The Ed Tech Champions
Profile: My name is Tulay Altin. I earned my MS in TESOL from the City College of New York. I have been teaching ESL at Union County College and CUNY. I have always been interested and intrigued by the technological advancements in art and education.
Profile: My name is Joanna Antoniou. I'm a proud undergrad alum of University of Maryland, College Park. I earned my Masters in Educational Technology from Montclair State University in 2008. Currently, I am the Supervisor of Educational Technology in Passaic Public Schools. In the past, I've been a math teacher and technology coach, all in the same district.
Profile: My name is Michael and I received my bachelor's degree in Business Management and my M.B.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership from New Jersey City University. I've been working in and out of the music industry for the last 10 years or so, and most recently have been a teacher's assistant to Dr. John Laski at the NJCU School of Business for almost 2 years.
Social Media: Twitter: @Marbitblit; Linkedin
Profile: My name is Samantha and I have been an 8th grade English Language Arts and ESL teacher for six years. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching from Monmouth University. I serve on Learning Forward, NJ, a professional learning organization that encourages teacher leadership, and am a regional mentor for ELA teachers with the National Council for Teachers of English.
Social Media: Twitter: @SamanthaBahna
Profile: My name is John and I hold a BA in English from William Paterson University, an MFA in Poetry from The New School, and a MEd in Professional Counseling, also from WPU. I started my life in education teaching English at School #5 in Paterson, NJ. I then moved on to teaching at Bergen Tech High School, and for the last 9 years I've been the Writing Center Supervisor at Bergen Community College. Along the way I've been an adjunct professor of English at Passaic County Community College and teach Human Relations at Berkeley College. I'm also a Board Certified, Licensed Associate Counselor in NJ and work a few hours a week as an adolescent psychotherapist at a Bergen County mental health clinic.
Social Media: Twitter: @jfindura
Profile: My name is Judith and I am presently working in the field of Health Education as a Health Educator. I predominately go to elementary schools, community venues i.e churches , senior centers, etc. to conduct programs on preventative health and wellness. I received my Masters in Community Health Education at NJCU.
Profile: I'm Andrea and I'm from Bridgeport, CT. I'm an elementary teacher for Hartford Public Schools. I have been teaching for 6 years. I also serve as a TEAM Mentor for Hartford Public Schools. I have a BA in Psychology from Quinnipiac, MA in Psychology from CCSU, MS in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and I just finished coursework for an Admin Certification.
Social Media: Instagram: got_gomez; Twitter: @got_gomez
Profile: My name is Deborah, but please call me Debbie. I'm currently a Professor of ESL at Union County College in Elizabeth. I've been teaching ESL for close to 30 years. I have a BA in French Language and Literature and an MA in TESOL from Rutgers University and an MA in Educational Technology from NJCU. I'm really interested in how ESL or second language learners can use technology to aid in learning a language or for self-study.
Social Media: Twitter: @weedidy65 , LinkedIn
Profile: My name is Joshua and I'm I am a father, husband, and life-long learner and passionate educator, in that order of priority :-). Professionally, I serve as the Executive Director for Educational Technology and Computer Science with the Newark Public Schools. Previously, I served as the Chief Innovation Officer with the NJ Department of Education where I led the state-wide Future Ready - NJ initiative as well as the revision of our technology standards.
Profile: My name is Justine and I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BS in Chemistry and Secondary Education followed by a Masters in Education with a Concentration in Technology at Augustana University. I have been working at Heritage Middle School in Livingston for the past three years as a Science Teacher, teaching both chemistry and physics to 8th graders. I also coach Science Olympiad for 6th-8th graders.
Social Media: LinkedIn
Profile: My name is Damiano. My background is in education and technology, with a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Technology. I am a career and technical education coordinator at the Brooklyn STEAM Center. I manage the CTE portfolio of the school's five programs, to ensure that they are highly relevant and rigorous. In addition, I co-teach the Computer Science & Information Technology pathway, as well as manage the workplace learning opportunities for students.
Profile: I’m Jacquelyn, and I also answer to Jackie. I am an Alumni of Jersey City State College 97’ and NJCU Fall 02’. I have a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Criminal Justice. I was as a Senior Merchandiser at J.C. Penny’s, NJCU O.S.P. Junior/Senior Counselor/Recruiter, and Service Learning Coordinator at University Academy Charter H.S. in Jersey City. While on-campus I participated in various activities, Co- founder of a sorority and Non-profit Youth Organization, NJCU Alumni Association committee, Tower Yearbook, mentor of students in B.A.A.F.S.S.O. Umoja Mentoring program, Project S.T.A.R.T., Graduate Student Scholar and served on the Graduate Advisory Board.
Profile: My name is Brooke Rothwell. I live in North Carolina and I'm currently a first grade teacher. I currently hold a Masters Degree in Elementary Mathematics with an add-on license in Computer Education. I am also called on as the assistant to our Media Specialist. I take part in a leadership role by participating on our School Media and Technology Committee. I have been teaching for 19 years.
Profile: My name is Tammy Underwood-Daniel. I have been teaching for 14 years as an elementary school special education teacher at Paul Robeson Community School in New Brunswick, NJ. I have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Caldwell University, a Post Bachelor Teacher Certification from Bloomfield University, and a BS from Rider University in Business Administration.
Social Media: Facebook
Profile: My name is Steven. I am an auditor at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. I have an undergraduate degree in Economics, a Master's in Cyber Security, and am currently an adjunct professor at Saint Peter's University.