Judy Rominger Uhrig

Curriculum Vitae

1209 Clover Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Cell: (336) 918-4455 Work: (336) 703-6726

juruhrig60@gmail.com or jruhrig@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

About Me

I am an energetic, fun, resourceful and adventuresome educator who loves to engage students by making reading, research and creating all kinds of projects something that they can't wait to do. I became a corporate Audio Visual Specialist after college, but evolved into a Media Coordinator after I saw the exciting things that were taking place, and I wanted to be a part of it. I loved playing with big cameras and making multi-projector slide shows, but something was missing, and I found it when I started working in the schools. I am rewarded everyday because I feel that what I am doing is making a difference. I am excited about the Common Core because I encourage a "hands on" approach to learning. I am kind of a Pied Piper type, but instead of leading children away, I bring them into my 21st Century world of research, presentations, movie making, blogs, wikis and web 2.0.

Media Center Webpage


Things I'm Paricularly Proud of....

  • I just landed a $25,000 grant from Lowe's Charitable Foundation to overhaul or Media Center Computer Lab
  • I have built a Maker Space (with help from our school carpenter Joe) in the Corner of our Media Center
  • I am a Star Discovery Educator. I am fortunate enough to be a part of the strongest network of educators in the country, and soon to be the world.
  • I have been on the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council since 2007. I helped to build the NC DEN Team from the ground up. I have been to Leadership Symposiums and Summer Institutes for the last 5 summers. I have just recently been accepted to my 6th, which will be this summer in Vermont.
  • I merged two Media Centers together (Diggs and Latham,) almost by myself.
  • I started the morning news show at my former school, WDLE News, which is a 21st Century platform for our students to share and present. I was one of the first in the school system to figure out the new MediaCast system and begin broadcasting with it. We use digital storytelling tools, green screen technology, video and audio editing and most of all, imagination!
  • I was School Webmaster at Diggs-Latham
  • I wason the Star 3 Leadership Team at my school: Technology Integration
  • MCPAI Pilot Group (Media Coordinator Performance Appraisal Instrument) led by Jackie Pierson

Presentations, Events and Staff Development

Techbook Live! Event 2013


DEN SCI-CON Event 2012


Around the World in 180 Days 2012


Veteran's Day Assembly

Organizer, Master of Ceremonies

November 2011 and 2012

NCSLMA Conference 2011


  • Do the "Media Center Mash!"
  • Hello My Name is GLOGGER!

Summer Enrichment Program 2010-Jefferson Middle School


  • Glogster Workshop

NCSLMA Conference 2008

  • 50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming

Staff Workshops

  • Webpage Development
  • Glogster
  • Edmodo
  • Photostory
  • Blogging

Things on my Toolbelt:

Edmodo, Xtranormal, Glogster, Discovery Education, Destiny, WebPath Express, Nettrekker, MediaCast, Ambassador, Microsoft Office, Photostory, Moviemaker, Photopeach, PowerPoint, iMovie, iPad, itunes, Podcasting, Audio/Video Editing, Wordle, Taxedo, Epubud and Blurb online book publishing, Desktop Publishing, Pinterest, Symbaloo, Screencast-o-matic, Zamzar, Go! Animate! Blabberize, Wikispaces, Blogger, Google Earth, Google Docs, and lots of other stuff. If I don't know it I try to figure it out. If I can't figure it out then I call on my network.

Work History

Media Coordinator: Mount Tabor High School

Winston-Salem, NC

Media Coordinator: Diggs-Latham Elementary School

Winston-Salem, NC


Media Assistant Mount Tabor High School

Winston-Salem, NC

Computer Teacher Jefferson Elementary School

Winston-Salem, NC


Substitute Teacher Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. School System


Homemaker and Freelance Audio/Visual Producer


Cashier The Home Depot

Roswell, GA


Audio/Visual Producer R.J. Reynolds Industries (Freelance)

Winston-Salem, NC


Audio/Visual Specialist KBR Communications, Inc.

Winston-Salem, NC


Real Estate Agent Paragon Properties/Century 21

Winston-Salem, NC


Co-owner, Vice President KBR Communications, Inc.

Winston-Salem, NC


Audio/Visual Specialist Provident Insurance Company

Chattanooga, TN


Production Assistant/ R.J. Reynolds World Headquarters

Forox Camera Operator Winston-Salem, NC


Production Assistant/ Effective Images, Inc.

Camera Operator Winston-Salem, NC

Den Trading Cards

Favorite Quote

“Move fast and break things”- Mark Zuckerburg


Although born in California, I’ve also lived in Tennessee, Texas and Georgia – but North Carolina is home, having moved back here in 1966 with my family. My dad, a Field Engineer for Western Electric and a WWII Veteran, loved photography and making 8mm movies. When I was in the 5th grade he gave me my first movie camera and projector. I think that is when it all started.

From RJR Reynolds High School, I attended Brevard College and Appalachian State University, where I received a BA in Media Production. I received my last 12 semester hours at the University of Wurzburg in Germany, which allowed me to study and explore my family roots.

My professional career began as an Audio Visual Specialist. I worked for small companies and large corporations, becoming at one time, an in-house animation camera expert for a Fortune 500 company. Two of my former colleagues and I began a business partnership. We built a successful Audio Visual Production Company, where I remained until my first son was born.

When my second son began school, I began to substitute teach. I fell in love with the Media Center at my older son’s high school, so much so, that I began graduate coursework towards a Master’s Degree in Library Science. While I studied, I also worked as the Media Assistant at Mount Tabor High School. I loved it. I knew I was doing what I was meant to do! During this time, I became a Discovery Educator. Masters Degree complete, I accepted a position as Media Coordinator at Diggs-Elementary School, which later merged with Latham Elementary. Charged with merging the two systems, I created a new Media Center from the resources at both schools. I was able to help designthe small broadcast studio, complete with a Chroma-key green wall. Students did live newscast every morning under my supervision. We switched from live to pre-recorded news stories that the students helped to create. I was called back to my former school to take over as Media Coordinator there. I love the little ones, but being called back to High School was super exciting. I love being a Media Coordinator and helping students and teachers. I am so lucky to have found a career in which I can nurture, grow and be a lifelong learner and sharer of information.