Director of Technology and Communications, ADM Community School District
Student Information Systems Coordinator
I have been the student information systems coordinator since the start of the 2014-15 school year, and prior to that had been the 3rd-5th grade technology teacher at ADM since 2005. I came to ADM to teach and promote the use of technology in the classroom shortly after receiving my master’s degree in technology education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. I was also a 5th grade classroom teacher and the building technology specialist at Adams Elementary in Des Moines for seven years prior to coming ADM. Now, I’m responsible for state reporting data and managing the technical aspects of the district student information system. I served for three years on the Board of Directors for ITEC, a state-wide technology and education organization. I live in Grimes with my husband and two children, ages 5 and 3.
Information Systems Technician
I am originally from Leicester, England (famous as the last resting place of King Richard III), but lived in Perth, Australia for the last twenty years (famous for having lots of shark attacks), and am now living on a farm near Dallas Center (famous for having lots of corn), having married an Iowan farmers’ daughter. I have spent most of the last fifteen years in IT support and electronics repair roles, including a stint as a contractor for the Western Australian Government. Outside of work, I enjoy model trains, watching bad movies, and pretending I know a thing or two about house renovations.