Resume

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science                         Currently Enrolled

University at Albany, SUNY; Albany, NY

Information Technology and Learning Track

Proposed Study: Effect of Makerspaces on their users


Professional Development Certificate eLearning and Online Teaching          December 2014  

University of Wisconsin, Stout; Menomonie, WI

(GPA 4.0)


Masters of Science Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology  May 2009

University at Albany, SUNY; Albany, NY

Instructional Technology concentration (GPA 4.0)


Masters in Library Science                                  December 2004

University at Albany, SUNY; Albany, NY

School Media Specialist concentration (GPA 3.96)


Bachelors of Arts Information Science and Policy                    December 2003

University at Albany, SUNY; Albany, NY

Minors in English and General Education Studies

Summa Cum Laude (GPA 4.0)


Music Performance Certificate                          May 2001

Dutchess Community College; Poughkeepsie, NY

Graduated with honors (GPA 3.85)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

The application and assessment of information literacy, educational technology, makerspaces and e-learning as conduits to student achievement for students PreK through University.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Associate                  2017

CLASS II

Work as external evaluator for the CLASS II IMLS Grant which hopes to explore the  effect of school librarians on academic achievement


Research Assistant                        2016 - 2017

School Library Effect on Student Academic Achievement in New York State

Assistant to Dr. Joette Stefl-Mabry and Dr. Michael Radlick

Helped develop and administer the telephone interview portion of 3 year research study

Provide support as needed in writing and editing findings


Lead Investigator                            2004

Philmont Public Library Use and Satisfaction     

Developed and conducted survey based research study of residents of the Village of Philmont, NY, to determine use and satisfaction of the Philmont Public Library

Results were presented to the Library Board of Trustees


LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

School Media Specialist                       2011 - Present

Yorktown High School; Yorktown Heights, NY

Chair of the High School Technology Committee

Created student run Tech Support Program

Created a MakerSpace program that is used for classes and individual students

Responsible for student and teacher training in various technology tools


School Media Specialist                        2007 - 2011        

Pawling High School; Pawling, NY

Designed and piloted an online Contemporary Literature/Information Literacy Course

Designed and co-taught portions of AP English Language online

Co-taught various technology enhanced units with classroom teachers

Taught numerous technology related Professional Development Courses


School Media Specialist                        2004 - 2007        

New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School; New Lebanon, NY

Designed and co-taught multiple units in Blackboard with English Teachers

Organized two Superintendent’s Conference Days on Technology

Co-Author of Questar III BOCES Regional Information Literacy Curriculum

Implemented 7-12 Information Literacy Classes


Library Director                               2002 - 2004        

Philmont Public Library; Philmont, NY

Conducted Basic Computer Classes for community members

Developed and ran children and young adult programs

Conducted a use and satisfaction survey of village residents

Improved and maintained the quality of library services to the residents


UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

Course Designer and Adjunct Instructor                 2016 - Present                      

Department of Information Science

University at Albany, SUNY; Albany, NY

IIST 571 Literature for Children  

IIST 666 Creating Innovators - the Maker Movement


     

Course Designer and Associate Lecturer                        2015 - Present

College of Education, Hospitality Health and Human Services

University of Wisconsin, Stout; Menomonie, WI

EDUC 656 Bullying In Schools

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)



Online Course Designer and Instructor                        2013 - Present

Creative Teacher Education Institute; Bohemia, NY

PEDC 9002 A+ Online Tools for Every Learner*

PEDC 9085 Apps for Google Apps*

PEDC 9008 Assessment Made Easy* ✢

PEDC 9086 BYOD - Mobile Learning in the Classroom*

PEDC 9019 DASA - Dignity for All Students Act*

PEDC 9087 Google Apps for Beginners*

PEDC 9088 Intermediate Google Apps - Google Apps for Assessment*

PEDC 9089 Incorporating Cell Phones into the Classroom*

PEDC 9074 iPad Assessment Methods*

PEDC 9075 iPad Presentation Methods*

PEDC 9090 Literature Outside of the English Classroom*

20545 - ED 589 Literature Outside of the English Classroom✢

20544 - ED 589 Makerspace in the Classroom or School Library✢

*Course has been approved for Graduate Level Credit from the University of the Pacific

✢ Course has been approved for Graduate Level Credit from Adams State University


OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Course Designer and Instructor   2015

Arlington High School; Lagrangeville, NY

          BYOD - Mobile Learning in the Classroom - Blended Course

                                 

Online Course Facilitator     2013

Dutchess County BOCES; Poughkeepsie, NY

Model Schools Internet Safety Course

Teaching Online 103 - Reading Strategies


         

Co-Lead Author                             2010 - 2011

Mid Hudson BOCES Consortium; New Paltz, NY

Created an online course that blends Information Literacy Skills and Social Studies


       

Course Designer and Teacher            2009 - 2011

Pawling High School; Pawling, NY

Online Research Seminar - Contemporary Fiction



WRITING POSITIONS

Tech Tips Newsletter Editor                     2015 - Present

InstructOnline, L.L.C, Menomonie, WI

Write a monthly Tech Tips newsletter for college instructors, K-12 educators, and instructional designers

Research, evaluate, select, cite and annotate online resources regarding current and emerging technologies


Advisor                                   2014 - Present

Tech & Learning Magazine, New York, NY

Evaluate and write extended reviews of technology products for education.

Write feature articles related to technology for education.

              

Blogger/Moderator          2014 - 2015

Intel Teachers Engage, Portland, OR

Authored a monthly blog post called "Cut to the Core: Tech solutions for the Common Core"

Moderated discussions in the Intel Teachers Engage Community

    

Awards of Excellence Reviewer             2012 - Present

Tech & Learning Magazine, New York, NY

Review new and updated products for the Awards of Excellence.


PUBLICATIONS


Mersand, S. (2017, November 1) Products for the Hour of Code. Tech & Learning, 38(4).

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, September). Must see resources for Project Based Learning. In Press.

Mersand, S. (2017, September 1) What’s New in 3D Printing. Tech & Learning, 38(2) 42-43.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, August). Using Social Media for Professional Development. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/social-media.cfm

Mersand, S. and McNair, S.  (2017, June/July) Makerspace Tools Product Roundup. Tech & Learning, 37(10), 42-45.

Mersand, S. (2017, June/July) Grants Calendar. Tech & Learning, 37(10), .

Mersand, S. (2017, June/July) Fast ForWord. Tech & Learning, 37(10), 16.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, May). Making Group Projects Work. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/groupwork.cfm

Mersand, S. (2017, May 1) pivotEd. Tech & Learning, 37(9), 19.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, April). Teaching Coding and Computational Thinking. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/coding.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, March). Our Instructors' Favorite Tech Tools for Creating Instructional Materials. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/tech-tools-creativity.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, February). Our Instructors' Favorite Time-saving Tech Tools. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/tech-tools.cfm

Mersand, S. (2017, February 1) Makerbot Replicator Mini+. Tech & Learning, 37(6), 18.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, January). ePortfolios and Alternative Resumes. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/resume.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, November 1) Follett Lightbox. Tech & Learning, 27(4), 18.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, December). Can you spot fake news? Critical evaluation of information. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/critical-evaluation-information.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, November). Curation tips: Rating and sorting content. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/curation-tips.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, October 1) Make believe: 3D printer round up. Tech & Learning, 37(3), 28-30.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, October). The basics and benefits of visual note taking. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/note-taking.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, September). Augmented and virtual reality. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/virtual-reality.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, August). Getting the graphics you need. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/images.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, July). Find a job as an instructional designer. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/instructional-design-jobs.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, June 21) Reading Horizons Discovery. Tech & Learning, 36(11), 20.

Mersand, S. (2016, June 21) Revision Assistant. Tech & Learning, 36(11), 22.

Mersand, S. and McNair, S.  (2016, June 21) Makerspace Tools Product Roundup. Tech & Learning, 26(11), 64-72.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, May). Peer assessment and review. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/peer-feedback.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, May). Create and assess Infographics. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/creating-infographics.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, April). Land a job teaching online. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/online-teaching-jobs.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, March). Best educational apps. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/educational-apps.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, February 19) Building School 2.0. Tech & Learning. Retrieved from http://www.techlearning.com/news/0002/review-of-building-school-20-how-to-create-the-schools-we-need/69915

Mersand, S. (2016, February 23) Kids Discover Online. Tech & Learning, 36(8), 20.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, February). Game on! Explore games and learning. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/games-learning.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, January 28) Autodesk Design Academy. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 22.

Mersand, S. (2016, January 28) NewsELA. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 25.

Mersand, S. (2016, January 6) eDynamic. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 27.

Mersand, S. (2016, January 6) Tales2Go. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 28.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, January). Using polls and surveys to collect feedback. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/polls-surveys.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, December). Screen capture applications. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/screen-capture.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, November). Making the most of LinkedIn. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/LinkedIn.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, October). How to control your digital reputation. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/digital_reputation.cfm

Mersand, S. (2015, September 25) Navigating the digital school: How do you find the right tool for your school needs? Tech & Learning. 37(3), 32-34.

Mersand, S. (2015, September 25) Sprout allows for easy 3d prototyping. Tech & Learning 36(3), 26.

Mersand, S. (2015, September 25) 3D Printer Guide. Tech & Learning, 36(3), 22-25.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, September). How to solve password stress. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/password.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, August). What is the maker movement? Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/maker.cfm

Mersand, S. (2015, June 24). Typing Agent 4.0. Tech & Learning, 35(12), 17.

Mersand, S. (2015, May 27). What’s new with learning management systems. Tech & Learning, 35(11), 48-49.

Mersand, S. (2015, May 14) Connecting Families with Digital Newsletters - Cut to the Core: Technology Solutions for the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/05/14/connecting-families-with-digital-newsletters-cut-to-the-core-technology-solutions-for-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2015, March 26). Librarians lead the way in EdTech. Tech & Learning, 35(12), 6.

Mersand, S. (2015, March 14) Taking Notes on the Go - Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/03/15/taking-notes-on-the-go-cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2015, February 25). Reading assessment programs. Tech & Learning, 35(8) 38-40.

Mersand, S. (2015, February 14) Augmenting the Common Core - Cut to the Core: Technology Solutions for the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/02/14/augmenting-the-common-core-cut-to-the-core-technology-solutions-for-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2015, January 28). Lexia Reading Core5. Tech & Learning, 35(7), 14.

Mersand, S. (2015, January 18) Video Production and the Common Core - Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/01/18/video-production-and-the-common-core-cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, December 30). Naiku for Teachers. Tech & Learning, 35(6), 23.

Mersand, S. (2014, December 5) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Hour of Code and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/12/05/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-hour-of-code-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, November 7) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Games and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/11/07/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-games-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, October 30). Go Guardian. Tech & Learning, 35(4), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, October 3) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Digital Citizenship and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/10/03/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-digital-citizenship-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). Reading and the Common Core - It's Not Just for ELA. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 28-33.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). Corwin Press - Connected Educator Series. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 24.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). LearnPad Octavo. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 18.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). Compass Learning Hybridge. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 22.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 8) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - The Maker Movement, Technology and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/09/05/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-the-maker-movement-technology-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, August 8) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Start the Year off right with a Global Audience. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/08/08/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-start-the-year-off-right-with-a-global-audience

Mersand, S. (2014, July 30). 2014 Tablets for education roundup. Tech & Learning, 35(1), 60-63.

Mersand, S. (2014, July 30). Google Classroom sneak peek. Tech & Learning, 35(1), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, July 4) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Literacy in a Digital Age. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/07/04/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core--literacy-in-a-digital-age

Mersand, S. (2014, June 24). Mimio Mobile. Tech & Learning, 34(12), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, June 6) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core Summer Slide - There’s an App for that! Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/06/06/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-summer-slide--there-s-an-app-for-that

Mersand, S. (2014, May 30). LMS product guide. Tech & Learning, 34(11), 52-53.

Mersand, S. (2014, May 12). PowToon. Tech & Learning. Retrieved from http://www.techlearning.com/news/0002/product-review-powtoon/63310

Mersand, S. (2014, May 9) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/05/09/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core--literacy-in-science-and-technical-subjects

Mersand, S. (2014, April 24). KnowRe. Tech & Learning, 34(10), 14.

Mersand, S. (2014, April 5) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Social Research. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/04/05/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, March 7) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Math and Reading. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/03/07/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, February 7) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Finding 21st Century Careers. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/02/07/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, January 28). Odysseyware. Tech & Learning, 34(7), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, January 10) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Informational Texts. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/01/10/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core


PRESENTATIONS

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2017, September). Makerspaces and the Curriculum: Best Practices to Transform Learning. Webinar created and presented for Follett Learning Community. Recording available at https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/bl/et/blogid=1&blogaid=452

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2017, June). MakerSpace Boot Camp. Conference created and presented for School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2017, May). Challenge Accepted. Workshop presented at New York Library Association - SSL Conference, Buffalo, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S.  (2017, April). MakerSpace. Playground presented at Educational Technology for Lifelong Learning (ET4ALL) Conference, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2017, March). Challenge Accepted. Workshop presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S.  (2017, March). MakerSpace and STEAM Playground. Playground presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2016, October). Playground: Makerspace Product Roundup. Playground presented at Tech & Learning Live, Princeton, NJ.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2016, July). ReThinking Your Library Space. Presented at SouthEastern New York Library Resources Council, New Paltz, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2016, July). MakerSpace Introduction. Presented at SouthEastern New York Library Resources Council, New Paltz, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2016, July). MakerSpace Boot Camp. Conference created and presented for School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York, Ellenville, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2016, May) ReThinking Library Spaces. Workshop presented at New York Library Association - SSL Conference, Albany, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S.  (2016, March). MakerSpace and STEAM Playground. Playground presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2016, February) MakerSpace Petting Zoo. Workshop presented at University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S.  (2015, October). Playground: Want to Be A Maker? Playground presented at Tech & Learning Live, Tarrytown, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2015, July). ReThinking Your Library Space. Workshop presented at Dutchess County Boces School Library Systems, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2015, May). ReThinking Learning Spaces. Presented at New York Library Association - SSL Conference, Tarrytown, NY.

Mersand, S. (2015, March). Harnessing the power of Technology to maximize the impact of our roles. Presented at Lower Hudson Council of Administrative Women in Education, Valhalla, NY.

Mersand, S. & McNair, S. (2015, March). ReThinking Learning Spaces. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2015, March). Classroom in your Pocket - Mobile Learning in the Classroom. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2014, October). Google: Beyond the Basics. Panelist at TechForum NY, Tarrytown, NY.

Mersand, S. (2014, October). ReThinking Learning Spaces. Panelist at TechForum NY, Tarrytown, NY.

Mersand, S. (2014, April). Pocket Librarianship: Mobile Learning in the Library. Presented at New York Library Association - SSL Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Mersand, S. & Lazarus, S. (2014, March). PowerPoint vz. Prezi: What each can do (Anything you can do, I can do better!). Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2014, March). What color is your AuRa: Augmented Reality in the classroom. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2014, March). Increase your hAPPiness with Google Drive. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. & Lazarus, S. (2013, November). PowerPoint vz. Prezi: What each can do (Anything you can do, I can do better!). Presented at NYSCATE Annual Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2013, March). Take Out Your Cell Phones: 10 easy ways to use cell phones in your curriculum. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2012, March). Schoology vs. My Big Campus: A comparison of LMS. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2011, March). Designing and Facilitating Online Courses: Notes from the Field. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. & Ackert, G. (2011, March). e3 curriculum. Presented at NYSCATE Mid Hudson Valley Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Mersand, S. (2009, July/August). Plagiarism and Copyright in the 21st Century. Presented at Mid Hudson BOCES Consortium, New Paltz, NY.

Mersand, S. (2009, July/August). Using Wikipedia in the classroom. Presented at Mid Hudson BOCES Consortium, New Paltz, NY.

Hosier, S. (2007, March) Regional Information Literacy Curriculum. Presented at Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Google for Education Certified Trainer                         2014 - Present   

Awarded to an individual who demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of Google Apps for Education and a commitment to providing professional development in Google Apps.


Google Educator: Google Apps for Education + Chrome         2014

Awarded to an individual who demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of Google Apps for Education.


Individually Qualified in Google Apps for Education          2012

Awarded to an individual who demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of Google Apps for Education.


Lee Bryant Outstanding New York State Teacher of the Year 2011

Awarded by New York State Association for Computing and Technology in Education to a teacher who has implemented or demonstrated the use of technology to improve education in an outstanding manner.


CERTIFICATIONS

New York State Professional School Media Specialist K-12                         September 1, 2010

New York State Professional English Language Arts 7-12                         September 1, 2011


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

New York State Association of Computing and Technology in Education (NYSCATE)

New York Library Association - Section of School Librarians (NYLA-SSL)

School Media Specialists of Southeastern New York (SLMSSENY) - President


VOLUNTEER WORK

Technology Chair/ Conference Committee                             2014  - Present

President                                                     2017 -  2018

School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York               

Update and maintain the SLMSSENY Website

Engage in Social Media exchanges on behalf of SLMSSENY

Plan for the NYLA - SSL Spring Conference 2015 and other events