I’m not a school trained technology wiz. I’m not a network guru. I’m a competent problem solver with a large dose of curiosity and stubbornness to find solutions.
I started my adult working career as a horse trainer and riding instructor in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Marriage to an Army officer ended that career and swept me to Europe for six years and 3 children. Our final move landed us in Maine where we’ve been for 22 years…and counting.
My first teaching job was at Hall-Dale High School as a computer teacher. I’m now the K-12 Technology Integrationist for all three Hall-Dale schools. In this venue I am tasked with finding ways to leverage our technology to improve teaching, learning, and student achievement. It’s a job that changes daily and I never tire of heading in to school.
In my spare time I am an avid hiker and road biker. With a cadre of brave souls I have hiked Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness twice and am working my way through the rest of the Maine section of the Appalachian Trail. When I’m not hiking I can be found tooling around central Maine on my bike. Or cross-country skiing. Or horesback riding. I don’t sit still well.
I’ve just finished a second masters degree- this time in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University. It’s been a perfect opportunity to hone my knowledge of technology and pedagogy and how it all fits together. To say it’s improved my work would be the understatement of the year!
I enjoy collaborating with others and relish the opportunity to expand my personal learning network. Please feel free to contact me directly with any question or ideas. I can be reached using the following methods:
Google+: Lydia Leimbach