Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY — Ms. Ed Early Childhood Education — May 2003
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT — BA American Studies — May 1998
Director BrainPOP Educators BrainPOP Inc. New York, NY 2013 – Present
Developing professional development and training courses for award winning educational company.
Senior Manager BrainPOP Educators, BrainPOP Inc. New York, NY 2011- 2013
Facilitate and build community of educators for award winning educational company.
Trainer Apple Professional Development, Cupertino, CA 2009-2011
Delivering professional development workshop to teachers around the country.
Educational Technologist grades 3-5, The School at Columbia, New York, NY — 2006-2011
Worked with students and teachers to implement and support technology use within conceptually based, integrated curriculum. Managing change.
First Grade Teacher, The School at Columbia, New York, NY — 2003-2005
Founding member of first grade teaching team at The School. Steering Committee
First Grade Assistant Teacher, Manhattan Country School New York, NY — 2001-2003
Taught as assistant in “6-7s” classroom.
Second Grade Co-Teacher, The Children’s Storefront New York, NY — 1999-2001
Created and implemented “community” curriculum. Trained in Orton-Gillingham phonics method.
Pre-K Assistant Teacher, Calvin Hill Daycare, New Haven, CT — 1998-1999
Taught as assistant teacher in pre-k classroom.
PRESENTATIONS AND CONSULTING
Games For Change – From Gamification to Producification – 2013
Museum of Modern Art – Learning Environments for the 21st Century – 2012
Mobile 2012- Mobile Learning Experience - Digital Storytelling in a BYOD environment -2012
American Institute of Research – Learning Point Associates — 2010 – 2013
Technical Working Group (TWG) member – connectededucators.org
International Society Technology Educators (ISTE) — 2009
Extending learning, a 24/7 approach
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) — 2009
Conference Presentation: Academic Application of Social Networking.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) — 2008
Presentation “Academic Application of Social Networking”
Shady Hill School — 2008
Advised “Tiger Team” Professional Development team in learning New Media tools
Pearson Education — 2007
Worked with middle school science textbook authors to develop new media curriculum components.
Kean University – Union New Jersey — 2007, 2010
Presentation “Fieldtrips 2.0, New Approaches to Classic Curriculum”
NALS Teach Tech award – 2009
Project title: Integrating Educational Robotics in Elementary School Cirricula
Google Certified Teacher — 2008
Work with Google to develop and test products in school setting.
Apple Distinguished Educator — 2007
Work with Apple and other “ADEs” to develop educational technology tools.
Education Update Advisory board — 2007 – present
Meet biannually with group of educators to oversee direction of NY based monthly education newspaper. Also write occasional columns
Curriculum Designer, The School at Columbia New York, NY — 2003
Prior to school opening, worked for 6 months with team to developed conceptually based integrated curriculum for grades K-4.
Harris Fellow of Early Childhood Education – Yale University -1999
Attended classes with post doc fellows in psychology, psychiatry and pediatrics. Worked in Yale affiliated preschool 30 hours a week.
Work extensively with: Web 2.0 applications, WordPress, Mockflow, ilife suite (iphoto, iMovie, Garageband), iwork suite (pages, keynote, numbers), Google Applications, Robolab, Quicktime pro, Inspiration, Camtasia, Comic Life, Scratch, Stagecast Creator and a variety of other K-12 software. Skilled at troubleshooting and maintaining various hardware; computers, cameras, tablets, etc.
Video editing, playing bass guitar, drums, piano, guitar, listening to records, writing songs, traveling, cooking, eating, speaking spanish, game design, politics, sustainability.