York School District One Names Technology Integration Positions
On Tuesday, May 25th, the York School District One Board of Trustees approved the administrative recommendations for multiple Instructional Technology positions in the district.
Becky Funderburk, Coordinator of Technology Integration, Grades 7 - 12
Becky Funderburk joins York School District One as the Coordinator of Technology Integration, serving grades 7 – 12. Mrs. Funderburk comes to York School District One having most recently served as an Instructional Coach in Rock Hill Schools.
Becky Funderburk brings a wealth of knowledge about instructional coaching to her role as Coordinator of Instructional Technology. Funderburk began her career in education as a Special Education teacher and later moved into an Instructional Coach role. While an Instructional Coach, she led the implementation of Personalized Learning and the South Carolina Competencies, leading teachers through the process of developing school-wide learner profiles. She has worked with the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Personalized Learning and Redesign, where she became a Competency Fellow. She provided training and on-going support on the integration of the Canvas LMS and other instructional technology resources through professional learning communities and modeling of instructional practices.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and her Master of Arts in Education: Learning Disabilities, both from Winthrop University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and was named Teacher of the Year at her school in 2017-2018.
Becky Funderburk will collaborate with Tim Cooper, Coordinator of Technology Integration, Grades K-6, as the district continues to expand the integration of technology in the classroom.
Kristin Hardwick, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, grades 5 - 8
Kristin Hardwick has been named the Instructional Technology Integration Specialist for grades 5 – 8. Hardwick is currently a middle level mathematics teacher at the York One Virtual Program.
Kristin Hardwick started her career in education as a middle level mathematics and English language arts teacher in Charleston County School District. In 2014 she began serving as a middle level mathematics teacher at York One Academy. As a math teacher in the alternative and virtual programs, Hardwick utilized various instructional technologies to create valuable learning experiences for students. She brings a unique perspective to how students can use technology to learn and collaborates with teams of teachers to provide support and intervention to learners at all levels. Hardwick was named Teacher of the Year for York One Academy in 2019.
Hardwick has her Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education (Mathematics and English) and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (concentration in Educational Technology), both from Winthrop University.
Leigh Ziegler, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, grades 9 - 12
Leigh Ziegler has been named the Instructional Technology Integration Specialist for grades 9 – 12. Ziegler is currently a mathematics teacher at York Comprehensive High School, where she has taught for nearly 12 years.
Leigh Ziegler has spent her entire teaching career at York Comprehensive High School. As a classroom teacher she enjoys working with students to build a strong mathematical skillset and a love of learning mathematics. Ziegler is enthusiastic about the effective integration of technology in the classroom to improve learning outcomes for students. Ziegler has also served as the Student Council Advisor for York Comprehensive High School since 2019.
Ziegler has her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Education from Winthrop University and her Master of Education in Advanced Studies (concentration in secondary mathematics) from Converse College.
Both Hardwick and Ziegler will work with Becky Funderburk, focusing on the secondary grades.
Carrie Mann, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, grades K-4
Carrie Mann joins York School District One as the Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, serving grades K-4. Mrs. Mann comes to York School District One having most recently served as an Instructional Coach in Rock Hill Schools.
Carrie Mann brings a wide variety of experiences to her role in the district. Mann’s first experience with York School District One came while serving as an Admissions Counselor with York Technical College. In this role she gained an appreciation for the students in York, including their dedication and courtesy. As an educator and interventionist, she worked with professional learning communities to present best practices and resources at both the school and district level. Most recently, Mann was selected by the South Carolina Department of Education to serve as a consultant to the Office of Standards and Learning, guiding the design of professional learning opportunities for teachers across the state to best inform student learning. She also served as a writer with South Carolina Department of Education for mathematical learning progressions and piloted that work in her school.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Clemson University and Master of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College.
Carrie Mann will work with Tim Cooper, focusing on the elementary grades.