Endorsements

Qualifications

  • language arts teacher, 33 years, Niskayuna Central Schools

  • named "Google Apps For Education Certified Trainer" by Google, July 2011
  • named "Google Apps For Education K-12 Regional Leader- Eastern States & Eastern Canadian Provinces" by Google, March 2011
  • named "Google Certified Teacher" by Google, February 2007
  • Smithsonian Laureate Award, April 2001 - exemplary use of technology in education; nominated by Steven Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, Inc.

  • named "Apple Distinguished Educator" by Apple Computer, Inc., September 2000
  • member of NYSCATE Select Speakers' Bureau, November 2001
  • inducted into the NYS Academy for Teaching & Learning, Statewide Peer Review, June 2002
  • qualified to deliver computer instruction on both Mac and PC platforms
     (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 2007; Apple OS 9, OS X)
  • keynote addresses: statewide conferences, school districts, organizations - motivate educators to use information technology
  • presentations: national, statewide, and regional conferences
  • staff development: training educators in technology applications, and integration into curricula
  • staff development: school administrators, educators, public/school librarians
  • developed tutorials for ADOBE's "Go Live" webpage authoring software
  • helped author "21st Century Learning Collection" done by Apple Distinguished Educators for the Apple Learning Interchange
  • developed curriculum for Apple Computer, Inc.
  • developed curriculum for Google; curriculum hosted on "Google Apps Lesson Plans For Educators".

  • taught for Apple Teacher Institute, UCLA & Univ. of British Colombia
  • worked with Microsoft software managers
  • workshop and conference presenter for Apple Computer; "Apple Exhibit Area"
    NYSCATE, MassCUE, CECA

  • conference presenter for Google; "Google Teaching Booth"
    NECC 2009, ISTE 2011

  • published by ISTE in NETS Publication for Educators & Retool Your Schools

  • community leader for America Online, moderator of Bookshare & Technology Boards & host of educator chat room in education forum

  • Master Teacher of Technology for NY Wired Collaborative Grant

  • Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, technology inservice courses & workshops for educators

  • Model Schools, technology inservice courses & workshops for educators

  • feature presenter at statewide educational conferences - topics: Internet, connecting classrooms with the WWW, technology integration for classrooms, multimedia solutions, Standards based technology lessons, Best Practices in K-12 classrooms, technology, students, and learning, and various software products

  • nominated for Disney's American Teacher Award, 2001
  • received WNYT's Educator of Excellence Award, 2001
  • WEB master for school WEB page since 1994
  • WEB master for Niskayuna Teachers' Association, WEB page
  • member of Niskayuna CSD's K-12 Technology CORE Team
  • integration of technology & NYS Learning Standards into curriculum
  • use of classroom WEB page for home/school connections; developed and maintained with students
  • received awards from: ComputerWorld Honors, United States Navy, United States House of Representatives, New York State Senate, and Schenectady County Legislature