Nannette Dacus

Speaking/Consultation Areas: English as Second Language, Looping, Electronic Portfolios, Technology in the Classroom, Transforming Legacy Computers into Classroom Networks

Presentation Style: Dynamic and informative. First-hand knowledge of topic areas.

Nannette Dacus is a 21st Century Teacher who has specialized in looping and multiage education. Always enhancing her teaching with technology, she has continued developing her technology skills by working as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Certified Engineer, and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. Nannette's staff development repertoire ranges from training information technology professionals in networking solutions to equipping teachers in the areas of looping, curriculum development, multiage teaching, and transforming older computers into functional classroom networks.

Nannette has authored or co-authored several publications, including Looping: Giving Choice to Teachers and Children (Educational Leadership, 1999), Making Castles in the Classroom (Frank Schaffer Publications, 1999) and a short story called The Matador (1998). She holds a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Carson Newman College and is continuing her professional education in educational leadership at the University of Memphis.