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About Tonya

Tonya Skinner

Tonya Skinner graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1997 and has since taught in Dekalb High School, Oran R-3 Schools, and Jackson Senior High School in Missouri. She has also served as an adult education teacher at the Cape Career and Technology Center and an adjunct faculty member for Southeast Missouri State University.

During her teaching career, she has served on the board for both the North Central Business Education and Missouri Business Education Association both as a teacher and as a student. She received the NCBEA Emerging Professional Award in 2001, was inducted into Who's Who in Missouri Business education in 2004, and her business program received the Program of Excellence Award in 2006. Since then, she has continued making presentations, providing computer training, and developing state-wide curriculum. She also serves as a National FBLA test writer and textbook reviewer for Cengage.

Teaching technology is her passion. She is certified in many areas, including Adobe Certified Associate certifications in Web Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash. Though business and finance education are interesting and fun to teach as well, she spends the majority of her workload in technology instruction, namely Web Design, Graphic Design, and Multimedia courses. She was also involved in creating Missouri's first embedded Language Arts credit Business Communications course.

On a personal note, Tonya has been married for nearly 20 years to Batman (Bruce Wayne Skinner) and is the mother of two girls. She enjoys running and exercise and is committed to a healthy lifestyle. After losing 100 pounds in 2010, she has managed to keep the weight off and keep the attitude positive.

Many people have asked for the weight loss story and how it was done...well, here you go...click the smiley!

Read about my weight loss!

Coming Up!

Scheduled in 2015...

Southeast Missouri State University Student Alumni Association Speaker Series--March 26

Headed to Arizona in July and Connecticut in October! Contact me to add your location!

Topics Most Requested

  • When They Just Don't Care (keynote address)
  • Teaching the Tech Trends (keynote address)
  • Differentiated Instruction in the Business Classroom (regular session)
  • Cooperative Learning in Computer Classes (regular session)
  • Multimedia Software--Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver (hands-on or regular session)
  • New Teacher Classroom Management/Resources (hour to half day presentations)
  • Technology Tools for Teachers (hour to day long presentations)
  • Free Tools for Teaching Multimedia (regular session to half day interactive seminar)
  • Electronic Portfolios (regular session)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (regular session; leadership training module available)