My StoryFor years, I taught at a school for children in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. As the Coordinator of Academic Technology, I oversaw the educational technology curriculum for students, faculty and school administration at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee. I won numerous awards including Apple Distinguished Educator in 1999 and had recognition twice through the Smithsonian Institute Museum of American History where some of my work is archived (2000, 2001) as part of the Computerworld Honors Program. I earned an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education - Educational Technology) at Pepperdine University. I joined FedEx, eager to work for one of the best corporations in the world. There were a few reasons for this change including a desire to experience the corporate setting and expand my knowledge, skills and experiences as well as to promote technology in education to children, worldwide, through a technology camp that I developed and led for several years. That’s my professional story in a nutshell, to a point.
What I do wellWith extensive skills and experience in areas including web site development, corporate communications, strategic planning and development and more, I work for a vice president at FedEx. My role is extensive. I love it because it allows me a great deal of creativity and autonomy – everything from planning and facilitating internal learning sessions for thousands of adult learners (FedEx Sales) to writing and articles for internal publications, read worldwide. Creating strategic marketing pieces for internal and external customers means planning, producing and publishing, producing videos and managing internal communications. These elements are part of the implementation of a long-range strategic vision.
Notable Accomplishments in Academia
St. Mary's Episcopal School: Established and led K-12, renowned, 150+ year-old independent school into the world of technology, 1988-2001
Notable Accomplishment in Corporate America
FedEx Technology Camp (article
Established, developed, facilitated and mentored a free technology camp for middle school students for FedEx, 1996-2001, in several US cities and the subject of my dissertation: ABC Technology Camp – Preparing Students for the Future
Recognitions - partial list
- FedEx Five Star Award - FedEx 2012
- FedEx People First Shining Star - FedEx 2012
- FedEx People First Shining Star - FedEx 2011
- The Magic of Thinking Big Award - FedEx 2008
- Laureate, Education and Academia - ComputerWorld Honors Program - 2001
- Laureates Academic Council ComputerWorld Smithsonian - 2000
- Laureate, Education and Academia ComputerWorld Honors Program - 2000
- Computer Education Delegation to the People's Republic of China - Citizen Ambassador Program of People to People International - 1995