Head of eLearning and Professional Development, Kelvinside Academy
Joanna is a dedicated educator with over 28-years expertise in embedding technology to enhance lessons and engage students of all ages: nursery, primary, and secondary. She is a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert and Apple Teacher.
Her Primary school was the first in Scotland to receive the Digital Schools (DS) award in 2016, and her Secondary was the first in the UK and Ireland to receive this coveted award in 2017. She is currently a DS mentor helping other schools with their digital journey and is a member of Education Scotland’s ‘National Technologies Network’.
As well as pedagogical expertise Joanna administers all of the school's management information, virtual learning, elearning, 1-to-1 devices, MDM & BYOD systems and is certified in PRINCE2 Agile project management.
As school Regent and Head of Professional Learning (PL), she is also in charge of developing effective research-based 21st-century teaching techniques and is part of the GTCS's National PRD & PL Steering Group. She is a certified coach and empowers others through a culture of coaching.
As part of a small team, she recently developed Scotland’s first practitioner-based distance learning teaching qualification (TQPR) endorsed by GTCS.
Joanna is currently working towards her PhD in Educational Technology at Lancaster University