Introducing The Teacher
My name is Erica (yes, that is my real name) and I am a first year technology teacher in a Junior High School in West Suburban Chicago, Illinois. Before I went back to school for my teaching degree, I was employed for 20 years (I have shoes older than these guys!) in the IT industry in various capacities.
I have worked with many different forms of technology. My first computer program was punched on paper tape and read into the reader of an HP mini while I was in college. My first paid technology job was as a COBOL programmer for a large insurance company in New York. I have worked as a systems security auditor, a systems implementation consultant, project management officer and a technical trainer.
I have been on the Internet since the days of dial-up and character-based browsers. My recent interests include how technology can be used to increase the effectiveness of public education and progressive politics. I am actually considering running for the local school board in the upcoming year.
My first series of articles will be about my transition to my MacBook. It arrived this past week and I can’t keep my hands off of it!