as an instructional designer – a position in which I will seek every opportunity to provide full and equal learning experiences for those whose needs fall outside established academic norms. I’ve been called open-minded, creative, and detail-oriented. I am an independent worker with strong communication skills and look forward to a work environment that embraces both of those attributes. With high energy and motivation, I am eager to meet, work with, and learn from a new team of colleagues and friends.