EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

December 2018

  June 2010

May 1994

May 1991

Ed.D.

Leadership and Innovation  

Arizona State University

Licensure

NJ Superintendent and Principal Certification        

NJEXCEL/Thomas Edison State University

Thesis 1: “A Blueprint for Blended Learning

Thesis 2: “Digital Badging for Professional Development”

M.A.T.

Secondary Education Social Science

The College Of New Jersey

B.A.

Political Science

The Pennsylvania State University

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

(August 2018 – present)

Assistant Professor, Professional and Secondary Education, East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, PA

(2000-2003)

Clinical Supervisor, University of Central Florida 

Orlando, FL

(2000-2003)

Instructor, University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

  • Serve as the Graduate Coordinator

  • Serve as the Co-Coordinator of the National Board for Professional Teaching Program

  • Instruct undergraduate, M.Ed. and Ed.D. program courses leading to teacher certification and/or administrator licensure in face to face, online, and blended formats

  • Serve on the Teacher Education Council, Faculty Development and Research Committee, Entrepreneur Committee, and One Book One Campus Committee

  • Conduct research in topics of significance to the education profession 

  • Received a Spring 2019 Faculty Research Grant 

  • Assisted interns with the development of lesson and unit plans in a variety of content areas including art, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education.

  • Acted as liaison between the off-campus participating school and the University.

  • Conducted orientation sessions for supervising teachers and student teachers. 

  • Conducted observations of student interns in the field, implementing the Clinical Supervision Model.

  • Conferred regularly during the semester with student teachers and offered encouragement, evaluated the effectiveness of their work, provided suggestions and materials, and promoted student growth in self-concept and self-evaluation. 

  • Taught SSE 3312, Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School, and SSE 4361, Social Science Instructional Analysis, to undergraduate pre-service teachers. 

  • Developed online learning modules for special education and ELL students.

EDUCATION LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

(2008-Present)

Education Consultant, Azukas Consulting

Maplewood, NJ

(2015-2018)

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Cranford Public Schools

(2011-2013)

Director of Curriculum, Office of Innovation, New York City Department of Education

New York, NY

(2002-2008)

Director of Curriculum, Principal/Instructional Leader, Teacher, The Florida Virtual School, Orlando, FL

(2012-2015)

Innovation Coordinator/Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor, Jefferson Township Public Schools,

Oak Ridge, NJ

  • Review, evaluate, and provide strategic direction regarding curriculum, student assessment, instructional design, accessibility, technological delivery, design processes, and change leadership and management for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, non-profits, and corporations.

  • Assist with the development of performance appraisal tools and professional development for teachers and school leaders.

  • Develop and advise on the implementation of personalized, competency-based, standards-aligned curriculum.

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate online course content for students and professional development for online and blended learning

  • Served as the professional development coordinator for the district, developing two intensive teacher learning cohorts on personal and blended learning. 

  • Facilitated the implementation of all district testing. 

  • Provided leadership and oversight of the curriculum design and review process. 

  • Supervised the content area supervisors and instructional coaches. 

  • Lead the development and implementation of district services including P2E (gifted and talented) and Achieve (basic skills). 

  • Developed and implemented the district mentoring program and the New Faculty Collaborative.

  • Coordinated the Professional Development School (PDS) with Seton Hall University.

  • Oversaw the district technology department and initiatives. 

  • Lead curriculum council for all district administrators.

  • Developed and directed the curriculum and instruction budget.

  • Responsible for the coordination and submission of all district grants including NCLB/ESEA.

  • Developed district partnerships with colleges and universities, non-profits, and business partners.

  • Participated in the design and implementation of the strategic plan for iLearnNYC, a 6-12 online and blended learning initiative.  

  • Responsible and accountable for developing, improving, evaluating, and procuring online curriculum aligned to standards for content and accessibility. 

  • Made key policy decisions regarding blended/online learning to support program goals.

  • Managed a $26,000,000 curriculum budget.

  • Planned and facilitated visioning process and professional development for 100 schools.

  • Facilitated the implementation of competency-based programs utilizing online curriculum.

  • Managed partnerships with 16+ different content vendors. Supported vendors with curriculum revisions to meet Common Core, accessibility, and interoperability requirements. 

  • Played a key role in the development of a customized LMS and analytics system for iLearnNYC.

  • Conducted ongoing program evaluation, participating in an extensive research study.

  • Participated in policy-making processes at the state level.

  • Implementation curriculum/accessibility changes resulting in improvement of student learning. 

  • Provided oversight of the curriculum design and review process for over 100 courses. 

  • Educated faculty in the conceptual framework of online curriculum. 

  • Oversaw the learning management system use, enhancement, and support. 

  • Coordinated delivery of FLVS courses in 12+ different learning management systems.

  • Supervised ADL Co-Lab in the implementation of 508 and SCORM interoperability standards.

  • Developed university partnerships to co-develop curriculum and develop standards for articulation to ensure smooth transitions from secondary to post-secondary online learning. 

  • Supervised 75-100 teachers across all content areas. 

  • Developed and implemented a new performance management evaluation tool.

  • Coached and promoted professional growth of teachers, overseeing personal growth plans. 

  • Developed and piloted a peer coaching program for instructors. 

  • Served as the District Special Education Coordinator.

  • Served as the Innovation Coordinator for the District representing JTPS at the state level as a part of the NJ Innovation Community. 

  • Developed and implemented a blended learning initiative to personalize student learning.

  • Oversaw the curriculum development and implementation for social studies, fine and related arts, technology, and other areas as assigned for grades K-12.

  • Certified Danielson evaluator; supervised 30 + instructors. 

  • Directed multiple departmental budgets, overseeing materials selection and purchasing.

  • Served as the hiring authority for assigned district departments. 

  • Developed and deliver district-wide professional development.

SUMMARY OF P-12 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Elementary School Teacher (3 years)

Middle School Teacher (3 years)

High School Teacher (9 years)

  • Pre-K

  • Kindergarten

  • Multi-age Grade 3, 4, and 5

  • Global Studies 7th Grade

  • Global Studies – 9th Grade

  • Comparative World Studies - 11th Grade

  • Contemporary American Problems – 12th Grade

  • The Holocaust and Human Behavior – 12th Grade

  • American Government and AP U.S. Government and Politics – 11th and 12th Grade (online)

  • United States History and AP U.S. History – 9th and 10th Grade (online)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • School Administrator/School Superintendent NJ

  • Principal Certification NJ

  • Supervisor Certification NJ

  • Teaching Certification: Social Studies 6-12 & Elementary Teaching NJ

  • National Board Teaching Certification