In my twenty plus years as a mathematics educator I have enjoyed every minute in the classroom teaching students at every level of schooling. My primary focus has been educating students at the high school and collegiate level via my role as a community college professor. The community college setting has afforded me the unique opportunity to interact with students in varying school settings, with diverse learning styles and differing ages while engaging traditional and non-traditional subject matter.
The best way to describe my teaching style would be as eclectic. I once explained to a colleague that I draw upon the teachings of the great philosophers, methodological studies of renowned researchers and the teaching technique of generations of learned educators when I stand in front of a class. Most importantly I rely on my students to guide me in providing them with what they need to be successful.
I must admit the award that touched me the most was the 2002 Faculty Advisor Award presented to me by the students from the Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for service and dedication to promoting student excellence and commitment to service in and out of the classroom.
As a student in the Yonkers, New York School District I began my education as a student of the Kindergarten Movement. If all you need to know about life is learned in "Kindergarten" then I was well prepared when I left the Freedom Daycare Center. I currently hold a Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics Education Degree from The College of New Rochelle, a Masters of Education - Mathematics from Teacher's College-Columbia University and reached ABD status, Teaching and Learning with a Focus on Mathematics Education, in the Doctor of Philosophy program at New York University - Steinhardt.
Over the years I have earned dozens of certificates in Professional Development related to college level General Education Assessment, Testing and Measuring, Institutional Research, Teaching with Technology, Online Instruction, Adjunct Mentoring and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Faculty Scholars Program.