Owen Center for Teaching & Learning
MS, Purdue University
BS, John Carroll University
Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from John Carroll University in 2009. After graduating, she joined the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship inaugural cohort. She studied education at Purdue University as part of their STEM Goes Rural program, earning her Masters in Education in 2011. Rebecca taught high school science in Lanesville, Indiana for five years before moving to teach biology at Marysville Early College High School in Marysville, Ohio for three years.
In 2016, Rebecca was accepted as a Battelle Trailblazer Teacher, a program bringing together educators throughout Ohio to become experts in blended learning. From there she was able to take her passion for technology integration and begin sharing it. Rebecca started leading professional development for her colleagues first in her school then district. She also started presenting at conferences on best practices with blended learning. Her role as the Instructional Technologist in the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning will pull from her technology expertise as well as pedagogical knowledge from being in the classroom for eight years.
Rebecca and her husband, a graduate of Heidelberg University, moved to Tiffin in 2018 with their corgi Olive.