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Education

  • C.A.S., Educational Administration, SUNY Oswego,  2023                                    

  • Master of Science in Technology Education, SUNY Oswego, 2014                    

  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Technology Education, SUNY Oswego, 2013

CERTIFICATIONS    

New York State Certificates 

  • School Building Leader,  2024

  • School District Leader, ​2024 

  • Internship Certificate as a School District Leader, 2022

  • Professional Technology Education, ​2018

  • Driving School Instructor, 2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technology Teacher, Chester Academy, Chester Union Free School District, 2018-present

  • Designed and implemented high school digital design and fabrication and AutoCAD courses, integrating traditional and emergent design practices to engage students and encourage innovative thinking.

  • Facilitated student learning by providing access to cutting-edge technology such as 3D printers, vinyl cutters, CNC machines, direct-to-garment printers, plotters, and woodworking equipment, ensuring that all equipment was used safely and effectively.

  • Collaborated with other departments to develop a comprehensive curriculum that integrated the arts, technology, design, engineering, and digital media, promoting interdisciplinary learning and preparing students for real-world careers.

  • Mentored and advised students to connect them with career opportunities in the digital design and fabrication industry, using my experience and nimbleness in incorporating emergent digital technologies into both coursework and personal practice.

  • Worked closely with district leaders, the business office, and vendors to research, recommend, and order equipment to support the digital design and fabrication and AutoCAD courses, ensuring that all equipment was up-to-date, effective, and aligned with the district's budget and technology plan.

  • Incorporated innovative teaching methods into classroom and workshop settings to engage students in the digital design and fabrication and AutoCAD courses, using a collaborative approach to program development and emphasizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in student advising and mentorship.

  • Fostered a positive classroom culture that emphasized social-emotional learning (SEL) and promoted inclusivity and respect for all students, resulting in increased student engagement and achievement.

  • Managed the technology lab budget by ordering supplies and materials for the digital design and fabrication and AutoCAD courses, ensuring that all equipment and resources were available for student learning while staying within the allocated budget.

  • Worked closely with vendors and district leaders to research, recommend, and purchase equipment and supplies that aligned with the district's technology plan and met the needs of the digital design and fabrication and AutoCAD courses.

  • Maintained an organized inventory of supplies and equipment, tracking usage and replenishing materials as needed to minimize downtime and ensure smooth operations in the technology lab.

  • Collaborated with other technology teachers to develop a shared inventory system and streamline the ordering process, resulting in increased efficiency and cost savings.

 

Technology Teacher, SS Seward Institute, Florida Union Free School District, 2015-2018

  • Implement project-based learning curriculum that emphasized creativity, innovation, and critical thinking skills.

  • Successfully acquired grants  to fund the renovation of technology labs, including purchasing new equipment and updating existing infrastructure.

  • Developed and implemented new safety protocols and procedures to ensure the well-being of students and staff during hands-on learning activities.

  • Established a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment that promoted student growth and skill achievement, utilizing data-driven instruction and differentiation to meet the diverse needs of all learners.

  • Coordinated with other educators and administrators to plan and implement technology-related events and activities, including robotics competitions, open workshops, and engineering design challenges.

  • Led professional development sessions for colleagues to help them integrate technology into their curricula and stay up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices in the field.

  • Created and maintained accurate records of student progress, including grades, attendance, and behavioral data, and communicated regularly with parents and guardians to keep them informed about their child's progress and growth.

Admission Graduate Assistant, SUNY Oswego, 2013-2015

  • Assisted students through the transfer application process, providing guidance on college policies, procedures, and requirements, as well as academic programs, scholarships, and financial aid opportunities.

  • Managed a caseload of transfer students, advising them on academic planning, and transfer credit evaluation, and developing individualized transfer plans to ensure their success at the new institution.

  • Conducted outreach and recruitment efforts to attract potential transfer students, representing the college at community college fairs, college nights, and other events, and building relationships with community college advisors and transfer staff.

  • Coordinated transfer student events and programs, including transfer orientation, transfer open house, and transfer student panels, and worked collaboratively with campus departments to ensure a smooth transition for transfer students.

  • Utilized CRM software and other technology to maintain student records and communications, and to analyze data related to transfer student recruitment and retention, providing reports and recommendations to college leadership.

Technical Skills

Software

  • Autodesk

    • AutoCAD 2023

    • Revit 2023

    • Inventor 2023

    • Fusion 360

  • Adobe Photoshop​

  • 3D Builder

  • Blender

  • Google

    • Docs​

    • Sheets

    • Slides

  • MakerBot

  • PreForm

  • RetinaEngrave

  • ShopBot Control

  • V Carve Pro

  • VinylMaster DSR

Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

  • 3D Doodler

  • 3D Printer (PLA and Epoxy)

  • Additive Manufacturing

Digital Media Production

  • Digital Camera

  • Green Screen System

  • Plotters

  • Projectors (Large Venue)

  • Virtual Reality

Scanning

  • 3D Handheld Scanners

  • 3D Turntable Scanners

  • Flatbed Scanner

Subtractive Manufacturing

  • CNC Routers

  • Laser Cutter & Engraver

  • Milling Machines

  • Vinyl Cutter

Textile Production

  • Direct to Garment Printer

  • Sewing Machine

Woodworking Equipment

  • Drills (Cordless, Drill Presses)

  • Jointers

  • Lathes

  • Planers

  • Routers

  • Saws (Band, Jig, Miter, Scroll, Table)

  • Sanders (Spindle, Belt, Disc, Random Orbit)

ORGANIZATIONS

  • New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, NYSCATE

  • New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association, NYSTEEA

  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, ITEEA

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