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Work Experience                  

Lenovo Worldwide Education Team
Morrisville, NC         

Worldwide Education Portfolio Manager  6/22 - present

Drive strategy and implementation for global education business 


  • Launched the first global partnership with Intel on their Skills for Innovation initiative.

  • Collaborated with Lenovo Services arm to define and launch new professional development and strategic planning offering for education customers.

  • Strategize with sales teams on how to position the Lenovo portfolio on large education opportunities.

  • Act as subject matter expert, providing the customer perspective internally and thought leadership externally for national and international conferences and PR opportunities.  

Senior Global Education Solution Manager  11/19 - 5/22

End-to-end ideation, development, and management of classroom solutions business

Education Software Portfolio

Built education software portfolio of 15+ titles in under 90 days.

  • Created value proposition, go to market, and strategy across portfolio, managing a global cross- functional team.

  • Led WW and regional operations teams to enable and scale new education portfolio software sales.

  • Designed and delivered 50+ sales enablement sessions globally to drive internal public sector, services, and channel account teams plus external channel sales teams’ ongoing efforts on EDU software sales.

  • Onboarded third party software partners in the security, device management and instructional domains; held monthly interlocks to align on marketing, sales enablement, and pipeline.

  • Defined marketing needs and strategy; developed and hosted a six webinar series; co-created digital software catalog; launched three-month campaign with social media assets and blog posts for channel partners.

  • Delivered thought leadership sessions at national and international conferences.

  • Trained new solution manager to manage the education software portfolio.


Hybrid Classroom Solution

Employed subject matter expertise to drive horizontal solution into the education market; on target to exceed $2M in sales this year.

  • Partnered with the US Smart Collaboration team to enable and scale internal and channel sales of the Hybrid Classroom solutions.

  • Led bi-weekly sessions with sales teams to help bring deals to closure.

  • Defined marketing needs to ensure asset creation; authored and managed production of the Modern Classroom video featuring the Google Series One Room Kit from Lenovo.

  • Delivered thought leadership sessions at national and international conferences

Executive Director for Digital Teaching & Learning, Chatham County School District

Pittsboro, NC        3/17 - 11/19

School district with 17 schools, 8,500 students, and 800 instructional staff


  • Collaborated with all district academic departments and schools to identify and address digital learning needs including pedagogy, software, and hardware in this school district of 8,500 students and 800 instructional staff.

  • Secured $200,000 in Digital Learning Initiative grant funds to support the development of blended, personalized learning pedagogy in our 1:1 district.

  • Acted as administrator for Canvas LMS and other district-wide platforms; designed implementation plan to scale up platforms across all schools.

  • Designed and delivered digital learning-focused professional development and onsite tech implementation support for all 17 schools and K-12 staff.

  • Identified, collaborated with, and managed digital learning consultants to support district-wide implementation.

  • Developed and supported cadre of teacher innovators to deliver professional development in schools.

  • Launched district-wide virtual reality initiative to put a VR classroom kit in every school.

  • Spearheaded district’s Digital Innovation Summer Conference, doubling attendance and sessions from year one to year two from 125 to 250 attendees.

  • Created and maintained digital learning web presence and monthly newsletter.

  • Key Projects & Initiatives

Education Consultant, Oakland Schools Intermediate School District

Waterford, MI        1/13 - 3/17

Regional service agency for 28 school districts in metro Detroit


  • Provided professional learning, consultation, and curriculum support to 28 public school districts in Oakland County, Michigan, focused on effective practices in the teaching of reading and writing.

  • Designed and launched mi PLACE, a learning and collaboration platform for educator professional development; trained colleagues in instructional design to create learning offerings.

  • Established and maintained the Oakland Schools Literacy digital and social media presence.

  • Founder of the 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing.

  • Acted as Assistant Director of the Oakland Writing Project, a National Writing Project site, sponsored by Oakland Schools and the University of Michigan.


Academic Advisory Board Member,

​10/14 - 12/16


  • Consulted on changes for this innovative platform that allows teachers to provide feedback to students during the writing process.

  • 5,500 schools used Citelighter. Acquired by Sylvan Learning


Independent Education Consultant, Core Literacies

Chapel Hill, NC, and Birmingham, MI        11/10 - 3/17



Faculty Member/Writing Consultant, University of Michigan Sweetland Center for Writing

Ann Arbor, MI        9/07 - 4/11


  • Designed and taught writing classes: College Writing, Creative Writing, and New Media Writing.

  • Provided one-on-one consultation to graduate and undergraduate students on essays and Ph.D theses.

  • Consulted with university faculty on strategies for integrating writing into their courses.

  • Won the Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition, granted by the Department of English, 1/09.


Online Course Developer & e-Studies Instructor, Duke University Talent ID Program

Durham, NC        6/07 - 11/12


  • Designed, wrote, and edited three online, self-paced, interactive curricula for gifted students in grades 5-10 using Softchalk software. 

  • 920 total units sold, free online sample lessons accessed by over 90,000 students annually.

  • Designed and taught two seven-week online writing courses for gifted high school students using Blackboard LMS.


Assistant Head of Middle School/English Teacher, Cary Academy

​Cary, NC        7/99 - 6/06


  • Played key role in faculty hiring and management; observed, evaluated, and mentored teachers to ensure excellence of curriculum and instruction. Managed 30 faculty members and 297 students.

  • Developed and taught 7th and 8th grade language arts curriculum, engaging new technologies as teaching and learning tools.

  • Awarded William C. Friday Fellowship to attend the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College’s Oxford University campus, 6/02.


Programming Administrator, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

​Louisville, KY        7/97 - 7/99


  • Assisted in the selection of international musicians, dance troupes, and theatrical performers for five performance series.

  • Handled logistics, finances, and inter-departmental communication from contract initiation to financial show settlement, including budgets totaling over $500,000 per season.

  • Managed two coordinators who assisted with performance series.


Outreach Director/High School English Teacher, Kentucky Country Day School

Louisville, KY        7/95 - 7/97


  • Transformed summer outreach program for 100 academically gifted, low-income, public middle school students into a year-round support network, including high school application counseling.

  • Recruited and trained 24 high school and college students to teach during the 6 week summer session.

  • Raised $120,000 annually to fund program.

  • Designed and taught freshman English elective classes.

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