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Educational Technologist specializing in curriculum design, implementation and support of technology.

25 years of experience in education | 15 years of experience in eLearning environments

Experience

Technology Director|Technology Teacher|Communications Director  05/16 – Present St. John Paul II Regional Catholic School, Middletown, CT

  • Developed and implemented the school’s technology plan, including Acceptable Use Policy, One-to-one User Agreement, and Fair Use Guidelines.
  • Planned, coordinated, and managed migration of email and web services from Google to Office365.
  • Work with administration, vendors, and service providers to develop technology budget.
  • Work with admin. and Parent Assn. to coordinate grant writing and fund raising to support technology budget.
  • Develop, implement, and assess ongoing professional development plan to assist school faculty with integrating Office365, Mimio Interactive Whiteboards, and other technologies in classroom teaching.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop, or assess and modify, curriculum to advance 21st century skills and adhere to federal, state, diocesan, and ISTE standards.
  • Acquire and maintain hardware and software, keep inventory, and manage technical support of all equipment used by faculty, staff, and students.
  • Design and maintain school’s website and e-newsletter and manage the school’s social media accounts.
  • Create multimedia, digital video presentations and promotions, and graphic designs for use in communications and marketing campaigns.

eLearning Uber Trainer|Premier Tutor|Master Trainer|Content Developer 1999-2016 The Princeton Review, Various Locations

  • Developed, organized, and executed LiveOnline Teacher Trainings. Managed Online Training Team.
  • Taught online and live test preparation classes and provide private tutorials both live and online for: PSAT, SAT, SAT Tests in Math/Physics/Biology, SSAT/ISEE, HSPT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE.
  • Trained new instructors to teach online and live classes for TPR offices around the country.
  • Created Classroom Behavior Management Training used nationally throughout TPR.
  • Wrote and edited content for courses and retail publications in cooperation with Subject Matter Experts. Contributing author to the following Random House Publications: 11 Practice Tests for the SAT, LSAT Logic Games Workout, Cracking the GRE, 1014 Practice Questions for the New GRE and Cracking the LSAT.
  • Contributed heavily to the design, scripting, and recording of online asynchronous materials.
  • Primary graphic designer for LiveOnline course content.
  • Created syllabus and teacher’s guide for TPR’s school-based asynchronous SAT and ACT online courses.

Content Developer 2012-2015 Bloomberg Institute, Freelance

Created content for the Bloomberg Assessment Test. Evaluated data on item performance and adjusted content according to desired metrics. Knowledge of basic statistics, assessment planning, and assessment alignment (psychometrics) required.

Science Curriculum Coordinator 2002-2003 PACE Center under Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Classroom Teacher 1992-95 Bellefonte Area School District, Bellefonte, PA

Education

MS in Instructional Design Technology (August, 2017)   Saint Joseph’s University

M.Ed Program in Science Education (incomplete) (1994-1995)   Penn State University

B.S. in Education, Magna Cum Laude (1991)   State University of New York at Oneonta

Community Service

2014-2016 School Lunch Coordinator (volunteer) St. John Paul II Regional Catholic School

2003-2012 Science Teacher Developed and taught courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics for the local home-school community

2003-2012 Art Gala Fundraiser Co-coordinator Levi Coe Public Library, Middlefield, CT

1998-2007 Leader|Peer Counselor La Leche League International, Middletown, CT chapter

2002; 2003 Area Walk Coordinator La Leche League International, Middletown, CT chapter

Skills

  • Universal Design for Learning, Understanding by Design, Competency Based Education, constructivist approaches for multiple intelligences, & ADDIE Instructional Design models.
  • Extensive experience with Blackboard LMS/CMS, Microsoft Office, and Google products. Also familiar with Canvas LMS, Blackboard Plan, Exam Studio, Captivate, Articulate’s Storyline 2, and most web 2.0 tools.
  • Knowledge of FERPA, copyright, and Fair Use guidelines.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
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