Accepted into the NYS Master Teacher Program in Fall 2019 where I continue to collaborate with other Master Teachers from New York State in order to receive/create intensive training/professional development in STEM implementation, content knowledge and best teaching practices.
Asset “Bright Light” Award January 2019
Nominated by my principal and superintendent and awarded by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies for valuable contributions to education through the use of technology in the classroom.
Regents Earth Science (Co-Teach), Regents Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Introduction to Research
Received Tenure May 2019
*excessed for Fall 2020
Regents Earth Science, Science Applications, 7th grade Regents Earth Science, 6th Grade Science
Received Tenure May 2016
ISTE Conference 2018-Chicago June 2018
Attended International Society for Technology in Education Conference and completed workshops on new technologies, classroom integration and global collaboration.
STANYS Conference 2017-Rochester November 2017
Attended STANYS Conference and attended workshops on NGSS Standards, STEM integration and collaboration.
AP Environmental Science Workshop-Watertown, CT July 2017
Completed a week-long training at the Taft School in CT onthe AP Environmental Science curriculum and areas of focus for the AP exam, as well as learned hands-on lab activities.
Greentree Foundation Teachers' Ecology Workshop 2016- 2017
Completed a year-long program to provide teachers with knowledge and techniques to better teach students about the natural world, strategies to incorporate outdoor education into the curriculum and how to relate these skills to the NGSS.
Teaching Green Institute-Molloy College July 2014/July 2016
Completed two week-long courses to learn NGSS Standards, hands-on activities and study local environmental issues to bring into my science classroom.
Mammoth Cave Exploration-KY November 2018xplored the Mammoth Cave System and learned about the history of the cave formations in KY and TN.
Fossil Dig-Tug Hill Plateau- NY July 2018
Fossil Dig-Rochester- NY July 2017
Engaged in a fossil dig for trilobites and ammonoids at the Penn-Dixie site and learned about the geology of theTug Hill Plateau and Adirondack Mountains,
Chemical Paleontology Research- ND, MT August 2013
Funded by NSF to excavate, research and prepare dinosaur fossils extracted on site from the badlands in North Dakota and Montana.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Amazon Basin July 2011 Studied on-site conservation efforts and the geology of the Galapagos Islands and Amazon Basin in Ecuador.
Geographic Information Systems Project Jan-May 2011
Compiled raw data on local horseshoe crab populations into an ArcGIS project that was presented at the International Limulus Conference in Hong Kong in July of 2011.
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