Originally published in MOREnetworking Vol. 1 No. 12, Feb. 2004
Stephanie Moore has been honored as 2003 Ed Tech Leader of the Year by Technology & Learning Magazine. The Ed Tech Leader of the Year Program recognizes teachers, technology specialists and administrators who demonstrate leadership, vision and creativity in implementing technology in schools and districts.
Recently, MOREnet caught up with Moore and asked about her life in educational technology and how she got where she is today.
Q: What is your current job? What do you do?
Moore: As Director of Instructional Technology at Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School, my position allows me to develop and implement technology professional development focusing on the infusion of technologies in K-12 classrooms; enhance and actualize the school technology strategic plan; provide resources, mentoring, modeling to classroom teachers; develop projects, activities, and lessons; and make recommendations for technology expansion. My greatest pleasures come from working in classrooms with students and teachers and working one on one with teachers in creating lessons which infuse various technologies. My greatest challenge is finishing paperwork in lieu of my desire to be engaged with people.
Q: How did you arrive at this place in your professional life?
Moore: I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in January1993, with my B.S. in Elementary Education. I began my career with Jennings School District five days before school started in August 1993. I felt I was totally in my element — loved the students, their families and the Jennings’ mission. I became the MAP2000 Team 3 Coordinator, participated on the School’s Action Plan and MSIP Committees, became a MINTs teacher and UMSL PT3 participant/facilitator, presented at various conferences (Washington, D.C., Dallas, TX, MOREnet, Internet2—Seattle, WA, NSBA—Chicago, IL), helped facilitate learning with eMINTS in various regions, and became one of the District’s Instructional Technology Facilitators.
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