Shirley Pyon is currently a fifth grade teacher at the American School of Dubai. She hails from the state of North Carolina where she taught in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Wake County Schools for many years before moving to Dubai in June of 2012. Shirley has her Masters in Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she is a National Board Certified Teacher. In 2005, Shirley was featured in a documentary about blogging in her third grade classroom by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, and in 2008, she published her action research article about math blogs in NCTM's journal Teaching Children Mathematics. Currently, she is enjoying her first year in Dubai with her two young children and her husband. Shirley is thrilled to be exploring Google Drive in her fifth grade classroom as it has "revolutionized how she plans learning for her students and how she views her students as digital native learners."