Terri Whitehead is currently a private education consultant working with K-12 schools and universities. Her major focus is working with teachers and administrators to successfully integrate technology into any classroom for increased student achievement.
Additionally, she has created professional development opportunities on project-based learning, information literacy, standards-based education, reading techniques, collaborative learning, and assessment strategies. She also mentored two Indiana schools through an action-research project for school improvement through the Indiana Department of Education.
Before becoming a private consultant, Terri was employed as a four-year consultant for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). She participated in the planning and implementation of many state workshops and training opportunities for K-12 and pre-service educators, including the Indiana Summer Institute of Technology and Technology Connection. She coordinated the state’s Library Media Specialists Leadership Training.
She trained as a presenter for professional development situations and a facilitator of collaborative groups. National consultants Robert Garmston and Bruce Wellman facilitated this training sponsored by the IDOE. Terri is a member of the Indiana Staff Development Council and its professional development cadre.
As a 20-plus year veteran, she has taught in the secondary classroom as well as worked with all teachers and administrators in the library media center. She has been an adjunct faculty member for the IU School of Education, IUPUI; teaching technology skills to pre-service teachers. She presently presents summer workshops for teachers’ updating their license.
Terri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has a minor in English and a certificate in school library media services, also from Indiana University.