I currently serves as a Virtual Learning Specialist at IU08. I am also a curious learner, an explorer, and creative optimist. My passion for working to create learning spaces for ALL let to my dissertation, School Related Factors and Experiences that Influence High School Graduation Rate. I still passionately explore the importance of meaningful school experiences, high expectations, and positive relationships with caring adults in schools as critical factors to student success in school toward meaningful completion.
I recently contributed a White Paper, Solutions for Virtual Learning, documenting how one school district expanded student opportunities by providing a virtual World Language solution. My hope in serving the education community is to create options for schools to provide models, experiences and programs that promote student engagement, efficacy, and engaged citizens. I am a grateful contributor to the publication “Let The Beauty We Love Be What We Do: Stories Of Living Divided No More” – edited by Sally Z. Hare and Megan LeBoutillier.