RESUME

Objective

 

Seeking a position as a Computer Science Instructor/Support Technologist working to develop curriculum utilizing technology as a vehicle to further student knowledge across disciplines.

Work

experience
 

School of the Holy Child

Rye, N   2018 – Present

Computer Science Instructor (Grades 9-12) 

 

  • Designing a new course and curriculum for grades 9 -12th

  • AP Computer Principles instructor

  • Leading in planning school wide Hour of Code event.

  • Preparing TAs to manage smaller groups of the class.

  • Introducing guest speakers those are inspiring in the technology field.

King School

Stamford, Connecticut   2015 – 2018

Computer Science Instructor (Grades 6-12) 

 

  • Maintenance and support of the daily operations of technology in the computer lab.

  • Designing a new course and curriculum for Upper (9-12th grade) and Middle school (6-8th grade)

  • Develop and instruct honors programming and literary genre.

  • Starting STEAM, an afterschool club to encourage girls' interest in math and science careers, as well as to introduce them to careers that they might not normally consider.  

  • Starting VEX Robotics competition team. Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. 

  • Leading field trips and other learning activities

  • Facilitating in planning school-wide Hour of Code event.

  • Preparing TAs to manage smaller groups of the class.

  • Introducing guest speakers that are inspiring in the technology field.

Skills

Programming languages: Java, Python, Objective-C, Swift, HTML, RobotC, C++

Hardware: PC, Macintosh, SMARTBoard, Vex Robotics, Lego Robotics,

Software:Visual Studio, Eclipse, TextWrangler, XCode, BlueJ, Cura, Adobe Dreamweaver, iMovie, Camtasia, Inspiration, Kid Pix, HyperStudio, ALICE, Scratch, SMART Notebook, Evernote, Microsoft Office, Animoto, Glogster, Prezi, Popplet, Photovisi, Coursekit, Skitch, Fotobabble, LiveBinder, Google Applications, iWork, Webnote, Toondoo, MyStoryMaker, Audacity, Voice Thread, PhotoStory, Sketch Up

Languages: Conversational knowledge in Gujarati and Hindi; Knowledge of Spanish

Languages

  • Java

  • Python

  • Objective-C

  • Swift

  • HTML

  • RobotC

  • C++

Marianapolis Preparatory School

Thompson, Connecticut  2013 – 2015

Computer Science Instructor & Support Technologist (Grades 9-12)   

  • Designing curriculum and syllabus in Informatics for grades 9-12.

  • Instruct students on computer hardware, software, and Microsoft Office.

  • Provide in-depth training sessions on HTML editing softwares including Macromedia Dreamweaver.

  • Developed and instructed honors programming and literary genre.

  • Held office hours for individual student discussion.

  • Responsible for Technology Crew - an afterschool program. Instructing students on computer repair, maintenance, and upgrades.

  • Maintenance and support of the daily operations of technology in the computer lab, classrooms and other campus facilities.

  • Performed Network Administrator duties including changing passwords, monitoring student accounts, and installing programs.

  • Responsible for purchasing software licenses and licensing agreements from IT vendors.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Bethpage School District, Valley Stream School District

Bethpage, New York  2012 - 2013

Valley Stream, New York  2012 – 2013

Substitute teacher (Grades K -12)

  • Followed teaching programs set by regular teachers and prepared outlines when necessary.

  • Fostered safe, positive, and supportive learning environments.

  • Filled in for absent teachers in emergency and on short and medium term assignments.

  • Fostered safe, positive, and supportive learning environments.

Hollingsworth Preschool, Outreach Program with P.S. 326

New York, NY

Technology Consultant  September 2010 – January 2011

 

  • Constructed technology integrated curriculum into gifted science education program.

  •  Generated assessment rubric for weekly reflection.

  • Planned professional development for cooperating teachers.

  • Supported the program and professional development in early childhood classrooms in New York City Public School Region 10 to improve practice in those institutions.

Center for Technology and School Change,

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Research and Professional Development Intern              

January 2009 – August 2009

  • ​Designed and developed e-learning storyboards to precisely communicate instructional strategies to clients.

  • Designed and developed effective and engaging instructional materials for a SMARTBoard demonstration for middle and high school English teachers in Yonkers City School District.

  •  Supported the creation of professional development activities, which involved using technology (e.g., Podcasting) as a catalyst for improved instruction across secondary disciplines.

Education

Throughout my years at Teachers College, I have grown as an educator and a professional.  I pursued my career in Instructional Technology and Media because I saw the way the learning has been changing. I wanted to be able to educate myself, so I can meet them half way. While working with Center for Technology and School Change, my viewpoint expanded, and I knew it was not just students I can help infuse learning with technology, but also teachers. That's why I decided to pursue my career as a Technology Coordinator.

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY     Masters of Arts in Instructional Technology and Media
October 2010
Long Island University, C.W. Post, Brookville, NY             
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: English
May 2008

I went to study education because teaching is my passion. I love being in a classroom. I cannot remember a day, where I did not want to be there. I knew it since I was little, and I played "teacher teacher" with my cousins. I want to make a positive difference, and the way I do that is by providing guidance, support, and care to my students.

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