After 25 classrooms of my own and 5 1/2 years teaching teachers, I join the Discovery Educator Network with the joy of spreading the good news about integrating digital media in today’s classrooms. I love teachers! In fact, we have become a family of teachers in the last few years. My husband, Jack, graduated from UCF (the University of Central Florida) last year and is a first year teacher at the same school where our youngest daughter, Kelly, is a 5th grade math teacher. Jackie, our other daughter is a 6th grade math teacher at the school where I last taught. They will keep me fresh on what is happening in the trenches.
My favorite teacher was Miss Gwendolyn Jones, my mentor in college. I marveled at how she could walk into any school (including inner city Trenton) in her Jackie Kennedy outfits and engage any group of students in poetry. She really inspired me to not just teach, but to make an impact. The DEN will certainly be a unique path to impacting our teachers and students across the nation.
As always, I am