Well, I guess I can write about this now that my university has been informed…I will be moving on in my career back to elementary education!
Let me tell you a bit of the story…I taught K-12 since 1985 and loved it. Yet, I always had a dream of teaching at the university level. I worked hard to obtain my M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning with an emphasis on Instructional Technology so that I could land my “dream” job. And I did! I have worked at William Jessup University since 2013 as the Educational Technologist and adjunct instructor in the School of Education. If you know me well, you know that I am organized and creative. I love keeping busy. I prefer to be on my feet, walking, talking, and working with people. I have loved working at Jessup and appreciated the opportunity. They are a loving, supportive community with an AWESOME IT staff! (A special shout out to Judy, my boss and friend, who has always been so supportive and encouraging.) As I have reflected over the time, my favorite parts of the day have been when I’ve been teaching and working directly with others. This has been part of my position that I have been grateful for. I’ve had the opportunity to train staff and faculty, build online courses, and do tons of research that I’ve enjoyed. Yet if I am really honest with myself, my passion is teaching elementary. My husband thinks I am a bit crazy for working so hard to get my M.Ed., and now I want to go back into the classroom. But it is who I am. I am a teacher at heart and I need to get back into full time classroom work.
Thank you to my blog followers! It’s been fun researching ways to improve university instruction through educational technology. I will be returning to my elementary blog topics and class web site so this blog will no longer be updated.
EXTRA…For those that would like to support technology in education…I am returning to a 3rd/4th grade public school classroom and have created a DonorsChoose project that I would love to see funded! If you want to donate even a SMALL amount it would be appreciated. If you donate before June 23 and enter the promo code SPARK, your donation up to $100 will be doubled. I am trying to get 5 mini iPads for our classroom. I am ready to integrate the technology into the classroom! CLICK HERE to donate!
Finally, for my cycling and health conscious friends, I am training for my first 1/2 marathon to support World Vision. I am a cyclist and not usually a runner but I am up to 6 miles in my training so far. woo hoo! It’s farther than I’ve run in my life so it is a big feat for me. I am raising money for fresh water in Africa through World Vision. I have personally traveled to Ethiopia with World Vision and know the great work that they do with the water projects. This is my fundraising page.
Thank you for following my blog. It’s been a joy!