Tammy G. Parks, known as an innovator in technology integration, is an educator at Howe Public Schools. Tammy has taught for ten years and continues to experiment with new technologies as teaching tools. Tammy currently teaches HS Convergence Journalism and also serves as the district's Federal Programs Director and PK-12 Instructional Technology Facilitator. She shares her enthusiasm for technology with other educators by leading integration strategies at Howe Public Schools. Her district has a 1 to 2 iPad program in 1st-2nd grades and a 1 to 1 MacBook program in grades 3rd-12th. Tammy serves as President-Elect on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Technology Association and is an Executive Board member for the international organization Rock Our World. She was named the 2009 Distinguished K12 Teacher by the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association and was recognized as a FableVision Teacher Ambassador in 2010. Tammy joined the ranks of the training cadre for Oklahoma A+ Schools® in 2009 and was selected as the Da Vinci Institute 2012 Oklahoma A+ Teacher. Tammy was recently named the 2013 Touchstone K20 SKIE Regional Finalist for the Southwest region and the 2013 Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Technology Association. Tammy serves on numerous planning committees for Oklahoma EdCamps, State and International Conferences and continues to support statewide efforts to unite educators through social media and collaborative projects in Oklahoma. In her free time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, who is also employed by Howe Public Schools as Superintendent. She loves nature and is a beginning birder and nature photographer. Water gardening and antique shopping is also something she enjoys. Recently she and Scott built a .82 mile nature trail and are in the process of building a small primitive cabin on their 60 acres in Howe, OK. Once completed, the cabin will be her "dreaming tree."