Fort Myers, Florida
"Live, love, laugh and scramble a few eggs."
Denise C. Spence has been an educator for over 15 years. She has attended three major universities, earning an Associate of Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology. She has earned the following IT credentials: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft Office Specialist in Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Outlook, Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Word/PowerPoint/Outlook, and Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver® CS4.
Spence is currently responsible for managing two IT certification programs at Dunbar High School: the Academy for Technology Excellence (the first Microsoft-certified high school in the world) and the Academy for Digital Excellence (Adobe certification program). She provides all levels of training in support of teacher productivity and curriculum integration. She has trained and certified students in IT for the past five years.
Spence has presented at state and national conferences, including repeat appearances at the Magnet Schools of America National Conference and in webinars such as the 2009 Microsoft Learning webinar. Currently, she collaborates with the National Career and Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) and Microsoft Corporation's U.S. Partners in Learning to help develop the IT Career Cluster component for the "College and Career Readiness Program" series.
Spence is a member of the Junior League of Fort Myers and has served on the board of directors both as treasurer and as Finance vice president. She also serves on the board of directors of the Fort Myers Women's Community Club. She is often called upon to use her talents and expertise in IT in a variety of special projects for both these organizations.