Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, I spent some time in the icy tundras of Ithaca, NY and Evanston, IL for college before returning to settle in the Bay Area. I received my Multiple Subject (elementary) teaching credential and then pivoted to the private sector to work at an small internet company creating data analysis tools for educators to improve student achievement.
I first learned about product development through osmosis of the Waterfall approach. Having since learned about Scrum, it strikes me that being a good ScrumMaster is like being a good teacher: it ultimately comes down to knowing your team (or your students) and using relationships and knowledge of potential pitfalls to empower them to experiment, collaborate, and construct knowledge to become the best they can be.
SchoolCity, Product Manager
August 2012 - Present, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Responsible for continued design and maintenance of primary product offering. Also responsible for developing vision and road map for transition to Common Core.
SchoolCity, Training and Documentation Manager
March 2012 - August 2012, Mountain View, CA, United States
Responsible for management of training team and continuing creation and maintenance of suite of help materials.
SchoolCity, Training Specialist
June 2011 - February 2012, Mountain View, CA, United States
Responsible for customer training and documentation.