Innovation & Digital Learning Team Members

Elaine Berry

Director

Lainie Berry is Director of innovation and Digital Learning for CCSD. She taught physical education, theatre and computer literacy in multiple settings, including CCSD, the Dominican Republic, Virginia and Utah. She has two boys at St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science who love jumping rope with her every day. Lainie has a passion for working with K-12 teachers and believes that by developing technology-rich collaborative learning environments that promote creativity, we can better prepare our students for college and the 21st Century work place. 

Kendra Murphy

Middle School Learning Community

Kendra is a Google Certified Trainer and leverages those skills to support schools as they make instructional shifts in a variety of technology and innovative instructional approaches. Kendra was a high school history teacher and then worked as a school-based technology specialist, which led her to become a technology instructional coach in Charleston County.  With an innate love of learning, Kendra continually works to enhance her practice, primarily by expanding her PLN on Twitter. Kendra has a BA in History & holds a master’s degree from George Mason University in Teaching/Education. Connect with Kendra on Twitter @TechinTeaching.

Emily Elliott

Elementary Learning Community

Emily was a member of the Goodwin Elementary faculty teaching 4th grade, 5th grade and technology literacy over her nine-year tenure. Emily earned her B.S. is Elementary Ed from CofC in 2001 and her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from USC in 2008. Her favorite part of working in IDL is facilitating a professional learning network of Elementary Technology Literacy special area teachers. 

Cynthia McFadden

Elementary Learning Community

Cynthia Wiggins-McFadden grew up in Berkeley County, South Carolina. She is a 1998 graduate of Timberland High School. She received a B.S from South Carolina State University in Early Childhood Education and a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Technology in Education. Cynthia began her teaching career in Williamsburg County, South Carolina where she taught 2nd and 3rd grade for six years. In August 2008, Cynthia began working as an Instructional Technology Coach in Prince William County, Virginia. In 2011 Cynthia earned an ESOL endorsement through Regent University in Virginia Beach. Cynthia has over fifteen years of experience as an educator working with students and adults of various ages and from various backgrounds.

Amy Winstead

Elementary Learning Community

Amy’s passion is discovering innovative ways to to engage students, foster opportunities for creativity and collaboration, and promote student achievement through the use of educational technology. In January 2011, she was one of three teachers in CCSD selected to participate in the 1:1 iPad pilot at Drayton Hall Elementary. She has taught both third and fifth grade in 1:1 iPad classrooms and has worked with K-12 teachers throughout CCSD assisting them with incorporating iPads as a learning tool. She received a B. A. in History with a minor in Middle and Secondary Social Studies Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, both from the College of Charleston.

 

Cameron Urtz

Secondary Learning Community

With experience as an English teacher, instructional coach, and teacher-librarian in CCSD high schools, Cameron believes learning environments should embrace innovation, creativity, and inquiry while being welcoming and inclusive.  Cameron earned her B.A. in Secondary Education: English at Clemson University, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology from Winthrop University, and her Masters of Library and Information Science from UNCG. Her favorite part of working in IDL is being able to support schools and teachers in embracing innovative practices and integrating technology.  Follow Cameron on Twitter: @cameronlburtz

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