TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
New York, NY
Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Thesis: Rationale for Teaching Computer Programming in the K-12 School
ALFRED UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE of ART and DESIGN
Bachelor of Fine Art
Concentrations – Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Video and Digital Media
Presidential Scholar and Graduated Cum Laude
NEW YORK STATE
Educational Technology Specialist K-12, Professional Certificate, June 2018 – September 2023
Adobe Education Trainer, August 2018 – present
Google Certified Trainer, December 2017 – present
ISTE Certified Educator, March 2021 - present
Google Educator Certification – Level 1, October 2017 – present
Google Educator Certification – Level 2, November 2017 – present
Apple Teacher, January 2018 – present
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Common Sense Educator, 2017 – present
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: Visual Arts [Category 1] Workshop Certificate, October 2016
Graphic / Web Design
Coding / Programming
Video / Film
Social Media / Blogging
Applications / Technical Skills
Google Workspace for Education
Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, & Spark)
iMovie / Final Cut Pro / Adobe Premiere Pro
Wildwood School – Middle/Upper School, Los Angeles, California, USA
Instructional Technology Coach
Coordinated and delivered professional development specifically suited to the needs of the school. Collaborated with educators to design accessible and active digital learning environments that accommodate all learners. Designed technology-based curricula in collaboration with faculty and aid in the successful delivery of tech- based instruction for projects and lessons. Provided 1:1 coaching to faculty to teach and model effective use of technology tools and resources in the classroom. Researched technologies and strategies that support program and pedagogical practices. Provided a bridge between the technology department and program administrators to support the scope and sequence and technology goals.
Helped to successfully strategize, implement, and support the technological transition from in-person to virtual learning in response to COVID-19.
Developed and instituted new student and new faculty technology orientation programs to prepare the incoming populations for successful on-boarding to the school.
Created student technology modules to address the technological gap in knowledge for students in the transition to middle school.
Established systems and procedures for technology usage including an application approval system to vet new technologies.
Educational Technology Coach & Digital Arts Teacher
Collaborated with teachers to locate and introduce engaging technology solutions that enhanced and supported learning. Liaised with IT personnel to develop and implement new initiatives, invite innovation and troubleshoot potential issues. Involved staff in professional development through whole group workshops and push-in support.
Key Achievements as a Tech Coach:
Engaged in proactive planning/training of students and teachers during ongoing roll-out of bring your own device (BYOD) implementation.
Created a virtual learning site for teachers with recorded screencasts and how-to documentation to support technology initiatives.
Instituted orientation sessions to on-board new students and faculty with school-wide tech systems, including PowerSchool Learning and Google Workspace for Education.
Key Achievements as an Educator:
Developed a secondary school Design and Digital Arts program, that promoted 21st-century skills, while engaging students in conceptual exploration and technical skills development.
Formulated a blended learning environment that nurtured students’ artistic and creative development, while offering choice and flexible pacing.
Created innovative material for each course that utilized a blended learning, differentiated, project-based methodology.
Established natural and authentic opportunities for students to showcase and reflect on their work during screenings and gallery showcases.
Web Developer / Designer
Constructed websites with custom look/feel and functionality based on client requests and needs.
Created design mock-ups and digital media for use on websites.
Performed duties of photographer (events, portraits, etc.) and photography editor for use on website and such publications as the Annual Report.