In Their Words...

Accomplishments

Science Olympiad Competition: State Level 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Science Olympiad Student Testimonials
Future City Competition 1st Place 2016
Future City Competition Best Essay 2016
Future City Competition Best Project Plan at Nationals 2016
Future City Competition 1st Place 2014
Future City Competition Best Land Surveying Practices 2014
Future City Competition 1st Place 2012
Future City Competition 1st Place 2010
Future City Competition 2nd Place 2009
Future City Competition 1st Place 2008
Future City Competition Best Essay 2008
Future City Best Infrastructure Layout 2007
OSSP Students' Research Earns Historical Marker

Honors

Requested Presenter for "Why Nature?" lecture at Northport-East Northport Public Library
Requested Guest Speaker for Gifted and Talented Extension Graduate Course
Guest Speaker for No Child Left Inside Conference, hosted by LINCK Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kid
Requested Presenter for 2009 Annual AGATE Conference
Recipient of "Pride in Community Award"
Recipient of the "Making It Happen" ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Award
Recipient of "Outstanding Teacher Award" in recognition of implementing Open Space Stewardship Program
Co-recipient of "Outstanding School District Award" in recognition of implementing Open Space Stewardship Program
OSSP Advisory Committee Member 2010
AGATE Conference Committee Member 2009
Educational Consultant for Nassau BOCES
Summa Cum Laude
Recipient of STEP graduate student Dean’s Award
Milton Frank Scholarship
Dean’s List all semesters
Departmental Honors (English)

Publications

"The Hypocrisy of Teaching Creativity"
Celebrate Creativity
(Newsletter of the NAGC Creativity Network)
March 2010. Issue 1. Volume 4.

 

Articles

"To Push Gifted Kids, L.I. Teachers Get Creative"
Long Island Business News, Apr 6, 2010 by Jeff Miller

"Educators Discover Nature Makes the Perfect Classroom"
Long Island Business News, April 15, 2009 by Claude Solnik

Underwater ROVs

Professional Development

Verizon Thinkfinity Trainer
Member of NYSCATE
Member of AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education)
Member of NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children)
Member of NYSOEA (New York State Outdoor Education
Association)
Invitational Education: The Foundation of SEL
Annual LI SEL Forum Conference: Embracing the Guidelines
Open Space Stewardship Program at Brookhaven National Laboratory
United Nations Teacher Conference on Human Rights
Mentoring Conference: Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching
A Standards Based Conference: Understanding by Design, A Day with Grant Wiggins  
The Technology Conference: Technology Helps Educate

Co-founder of the Gifted Educaiton Network