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Συνοδία (sunodia) is an ancient Greek word that describes a journey that one takes with companions.  My goal in working with educators is to foster growth and innovation in the areas of instructional practice and curriculum development by offering meaningful learning opportunities and sustained support during implementation.

 

About Me

A passion for teaching and supporting teachers.

I am a veteran educator with over fifteen years of experience in both teaching and teacher leadership in K-12 schools.  I am committed to partnering with teachers in their professional growth to create a plan that is truly individualized and tailored to each teachers needs.  I have a wealth of valuable experience working with teachers in all stages of their careers.  In my own teaching, I use my strong foundation in backward curricular planning and cooperative learning to design creative and engaging lessons.

As a teacher, I’ve enjoyed developing lessons that incorporate technology in a meaningful way.  I love helping teachers see the many ways that technology can benefit our students. My technology trainings are designed to provide plenty of opportunities for teachers to have hands-on practice time so that they feel confident using the tools that they will teach with.

I founded Sunodia Educational Consulting to share my passion for teaching with my fellow educators by providing creative, tailored, and patient professional development services.  I earned my teaching credential from Santa Clara University, my master’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and my bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

 

Services Offered

I value opportunities to work collaboratively with school leadership to address the specific needs of the community.

 

Instructional Coaching

Individualized mentoring of a teacher through a coaching cycle of reflection, goal setting, learning, and implementation.  Coaching can be done in-person or virtually.

Curricular Planning

Guide teachers in the development of curricular units using the backward design process.  Meet with groups of teachers at the team or department level to facilitate the curriculum writing process.

Technology Integration

Classroom centered technology training delivered in context to increase teachers confidence with and creative integration of technology.

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Testimonials

We asked Lynne West to spend a couple of days with our department, showing us some web-based tools we could use in our classes and hopefully opening our minds to using the excellent resources out there more effectively. She was so-well prepared and flexible, showing great sensitivity to our unique needs and interests. Rather than follow an agenda of her own, she got us to a much better place in just a couple of days! All of us are using at least one tool she shared with us regularly now.

 

Elizabeth Olsen, Loyola Blakefield High School, Baltimore MD

Opportunities for immediate, impactful growth through professional development do not occur too often, especially the longer one teaches. Thankfully, I had the great fortune of working with Lynne West this past academic year.  Lynne worked first with our department to develop curriculum using backward planning, asking each member of our department to design an assessment and unit that we would implement in the near future.  Lynne returned a few months later to meet with us and discuss how the implementation had gone.The American School London

Mario Rojas, The American School London

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