EDUCATION

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Master of Arts in Instructional / Educational Technology

2012-2014

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

ALFRED UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE of ART and DESIGN

Bachelor of Fine Art

2001-2005

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

Presidential Scholar and Graduated Cum Laude

CERTIFICATIONS & Coursework

NEW YORK STATE

Educational Technology Specialist K-12, Professional Certificate

June 2018 – September 2023

Google Certified Trainer

December 2017 – present

Google Educator Certification – Level 1

October 2017 – present

Google Educator Certification – Level 2

November 2017 – present

Apple Learning Coach

2022 present

Screencastify Coach

2021 present

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Coursework in E-Learning Instructional Design & Development

2021

ISTE Certified Educator

March 2021 - present

Adobe Education Trainer

August 2018 – present

Apple Teacher

January 2018 – present

Common Sense Educator

2017 – present

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

October 2016

Skill Areas

  • Technology Integration

  • Technology Education

  • 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 for Education

  • Video & Audio Software

Programming Languages:

HTML | CSS | Javascript

PROGRAMMING CERTIFICATES





EXPERIENCE

July 2018 – present

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

Instructional Technology Coach

  • Collaborated with educators to design and deliver active digital learning environments and develop a technology scope and sequence.

  • Addressed technological gaps and learning needs through the development of a variety of technology-based curricula.

  • Coordinated and delivered professional development specifically suited to the needs of the school.

  • Provided 1:1 coaching to faculty, instructing effective use of technology and establishing systems for technology usage.

August 2021present

Techoryze, Remote

Instructional Technology Consultant

  • Assisted with the creation of assessments for technology tools for a district-wide implementation

  • Created and led educational technology webinar sessions

  • Collaborated to create educational technology assessments and surveys

  • Supported one-on-one “just in time” coaching to educators on technology coaching platform

August 2014 – June 2018

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

Educational Technology Coach & Digital Arts Teacher

Educational Technology Coach:

  • 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.

  • Engaged in proactive planning/training of students and teachers during ongoing roll-out of bring your own device (BYOD) implementation.

Educator:

  • Developed a secondary school Design and Digital Arts program, promoting 21st-century skills, conceptual exploration, and technical skills development.

  • Created innovative material for each course that utilized a blended learning, differentiated, project-based methodology.

  • Established authentic opportunities for students to showcase and share their work.

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