I have served in the field of education for the last 18 years. During this time, I have worked in a variety of roles including classroom teacher, school administrator, instructional designer, associate professor of education, and curriculum leader. In each role, I have worked to support administrators and teachers in designing, developing, and implementing high-quality, learner-centered instruction powered by technology. I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design and Development. My research interests include teachers viewing themselves as instructional designers, the training and professional development that supports teachers as instructional designers, technology integration by teachers, and the role of educational technology in schools and classrooms. My dissertation focused on training teachers in instructional design principles and the impact that training has on the integration of learner-centered lessons supported by technology. I strive to continuously share my research through publications and presentations on a local, state, national, and international level.