About Cate

The Truth Is, I Can’t Do This Alone… So Why Should You?

“Do WHAT?” you ask. 

Teach, lead, learn, and maintain relevancy in the fast-paced world of 21st Century elementary education. I’m totally willing to take personal risks, make decisions, and stand in from of a room full of people and share. But when those moments end and the day-to-day existence comes back into focus, I am the first to admit that there are so many people that know so much  and do such wonderful things for children and teachers – and I am humbled. 

This I Believe

  • A connected teacher and leader to hundreds of brilliant minds, leveraging social media to help make those connections happen
  • A leading innovator and passionate learner of educational technology practices and strategies to make the profession reflective of current social and emotional trends
  • An avid FLIPPER – while in the classroom and in administration
  • Lover of music and media
  • Thoughtful optimist willing to take risks and guide others to do the same
  • Dedicated advocate of digital badges for professional development and classroom applications

My Professional Journey

 

2015-present

Academic Technology Specialist


Loomis Union School District (Loomis, CA)

2013-2015
Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Barnhart School (Arcadia, CA)

2009-2013

Technology Support Provider: K-8th Grade

Teacher: 7th/8th Grade History


Mayfield Junior School (Pasadena, CA)

2008-2009

Teacher: 6th Grade ELA; 8th Grade History


Stella Middle Charter Academy (Los Angeles,  CA)

2004-2008

Interim Assistant Principal

BTSA Support Provider

Teacher: 6th Grade Humanities; 8th Grade ELA


High School of Graphic Communication Arts (New York, NY)

2003-2004

Teacher: 9th/10th Grade English

Education and CA State Credentials

Technology Integration Specialist Graduate Certificate (2013)

Graduate Certificate – Technology Integration Specialist (2013)

Master of Arts in Education (2003)

Master of Arts in Education (2003)

Bachelor of Arts - English (2002)

Bachelor of Arts – English (2002)

CA State Credentials (1)

 

Related Volunteer Work

Regional Board Director

Regional Board C&I Liaison