Forever a teacher! I work in digital media supporting education technology & social good initiatives. LinkedIn Thought Leader for education & technology.

I have cultivated strengths in higher education, curriculum development, writing, editing, digital marketing and journalism.

Experience

  • Contributing Writer

    at Forbes

    April 2017 - at Present

    Illinois

  • Senior Editor

    at 51Talk

    August 2016 - at Present

    Illinois

  • Education Journalist

    at Huffington Post

    August 2015 - at Present

    Illinois

  • Senior Editor/Founder

    at EdNews Daily

    November 2011 - at Present

    Illinois

    Created, designed and manage ED News Daily, partner with WeAreTeachers.com. ■ Cover, report and share content and stories coming out of Washington. ED News Daily is on the press list of the House Committee, Education and Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Department of Education ■ Education research and policy ■ Interviews with education game changers from the classroom to startups. Some examples include Christopher Gray (scholly.com), Draper, Susan Crown, Karl Mehta, Don Smithmier and more. ■ ED News Daily was featured on LinkedIn's member blog, with a shout out from Jeff Weiner and Reid Hoffman

  • Education Director

    at Dreams for Kids

    February 2012 - November 2015

    Illinois

  • Graduate Academic Advising Manager

    at National Louis University

    March 2006 - June 2011

    Illinois

    Designed, launched and managed the first graudate advising program in the history of NLU. Advising: ■ Advised and supported over 2,500 prospective students and 50 full-time and adjunct professors ■ Increased enrollment for on-site ESL/BIL courses by 50% and over 50% for the M.Ed. ■ Increased enrollment over 500% for off-site ESL/Bilingual clusters ■ Managed records for 2,500 students, approved all transfer classes ■ Designed new M.Ed. curriculum programs with NCE faculty

  • Teacher (ESL, 4th and 6th Grade Mainstream)

    at School District 25 and 63

    August 1998 - August 2002

    Illinois

Education

  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, ESL

    at National-Louis University

    2002 - 2005 (3 years)

  • B.A. Elementary Education, Middle School, K-9, English, ESL, Social Science, Linguistis

    at Northeastern Illinois University

    1993 - 1997 (4 years) Illinois

Services offered

  • Education

    Education journalism and strategic partnerships

Languages

  • Spanish Negotiation

  • English Native

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