True wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.  Confucius

I do not teach anyone I only provide the environment in which they can learn. ― Albert Einstein

I’m a big believer in the necessity of continuous learning, the benefits of collaboration, the power behind finding our passions, and the importance of engaging, empowering and supporting all educators and all students to navigate today’s environment.

Underlying all of this is the understanding that learning to strategically use language is the most important skill we can all learn.


Current Leadership Roles

  • K-12 Supervisor for Learning, Development & Professional Growth for the Garnet Valley School District
  • District Federal Programs/Title I Coordinator

 

Current Teaching Roles

  • Senior Adjunct Faculty–University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education: Penn Literacy Network

 

Instructional Design Experience

  • Official U.S. Dept of Education #GoOpen District- infusing Open Educational Resources into our Curriculum Cycle
  • PA Standards & Common Core Standards Aligned Curriculum Frameworks and Units
  • Understanding by Design Curriculum & Instructional Unit Frameworks
  • Pennsylvania Learns- Apple iTunes U Resources & PA Standards Aligned Instructional Frameworks

 

Past Experience

  • K-12 District Instructional Staff Development Specialist–Literacy and Technology
  • 09-12 High School English Language Arts Teacher–Academic, Inclusion, Honors, AP Levels
  • K-12 District Head Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse Coach
  • 06-08 Middle School Staff Development Specialist–Content Area Literacy
  • 06-08 Middle School English Language Arts Teacher–7th and 8th Grades

 

Certifications

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Certification-Administrative I: Principal K-12
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Certification-Instructional II Certificate: English 7th-12th

 

Education

  • K-12 Administrative I Certificate, Cabrini College – Radnor, PA (2012)
  • Master of Science in Organization Development and Leadership, St. Joseph’s University– Philadelphia, PA (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education , Boston College – Chestnut Hill, MA (1998)

 

Professional Organizations

  • (ASCD) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • (DCRC) Delaware County Reading Council
  • (IRA) International Reading Association
  • (ISTE) International Society for Technology in Education
  • (KSRA) Keystone State Reading Association
  • (NCTE) ŸNational Council for Teachers of English
  • (PASCD) Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

 

In the News & Around the World

  • Link to Article– Our District work around #GoOpen & Open Education Resources (OER) 2017
  • Link to Article– Council of Chief State School Officers publication on our adoption of the PA Core Standards 2016
  • Link to Newsletter– Delaware Valley Region of PASCD Newsletter, “Teacher Choice and Teacher Voice in Professional Learning” 2016
  • Link to Article– Apple/PA Department of Education Pennsylvania Learns Project Launch 2014
  • Link to Article– Blue Bell Rotary Club Educator of the Year Award 2011
  • Link to Presentation– Global Education Conference Colllabo:The Q&A Community for Educators 2011
  • Link to Article– Ambler Gazette Citizen of the Week 2010
  • Link to Radio ShowThe National High School Coaches Association Interview (10 min mark) 2010

Blue Bell Rotary Club Educator of the Year Award 2011