I was born in Portugal and moved to the United States at the age of 9. Having learned English as a Second Language gave me an appreciation for other languages, cultures, and those who help students to learn. I see technology as a tool to enhance learning. During my teaching career of 27 years, I have used technology to make it easier for my students and for myself. As the Director of Unified Arts, ELL teacher, district technology coach, and Head Varsity Soccer Coach, I interact with students and colleagues alike. I want to open the world to my students and provide opportunities for them to learn from others.