Resume

Teaching Experience
  • Computer teacher, Heathcote School, Scarsdale Public Schools - grades K-5, 2014-present
    • Notable accomplishments:
      • Assist in maintaining Google Apps for Education (GAfE) @scarsdaleschools.org District-wide domain - every K-12th grader and all staff on GAFE
      • provide professional development around all GAfE products
      • supported transition from Novell Groupwise email client to GMail
      • implemented school-wide social media campaign based around @HeathcoteSchool handle and #heathcotepride hashtag
      • created HeathcoteTech blog & Twitter account to centralize technology information, showcase student work, and provide tutorials for students, staff and parents
  • Computer teacher & Technology Coordinator, PS 10, NYCDOE - grades K-5, 2009-2014
  • Computer teacher & Technology Coordinator, PS 18, NYCDOE - grades K-5, 2005-2009
  • Computer teacher, IS 33, NYCDOE - grades 6-8, 2003-2005
    • Notable accomplishments:
      • Set up Google Apps for Education (GAFE) @ps10.org - every 3-5th grader and all staff on GAFE (currently Super Admin for the domain
      • Developed robust social media presence for parent and community engagement: @PS10Brooklyn on Twitter (~30 teachers tweeting from classrooms) and living bulletin boards at tagboard.com/ps10bk tagboard.com/ps10sw, and tagboard.com/ps10st
      • ps10tech.blogspot.com - computer lab homepage - includes technology initiatives, curriculum outlines, student work, and resources for staff, students, and parents
      • Developed and maintain ps10ipads.wikispaces.com as a PD resource to support iPad deployment
      • Facilitate PD - GAFE (teacher-student & teacher-teacher focus), website building, blogging, social media, Chromebooks, iPad apps, and overall technology integration in lessons
      • Excellence in School Technology award winner, 2014 - New York City Dept. of Education
      • Built and maintained multiple Mac OSX labs
        • update & re-image iMacs to ensure latest OS and app versions
        • manage OSX Server with unique student accounts
          • Workgroup Manager
      • Creating and executing cross curriculum lessons, project-based plans, and yearlong technology initiatives (ps10tech.blogspot.com)
        • Cross curriculum projects include “History of the Brooklyn Bridge” and “History of the Empire State Building” research based PowerPoint presentations in the 4th and 5th grades; “What History Means to Me” MS Word documents for 2nd and 3rd grades; “What my house looks like” and “My family” KidPix writing and drawing projects for 1st grade and Kindergarten. Blogging regarding technology in grades 3-5: 
          • ps10tech.blogspot.com (previously mrcasal.blogspot.com)
        • Developing computer curriculum for both middle and elementary school levels, including Mac OS X, KidPix, Kidspiration, Inspiration, Macromedia Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Word, Keynote, Google Apps for Education, and internet searching using multiple browser platforms
      • Developing www.mrcasal.comps10ipads.wikispaces.com ps10tech.blogspot.com as instructional companions
      • Developed initiatives to assist teachers in instruction, data management & parent outreach
        • Added tutorials, blogs, and Twitter functions to computer lab site, ps10tech.blogspot.com, & ps10ipads.wikispaces.com as staff resources
        • Created & maintain ps10ipads.wikispaces.com to support iPad deployment.
        • Setup & administer Google Apps (GAFE) school-wide for communication, collaboration, tracking & analyzing student data, etc
        • Facilitated professional development sessions on Web 2.0 tools such as website building, us of blogs & wikis, online bookmarks, Twitter, etc
      • Sought and obtained grant from Dell for their TechKnow Program. Acted as lead instructor, teaching students how to build and maintain Dell PCs 
  • Adjunct Professor, Pace University, 2014-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Hunter College, 2014-present
  • Lecturer, Boston UniversitySummers 1996-1998 
    • Television Production: Institute for Television, Radio, and Film (ITRP) - Summer 1998
    • Radio Production: ITRP - Summer 1996, Summer 1997
      • Teaching Assistant, Radio Production: ITRP - Summer 1995
    • note: the program, ITRP, was rebranded and is now know as: AMP, The Academy of Media Production

    Professional Experience
    • Support administration of Google Apps for Education (GAFE) @scarsdaleschools.org as District-wide backbone for student and staff work, communication and collaboration
      • supported transition from Novell Groupwise email client to GMail
    • Implemented & administer Google Apps for Education (GAFE) @ps10.org to track and analyze student data, facilitate staff communication and collaboration, introduce students to digital publishing, online collaboration, and authentic web tools, with ongoing PD & tutorials for both staff and students
    • Developing computer curriculum for both middle and elementary school levels, including Google Apps, Chromebooks, Mac OS X, iOS and Microsoft products
    • Facilitated professional development sessions on iPads and Web 2.0 tools such as website building, use of blogs & wikis, online bookmarks, Twitter
    • Upgraded multiple instructional labs & networks
    • Technology Liaison for Region 8
    • Profession development facilitator for AppleNassau County BOCES, and SimpleK12.com
    Certifications
    • Professional
      • Google Certified Administrator, 2014
      • Google for Education Qualified - Apps + Chrome + Chromebooks, 2014
      • Common Sense Media - Graphite Certified Educator, 2014
    • New York State
      • Permanent Certification, Common Branches License
      • Initial Certification: School Based Leader
      • Professional Certification: Instructional Technology, K-12
    Presentations
    • Presented at multiple local and national educational conferences. Presentation topics have included using the iPad to create a paperless environment, social media for a transparent learning community, and using digital tools to connect staff, students, and parents.
      • ISTE 2015
      • NYCDOE School Technology Summit 2013, 2014, 2015
      • ASCD 2014 & 2015
      • FETC 2014
      • NYSCATE 2013
      • Tech & Learning's TechForum 2013
      • EdTechTeacher iPad Summit 2013
      • SimpleK12.com 2009-2015
      • Apple
      • Nassau County BOCES
    • Details of all presentations, and links to all materials on the Presentations page as well as on Slideshare.net

    Honors/Activities
    Education
    • MSEd, Educational Administration/School Based Leader (SBL), Pace University, 2008
    • MSEd, Instructional Technology, k-12, Touro College, 2006
    • MST, General Education, k-6, Pace University, 2005
    • B. S. Film & Television, Boston University, 1998

    Relevant online resources
    References
    • Available upon request