Now in my 11th year at SHC, I am the Director of the Inquiry and Innovation program, a leadership program for high achieving students, and teach World History, AP European History, and AP Computer Science A (Java), and serve as a faculty advisor for the Coding and App Development Club and the TEDx Youth@SHC program.
After graduating from college, I taught for six years at prep schools on the east coast before going to graduate school at NYU. While at NYU, I consulted with the research and development organization at what is today Verizon, prototyping many of the ideas used in classrooms today and working as part of a team studying potential educational uses of digital technologies in the state of Vermont. This work prompted a move to the San Francisco Bay Area (where I’ve lived ever since) and a 20-year career in technology companies of all sizes, including a few start-ups that, while never achieving great success, were all tremendous experiences.
In 2009 I decided to return to teaching and joined USF’s School of Education master’s program in educational technology. After one full-time semester, I began teaching at SHC (and finished my degree on a part-time basis). Since then I’ve taught a number of different courses in both the social studies department and the computer sciences departments and helped to start the Kiva Day/Kiva Club and the Student Launch Initiative.
My focus today is the i2 program, working with Mr. Hunt and the more than 100 amazing students in i2 to make it a high-impact, nationally known program.