I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I taught one year in New Orleans, before meeting my husband and moving to Panama. There, I taught 5th grade for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools for a little over 2 years. In 1994, we moved to northern Illinois, and I began teaching for the Lake Villa School District in 1995. I’ve held several different positions within the district: 6th grade teacher, computer applications teacher at the middle school, math resource teacher at the elementary school level, computer teacher at the elementary level, and now 7th grade math at the middle school. During this time, I earned my M.S. in Technology in Education from Lesley University. I’ve been a member of the Illinois Computing Educators for the past 12 years, and I have always had an interest in integrating technology into education. With my move this year into the middle school math classroom, it was the perfect opportunity to flip my classroom.