My name is Amy Spencer. I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the suburbs there. I attended college at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to earn my Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education specializing in mathematics. Upon graduation, I moved to northern Virginia. I started teaching high school in a rural town. I have mainly taught Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 courses over the years. I also teach developmental mathematics at a local community college as an adjunct instructor. I wanted to continue my education and earn a master’s degree, but I could not decide if that should be in administrations and leadership, school counseling, curriculum, or what area I would want to focus on. I started to have some interest in pursuing a position as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher. After that realization, I started to look for online master’s programs in instructional technology and educational technology. My final decision was the Boise State University Master of Educational Technology program, so I enrolled in the summer of 2015.
I have a caring and supportive husband and a sweet, giggly daughter at home. I am working through this program for myself as much as I am for them.
It has been quite some time since I have been in the classroom, so it is intimidating to try to get back into the routine of learning. Knowing that this is a virtual classroom instead of a physical classroom is also adding some extra worry into my thoughts. I am aware that the outcome will be positive and allow for more opportunities in my career. I will need to keep reminding myself of the end goal over the next 2-3 years while I am working.
You can watch my introduction video here: Self Introduction
At the completion of my M.E.T. program with Boise State University, I will need to present my final portfolio. I am going to use this site to compile my assignments and projects along the way. I will also reflect upon my thinking, frustration, and growth while creating many items. Hopefully, this site will help me to create a clean, finished product for my portfolio by having everything loaded here along the way.