With a long list of accomplishments and many more to add, our very own Cat Flippen does it all. And well. Educator, Teacher of the Year, Keynote Speaker, Google Certified Teacher, Doctoral Student, Wife and Mother.
Having taught for nine years and in just her second year at Mount Vernon, Mrs. Flippen has established herself as an expert in World Languages, specifically Spanish. She teaches Spanish II, IV and AP, simultaneously. Just this month, the Foreign Language Association of Georgia named her the 2014 Teacher of the Year.
On average, Cat participates in roughly twelve seminars and conferences per year. Very rarely does she simply attend, though. The majority are those to which she has been invited to present.
January 11-12, 2014
Cat was a professional highlight at the Google Apps for Education Southern Summit, where she presented five times on topics such as Google Hangouts in Education and utilizing Google Scholar in the classroom.
January 27, 2014
At 8 PM, Cat will conduct a virtual presentation on Game-Based Professional Development, a lightning webinar dedicated to gamifying professional learning, followed by a Tweetchat on the topic.
January 31, 2014
Invited to be the Keynote Speaker at University of Georgia’s 2014 Digital Learning Conference, Cat, cited as Educational Technology Integrationist and Expert, will address K-12 educators and library media specialists and discuss how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience.
One of Cat’s crowning moments is when she became one of only three Google Certified Teachers (GCTs) in Atlanta. The Google Teacher Academy is very competitive. Just 50 applicants from around the world are selected to attend each Academy (held two or three times a year).
Additionally, Cat can be seen, online, hosting her weekly e-show, EduVue.
With all of this on her plate, Cat is working to earn her doctorate in Educational Technology and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida.