What’s your work-life philosophy?
This is rather cliché but very true. My philosophy on life is “always do the right thing, even if no one is looking”. It’s a good barometer to follow, professionally and personally.
What do you like best about working at UDT?
I’ve been with the organization for almost twelve years and have had the opportunity be a part of our growth. UDT is a very entrepreneurial environment. I still love the sense of that; it is at the core of our culture.
How is technology transforming schools?
The adoption rate of technology is rapidly increasing in the Education space. Institutions are realizing that the students and curriculum need to keep pace with the demands of business. Our students now compete on a global stage. The stagnate role technology once played in the classroom is now the focal point of instruction. I’m fortunate that I can play a part of the educational metamorphosis that is occurring in our nation at this time.
How is UDT creating greater digital access and equity in the classroom?
UDT continues to assist our education customers evolve with the ever-rapid pace of change. Our focused team diligently works to bring new concepts, solutions, and products to our customer base. Our offerings of manage, cloud and cybersecurity are prime examples of these offerings.
Where will the classroom be in five years?
That’s a difficult question to answer during this COVID-19 pandemic. I see brick and mortar schools still functioning as children need the structure and social dynamic a classroom setting offers. However, I do see an element of a more flexible schedule with the same academic rigor with more student collaboration. I think the recent events might also impact standardized testing and challenge the need for it.
People would be surprised if they knew you…
I’m writing a series of children’s books.
What do you enjoy doing in your time off?
Not much time “off” because we have an 11-month-old who I spend as much time with as possible as she lights up my world. If there was a bit of time we love to travel, boat and I’m trying to squeeze in some tennis lessons this summer.