EDUCATION:    
     Ph.D. Computer Technology in Education (DCTE)

     Nova Southeastern University, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
     Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1/2013)
Dissertation: A qualitative investigation of the nature of candidates’ experience of attrition in a technology oriented limited-residency doctoral program. 
       - Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

     SAS (School Administrator Supervisor) New York State Education Department, Sept/05

     SDA (School District Administrator) New York State Education Department, Sept/05

     Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Leadership, May/05
     GPA: 4.0
     St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
     

     Master of Arts in Administration, Aug /04
     GPA: 4.0
     St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
     

     Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Secondary Program, Aug/94
     Suma Cum Laude, GPA 4.0
     Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
     
     Certificate in Telecommunications, June/91
     GPA 4.0
     State University of New York at Buffalo.
 
   
     B.S., Computer Information Systems, Dec/90
     B.S. Cum Laude, GPA 3.568
     State University of New York at Buffalo.      

     A.S., Information Systems Management, June/89
     Highest Honors Graduate, GPA 3.909
     Burlington County College, Pemberton, New Jersey.

EXPERIENCE:

District Administrator, Indian River Central School District Jan/14 - Present

Responsible for planning, managing and evaluating the K-5 curriculum and K-12 math curriculum.  Responsible for the improvement of instruction, and both short and long range planning for continued student academic success, and articulation of instructional and student service programs throughout the district.  Works as a member of the Superintendent’s Administrative staff reporting to the Assistant Superintendent.

  • Planning, designing, organizing and assessing the District’s curriculum, staff development, instructional technology, and assessments through collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent to assure a comprehensive, articulated curriculum and instruction program aligned with District goals and New York State laws and standards 
  • Providing leadership for staff development and in service training of K through grade 5
  • Providing leadership for staff development and in service training of math K through grade 12
  • Directing the implementation and evaluation of K through grade 5 programs
  • Supervising, supporting, and evaluating instructional staff K through grade 5
  • Coordinating the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program
Responsible for Human Resources / Negotiations / Staff PD
  • Negotiated APPR, Teacher and CSEA contracts as well as district office employee’s salary and contracts (5 district office administrators). Conducted observations and evaluations of district employees. Ensured the district’s UPK grant was in NYS compliance: monitored UPK staffing and student absences; reported budget, attendance and student academic results to NYSED. Created and led curriculum councils. Conducted continuing professional development for the district’s academic coaches. Monitored and edited the District’s Human Resource Website as well as the Curriculum and Instruction Website. Assisted in the startup of BoardDocs (a program that keeps track of all BOE agenda’s, minutes, approvals, policies and history.)

  • Created and implemented MOAs for both Teacher and CSEA contracts as needed. Created and implemented Counseling Memorandums as necessary. Investigated staff difficulties and disciplined as required. Initiated the startup of AESOP. Maintained the AESOP database. Created an employee states-tracking spreadsheet to keep track of all vacancies, postings, applicants, interviews, hires, and BOE approval dates. Conducted interviews for a variety of faculty and staff positions. Implemented the new employee, new teacher, and substitute orientations. Conducted staff, teacher and substitute interviews continually throughout the year and ensured proper credentials (680 staff, 280 subs). Regularly reviewed evaluations. Communicated concerns and worked closely with school lawyers. Designed and implemented the web-based substitute application. Created and modified job descriptions as necessary. Addressed inquiries regarding hiring activity. Consultant on personnel issues and organizational development. Worked with CBA to create electronic observation processes through OASYS. Assisted with JUUL agreement documentation. Offered professional development to office staff to assist with AESOP, MLP and Google. Monitored and edited the District’s Human Resource Website. Created an HR newsletter.

Teacher Education Program Coordinator / General Studies Program Coordinator / Visiting Instructor,  St. Lawrence University Jan/13 – Jan/14

Coordinator for the Teacher Education Certification and Non-Certification programs (Grad and Undergrad) 
Coordinator for the Graduate General Studies Program 
TEAC Accreditation Coordinator (Re-Accreditation May 2013)
TPA Coordinator, LiveText Coordinator, and NYSED Liaison 
Annual advising load of approx. 20-30 masters level students in education  
Annual teaching load of 6 undergrad and graduate level courses

Tech Prep Coordinator, St. Lawrence University, Aug/10 - Jan/14: St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Maintain an effective link between St. Lawrence University and Massena Central High School. Teach two courses that are aligned with the Tech Prep philosophy and that have students who work directly with the Massena tech prep students and the businesses. Instruct the graduate students with valuable coursework and opportunities for real-world teaching experiences.

Education Professor, St. Lawrence University, Aug/02-Jan/14: St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

    Curricular:

    Undergraduate:

EDUC 203 Contemporary Issues in Education
MATH 110 Principles of Mathematics
EDUC 301 Principles of Teaching in the Secondary Schools
EDUC 348 Inquiry into Math and Science Teaching
EDUC 410/590 Math Methods
EDUC 479 Independent Study
SLU Fellowship Adviser/ McNair Adviser
SLU Travel Research Grant Adviser

    Graduate:

EDUC/EDPS/EDAD 504 Technology Application in Public School
EDUC 530 Constructivist Practices
EDUC 566 Special Topis Web 2.0 Online Curriculum Development
EDUC 573 Teaching and Learning in the Public School
EDUC 576 Independent Study

    Extra Curricular:

Coordinator for the Teachers and Students Partnership Program
۰ Supervised and Evaluated Teachers and Student Teachers according to the NYS Teaching Standards
۰ Placed students with cooperating teachers
۰ Worked with teachers on curriculum development for all disciplines
۰ Worked with teachers and student teachers on violence prevention and SAVE (Safe Schools against Violence in Education act)
Created the Bell-Ringer lesson plan model (created in cooperation with Jerry Peters)
Constructivist Conference St. Lawrence University Team Member for 12 years
Consultant Teacher for the Teachers Learning Center/BOCES
Math Partnership Grant Participant/BOCES
Student Achievement through Effective Leadership (SAtEL)
Student Achievement through Effective Leadership/Administrator Professional Development

Reviewer, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Sousse, Tunisia. Feb, 2010.

Clinical Faculty, SUNY Potsdam Secondary Education Department, Aug/07-Aug/09: SUNY Potsdam, NY

    Curricular:

Academic Advisor
Faculty Senate Representative for the Education Department

    Undergraduate:

SECD 210 Computer Applications in Middle and Secondary School Education
SECD 316 Teach/Media in Middle and Secondary School Math
SECD 470 Teaching Math in Secondary School                       SECD 490 Practicum
SECD 455 Student Teaching Middle/Junior High
SECD 456 Student Teaching Senior High

    Graduate:

GRED 534 Teach/Media in Middle and Secondary School Math
GRED 569 Teaching Math in Secondary School             GRED 579 Practicum
GRED 608 Advanced Secondary Mathematics Education
GRED 670 Culminating Experience
GRED 677 Development and Learning for Teachers
GRED 694 Student Teaching Middle/Junior High
GRED 697 Student Teaching Senior High

    Extra Curricular:

Organized and accompanied a group of Secondary Education Mathematics Student Teachers to the Statewide AMTNYS Conference
Helped organize and taught at the local MST Conference
Organized the purchase of and training for a Smart Board and Airliner for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science classroom in Satterlee Hall.
Currently serving as an alternate representative for Secondary Education to the Faculty Senate.
Currently advising for 33 education students
Authored the mission statement for the Center of Excellence
Consultant Teacher for the Teachers Learning Center/BOCES
VEX Grant Principal Investigator in cooperation with Clarkson University
Created an online course GRED 677 Development and Learning for Teachers

Mathematics/Computer Teacher, Aug/96-June/07 Heuvelton Central School, Heuvelton, NY.

Organized and accompanied a group of Secondary Education Mathematics Student Teachers to the Statewide AMTNYS Conference
Helped organize and taught at the local MST Conference
Organized the purchase of and training for a Smart Board and Airliner for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science classroom in Satterlee Hall.
Currently serving as an alternate representative for Secondary Education to the Faculty Senate.
Currently advising for 33 education students
Authored the mission statement for the Center of Excellence
Consultant Teacher for the Teachers Learning Center/BOCES
VEX Grant Principal Investigator in cooperation with Clarkson University
Created an online course GRED 677 Development and Learning for Teachers

    Curricular:

9th - 12th grade mathematics through implementation of:
۰      learning centers
۰      cooperative learning strategies
۰      mathematical manipulatives with constructivist approach
۰      Pioneered the AP program at Heuvelton Central School
۰      Instructed over the Distance Learning Network Sept/98 – Jun/00
AP C++ Computer Programming
AP Calculus
      
    Extra Curricular:

Cooperative Teacher for St. Lawrence University and SUNY at Potsdam Student Teachers
Cooperative Teacher for St. Lawrence University and SUNY at Potsdam Pre-Student Teachers
Coach "New York Math League” competition team
Teacher Mentor for new Heuvelton Teachers
Junior/Senior Class Advisor
Chess Club Co-Advisor
Model Rocket Club Co-Advisor
Math/Technology Club Advisor       

    Community:

Youth Group Leader, Free Association Church of Pierrepont, NY Aug/97 - Present
Volunteer Speaker for High School Poetry Class
Volunteer Speaker for Constructivist Class

    Awards:

New York Finalist for the Presidential Award
Radio Shack National Teacher Award Recipient
Reynolds’ Metal Excellence in Teaching Award
Who’s Who in American Teachers
Teachers and Students Partnership Program Grant
Cooperating Teacher of the Year, St. Lawrence University
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society
 
Educational Consultant, Curriculum Alignment K-12, Mathematics, Teaching Strategies, Apr/96 – Present

Consultant Teacher, BOCES, Apr/05 – Present

۰      Created and implemented a six day WebQuest Workshop for Mathematics Teacher associated with the  Math Partnership Grant
۰      Created and implemented 2 day workshops on Math Problems of the Week.
۰      Created and implemented 5 day workshops on Changing to Algebra, Geometry and Trig.

Consultant Teacher, Teachers Learning Center, Apr/00 – Present

۰      Created and implemented an Advanced Placement Calculus three-day workshop for three counties
۰      Created and implemented Math A in Motion workshop conducted yearly
۰      Created and implemented Math B in Motion workshop conducted yearly
۰      Planned and Implemented North Country’s Mathematics Teachers Conference, Mar/02
۰      Presented three workshops at the North Country’s Math Teachers Conference, Mar/02 - Present
۰      TI Graphing Calculators Workshop, St. Lawrence Lewis BOCES, Oct/00
۰      Carousel Teaching Strategy Workshop, Staff Development Day, Apr/00
۰      Consultant Teacher, Gouverneur Central School, Aug/00 - Aug/01
۰      Taught beginning teachers how to write lesson plans
۰      Taught beginning teachers how to use the TI Graphing Calculator
۰      Taught beginning teachers how to teach using the constructivist approach

Adult Education Teacher, SUNY at Potsdam, Fall/Spring 98 – 00

۰      Quicken: Stocks, Banking and Business Accounting
۰      Microsoft Word for Beginners

Odyssey Day Care Center, Aug/04 – Present: Canton, NY

Administrator of a New York State licensed group day care/pre-school center with five employees.
۰      State Data Reporting and Analysis
۰      State Health and Immunization Reporting
۰      Food Program and Menu Reporting
۰      Planned and Coordinated Professional Development with a multidisciplinary approach
۰      Negotiated Contracts for Salary and Benefits 

Mathematics/Computer Teacher, Aug/94-May/95: Janitell Junior High School, Colorado Springs, CO.

7th - 9th grade mathematics
9th grade Q-BASIC computer programming
Coached "Math Counts" competition team

Volunteer for the American Red Cross, Jan/91-Dec/91: Naples Italy.
Programmed IBM systems in the Information Systems Department at the Naples Naval Hospital.    

Computer Information Systems Specialist, Aug/85-June/87: United States Air Force, Tyndall AFB, FL.
Programmed Radar Towers and Satellites to detect foreign aircraft entering into the Continental United States, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

     Programs:   

TI Graphing Calculator, TI Graph Link, TI Navigator, Inspiration, Enable, Correl, MS-Word,
Power Point, Excel, Access, Outlook, Geometers Sketchpad, FrontPage for Web Site Building and WebQuests, ARCSoft, , Publisher, Movie Maker, DivX, Google SketchUP, FileZilla, TI-SmartView, TI-Graphic Calculators, Smart Board, Sympodium, Fathum…

 Computer Languages:  

COBOL, Fortran, Assembler, SQL, JOVIAL, Basic, Q-Basic, D. Base III, C++.
National Counsel of Mathematics Teachers (NCTM)
Association of MAthematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS)
College Board (AP Central)
Association for Computing Machinery
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Google for Educators Group
EduCause
Tapped In
Classroom 2.0
Teachers 2.0
School 2.0
K12 Online Conference


GRANTS:

IRCSD Rep, Teaching is the Core, Sept, 2014 - Aware amount:$115,000

Project Principle Investigator. New York State Education Department. Duration: May 1, 2008 - October 31, 2008. Project Title: Summer Institutes for Teachers in Mathematics and Science. Level 2 Lego/Vex Curriculum Development Workshop. Co-PI's Jim Carroll (Clarkson University), Ed Harcourt (St. Lawrence University), Glenn Simonelli (SUNY Potsdam). Award amount: $98,319.

DIVERSITY:

Nationality: I am an American melting pot consisting of 50% English, 25% Scottish, and 25% Chikamaka Cherokee Indian. The Chikamaka Indians, of which my grandmother was full blooded, were taught to deny their heritage and not pass down their traditions. Their success in remaining hidden came at the cost of never mentioning outside of family (clan) who they were, never sharing in national Native American concerns and never reaping the few benefits of being Native American. Remaining hidden in small isolated communities helped the Chikamakas retain their lands, since according to the Federal Government and historians they were all dead. Later government programs like Urban Relocation did not affect them at all as they were not a federally recognized tribe, nor were state or regional officials able to enforce these rulings on Indians they did not know about.  My son and daughter are 12.5% Chikamaka Cherokee Indian and 25% Apache Indian registered with Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation near Pecos in New Mexico. I know a lot about my tribal roots, my childrens’ tribal roots in addition to my English and Scottish lineage. I am proud of my heritage, and proud to claim ancestry to the second signer of the Declaration of Independence, Josiah Bartlet.
 
Cultural: I have lived in several different areas of the United States, and Italy. I have traveled through the United States, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, and Africa. My diverse cultural experiences would be a great benefit for an organization that was concerned about the diversity training for their students.        

 

REFERENCES

References provided upon request