Summary

Learning does not happen in a vacuum - it's communal.  Thus, to be learning at their full potentials, students need connections - to other students, their teachers, and their school community at large.  There exist increasing numbers of tools available to facilitate these connections and help to create learning communities, not only for students, but for teachers. 

I would like to be part of making these connections happen on a larger scale than my own classroom or my own department.  Therefore, I am working toward licensure as an administrator, and I am currently open to opportunities in Educational Administration.

Work History

Work History
Sep 1995 - Present

Music Teacher; Program Coordinator, Arts Department starting 2005

Triton Regional School District

Taught instrumental music to grades 7-8, 1995-2001.

Currently teaching band, jazz band, music theory, sound recording technology, and general music/guitar to grades 9-12.

Starting in 2005, serving as Program Coordinator for arts department.  Responsible for day to day operations oversight, budgeting/financial, scheduling, oversight of 6 extra-curricular groups and associated adjunct staff.

Sep 1988 - Jun 1995

Music Teacher

Somersworth School District (SAU 56)

Taught general music and chorus to grades 7 and 8.

Taught band, chorus, and music theory to grades 9-12.

Education

Education
Aug 1998 - May 2000

Master of Science

University of New England
Sep 1984 - May 1988

Bachelor of Science

University of Vermont

Skills

Skills

Public speaking

As part of the preaching team at my church, and as President of my local Teachers Association, I have honed my ability to connect with varied audiences on diverse subjects.

Social Media

It has been exciting to build my Personal Learning Network via Twitter, and to begin blogging a bit more seriously in recent years.

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 1995 - Present

Teacher - Music - 5-12

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Sep 1995 - Present

Teacher - Music - Pre-K-8

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education