Upper School Teacher of History, Economics and AP Human Geography

·    Instruct and mentor ninth through twelfth grade students in History, Economics, and Geography.

·    Created and continue to teach integrated course blending World History and Human Geography curricula and skills to prepare ninth graders for AP exams and college courses (since 2003).

·    Invited to annual CollegeBoard AP Human Geography Exam Reading from 2005 to 2009 and promoted to Table Leader in 2010.

·    Lead Pine Crest’s Geography Club (since 2009); and coordinated Pine Crest’s first Geography Bee in 2010.

·    Sponsor the International Relations Club that prepares students to participate in Model United Nations simulations (since 2003) at Harvard, Georgetown, University of Chicago and the National High School Model United Nations in New York.

·    Facilitate annual Holocaust Awareness Program to teach students about genocide throughout history. This program provides a rare opportunity for students to interact with actual Holocaust Survivors in small group discussions (since 1997).

·    Present technology and pedagogy to fellow teachers, school president, principals, and board of directors.   

·    Recognized in the “Advanced Placement Report to the Nation 2007” as the faculty member responsible for Pine Crest being honored as Exemplary AP Human Geography Program in Nation’s Mid-Size School Category (achieved nation’s highest average scores for the AP Human Geography Exam).

·    Promoted technology in classroom instruction as World History Head Teacher from 2003 to 2006.

·    Presented cross-disciplinary workshop and participated in panel session between Foreign Language and Social Science at the 2003 International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference at the University of Michigan.

·    Invited to Washington, DC to lead Pine Crest in the 2002 Project Harmony/Armenia Connectivity Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department and Department of Agriculture. Pine Crest and Armenian students were connected via internet for technology-enhanced cultural reciprocal exchanges.

·    Selected to lead Pine Crest in a series of videoconferences and satellite broadcasts from Jordanian schools in 2000. Students and educators explored the lives, cultures, and similarities between different peoples and discussed resolving the tension in the Middle East.


Assistant Director, Pine Crest Swim Camp                                                    Summer 1998, 1999 & 2000

·    Instructed swimmers (ages 8 to 21), Senior Group Head Coach (ages 15-21), and Dormitory Supervisor.

·    Managed all technology for swim camp: digital photography, database management, and slide shows featuring self-mixed music compilations.

·    Reorganized and rewrote official camp notebook compiling training materials and swimming techniques.

·    Recruited coaches and swimmers, reviewed applications, and advised the Camp Director.


Swim Team Coach                                                                                                                 Summer 1997

·    Instructed swimmers (ages 4 to 21) including Masters Level (adults).

·    Organized workouts, set up swim meets, videotaped and critiqued strokes, planned team-building activities, designed strength and flexibility programs, and created Swim Team Media Guide.



SUNY COLLEGE AT POTSDAM, POTSDAM, NY                                                                     1996


Bachelor of Arts:  Double Major: History and Secondary Education; Minor: Psychology