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Photographer, documentarian, educator, administrator, educational technologist, digital media arts specialist and diversity professional.

Education

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Project Zero Classroom, 2013.
  • Washington School of Photography, Bethesda, Maryland- Professional Photography Certificate IN PROGRESS
  • New School University, New York, New York. Coursework in Screenwriting, 2001
  • Erikson Institute/Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Masters of Education (M.Ed.): Human Development, 2000
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Bachelor of Arts (BA): Theater, Stage Management and Directing. 1993

Skills

Educational Technology • Curriculum Design • Educational Leadership • Organizational Leadership • Change Management • Technology Integration • Diversity • Professional Development • Teaching • Public Speaking & Presentations • Strategic Planning • Equipment and Resource Allocation • Social Media • Website Design • Enterprise Software Deployment • Team Leadership • Collaborative Curriculum Planning • Instructional Design • Multimedia • Microsoft Office • Filemaker Pro • Adobe Lightroom • Adobe Photoshop • Soccer Coach • Mac OSX Server • Parent Education • STEM Integration •Final Cut Pro • Webmaster • Mentor •

Experience

Digital Arts Teacher & Community Service Coordinator, Washington International School; Washington, DC. 2013-Present 

  • Taught Narrative Film, Documentary Film, Computer Programming and Systems to 9th and 10th Grade students.
  • CAS (Community, Action, Service) Coordinator for the International Baccalaureate Program for 11th and 12th Grade students.
  • Community Service coordinator responsible for matching students with opportunities and activities for students 9th through 12th Grade.
  • Coordinated and advised the student Press Corps for the Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference which produced on site photography,video and journalism press coverage through ongoing website updates for the 2 day student led conference.

DigiGriot,  Educational Technology Consultant, Keredding. 2011-present

  • Educational Technology consultant for charter schools and public schools in the Washington Metro Area.
  • Website creation and management for artists and small business working with Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.
  • Freelance photographer- events, maternity, portraits, food.

Curator, Redding Family. 2011-present

  • Estate management included working with The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution and Southwest Renaissance, Washington, D.C. for acquisition, organization and preservation of original recordings and personal items of Betty Carter, jazz vocalist.
  • Genealogical research with primary sources required on site research, collection and sorting of photographs and multimedia materials which included significant travel between Brooklyn, New York, Washington, D.C., Manson, North Carolina and Kansas City, Missouri.

Director of Academic Technology, Brooklyn Friends School; Brooklyn, NY.  2002-2011

  • Updated the technology infrastructure from single platform to tri-platform network (Windows, Linux and Mac OSX) for stability, increased access and educational relevancy. Coordinated targeted outsourcing for network support to increase in house help desk response time.
  • Managed annual $250K budget for technology infrastructure, equipment maintenance/repair, licensing, and professional development. Continually extended the life of existing technology infrastructure while reducing operational costs and maintaining effective upgrade cycle.
  • Created, chaired, hired and supervised interdisciplinary department for information technology, media literacy and librarians.
  • Led committee and departmental teams in organizational management to author and implement dual-component comprehensive information technology, media and information literacy curriculum for students in 3rd-12th grades with corresponding professional development for faculty and administration.
  • Designed and led on-site annual professional development for faculty and administration to increase and keep current technology skills and meaningful STEM, media literacy and technology integration.
  • Planned and facilitated the design and installation of a two-building network connecting an existing building to new construction to provide tiered VLAN for administration, faculty and student wireless access and Cisco VOIP enterprise communications integrated with individualized mobile access (smartphone/tablet) service for administrators.
  • Managed software and hardware inventory, upgrades, maintenance and trainings. Coordinated and nurtured relationships directly with Apple, Inc., Lenovo, Dell Computer and Google Education.
  • Managed enterprise software management included Mac OSX, iOS, Windows, Linux, OpenText FirstClass, PCR Educator, Haiku Learning, Eduvo Managebac (for International Baccalaureate programs), Drupal,  Joomla, WordPress and GoogleApps for Education services. Hardware deployment and server management includes Apple desktops, laptops, iPads, iPods; Dell desktops and laptops; Lenovo laptops; Android powered mobile devices, Smart Technologies Interactive Whiteboards and Polyvision Eno Interactive Whiteboards.
  • Served as clerk of the All School Technology committee; facilitated authoring of schools educational technology vision statement which led to development of a school intranet, faculty laptop cohort for peer knowledge sharing for curricular integration of information technology, full acquisition and use of available E-Rate funding, classroom websites, faculty/student multimedia blogging and structured technology and multimedia use in the Afterschool, Summer Camp and Horizons Programs.
  • Served as clerk of All School Diversity Committee; planned and led annual faculty student trip (2004-2011) to the National Association of Independent Schools(NAIS) People of Color Conference (POCC) and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). Convened and moderated community wide conversations about identity, diversity and respectful cross cultural communication.

Director of Technology, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Brooklyn, NY.1997-2002

  • Organized and chaired the school’s first technology committee to develop 3-year technology plan for infrastructure, professional development and curricular integration. Implementation of the plan included managing $150k budget, building network architecture, building the school’s first website, purchasing and managing all hardware, software and licenses.
  • Designed and taught the information technology and media literacy curriculum which emphasized socially responsible use of new media. Developed and led corresponding annual and ongoing professional development for faculty and curricular planning for technology integration into the core curriculum for grades 4th through 8th.
  • Managed hardware and software acquisition, installation and repair including Mac OSX, Windows, Filemaker databases and Keri System access card server.
  • Established several administrative roles and school programs as the school was expanding from K-4 to N-8.  I served in different job titles including Technology Coordinator (1999-2000), Technology Consultant, Director of Afterschool and Assistant Director of Summer Camp (1998-1999) and Co-Teacher in 2’s Classroom (1997-1999).
  • Managed annual $40K budget, resource allocation,  transportation, enrollment, public relations, advertising hiring and developed arts based multidisciplinary curriculum as Director of Afterschool for Montessori Afternoons Plus and Assistant Director for A Montessori Summer.

Co-Teacher & Coach, Little Red Schoolhouse and Elizabeth Irwin High School, New York, NY. 1996-1997.

  • Co-designed and taught developmentally appropriate curriculum in 5’s classroom utilizing a progressive educational framework.
  • Coached Varsity Volleyball and Middle School Soccer

Infant and Toddler Teacher, Children First (Now Bright Horizons), New York, NY. 1995-1996.

  • Designed and facilitated developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers in corporate back-up daycare.
  • Collaboratively facilitated thematic curriculum and professional development for center faculty.

Program Director, Erikson Institute/The ounce of prevention Fund, Chicago, Il. 1994-1995.

  • Designed and implemented a life-skills and pregnancy prevention program for ‘at-risk’ girls.
  • Coordinated private sector constituencies and public funding to plan program replication.

Co-Teacher & Coach, Francis W. Parker School Chicago, Il. 1993-1994.

  • Co-designed and taught developmentally appropriate curriculum in 5’s classroom utilizing a progressive educational framework.
  • Afterschool program tutor K-4th grade;  Video and Bicycling Instructor in Middle School Summer Camp.

Presentations and Professional Involvement:

  • 2011, February,  Washington, D.C.: Co-Presenter, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Annual Conference. Presentation title:  “Got Diversity? Change Your System to Better Support Your Initiatives.”
  • 2011-2010, Brooklyn, NY:  Undoing Racism Co-Facilitator, Brooklyn Friends School.  Ongoing faculty professional development focused on anti-racist work with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. (PISAB)
  • 2011-2010 New York, NY:  Facilitator. Anti-racist work with Anti-racist work with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. (PISAB) Undoing Racism Workshop; activities included co-facilitation pre and post-screening conversations as part of Brooklyn Friends School’s anti-racist initiatives including joint screening of the film “Prep School Negro” with two neighboring NYSAIS schools in March 2010.
  • 2011-2009, Brooklyn, NY: Educational Technology Consultant. Kamit Preparatory Institute.
  • 2011-2009, Brooklyn, NY: PAT African-American Celebration Planning Committee member. Brooklyn Friends School.
  • 2011-2003, New York, NY: Committee Member, New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Technology Committee. Annual work included planning and managing the NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (NEIT), Teaching with Technology Conference (TWT).
  • 2010 December, San Diego, CA: Trip Coordinator and Affinity Group Leader. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Coordinated travel plans and led group of 22 adults and 12 students. Served as Affinity Group leader in national conference. Coordinated live photo and journal blogging of conference by adult and student attendees. Coordinated, edited and directed short film about the experiences of adult and student conference attendees. Ongoing work with Student Diversity Leadership (SDLC) participants to facilitate student-led Upper School “Day of Concern” focused on issues of gender identity, sexual identity and sexual orientation.
  • 2010, March, New York, NY: Panelist for “Opening Education” Creative Commons Salon.
  • 2010, March, New York, NY: TEDxNYED selected participant. A conference examining the role of new media and technology in shaping the future of education.
  • 2010, February, New York, NY:  Committee member for Technology Needs Assessment at Nightingale-Bamford School. Asked by current Director of Technology to be part of a team of IT Directors to conduct an informal technology-focused self-study to assess strengths and/or weaknesses of infrastructure, curricular program, operations and organizational structure.
  • 2009 December, Denver, CO:  Trip Coordinator and Affinity Group Leader. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Coordinated travel plans and led group of 16 adults and 6 students. Served as Affinity Group leader in national conference. Coordinated live photo and journal blogging of conference by adult and student attendees. Coordinated, edited and directed short film about the experiences of adult and student conference attendees. Ongoing work with Student Diversity Leadership (SDLC) participants to facilitate student-led Upper School “Day of Concern” focused on issues of racial, ethnic and religious identity.
  • 2009, February, Chicago, IL: Presenter, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Annual Conference. Presentation title:  “Listen to Your Living History, Faculty of Color can be your GPS.”
  • 2008, December, New Orleans, LA: Presenter and Trip Coordinator. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Presentation title:  “From Student to Faculty Member, Growing Up with Independent Schools.” Coordinated travel plans and led group of 16 adults and 6 students. Coordinated, edited and directed short film about the experiences of adult and student conference attendees.
  • 2008, June, Brooklyn, NY: Organizer and Host. Google Learning Academy for New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST) in coordination with Computer Using Educators (CUE)
  • 2007, February, New York, NY: Technology lead, Re-evaluation Accreditation Committee for Trinity School. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • 2007, December, Boston, MA: Trip Coordinator and Affinity Group Leader. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Coordinated travel plans and led group of 20 adults and 6 students. Served as Affinity Group leader in national conference. Coordinated, edited and directed short film about the experiences of adult and student conference attendees. Ongoing work with Student Diversity Leadership (SDLC) participants to facilitate student-led Upper School “Day of Concern” focused on student chosen diversity topics.
  • 2006, December, Seattle, WA : Trip Coordinator and Affinity Group Leader. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Coordinated travel plans and led group of 12 adults and 6 students. Served as Affinity Group leader in national conference. Coordinated, edited and directed short film about the experiences of adult and student conference attendees. Ongoing work with Student Diversity Leadership (SDLC) participants to facilitate student-led Upper School “Day of Concern” focused on student chosen diversity topics.
  • 2006, October, Camden, ME: Sun Microsystems Education Fellow and Panelist.(video podacst available) Pop!Tech 2006 Dangerous Ideas.
  • 2005, December, Dallas, TX: Trip Coordinator and Affinity Group Leader. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Coordinated travel plans and led group of 10 adults and 6 students. Served as Affinity Group leader in national conference. Coordinated, edited and directed short film about the experiences of adult and student conference attendees. Ongoing work with Student Diversity Leadership (SDLC) participants to facilitate student-led Upper School “Day of Concern” focused on student chosen diversity topics.
  • 2005, April, New York, NY: Technology lead, Evaluation Accreditation Committee for Lycee Francais. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • 2005, June, New York, NY: Panelist, Administrators of Color in Independent Schools. Collegiate Summer Teacher’s Institute (CSTI).
  • 2005, November, Ramallah, Palestine: Production Manager and Project Co-Facilitator for student documentary, “Two Students, Two Schools” about two Muslim students who both attend Quaker schools- one in Brooklyn, NY and one in Ramallah, Palestine.
  • 2005, October, Rensselaerville, NY: Faculty, Beginning Teacher’s Institute (BTI). New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • 2005-2004, New York, NY: Co-President, New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST). Led negotiations for NYCIST purchasing consortium with Apple Computer, Inc., Dell Computer, Inc and CDWG.com.
  • 2005-2003, New York, NY. Steering Committee Member and Webmaster, People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS)
  • 2004, December, Miami, FL: Co-Presenter and Affinity Group Leader. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Presentation title:  “Diversity and Technology: Facing Common Challenges.”
  • 2004, October, Rensselaerville, NY: Faculty, Beginning Teacher’s Institute (BTI). New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • 2004, June, New York, NY: Panelist, Technology in Independent Schools. Collegiate Summer Teacher’s Institute (CSTI).
  • 2004, June, Connecticut: Faculty, Teaching with Technology Summer Program. Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • 2004, March, Montreal, QC, Canada: Co-Presenter, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Annual Conference. Presentation title:  “Diversity and Technology: Best Practices for Curriculum and Cultural Integration.”
  • 2003, December, Honolulu, HI: Co-Presenter. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color in Independent Schools, (POCC) Annual Conference. Presentation title:  “Diversity and Technology: Best Practices for Curriculum and Cultural Integration.”
  • 2003, November, New Paltz, NY: Presenter, Managers of Information Technology Conference.
  • 2003, June, Connecticut: Faculty, Teaching with Technology Summer Program. Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • 2000, New York, NY: Presenter, American Montessori Society (AMS) Annual Conference.

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