Kat Staton Technology Teacher, Ashby Lee Elementary School Virginia
Hello to my DEN family new and old (well, not 'old' per say...)
DEN Me: I am thrilled and honored to be attending another great summer institute. I always return home with new skills, new ideas, new friends and wonderful memories. I have been a member of the DEN since 2006 when it was just getting off of the ground. (I still have the plaque they sent me!)
Professional Me: I just completed my 17th year teaching and my first year as a Technology Teacher. I spent many years as a Special Education Teacher. I was also an Education Specialist for PBS. One of my proudest moments was this past year when a former student, now all grown-up with a family of his own, came back and surprised me during a faculty meeting. We had been in contact via Facebook but hadn't actually seen each other since his graduation in 2004. He has overcome and accomplished so much. (Ask me about it at DENSI)
Personal Me: I currently live in Virginia but grew up in Connecticut. I met my husband on a blind date at a Ted Nugent concert 20 years ago (on July 10th). Our beautiful daughter will be 13 in August. She plays basketball, softball and volleyball which keeps us quite busy. I love learning and trying new technologies, photography, walks in the park and at the ocean and playing with my puppy.
I look forward to re/connecting with my DEN family.