EDUCATION

2012-2014

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York, NY

Master of Arts in Instructional / Educational Technology

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

2001-2005

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 & Coursework

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Coursework in E-Learning Instructional Design & Development

2021

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

Google Educator Certification – Level 1

October 2017 – present

Google Educator Certification – Level 2

November 2017 – present

ISTE

ISTE Certified Educator

March 2021 - present

APPLE

Apple Teacher

January 2018 – present

COMMON SENSE MEDIA

Common Sense Educator

2017 – present

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: Visual Arts [Category 1] Workshop Certificate

October 2016

Skill Areas

  • Technology Integration

  • Graphic / Web Design

  • Coding / Programming

  • Digital Photography

  • Digital Illustration

  • Digital Media

  • Video / Film

  • Social Media / Blogging

Applications / Technical Skills

  • Google Workspace for Education

  • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, & Spark)

  • WordPress

  • iMovie / Final Cut Pro / Adobe Premiere Pro


Programming Languages: HTML | CSS | Javascript

EXPERIENCE

July 2018 – present

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.

Key Achievements:

  • 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.

August 2014 – June 2018

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

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.

May 2013July 2014

Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, New York, USA

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.

Additional EXPERIENCE

January 2013April 2013

Nick Jr., Dora the Explorer, New York, NY

Educational Media Research Intern

September 2012April 2013

Brooklyn Friends School , New York, NY

Admissions Coordinator

June 2009August 2010

Masa Israel Journey, Israel

OTZMA Teaching Fellow

June 2006May 2009

SelectMinds, New York, NY

Web Designer & Developer

OPEN LETTERS OF REFERENCES

Amy Mortensen
7th & 8th Grade Studies Teacher

Joshua Pabalate
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher