Grade(s): Middle School
School: CRABAPPLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, Roswell GA
My name is Carrie Porter, and the 2012-2013 school year marks my thirteenth year as a teacher. I taught eight years at Crabapple before moving to Louisville, KY, last year. Prior to CMS, I spent three years in the Cobb County School District. I also taught for two years in Memphis, Tennessee.
I attended the University of Memphis and earned a bachelor's degree in Human Learning and Development in 1998, my teaching credentials, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2009. I returned to school at North Georgia College and State University earning my Educational Specialist degree in December of 2010. I am looking into getting my doctorate sometime in the next few years.
I am passionate about educational technology. Whether students are podcasting, blogging, or creating iPod flash cards, I'm always searching for new ways to incorporate technology into my teaching. My philosophy is best summed up the following way: technology has the power to engage students, and students are already using the Web and iPods anyway…so I want to do everything I can find to pull students into learning.