About Mrs. Kolbert

Fun Facts With Mrs. Kolbert:

I was born in Spring Valley, New York.

I moved to Florida in 1979 where I finished high school and then went to Florida State University. (Go ‘Noles!) I finished college at Florida Atlantic University and then went to Nova University where I earned my Masters Degree.

I have a husband and two sons. My youngest is in high school and my oldest is in college at Florida Gulf Coast University. They both play ice-hockey and that makes me a HockeyMom.

Proud to call myself an educator, I’ve taught in Palm Beach County, Florida, since 1984. I’ve always taught elementary school and in 2004 I decided to try something different and joined the ranks of district administrators in Palm Beach County where I helped train teachers to successfully integrate technology. In addition, I helped make sure that a lot of the programs teachers use every day were running smoothly and that they knew how to use them. It was a great job where I also got to work with wonderfully bright and talented people.

Only recently, I decided to return to teaching simply because I missed being in the classroom with children. So here I am, back at one of my previous schools and it feels like I’ve never left teaching kids! It’s like riding a bicycle.

Some things I do in my free time:

Guest Blogger: Huffington Post, PBS NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists

Class Blogs 2011

Class Blogs 2010

Co-host PalmBreezeCAFE. – Local cable TV show by The Education Network of Palm Beach.

STAR Discovery Educator – Discovery Communications

FableVision Ambassador

Public Speaking (see below) National Conference Presentations:

  • Innovative Learning Conference; 2007- San Jose, CA
  • Building Learning Communities; 2009 – Boston, MA
  • FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference); 2010 – Orlando, FL
  • Building Learning Communities; 2010 – Boston, MA
  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education); 2010 – Denver, CO
  • FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference); 2011 – Orlando, FL