Professional Learning Specialist
As a business technology teacher, Catrina has taught a wide variety of subject areas in her 16 years of teaching. Throughout her career she taught Computer Applications, Web Design, Business and Accounting. In her current, classroom she focuses on combining Microsoft Office 365 tools with design thinking. She is always seeking new technologies to use in the classroom such as Minecraft Education Edition, Flipgrid, Wakelet, Thinglink, and more.
Catrina is also a Google Certified Educator, Level 1 and 2 and has conducted trainings for teachers on how to use the Google tools in the classroom.
Catrina is passionate about providing teachers with the knowledge, skills and ideas to create a technology-rich classroom environment where students are self-directed, life-long learners. She has served on several technology committees whose purpose was to teach how to utilize technology tools in their classrooms. Through these committees, she conducted district-wide trainings on a wide variety of topics such as Google, Edmodo, and Web site design. As a business technology teacher, she combines design thinking with technology to create an engaging environment that prepares students for a constantly changing future.