Teacher Librarian, Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, IA
Tricia is in her 10th year of teaching, all of which have been at Bettendorf Community School District. She began her career as a 4th grade elementary teacher, and after 6 years, moved to a Teacher Librarian position. She has her masters in Instructional Design and Technology with an endorsement in K-12 School Teacher Librarian. Tricia has advocated and been an active model teacher in the roll out of the districts decision to become more technology savvy with the implementation of Promethean Boards, iPads, and other media sources, write library curriculum, lead effective use of iPads in the classrooms, and provide professional development for staff in the area of technology integration. Tricia has also been awarded two grants to: Build and run a school-to-home program that supports and teaches parents the importance of literacy in the home, and integrating a Makerspace at all building levels.