Currently the Academic Innovations and STEM Coordinator for my district. 8 years as a 6th Grade Math and Language Arts teacher in NJ. Experienced with Basic Skills, Special Education, and Enrichment. Curriculum writer in Mathematics, Reading, and Technology plans for the district. Google Education pilot and turnkey trainer. Private tutor for K-12, including SAT Prep.
I love to engage my students in an environment that is rigorous, comforting, and entertaining. Students enjoy my classroom because I make a sincere effort to get to know them and allow them to drive the instruction in our classroom. My classroom is 1 to 1 with Google Chromebooks and it allows for students to influence the instruction and take the lead in their own learning experience.
A leader in achieving Google Reference District, Future Ready School, and NJ School to Watch. 2015-2016 Educator of the year. Rising Star Recognition for Google Education integration and staff training. Highest Student Growth Percentage in the district under most recent New Jersey evaluation procedures. Rated "Highly Effective" teacher under NJ evaluation procedures.
Graduate of King's College, PA. Master's degree in Digital Learning and Leadership through Lamar University, TX. New Jersey certified teacher Elementary K-5, Mathematics 6-8, and English Language Arts 6-8. Supervisor Certificate in NJ.
I have a wonderful wife and three beautiful children. I coach high school and youth lacrosse and enjoy being active.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Word Problems, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Mental Math, Engineering