Washoe Country School District

July 25, 2014

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21st Century Learning

 

 

Robert Sidford

21st Century Learning Coordinator

rsidford@washoeschools.net

775.353.6963

 

 

Robert joined WCSD in 2012, previously having worked in the fields of education, public relations, emergency services, administration, and governance. Born and raised in Australia, he has lived in Nevada since 1996. Robert is a certified School Administrator and Elementary teacher with endorsements in Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Computer Applications. He is a graduate of Utah State University (M.A. History, B.S. Education) and Southern Utah University (B.S. History), and is presently completing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership / Educational Technology at the University of Phoenix.

Previous Positions:

  • District Educational Technology Coordinator, Lincoln County School District (2007-2012)
  • Assistant Administrator, Meadow Valley Middle School (2007-2011)
  • Teacher, Meadow Valley Middle School (2004-2012)

Programs:

  • Administrator
  • NCET Statewide 1:1 working group

 

Terra Graves

Program Specialist

tgraves@washoeschools.net 

775.789-3407

 

Terra has been an educator in WCSD since 1993 and a Program Specialist since 2011.   She has lived in Nevada since 1972, graduate of McQueen HS, University of Nevada (BS), University of Phoenix (MAED, C&I), and holds her School Administrator crediential.  

Previous positions:  

  • State Online PD Coordinator (2009-2011)
  • District Mentor (2006-2009)
  • Classroom Teacher Substitute, Smithridge ES, Donner Springs ES, and Sparks MS (1993-2006) 

Programs:

  • Camp 21: 21st Century Learning Workshops
  • 21st Century Learning Academy for Teacher Leaders
  • High School Site Tech Coordinators PLC
  • MOODLE LMS Administrator/Training
  • Nevada Pathway Project 

Partnerships:

  • eLearning for Educators NV, Staff
  • Computer Using Educators NV, Secretary
  • New Media Consortium, K-12 Ambassador

 

 

Tina Holland

Program Specialist

tholland@washoeschools.net 

775.789.3422

 

Tina Holland has worked for WCSD since 1997 and has been a Program Specialist since 2012.  She graduated from UNR with distinction in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education. In 2008, Tina earned her Masters Degree in Education specializing in Curriculum Instruction Technology.

Previous positions:
  • Classroom Science Teacher Sparks MS (1997-2012)
Programs:
  • Video-Conferencing Pilot
  • Camp 21: 21st Century Learning Workshops
  • 21st Century Learning Academy for Teacher Leaders
  • Educational Technology Specialists Training and PLC
 

 

 

Misha Miller

Program Specialist

mkmiller@washoeschools.net 

775.789.3449

 

 

Misha has been an educator in WCSD since 1998.  She joined the 21st Century Learning Division as a program specialist in November 2012.  She grew up in Nevada, graduated from Sparks HS, University of Nevada and Sierra Nevada College.
 
Previous positions:
  • Data/Educational Technology Coach (2011-2012)
  • Classroom Teacher Substitute, Caughlin Ranch ES, Agnes Risley ES, Clayton MS (1998 – 2011)
Programs:
  • Camp 21: 21st Century Learning Workshops
  • 21st Century Learning Academy for Teacher Leaders
  • Promethean ActivBoards and ActivExpressions
  • Compass Learning
  • Apple Podcast Server

 

 

Sara Stewart

Ed Tech Specialist

Striving Readers

sjstewart@washoeschools.net

775.353.6964

 

Sara is new to WCSD, having worked for Clark County School District for the past 13 years.  She started as a classroom teacher, tech coach, and eventually moved to district level positions in CCSD where she worked in both instructional technology and online professional development.  She is a native Nevadan, raised in Elko, and attended UNLV for both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees.  She holds a M.Ed in C & I with a concentration in Technology Integration. She loves sharing her passion for online learning and educational technology with other professionals.

Previous positions:

  • Online Professional Development Facilitator, CCSD, 2012
  • Instructional Technology Project Facilitator, CCSD, 2009-2012
  • Technology Integration Coach, CCSD, 2006-2008
  • Classroom Science Teacher, Middle & High School 1999-2006
Programs:
  • Striving Readers Educational Technology Specialist
  • Camp 21:  21st Century Learning Workshops
  • 21st Century Learning Academy for Teacher Leaders

Partnerships:

  • eLearning for Educators NV
  • Computer Using Educators NV, Training Coordinator
  • Online Professional Development, CCSD    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michon Boucher

21st Century Learning Coach

mboucher@washoeschools.net

775.789.3422 

 

Michon is a Reno native and attended Washoe County Schools. She received her elementary and special education degrees from the University of Nevada, and recently finished a Masters degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. Michon has been an educator in Washoe County since 1988. Michon joined the 21st Century Learning Division in 2013 as an instructional coach for the TIF 4 schools.

 


Previous Positions:

  • Instructional Coach at Clayton MS (2009-2013)
  • Classroom Teacher- Dilworth, Alyce Taylor, Smithridge, and Roger Corbett (1988-2009)

 

 

 

Shari Dunn

21st Century Learning Coach

skdunn@washoeschools.net

 775.789.3428

 

Shari Dunn has been an educator in WCSD since 1991, working in grades 1-8th, primarily in multi-age classrooms. She is a 5th generation Nevadan, graduate of Reno High School, University of Nevada, Reno, earning her BS in Elementary and Special Education and her M.Ed. in Literacy Studies. She also holds an ESL and Administration endorsement, Reading Specialist credential, and a coaching certificate.

 

Previous positions:

  • ExLL (Extended Literacy Learning) Coach and Coordinator
  • NELIP (Nevada Early Literacy Intervention Project) coordinator
  • WCSD K-6 Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Department of Professional Learning Specialist

 

 

Mark Skoff

21st Century Learning Coach

mskoff@washoeschools.net

 775.789.3404

 

Mark has been an educator with WCSD since 1994. He originally is from Milwaukee, WI, but now has made Reno his permanent home. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota in 1994. In 2000, Mark earned his Master’s Degree in Education specializing in Creative Arts from Lesley College. He joined the 21st Century Learning Division as an Instructional Coach for the TIF4 Grant schools in July 2013. Throughout his career, Mark’s continued passion is to integrate technology in the classroom to prepare students for the 21st Century workplace.

Previous positions:

  • STEM Tech Implementation Specialist Veterans ES, (2011-13)
  • Infinite Campus Program Coordinator (2010-2011)
  • Educational Technology Program Coordinator (2005-2010)
  • Teacher Smithridge, Donner Springs, Bailey Charter (1994-2005)

Programs:

  • 21st Century Learning
  • TIF 4 Grant

Past programs:

  • SIG Grant: STEM Focus
  • Infinite Campus
  • Easy Grade Pro and Edline
  • Promethean Activboards
  • Compass Learning
  • Microsoft Office Applications Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Taylor

21st Century Learning Coach

dtaylor@washoeschools.net

 775.789.3414

Doug has worked with the Washoe County School District since 1996 as a Computer Assistant, Elementary School Teacher, School Improvement Coordinator, Science Coordinator, and Instructional Coach. He is a native Nevadan with a B.A. from UNR and is currently pursuing an administration endorsement with the University of Phoenix.
 
Previous positions:
  • Classroom teacher
  • School Improvement Coordinator with C&I
  • Science Coordinator
Programs:
  • TIF4 Instructional Coach
  • Digital Video Cohort 

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