The Scholars’ Academy, New York City Department of Education, Rockaway Park, New York | Lead Teacher and Technology Coordinator, August 2010 - Present
- Lead a one-to-one iPad initiative in the seventh grade and a one-to-one Kindle initiative in the sixth grade.
- Manage, inventory, and maintain the school’s technology infrastructure, which includes 185 iMacs, 200 MacBooks, 625 iPads, 270 Kindles, and 25 iPod touch devices.
- Teach courses in web design and programming to middle and high school students.
- Plan and execute technology professional development for the faculty as well as work one on one with teachers and administrators to build capacity.
- Design and develop student assessment database built using Ruby (leveraging Sinatra and DataMapper) to track student performance data as measured by report card grades, benchmark assessment, city Acuity scores, and New York State test scores and generate actionable reports for teachers and administrators.
- Implemented and maintain a Google Apps for Education infrastructure for email, document sharing, and communication.
- Set up and support iLearnNYC online and blended learning courses using Desire2Learn (D2L), Apex, and Aventa.
- Implemented a Title IID grant with a focus on infusing instructional technology and online learning with project-based units and electronic portfolios.
- Administered and supported teachers using Moodle, Apex, and Compass Learning online platforms for credit recovery and advanced placement coursework.
- Supported teachers and instructional leaders in implementing technology into their classrooms and their practice in 44 schools across Brooklyn and Staten Island.
- Developed and executed workshops for teachers and school administrators focused on utilizing specific tools (e.g. iPod touch devices, Google online tools, podcasting, digital storytelling, and electronic portfolios) in their day-to-day instruction and leadership.
- Interviewed pre-selected teaching candidates a non-profit organization, The New Teacher Project, in efforts to staff underserved schools with quality educators.
- Facilitated sample lessons, discussion groups, and personal interviews to select high-achieving professionals and recent college graduates to become teachers in high-need schools.
- Conducted interviews using a research-based selection model that values leadership, achievement, and character.
Ronald Edmonds Learning Center, New York City Department of Education, Brooklyn, New York | Science and Special Education Teacher, August 2008 - August 2009
- Integrated online tools such as PBWorks, Wikispaces, Slideshare, Wordpress, Bit.ly, Vimeo, and Google Docs into lessons to create a rich, interactive learning environment.
- Collaborated with the graphic design teacher to integrate technology and design into the student’s projects.
- Lead an initiative to rewrite the eighth grade science curriculum with a focus on challenge-based learning and inqury.
- Oversaw the management and writing of all of the individualized educational plans (IEPs) for the eighth grade. Collected and analyzed data from teachers across the four primary subject areas to develop rich profiles of students with special needs.
West Side Collaborative Middle School, New York City Department of Education, New York, New York | Special Education Teacher, August 2006 - August 2008
- Participated in the New York City Teaching Fellows program (Cohort 12)
- Served as a special education teacher to students with disabilities in an inclusive, collaborative-team-teaching (CTT) classroom.
- Differentiated instruction across the general education curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
- Designed lessons to integrate technology with one-to-one laptop support.
- Worked with students to develop educational portfolios that showcased their academic achievements as well as reflections on their learning process.
Campus Computing Facilities”Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey | Assistant Lab Supervisor, July 2004 - May 2006; Computing Consultant, June 2003 - July 2004
- Created and maintained shift schedules for a staff of eighty to one-hundred consultants.
- Coordinated the campus’s consultant hiring process: trained colleagues in hiring procedures, reviewed employment applications, conducted interviews, and made hiring decisions for new consultants. Reviewed employee job performance and customer service to complete observations.
- Designed and conducted professional development in the following areas: working with Mac OS X, advanced Microsoft Office techniques, and creating digital media using Apple iLife and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and GoLive).
- Provided technical support for staff and students in a state of the art computing facility and utilized broad knowledge in both hardware and software for PC’s, Mac, and UNIX terminals to assist students and faculty in the computer lab.
- Regularly received awards for exceptional performance: Consultant of the Month (2003), Consultant of the Semester (2004), and Supervisor of the Semester (2005).
Apple, Inc., Cupertino, California | Campus Representative, December 2004 - February 25, 2006
- Coordinated campus marketing of Apple products to students, faculty, and staff through participation in events, demonstrations, and one-on- one networking.
- Collaborated with the Rutgers Computer Store to increase business for both Apple as well as for the computer store.
- Provided personal support and conducted classes related to using, troubleshooting, and creating digital media with Apple hardware and software products.
- New York State Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Professional Certificate, issued September 1, 2010.
- New York State Students With Disabilities (Grades 1-6), Professional Certificate, issued September 1, 2010.
- New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York — Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership and Technology, expected December 2013. Current GPA: 4.0.
- Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, New York — Master of Science in Education, June 2010.
- Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey — Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Sociology, 2006.