Colleen began her career working as a graphic designer and made the life-changing decision to enter the academic field. She realized that her true passion was preparing the next generation for the future. She wanted to help children excel, find self-worth, and become future ready. Her career path has taken her out the classroom and into the role of instructional coach. Colleen now aids teachers on integrating technology into their curricula to redefine lessons and engage students. Colleen is also encouraging blended learning to give students more control and ownership over their own learning.
“In a perfect world, 20 years from now, students will walk into an open and airy classroom. Desks will not be lined up in perfect rows, but rather students will be seated in small groups based on ability. Teachers will not lecture an entire class at one time, but move about the room freely teaching each small group individually.”
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