Personal Leadership Philosophy
Stephanie Galvan Russell is a school librarian, educational technology enthusiast, and Instructional Designer in Austin, Texas. She is an Instructional Design and Technology doctoral student at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests include effective technology integration and engaging and purposeful professional development for teachers.
As a technology administrator and educator, I have obtained skills that align with good those of a good leader: relationship building, working collaboratively, strong communication skills (both verbal and written) self-determination, self-driven, scheduling and planning, feedback analysis, monitoring and reporting on team progress.
My future goals as a leader in technology administration include training teachers on a national level (at national conferences such as the National Council of Teachers of English Conference) or in teacher preparation programs as an adjunct professor on how teachers can effectively integrate technology into their classrooms. I also hope to write a book on technology integration with the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) on how effective technology integration can directly impact student success.
I have known that I have wanted to teach since I was three years old, and have done whatever possible to make sure that that dream became a reality. During my 11 years in education, I have learned that a good teacher needs to be able to reach every student, no matter their learning ability, economic standing, or home life, and by integrating technology effectively teachers can make learning relevant and engaging for students. Teaching is truly my life’s mission to share my passion for learning and education with the leaders of the future.