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
Apple Teacher, January 2018 – present
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Common Sense Educator, 2017 – 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.
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