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Education

20132019

Ed.D., Educational Leadership (expected 2019)

Lehigh University; Bethlehem, PA
20032006

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction

Kutztown University; Kutztown, PA
19951999

B.S., Secondary Education Social Studies

The Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA

Awards and Honors

2015

ASCD Influence Leader

Education Policy
2012

ASCD Emerging Leader

1 of 26 educators in the world
2010June

People Magazine

Profiling student leadership academy developed and a teen speaker
2009Sept

Philadelphia Magazine

Best of... for Student Leadership Academy

Publications

Conference Activity

2019

Leading and Learning through Social Emotional Learning

ASCD Conference for Educational Leadership; National Harbor, MD
2019

The Breakfast Club Meets Ubuntu 

ASCD Empower; Chicago, IL
2019

Assessing Social Emotional Learning Integration in Your School

ASCD Empower; Chicago, IL
2018

Assessing Social Emotional Learning Integration in Your School

FEA/NJPSA/NJASCD Fall Conference; Long Branch, NJ
2017

Inductive Teaching through Structured Interviews and Co-active Analysis

UCEA National Conference; Denver, CO
2017

Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers

ASCD Leader to Leader; Arlington, VA
2016

From Different Ships to the Same Boat

ASCD Annual Conference; Atlanta, GA
2016

Leveraging Cultural Differences to Promote Engagement and Equity

PASCD Conference; Pittsburgh, PA
2016

Safe Schools: The Power of Social Emotional Learning

Michigan Association of School Nurses; Mackinac Island, MI
2015

Gamification of Learning to Increase Student Engagement

ASCD Annual Conference; Houston, TX
2015

Pros, Possibilities, and Perils with Virtual Professional Development and Learning Networks

ASCD Annual Conference; Houston, TX
2015

Discovering and Developing Leadership Potential in Your Building

PASCD Conference; Hershey, PA
2014

Leadership Through the Looking Glass

ASCD Annual Conference; Los Angeles, CA
2014

Promoting Student Collaboration and Formative Assessment through Technology

High Point Summit; Wantage, NJ
2014

Gamification of Learning to Increase Student Engagement

NJ/PA ECET2 Conference; Ewing, NJ
2014

Gamification of Learning to Increase Student Engagement

PASCD Conference; Hershey, PA
2013

Gamification of Learning to Increase Student Engagement and Social Emotional Learning

ASCD Whole Child Network Summer Institute; Herndon, VA
2011

A Responsive Approach to Student Leadership and Mentoring

ASCD Annual Conference; San Francisco, CA
2010

A Responsive Approach to Student Leadership and Mentoring

Montgomery County Advisory Council to the PA Human Relations Commission; Blue Bell, PA
2009

A Responsive Approach to Student Leadership and Mentoring

PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals; State College, PA

Keynotes

2020

Leading and Learning with Social Emotional Learning

NHASCD Conference; Concord, NH
2019

Leading and Learning with Social Emotional Learning

Georgia Association for Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors; Athens, GA
2019

Leading and Learning with Social Emotional Learning

PASCD Conference; PA
2018

The Breakfast Club Meets Ubuntu

North Forsyth County Schools; Forsyth, GA
2017

Differentiating Instruction for All Learners

Jefferson County School District; Charles Town, WV
2017

The Creativity of Our Calling

Charlotte-Mecklenberg School District; Charlotte, NC

Teaching Experience

2010present

Adjunct Professor, M.Ed. program with emphasis on Social Emotional Learning

Neumann University; Aston, PA
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Cultivating 21st Century Skills: Whole Brain Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Growth Mindset
2010present

National Educator Trainer

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Diversity, Equity, and Access
  • Student Assistance Program Model
  • Student Leadership and Mentoring
  • Climate and Culture
  • Growth Mindset
  • Prosocial Behavior and Anti-Bullying
  • Peer Mediation
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Differentiated Instruction

Work Experience

2018present

Founder, Owner, and Professional Learning Facilitator

Resonance Educational Consulting; Green Lane, PA
2018present

Professional Learning Facilitator

Teaching Learning Succeeding, LLC.; Collegeville, PA
2012present

Professional Learning Facilitator

Newman/Stecher International; Apply Valley, PA
2010present

Director of Research, Associate, and Professional Learning Facilitator

Thom Stecher and Associates; Malvern, PA
20162017

Instructional Designer

Eduplanet21, LLC.; Mechanicsburg, PA
20142018

Faculty Member

ASCD; Alexandria, VA
20132018

Graduate Assistant, Lehigh University School Study Council (LUSSC) and Greater Lehigh Valley Consortium for Equity and Excellence (GLVCEE)

College of Education, Lehigh University; Bethelehem, PA
20112013

6-12 Curriculum Coach

Pottsgrove High School; Pottstown, PA
20082011

K-12 Instructional Technology Coach

Pottsgrove High School; Pottstown, PA
19992008

High School Social Studies Teacher

Pottsgrove High School; Pottstown, PA

Service to Profession

2018present

Mentor

ASCD Emerging Leader Program
2014present

Board Member

Pennsylvania ASCD
  • Whole Child Committee Chair ; PASCD Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Co-Creator, PASCD Emerging Leader Group, 2015
  • Conference Committee, 2014-2016

Community Involvement

2009present

Camp Rainbow, Inc.

Schwenksville, PA
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors; 2010-2013 and 2018-present
  • Admissions Committee Chair, 2010-2013
  • Member, Board of Directors, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • ASCD
  • PASCD (Pennsylvania ASCD)
  • University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Learning Forward
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Certifications

PA Teacher Certification, Secondary Social Studies