The following staff members have completed necessary trainings to earn recognition from Apple as an Apple Teacher. We are proud to spotlight each of them and share their bios here.
Lisa obtained her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and her Master's Degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University. She joined the Galion team of teachers in 2008. She currently teacher 4th grade at the Intermediate building where she uses technology to enhance the curriculum and keep her students engaged. She utilizes her favorite Apple app daily, Classroom, to monitor her students' activity during class.
Katie joined the Galion Intermediate staff in the fall of 2021. One of her first accomplishments as a new teacher to Galion was to earn her Apple Teacher certificate. Katie is a graduate of The Ohio State University, earning both undergrad and Master's Degrees in Early Childhood education. Her favorite apps are Keynote and Pages. She recognizes that technology allows for more collaboration in the classroom and the ease of research and locating information helps all students reach their full potential.
Adam is a graduate of The Ohio State University and joined Galion City Schools in 2009 as an Educational Assistant. He currently manages the library at Galion Intermediate where he is also involved with several clubs and programs. He is an avid Star Wars fan and a big fan of the productivity apps that Apple offers in the Everyone Can Create series. As a club advisor, he utilizes his favorite app, Keynote, to share information with the students. He is understanding of the fact that technology can sometimes be a source of frustration, but finds comfort in knowing it makes us better at what we do.
Josh graduated with his bachelor's degree from Spring Arbor University and has been with Galion Schools since 2010. He currently teaches our STEM classes at both the Primary and Intermediate buildings. Pages and Keynote are his favorite Apple apps because they are easy to use and offer many creative options, including green screen backgrounds and the instant alpha tool to remove the background of an image. Josh, is excited about technology because it provides students the opportunity to explore in unimaginable ways. Anything they can imagine can be brought to life or explored at the touch of a screen.
Ronnie is the district's Director of Technology. Prior to taking this position in 2015, she taught 4th grade at the Intermediate building. Her passion for integrating technology in the classroom is what led her to this current role. Ronnie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from The Ohio State University and her Master's Degree in Special Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene. She loves trying new EdTech tools and helping staff and students learn new skills. Her favorite thing about Apple is that they have every learner in mind as they develop new tools. The accessibility features with the iPad and the apps allow all learners to engage in learning.