About Me

Professional Summary

Passionate about learning and teaching, I am a dedicated educator with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing curriculum. Currently working toward earning a master’s degree from UNM in Instructional Design & Technology, I am excited to transition to the field of eLearning and fully engage my Instructional Designer skills and talents.

Experience

Research Assistant

Leah Buechley, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 2019 – current

  • Hands on application of fundamental electronics and computer programming
  • Lab set-up and organization, general assistance

Preschool Gymnastics Program Director

​Sandia Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy,  Albuquerque, NM​ 2010 – current
  • Preschool Program Director
  • Create and implement curriculum
  • Train staff in preschool and recreational levels of gymnastics instruction
  • Shift Leader: supervise and support coaches; assist students, parents, and office personnel
  • Participate in educational clinics as student and presenter. Summarize and present clinic training to staff via multimodal means

Intern

Elizabeth Starr Harden, LLC -Personal Money Coach, Lakewood CO 2017 – current​
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Evaluate and refine content creation (Moodle, WordPress, Acrobat)

Education

University of New Mexico (in progress)

  • Master of Arts in Organization, Information & Learning Sciences, Instructional Design and Technology Concentration, Expected Graduation Date: December, 2020
University of New Mexico 1992
  • Bachelor of University Studies, with Distinction
  • General Honors magna cum laude
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“Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don’t seem to understand. You’ll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it’s not because it’s too hard. It’s because it’s–boring”

-Seymour Papert

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Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.

-John Holt

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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” 

-Mark Twain

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“Only the educated are free”

-Epictetus
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composite image: Wright Brothers Memorial and Duke University

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