I work with schools and leading corporations on creating accessible, engaging coding and computer science curricula for students of all interests, talents, and genders.
Design Thinking and Engineering
2007 - Present
I developed and teach AP Computer Science, Game Design, and iOS App Development at Punahou School. I have helped to lead technology integration, maker and design thinking initiatives, as well as professional development for teachers.
Presenter and Instructor
2013 – present
At EdTechTeacher I have consulted with schools across the country on design thinking, iPad integration, assessment, and makerspace design. I have presented keynotes in Beijing, Berlin, and Singapore. I have published articles in EdWeek, Edutopia, and ISTE Connect.
Academic Technology Advocate
2003 – 2007
Conducted computer science courses, and faculty trainings on best teaching practices using emerging technologies. Worked closely with middle school head identifying key technology skills to integrate technology in thoughtful ways throughout the middle school curriculum.
Program Manager, Corp. Education
2001 – 2003
Led project team to design and develop online courses for top law firms. Conducted outside research to create supplementary exhibits on a variety of topics ranging from sexual harassment case law to use of digital signatures in e-commerce.
1994 - 1999
Englewood, New Jersey
Taught hands-on Science to grade 1 - 5 students, as well as grade 9 English. Trained students to ask great questions, wonder about their world, think critically, analyze historical and contemporary literature, and write clearly.
Ed.M., Technology, Innovation, and Education
I completed additional coursework at Harvard Law School and the MIT Media Lab. My research focused on the use of technology in negotiation and conflict resolution.