Since 1998, I have called MT BLUE HIGH SCHOOL home. The public, regional, rural high school serves over ten communities in the foothills of western Maine and has provided a remarkable place to learn my craft.
As an English teacher, I taught courses ranging from the most struggling ninth graders to the most capable AP seniors, founded electives in Pop Culture and team-taught Humanities, and piloted student self-paced courses. Most importantly, I adopted DESIGN THINKING as a PEDAGOGICAL LENS and developed my signature approach to teaching and learning: CRITICAL CREATIVITY.
In 2017, I was afforded the opportunity to co-found the SUCCESS & INNOVATION CENTER at MT BLUE CAMPUS, a problem solving studio open to all students and faculty supported by a research grant from GEAR UP MAINE.
In addition to teaching in K-12 public education, I have served as an adjunct and full-time instructor at the UNIVERSITY OF MAINE at FARMINGTON and the UNIVERSITY of MAINE ONLINE undergraduate and graduate programs. I founded graduate courses in Design Thinking and Digital Storytelling, and taught numerous courses for pre-service educators including several semesters as the educational technology instructor for Secondary Education majors.