About the Teacher

 Education:

 

Hampton High School
Allison Park, PA
(Setting for the movie Abduction)




Grove City College
Grove City, PA
BS Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education


Home of the Wolverines!

 

 Previous Teaching Engagements:


Balfour Elementary School
Technology Facilitator
S.T.E.M. Facilitator (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

NERMS
Liberty, NC
Technology, Mathematics and Science

Red Oak Middle School
Rocky Mount, NC
Mathematics and Science

Vincentian High School
Pittsburgh, PA
Mathematics and Computer Science



 

 Recognitions: 

National Board Certified Teacher


NERMS, Distinguished Educator - 2002
Balfour, Teacher of the Year - 2005
National Board Certified Teacher - 2008
Teacher Leadership Academy - 2010 - 2011
Tech4Learning Innovative Educator - 2013
Discovery Education DEN Star - 2014
Balfour, Teacher of the Year - 2015 
ACS, Teacher of the Year Finalist - 2015
 
NC Central Region Math Fair Chair - 2016-present


 ACS Highlights: 


Since joining ACS, I have helped establish 21st century learning environments where students are encouraged to create and design projects.  I have actively engaged in writing grants and working with the administration to purchase funds for:

 

  • A weather station
  • GPS devices to use for outdoor scavenger hunts and learning
  • Labquests and probes for hands on learning in science
    • Temperature Probes
    • Motion Detectors
    • Dual Range Force sensors
    • Magnetic Field Detectors
    • Light Sensors
    • Gas Pressure Sensors
  • Proscopes - microscopes attached to laptops
  • Water Bottle Rockets
  • K'nex for building & designing
  • LittleBits for building & designing

 

 Coaching: 


NC Math Fair (6 state winning teams)
ACS Digital Expo (2 Best in Shows)