I have two Master's degrees in Education: (1) Teachers College Columbia University (Master of Education - Education Leadership); (2) Montclair State University (Master of Arts in Teaching). I have been teaching middle school mathematics and tutoring for my school's After School Youth Development Program for the past nine years. I also started my own after school program focusing on incorporating online resources for mathematics instruction. During my tenure, I increased my school's proficiency rate on the NJ ASK, New Jersey's end-of-year standardized assessment, by over 33 percent. In 2011, I was asked to lead the implementation of our new Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program by Project Lead the Way, which is one of the leading providers of STEM education curricular programs in the country. In addition to teaching, I served as a member of the Connections to Algebraic Thinking Focus Group for my district. Our group was tasked with adjusting the middle school curriculum to better prepare students for the study of Algebra. I also completed the Emerging Leaders Program offered by the national nonprofit organization, New Leaders. The program helped strengthen my leadership and coaching skills and focused heavily on using data to drive instruction. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, rock climbing, longboarding, and skiing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Berklee College of Music - Bachelors, Film Scoring
Graduate Degree: Montclair State University - Master of Arts, Teaching
State Certified Teacher
Reading, Rock Climbing, Longboarding, Skiing, Yoga