Tina is a Technology Integrationist for Educational Service Unit 8. She has been employed at ESU 8 since August 2016.
I have always had a passion for technology and the effects it can have on education. Within my 16 years in education, I have played the role of classroom teacher, coach, media technology specialist, and technology integrationist. Through each role I found great joy in using technology to support and enhance what I was doing. I am excited to be apart of ESU 8 and work with our districts.
Hello, I am Tina Sauser. I am originally from Albion, Nebraska and attended both the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Wayne State College. I graduated from Wayne State with my Bachelors in elementary education. I then took additional courses through Wayne State to get and English Language Learners endorsement. After graduation I worked as a classroom teacher at Wood River, Nebraska, and then Gibbon, Nebraska. I then received an opportunity to become the first ever Technology Coach through ESU 10 working in 11 elementary schools within the Kearney area. After marrying my husband Aaron, I moved back to my hometown area. I spent 2 years as a media/technology specialist in Columbus Public Schools while living in Tilden, Nebraska. I was work closer to home by taking a technology integration position at Boone Central Schools in Albion where I worked for 4 years. And now I am even closer to home working for ESU 8. During my professional career I have also gotten my masters in instructional technology with a media endorsement. Currently I am working on my administration degree through the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I look forward to developing a new perspective on education through an administrative eye.
My areas of expertise include Google Apps for Education, Interactive Boards, 1:1 initiatives both with iPads and Chromebooks, making informed decisions on utilizing the best technology tools to enhance the educational experiences, and so much more! I am also looking forward to assisting districts with PowerSchool and the Adviser dashboard. I am currently in the process of training myself in those areas.
I am so excited to be a part of the ESU 8 team and bring my passions and expertise to your districts. There are so many opportunities for us as educators to utilize technology tools to bring excitement back into the classrooms both for you and your students. I would LOVE to show you how. My passions not only include technology and education, but working with students and teachers to help make their careers exciting. Please reach out to me for support or just to say hi. I look forward to working with all of you! firstname.lastname@example.org