6-12 Technology Coaches
"The role of a coach is to provide a mirror for teachers to see into their own practice and
make decisions that will help them continue to grow and develop, meeting their goals for themselves and for their students."
[Google's Certified Coach Curriculum: Step 5]
As the technology coaches for teachers & staff in grades 6 through 12, we am here to provided technology-related professional development via 1:1 or group settings as well as to support you as you continue to integrate technology into your classroom. Want to techify a lesson? We can help! Have a plan but need support with it? We can come into your classroom and support you during your lesson! We are a liaison between the curriculum department, building administration and the technology department and am here to help in any way I can. The key thing to remember is that we are not tech support and do not respond to tech tickets.
Find tutorial videos on Susie's YouTube Channel!
I'm the technology coach for grades 6 to 12 for MSAD #6 here in gorgeous Maine. I have been working in the district since I was in college when I started as a long term sub during the second semester of the 2005-2006 school year. After spending 7.5 years at the graphic arts teacher at the high school, I made the jump to the (new) technology coach position starting during the 2013-2014 school year. I swear it is my dream job!
So, as I jump around between the two schools, I feel it's important for you to get to know me a bit better. I live in the district with my husband, daughter, and our "furry" baby. When not in school, I also run my own photography business, which I started back in 2008. Technology has always been close to my heart and I've never lived in a home without a computer (yes, we even had one when I was born).
During my time in the classroom, I moved all of my courses to be run through an almost paperless environment thanks to integrating Moodle, OpenClass, and Instructure's Canvas at various points (I bounced around a lot). I have always been looking for ways to integrate technology in to my classroom to improve the educational experience for my students and to also improve my own workflow. I am excited that I'll get to help others do the same!
As for my own educational background, I earned my B.S. in Technology in Education in 2006 from the University of Southern Maine and my M.Ed. in Technology Education in 2011 from Lesley University. I plan to graduate in 2021 with a C.A.S. in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine. I hold both a #700 Technology Education and a #680 Computer Education certification in the State of Maine.
Have a great year!