Achievements and Publicity
- One of my greatest achievements is attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in 2008.
- I was chosen as the Lee Hill Elementary School Superstar, in January 2020
- In my graduate studies, I accelerated my program and earned an "Award of Excellence for Assessment for Student Learning."
- In January 2016, I was selected as one of 34 educators from all over the world as a Google for Education Certified Innovator. We are tasked with investigating solutions to problems in education. I chose to help train teachers how to engage their students by adapting the BreakoutEDU platform into a digital format.
- I was named as one of the Top 200 EdTech Influencers in 2016.
- In Warren County Public Schools in 2015, I was nominated as one of only six "Leaders in Technology" and was chosen to complete the requirements for Google Certified Educator. I was the first to complete the certification program.
- In 2015, I was nominated for a Bammy Award as "Elementary Teacher of the Year." This prestigious honor recognizes "extraordinary work being done across the entire education field every day."
- In my undergraduate studies, I earned Dean's List for 8 semesters, was awarded two scholarships, and was accepted into two national honor societies.
- Innovative Teaching, Technologized - NV Daily - On the front page of the Northern Virginia Daily on February 8, 2016, I was highlighted for my selection to the Google for Education Certified Innovator program and importance of technology in my classroom.
- Letter to the Editor: Teaching tech will help students, families - This was a letter to the editor in positive praise of the above article.
- Having a Ball - NV Daily - An article that was featured on the front page of the Northern Virginia Daily on September 20, 2014 about my classroom and the yoga ball experience.
- Teacher2Teacher: “I’m not going to complain about what’s going wrong; I’m going to celebrate what’s going right” - I was interviewed, along with Mari Venturino, about co-founding the inspiring #FlyHighFri movement on Twitter.
- I appeared on the Sustainable Teacher podcast for a Very Special Episode: "When the Teacher Has Cancer"
- Bam Radio hosted Kaye Henrickson and me for an episode about what happens when "When Your Teaching Life Is Disrupted."
- Mark Barnes, of the Hack Learning Podcast, interviewed me to share "How to Tell Kids Their Teacher Has Cancer."
- Should You Say Yes to that Extracurricular Activity?: I was interviewed for my thoughts on participating in extracurricular activities in this article from NEA Member Benefits.