Dover, Delaware 19901
|To secure a teaching position in the
field(s) of Technology Education and/or Visual Art with the flexibility
and encouragement to integrate Educational Technology in the delivery of
the required curriculum.
1994 to Present
Dover Air Force Base Middle School,
Current position is comprised of a
part-time position in Technology Education for the eighth grade and
Visual Art for grades six, seven, and eight.
The Technology Education curriculum encourages student
investigation at modular workstations with explorations in materials,
structures, mechanisms, drawing/documentation, pneumatics/hydraulics,
electricity, computer animation, desktop publishing, robotics,
biotechnology, environmental concerns, and 3-D graphic imaging.
Utilizing critical thinking/problem solving strategies, the
curriculum integrates Science/Math/Technology concepts across all
disciplines as well as provides for multimedia applications.
Students meet and exceed competences through the acquisition of
curriculum within the modular Technology Lab using the unique
combination of synergistic System Modules and teacher-created modular
studies tailored to address student demands.
Emphasis in authentic assessment of
student work includes checking for explicit learning outcomes in
written, spoken, and drawn documentation, namely student portfolios;
students are further encouraged to complete reflective writing exercises
after individual sessions and modular encounters.
Interdisciplinary units are continuously being established and
revised to meet existing Content Standards/Performance Indicators at the
District, State, and National levels.
One particular instructional module for the Dover Air students
includes: Planning and Designing an American History Theme Park complete
with amusement park rides, vendor stations, games, accommodations, etc.;
Roller Coaster History and Design; and Math/ Physics Investigations for
all rides with culminating field trip to neighboring theme parks.
Visual Art lessons naturally progress
throughout the three grade levels beginning with the review of the
Elements and Principals of Art, graphic design techniques, and
History of Art/Artists, Multicultural studies, Animation
Techniques, Portrait Study and Perspective Rendering complete the
exploratory sequence. Students
in all Visual Art classes are encouraged to participate in local, state,
and national competitions/exhibits for their Design component.
Recent award recipients at the state and national levels include:
National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, US Savings Bond Poster
Contest, Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design, Delaware Coalition for Clean
Air Calendar Contest, and International LIONS Club Peace Poster Design.
Wesley College - Center for Adult Studies, New Castle, Delaware
Microcomputer Applications instructor for Wesley College's accelerated adult education program in Business Administration. Current course offering satisfies a requirement in the Bachelor Degree Program, and provides students with insight in the integration, function, and purpose of the Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office 2000 in the business environment.
The College of New Jersey,
Ewing, New Jersey
Curriculum developer and teacher trainer
for two National Science Foundation grant projects: Project UPDATE
(Updating the Practices of Design and Technology Education) and CD&E
(Children Designing and Engineering).
Develop, test, and evaluate CLUs (Contextual Learning Units) for
age/content appropriateness in the delivery of Science/Math/Technology
concepts across the curriculum. Utilize
Authentic Assessment strategies to measure documented evidence of
desired outcomes in the following: Design Process, Drawing Techniques,
S/M/T Concepts, Model Construction, and Self- Assessment/Reflection.
Partnerships established with area industries encourage students
to explore real-world opportunities as they investigate open-ended
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, New York, New York
Curriculum developer and graphic
designer for ASMEs Engineering in the Middle School Classroom
project: IDEAS (Integrated Design Engineering Activity Series).
Work with engineers nationwide to develop ten lessons integrating
Math, Science and Technology Teaching Standards with real-world
engineering problems. Each
three-level lesson includes specific details for the context and
required materials/procedures as well as additional resources for
teachers and students. Final
publishing to book and web formats.
Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New
|1980 to 1992||Prior employment history as an engineer encompasses several architectural, construction, and engineering facilities as: Tasso Katselas & Associates (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Palmer Products/Graphics (Pittsburgh/New Castle, Pa.); Rockwell International (New Castle); Giordano Construction (New Wilmington, Pa.); and Joseph St. Jean, Architect (New Castle, Pa.).|
6/98 to Present
University of Delaware,
Master of Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology
- GPA 4.00/4.00
|1998 to 1999||
The College of New Jersey,
Ewing, New Jersey
Technology Education Teacher
Certification K-12 - GPA 4.00/4.00
|1991 to 1994||
Slippery Rock University,
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art,
May 1994 - GPA 3.68/4.00
|1993 to 1994||
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Art Education Teacher Certification
K-12, May 1994 - GPA 4.00/4.00
|1985 to 1988||
Youngstown State University,
Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Deformable Metals
|1983 to 1985||
Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green, Ohio
Architectural design and Construction Technology
|REFERENCES||Personal and professional references are available upon request.|
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