I have a Master's in Educational Technology from Teachers College,
a Bachelor's in Art History & Classics from The Johns Hopkins University,
and a strong desire to work at St. Luke's!
In fact, I was so excited by your job post for
that I decided to build this entire website to get your attention!
(I recently taught myself Bootstrap)
I began my tech career five years ago, when I became Platform Manager for our Whipple Hill-hosted site. I have developed and streamlined the platform significantly since then: I built all of the school's current schedule, attendance, grading, and course structures; I designed report cards and transcripts for PK-12, including both standard and assessment styles; and I created dozens of custom lists for colleagues across all departments. I have recorded tutorial videos for faculty and parents, I have trained faculty, staff, and admins to make use of the platform's various back-end functions, and I serve as primary contact for all parent-and student-related Whipple Hill concerns. I perform our annual enrollment for grades PK-12 and handle all course changes during the course of the year.
Graphic Arts Studio
RebelVision TV Studio
The RebelVision studio was born out of reclaimed space that used to be taken up by a large, unwieldy server rack. I migrated all necessary equipment to a compact mini-rack in a different building (see Network), freeing up the space to become the control room for our various weekly broadcasts. I also managed to retire a number of large, loud old servers that were lumbering along from a prior era. Score!
Backup & Disaster Recovery
Wireless Tuning & Heat Mapping
I created detailed heat maps of our three buildings, so I could deploy our wireless access points in the most effective manner. I also custom tuned every AP in order to minimize the interference felt between classrooms.
Digital Asset Management
According to my parents, when I was young I used to say, "I'll never be a teacher!" Presumably this was because they were both teachers. Turns out I was wrong.
I started tutoring in college, working both with my peers and underserved Baltimore school kids. I loved it so much that I applied to be an elementary co-teacher in Greenwich. From there I landed in Saddle River, where I have had great fun teaching Latin, Geometry, and Statistics — all while serving as Platform Manager.
In my role as Platform Manager I have taught our faculty how to design and maintain course pages, create grade books, roll over course material, use Official Notes and Message to communicate with students and parents, and perform all sorts of grade calculations.
As Network Admin and all-around Tech Guru, I have helped faculty and staff with a smorgasbord of skills, such as video editing, 3D printing, Google apps, Excel, and Smart Notebook.
As a lifelong learner, I recognize how fortunate I am to live in a time when information acquisition and self-teaching is easier than ever before in human history.
OK, not really.
Your school looks like an outstanding place to work.
Your mission, tech initiatives, and all around ethos
represent everything I want in a school community.
Feel free to contact me: