EDUCATION

May 2014

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York, NY

Master of Arts in Educational Technology

Thesis: Rationale for Teaching Computer Programming in the K-12 School

May 2005

ALFRED UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE of ART and DESIGN

Alfred, NY

Bachelor of Fine Art

Concentrations – Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Video and Digital Media

Presidential Scholar and Graduated Cum Laude

CERTIFICATIONS

NEW YORK STATE

Educational Technology Specialist K-12, Professional Certificate, June 2018 – September 2023

ADOBE

Adobe Education Trainer, August 2018 – present

GOOGLE

Google Certified Trainer, December 2017 – present

ISTE

ISTE Certification, in progress

GOOGLE

Google Educator Certification – Level 1, October 2017 – present

Google Educator Certification – Level 2, November 2017 – present

APPLE

Apple Teacher, January 2018 – present

COMMON SENSE MEDIA

Common Sense Educator, 2017 – present

EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE

July 2018 – present

Wildwood School – Middle/High School, Los Angeles, California, USA

Instructional Technology Coach

  • Train and Support: Coordinate and deliver professional development specifically suited to the needs of the school

  • Train and Support: Collaborate with educators to design accessible and active digital learning environments that accommodate all learners

  • Train and Support: Design technology-based curricula in collaboration with faculty and aid in the successful delivery of tech-based instruction for projects and lessons

  • Train and Support: Provide 1:1 coaching to faculty to teach and model effective use of technology tools and resources in the classroom.

  • Train and Support: Create and share resources that support technology-related learning and teaching

  • Research and Development: Create and maintain a system to carefully vet and implement new technologies that support learning

  • Research and Development: Research technologies and strategies that support program and pedagogical practices

  • Strategic Planning: Provide a bridge between the technology department and program administrators to support the scope and sequence and technology goals

  • Strategic Planning: Assist in planning for effective usage and leveraging of technology for both in-person and virtual learning classes

August 2014 – June 2018

Anglo-American School of Sofia – Middle/High School, Sofia, Bulgaria

Educational Technology Coach & Digital Arts Teacher

Educational Technology Coach

  • Engaged in proactive planning and training for students and teachers during ongoing roll-out of BYOD implementation

  • Created a virtual learning site for teachers with recorded screencasts and how-to documentation to support technology initiatives

  • Formulated minimal requirements and best practices for virtual classroom sites in order to create a consistent learning experience for students

  • Instituted orientation sessions to onboard new students with school-wide tech systems, including PowerSchool Learning and Google Suites

  • Collaborated with teachers to locate and introduce engaging technology solutions that enhanced and supported learning

  • Involved staff in professional development through whole group workshops and push-in support

  • Liaised with IT personnel to develop and implement new initiatives, invite innovation and troubleshoot potential issues

Digital Arts Teacher

  • 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

February 2014 – May 2014

The Dwight School – Upper/Middle School, New York, NY

Technology Specialist Student Teacher

September 2013 – December 2013

Friends Seminary – Lower School, New York, NY

Technology Specialist Student Teacher

September 2011 – June 2012, April 2013 – May 2013

Little Red School House – Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York, NY

Substitute Teacher

May 2011 – July 2012

Hospital Audiences, Inc., New York, NY

Workshop Teacher with an Artist Studio for the Mentally Ill

OPEN LETTERS OF REFERENCES

Amy Mortensen
7th & 8th Grade Studies Teacher

Joshua Pabalate
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher