Duke University School of Law
May 2007 Juris Doctor
Duke University Divinity School
May 2007 Master of Theological Studies Magna Cum Laude
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
May 2003 Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa
American Studies and Political Science Major Religion Minor
July 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Seminar on Gilded Age
Library of Congress
July 2013 Summer Teacher Institute
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
July 2012 National Writing Project Summer Institute (3hrs graduate credit)
Teachers College, Columbia University
July 2010 Klingenstein Summer Institute (4hrs graduate credit)
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE
Middle School History Teacher (Department Chair 2012-present)
Middle School English Teacher
Upper School History Teacher
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Berkman Center for the Internet and Society
Cary Academy Summer Quest
Designed and ran local foods camp and led technology camp
Summers 2009-2011, 2013-2014
Interim 5th Grade History and 3rd Grade Teacher
Youth Minister (Church of the Holy Family- Chapel Hill)
Children’s Education Law Clinic (Durham, NC)
Summer 2005, Fall 2006
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Summers 2002, 2004
“The Kids Are All Right” Independent School. Winter 2015.
“Major Policy and Technology Issues Involving the Adoption of e-Books in Today’s Schools” Debating Issues in American Education, edited by Charles Russo. Sage Publications. 2012.
“Learning Differently- and Deeply: Reflections on a Blended Learning Class.” Independent School. Fall 2011.
“Moderation, Guilt, and Social Media.” Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice. Edited by Gary Anderson and Tony Romano. August 2011.
“Fostering Student Creativity and Responsibility With Blogging.” Edutopia. June 2011.
“Wired for Reflection.” ASCD Ed Leadership. February 2011.
“Eating Well: Food, Justice, and Eucharist.” Holy Things for Youth Ministry. Pilgrim Press. 2010.
“Doubly Vulnerable: The Paradox of Disability and Teaching.” English Journal. November 2010.
“Here, There, and Everywhere: A Review of DIY U by Anya Kamenetz.” With Jonathan Becker and Jason Green. in education. June 2010.
“Chatting About Poetry: Using Chat Rooms as a Tool for Classroom Discussion.” California English. September 2009.
$4,200 Cary Academy Innovative Curriculum Grant (with David Snively) to develop an interdisciplinary unit focused on the question of American identity. Summer 2017.
$5,000 Cary Academy Digital Resource Development Grant (with Alicia Morris) to update and expand the seventh grade Year 1000 unit increasing the technological and collaborative components. Summer 2013
$4,600 Cary Academy Friday Fellowship to develop curriculum materials for Supreme Court simulation and advisory materials related to digital citizenship. Summer 2011.
$5,000 Cary Academy Blended Learning Grant to develop a blended (in-person and online) US history course for Upper School students. Summer 2010.
$5,000 Cary Academy Digital Resource Development Grant (with Matthew Ripley-Moffitt) to update and expand the sixth grade East Asia unit increasing the technological and collaborative components. Summer 2009.
Not Your Inspiration: Pitfalls of Using Disability as Motivational Rhetoric. Cary Academy Diversity Conference. Cary, NC. March 2017
What We Talk About When We Talk About Education: Why Language Matters. EduCon 2.8. Science Leadership Academy. Philadelphia, PA. January 2016.
Enlivening History and Language Arts: Teaching with Primary Sources. NCAIS Educators Conference. Concord, NC. October 2014.
What Do We Do Now That We’re Here? Maximizing Classroom Time in a Blended Learning Class. Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools. Cambridge, MA. October 2013.
Adventures in Blended Learning: Class Outside of the Classroom Walls. National Council of Social Studies. Seattle. November 2012.
Students as Teachers: Opportunities for Student Ownership and Exploration. NC Assoc. of Independent Schools Teacher Conference. Winston-Salem, NC. November 2012. (Accepted, but unable to attend due to Hurricane Sandy)
ePortfolios: A Home on the Web. National Council of Teachers of English. Chicago. November 2011.
Digital Cross-Training: Teachers as Learners and Learners as Teachers. Keynote Presentation. New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute. NC State. University. July 2011.
Leading From the Trenches: Fostering and Supporting Innovation. Lenovo ThinkTank. Washington, DC. July 2011
Blended Learning. (Facilitated student presentation) NCAIS Innovate. Raleigh, NC. April 2011.
Making Pedagogy Transparent and Collaborative. ASCD. San Francisco, CA. March 2011.
Blended Learning and Digital Resource Grants. With Sam Morris. Speed Innovating Session. National Assoc of Independent Schools. National Harbor, MD. February 2011.
Crafting (Digital) Character. With Karen Blumberg. EduCon 2.3. Science Leadership Academy. Philadelphia, PA. January 2011.
Blended Learning Environment (BLE) US History: Learning Differently. Southeastern Brain Conference. January 2011.
Tech Tools for Integrating English and History. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention. November 2010.
Collaborative Writing. NC Association of Independent Schools Conference. November 2010.
Deep and Wide: Expanding Learning Opportunities Using Blogs. English Companion Ning Webstitute. July 2010.
Rethinking Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age. Key Note Panel. NCAIS Innovate. March 2010.
What’s Up with the Old Guy?: A Place for Socrates in the Classroom. EduCon 2.2. Science Leadership Academy. Philadelphia, PA. January 2010.
Technology Tools for Teaching Literacy. NCAIS Innovate. 3 Hour Workshop. March 2010.
Writing to Be Read: Online Opportunities for Student Publication and Collaboration. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention. November 2009.
Innovator, Teacher, Collaborator. Interview with Howard Rheingold. November 2009.
Swimming without Drowning: Early Career Teachers and Web 2.0 Technologies. North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES). March 2009.
Anathoth Community Garden
Board of Directors August 2010-July 2011
Church of the Holy Family
Adult Education 2009- 2011
Youth Christian Education 2011-2012
Vestry 2013-2016 (Sr. Warden 2014-2016)