Narrative

I am a product of both the New York City public schools and a Jesuit education:  I attended P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and J.H.S. 142 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.  I received my undergraduate degree from Boston University’s College of Communications in 1998.  I received my M.S.T. degree in K-6 Education in 2005 and my M.S.Ed. in Educational Administration – School Based Leader in 2008 from Pace University.  I also received my M.S.Ed. in K-12 Instructional Technology from Touro College in 2006.  


I first taught while an undergraduate student at Boston University, teaching radio and television production to high school students at a College of Communications summer program, the Institute for Television, Radio, and Film Production (ITRP).  After graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Television & Film Production, I worked for Ziff Davis Media and CBS Radio’s WBCN in Boston, both places where I interned while a student.  At Ziff Davis, I produced some of the first streaming media audio content on the Web for the PC Week magazine Web

site (later eWeek and eWeek Webcast).  In early 2000, I launched ZCast.tv, a corporate-wide streaming media Web site producing unique content for thirteen of the Ziff Davis magazine titles.  When the technology bubble burst in 2001, I returned to my native New York to produce online seminars for Ziff Davis under the eSeminars marquise.  In late 2002, I decided to switch gears and pursue teaching full-time.  

 

In June 2003, I joined the New York City Teaching Fellows program, and in September of that year began working at I.S. 33 (The Mark Hopkins School) in Bedford-Stuyvesant as a computer teacher and technology coordinator for grades 6-8.  In June 2005, I left I.S. 33 due to its impending closure and accepted a position at P.S. 18 (The Edward Bush Magnet School) in Williamsburg as a computer teacher and technology coordinator for grades K-5.  While at I.S. 33, I received a grant from Dell to run an after school enrichment program called Dell TechKnow, in which I taught fifteen students to take apart, repair, rebuild, and maintain a computer – and then keep the final product – a program which I continued into my first year at P.S. 18. I also

started a Tech Team after school program for 4th and 5th graders at P.S. 18. 


In September 2009, I moved to P. S. 10, the Magnet School of Math, Science & Design Technology, in Park Slope. The opportunity to work with a large student population which includes Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) and self-contained 12-1 special education classes as well as a “no boundaries” environment allowing children with physical disabilities access to all elements of the school community was to much to pass up.  I left PS 18 with a heavy heart, but have enjoyed the move and the wealth of opportunity and experience PS 10 has provided.