Monday Message: June 20, 2011

Welcome New eMINTS Staff Members!

The eMINTS National Center is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members. We have added Jennifer Foster who was an eMINTS teacher from Winona, MO and who has just recently completed the PD4ETS program as an eMINTS Instructional Specialist in the South Central portion of the state. Jen will be working with several of the rural districts involved in our i3 (Investing in Innovation) grant project.

We also welcomed Amy Blades who completed the PD4ETS program several years ago when she was with the Centralia School District here in Missouri. She spent some time in Texas and is now back in the Springfield, MO area. Amy will also be working as an eMINTS Instructional Specialist with rural districts in the i3 grant project in the southwestern part of the state.

Finally, we are excited to welcome Deborah Sutton as a Program Coordinator here in the Columbia office. Those of you who live in Missouri will know Deb from her many years asĀ  the Director of Instructional Technology at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Deb retired from the Department at the end of May and we are happy to have her assistance with the i3 grant project and several other initiatives across the state.

eMINTS/SMART Training in Missouri: eMINTS staff who are Certified SMART Trainers are offering two levels of professional development on SMART Board and SMART Notebook in summer 2011 at three locations across the state – Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis. Attend one day or both days. For more information on dates and costs or to register for a session near you see: