Starting her fourth year on the Executive Board of NYSCATE in the capacity of Long Island Director and Vice President, Tricia brings more than 18 years of educational technology experience in the K-12 setting.
In her various roles of teacher, educational technology specialist and coordinator of technology, Tricia has been responsible for creating a shared vision of integrating instructional technology and mentoring teachers in the use of technology.
“Technology has the power to transform teachers and students, provide opportunities for greater engagement in the classroom and allow teachers to teach students with real life examples and situations. I have always seen technology as a tool for learning, but more recently I have seen it more as a tool for engagement which then in turn increases the learning and achievement in the classroom.”
The difference NYSCATE makes
NYSCATE provides educators with a community and network of professionals that are experiencing the same successes and roadblocks as they are discovering the world of technology. What this does is help educators feel connected and supported throughout technology integrations. NYSCATE helps introduce new technologies to educators at their Annual Conference and provides opportunities for them to explore various ideas and projects that they can take back to their own district or classroom.
“NYSCATE has been an amazing experience. Being on the Board has created a whole new family for me. Having professionals that you can talk to about various topics, having the network of knowledge across the state and having the bonds and the friendships is the number one best aspect of this organization.”
Little known fact
“I’m just a girl with the perseverance to be the best I can be.”
“Being a successful professional while being a mom!”