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

  • Coached teachers to develop technology infused projects that enhanced the learning experiences of students and identified independent technology goals.

  • Provided in class support for educational technology needs with push-in instruction and guided assistance.

  • Supported the professional growth and development of teachers to facilitate learning and independent application of effective instructional technology practices through planned professional development.

  • Developed and maintained pathways for teacher growth through the development of a learning platform and a weekly technology drop-in time.

  • Created and implemented student-centered technology learning experiences including a “Tech Bootcamp” for on-boarding 6th graders to the Middle School and Hour of Code programming.

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