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Objective

EDUCATOR - Engineering, Physics & Computer Science

Goal: To become the best teacher of engineering, physics and computer science for the advanced high school grade level I can become.

Current Initiatives: Developing and implementing a rigorous High School engineering stream and reworking the introductory computer science course in order to satisfy the highest expectations of a 21st century STEM curriculum.

Work experience

2016Present

Educator

Bronxville High School 
  • Lead teacher for physics and simultaneously developing an engineering curriculum for the high school, with horizons for lower school (K-8) implementation across the school district.
  • Member of an integrated STEAM committee focused on assessing, developing and personalizing STEAM curricula for the Bronxville school and its unique population.
  • Member of Innovation Expo Committee focused on developing an event to showcase student studies, projects and portfolios in many fields of study, with intent of providing students an authentic and public audience for their works.
  • Instructor for middle school robotics and coding programs to provide further enrichment beyond the classroom experience.
  • Cycling instructor, Team Director and Head Coach for the mountain biking team, participating under the umbrella of National Interscholastic Cycling Association, NICA.
  • Helped establish the NY NICA league in 2011 by authoring the proposal documentation, and sitting on the NY NICA board of directors since inception. This program has grown and now serves 300-400 student-athletes from around the state.
20092016

Educator

Bronx High School of Science
  • Lead teacher for the advanced high school level engineering curriculum, including introduction courses, digital and information engineering and senior project-based engineering courses.
  • Director for Bronx Science Design Institute: a summer invention and innovation program for talented youth.
  • Re-developed the computer science curriculum instructing students on a wider range of object oriented programming concepts in multiple programming languages; heavy focus on data analysis, simulation, critical and logical thinking.
  • Girls Lacrosse coach 2012-2014, taking the team to NYC quarter-finals.
20072009

Product & Service Manager :: Hosted VoIP Phone Systems for SMBs

M5 Networks

Integral member of the Product and Service Management team.  Managed three 3rd-party integration products – their development and delivery: executed product roll-out to existing and new clients.  Engaged with partners and clients at business, technical, and troubleshooting levels. Engineering and client specification collection; drafting and documentation, and executive sign-off - for internal and client-facing projects.  Conducted cross-departmental trainings regarding new products and services.  Owner of issue triage for these products and intimately familiar with the capabilities of each.

  • Established beta-tester relationships with existing clients for product trials.
  • Conducted regular departmental trainings for upcoming products and new releases – was the go-to point for many individuals on multiple product features.
  • Constructed and reviewed curriculums for a variety of training sessions and methods.
  • Mentored several interns teaching them of the workplace, new technologies and public speaking.
20062007

Research Engineer :: Advanced Image Processing

Canon Information Systems Research

Designed and developed a prototype system to measure large flat-screen display quality using Fourier imaging techniques and commercial-level photographic technologies.  Developed and managed timelines and personnel for collaborative work.  Understanding of optics and image-processing theory, tools and techniques.  Full ownership of budget, timeline and reporting for project.  End-of-year reports, operations manuals, Bill of Materials and requirement reports for deliverable.  Selection and sourcing of appropriate hardware for fitting out new labs.

  • New darkrooms established on time, within budget with the appropriate hardware in place.
  • Contributed to a proprietary image-processing software library.
  • Established relationships with contractors and local workshops – previously lacking.
  • Prototype delivered on time to Canon Japan Dec ‘06, manufacturing QA demonstration in March ‘07.
20022006

Research Engineer :: Photonics Startup

Redfern Polymer Optics

An integral member of the technical team responsible for developing the first optical-based touch-screen system.  Close ties and relationships with academia and the Dept of Physics at ANU.  Contractor administration and interaction, establishing technical and contractual requirements.  Patent review and prior art searches.  Supervised interns, and collaborated with undergraduate class lectures and tours.  Building fire warden.

  • Conference attendance, presentations, contractor engagement.
  • Several multi-system operational prototypes demonstrated to investors, customers and manufacturing partners at critical timings.  E.g. funding rounds, conferences, partner visits.
  • Worked with a variety of worldwide groups for equipment acquisition, conferences and training.

Education

20092012

MSEd in Physics Education

Hunter CUNY

TOP was a highly selective graduate scholarship program to prepare teachers of physics for the New York City Public Schools.  Matriculation: 2012.

19971999

Bachelor Science

Australian National University

BS in Experimental Physics

19972001

Bachelor Engineering

Australian National University

BE in Systems Engineering

References

Ann Meyer

Principal, Bronxville HS

Robert Muratore

Teacher, colleague, Bronx HS of Science

Neil Farley

Teacher, colleague, Bronx HS of Science

Jean Donahue

Principal, Bronx HS of Science

Certifications

Permanent Certification

NYSED

PHYSICS 7-12

Initial Certification

NYSED

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 7-12

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Core Competencies

•   Active and effective listener•   Public speaking – technical demonstrations, training and sales presentations •   Client and technical project management•   Contract writing and negotiation•   Pre-sales meetings and advice•   Sales and support product training•   Customer Relationship Management•   Intern mentor and tutor•   Contractor administration •   Subject matter expert•   Process optimization

Skills

Software Applications

  • MS Office suite, Adobe suite, Techsmith suite, Apple i-suite, Google apps suite, Blogging apps
  • ProE, SolidWorks, AutoCAD
  • Salesforce.com, various custom CRMs, MediaWiki
  • Ethereal, TCP/IP and LAN administration, Sharepoint
  • IP phone platform administration tools (Catch9, VocalData)
  • RSoft, BPM methods, Zemax, CodeV, MEMS, C2V

Programming Languages

  • Python, C++, VB, Java, Processing
  • Force.com, MySQL

Volunteer Experience

  • President of NICA New York Mountain Biking Youth Development league: newyorkmtb.org
  • Head Coach Bronx Science Girls Lacrosse team: Spring 2013.
  • CycleLifeUSA/GF Capital - racing member since 2010
  • Champion Learning, 2009 – Tutoring underprivileged NYC public school students: Grades 1-11 on a variety of subjects
  • NYVelocity Development Cycling Team, 2009 – mentoring/coach
  • Canberra Off-Road Cyclists, 2003 – Trail building/mentoring juniors

Published Patents