I believe that all of us can ignite a passion for learning, inspire change, and find innovative ways to reach students. As an Innovation Specialist, I have the privilege of working with amazing students, teachers, and administrators each day. Before this position, I taught elementary school in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for 13 years. Each year, each state and each student have brought different learning experiences and opportunities. However, the importance of developing relationships with students and colleagues has always been a common thread. These relationships are the foundation for learning, both ours and our students.I love learning and gaining new ideas and I feel that the best way to do this is to open our doors. Each of us have so much to offer and learn from one another and I am looking forward to making new connections.