Certified Teacher in State of New Jersey: Technology, Art, and K-5
Makey Makey Ambassador 2019-2020
Certified EV3 Robotics Programming Instructor (Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy)
Certified Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Instructor (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Big Red Robotics, Ocean Township High School, Advisor: Panasonic Creative Design Challenge 2016 - Rookie Award - ($1000 scholarship per
student team member), Panasonic Creative Design Challenge 2017, 2018 – Best Performance Award
Honorary member of Monmouth University’s Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi
U.S. State Department/IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow 2012
Goethe Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow 2016
I am a passionate, progressive technology teacher; a STEAM advocate. I have advised award-winning robotics teams and digital video productions. I embrace new technology and media to reach students from diverse backgrounds. I have more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience in grades 1-12, integrating technology into curriculum and providing tech-based professional development to teachers at schools in New Jersey and Costa Rica.
Currently, I am the Head of Design and Technology for the Schools of Excellence in San Jose, Costa Rica. My Makerspace courses encompass robotics, physical computing, 3-D printing, prototyping, and more in a PBL setting. I also conduct technology education professional development workshops for educators, covering diverse topics such as Google Apps, video game design, web-based creative tools, digital storytelling, podcasting and more.