I have over 15 years of experience in education. My initial experience was working with elementary students in public school settings as a classroom educator. In my role as a classroom teacher, I have designed various types of instruction using technology to meet the needs of diverse learners. My most recent experience is as an instructional designer in higher education designing accelerated online courses as well as campus courses. Currently, I am in the dissertation stage of my Ed.D. studies at Nova Southeastern University. My concentration is Instructional Technology and Distance Education with a minor in Curriculum Development. My dissertation research involves exploring the sense of community of students in cohort and non-cohort online Ed.D. programs.
After attending the AECT International Convention in 2011, I knew that I wanted to get more involved with the association. My past experience includes reviewing proposals, facilitating concurrent sessions, and presenting/co-presenting for the Division of Distance Learning (DDL), volunteering to assist with technology set-up for convention presenters, supervising other volunteers in the tech center during conventions, serving as the GSA-AECT Board Representative 2013-2015, and as a collaborator on the AECT Strategic Communications Team 2014-2015. In 2014, I was the GSA Convention Planning Committee Chair and was selected as the Cochran Leadership Intern. Currently, I am a member of the Leadership Development Committee and the newly appointed AECT Leadership Intern Coordinator.
I would like to continue my service to the association by acting as Board Member: Recorder for DDL. I believe my experience as a remote instructional designer has prepared me well for this position. My listening and notetaking skills in virtual meetings are a strength that have driven my success during the collaboration process of designing and developing courses in higher education. Therefore, I would love to use these skills to serve as the Board Member: Recorder for DDL.