A brief introduction
I taught high school math in Boston Public Schools. It was an amazing experience. At the time, the Web still felt new to students and teachers. For the majority of my students, math was something that they "had to do," and not something that piqued their interest. I couldn't blame them. The challenges that they faced daily were great. Despite the gap between school and home, when I integrated technology into class something happened. Students who acted out focused; students whose heads were buried in their desks came up for air. It was clear that student engagement was the first step to making math matter.
Occasional wow moments with technology were helpful, but they were fleeting. I knew that in order for students to gain a deeper interest in math, they would have to contribute to their own understanding by engaging with the content at their own pace and with their own cultural context. What I discovered was nothing new to the field of education, but it illustrated the importance of pursuing equity in teaching and learning.
Through the lens of my experiences in the classroom and research that informs my practice, I constantly seek new and innovative ways to empower students with technology.
All students everywhere should have these opportunities, and my work aims to make that happen.
Create standards-aligned immersive content with partners and build a solution to bring these experiences responsibly to schools.
Connected Facebook products with schools, universities, and ministries of education across the world.
Helped teachers and education leaders to connect and collaborate worldwide.
Led one of the largest US deployments of Chromebooks for 32,000 students. Reduced average time to repair for student and teacher technology equipment by 50%. Developed a digital content strategy for textbook replacement, and led committees to scale up online learning and online assessment and adaptive learning. Planned and built all- fiber network interconnecting all schools and administrative offices. Increased division-wide bandwith by 7900% over three years. Authored a “no new dollars” 1:1 computing budget for a 4-year cycle. Responsible for all district research, evaluation and accountability staff, a technology staff of 110, and a network supporting over 50,000 computers.
Led joint curriculum and technology planning, and implemented a paperless curriculum plan for a large public school district.
Created strategic technology and instruction plan, and managed all aspects of instructional and network technology.
What I have done in my academic career
Thesis: “The Effect of Online Gradebook Access on Mastery and Performance Goal Orientations, Motivation, Academic Self Efficacy, and Grades”
Awarded the James Bryant Conant Fellowship
Awarded Harvard Provost Innovation Grant for innovative work in information sciences
Licensed superintendent and principal/administrator in Massachusetts and Virgina.
Mathematics education, licensed teacher in Massachusetts and Virginia.
Dean's list, Superintendent's award recipient.
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Los Angeles, CA USA