Professional Information

I came to the DCPS from the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. I had worked in that district since August 1991. I hold certification as an administrator and in the teaching fields of physics, earth sciences, mathematics, and computer science in the state of Texas. Some highlights of my experience, awards and education are provided below.


Experience as an educator

      From February 1997 through January 2002 I served as Director of the Science Academy of Austin at Lyndon Baines Johnson High School. The Science Academy is a school-within-a-school magnet program drawing students from throughout the Austin district.

From April, 2001 until the end of January 2002 I also served as Director of the Kealing Magnet Program at Kealing Junior High School.

      Instructional Technology Coordinator. I worked on developing technology competency standards for classroom teachers, developing hardware and software specifications, and worked with the mathematics curriculum office to identify appropriate technologies for classroom instruction.

      Teacher, William B. Travis High School. My primary teaching assignments included physics, astronomy, and physical science. I also served as department chair and on a variety of site and district level committees.

      Instructor of physics and astronomy, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas.

      Computer Support Specialist, LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

      Teacher, Advanced Level Computer Science, Kutama College in Norton, Zimbabwe.


Significant Awards

      Award for Leadership, Austin ISD, 2001

      Teacher of Excellence Award, Texas Exes, 1996

      Addison E. Lee Fellowship in Science Education, UT-Austin, 1995

      Department of Energy Teacher Research Associate, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 1994

      Teacher of the Year, Travis High School, 1993

      Texas ASCD Science Curriculum Fellow, Project ABCD, 1992


Education

      Finishing a Ph.D. in Science Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Read about my dissertation.

      Masters in Education in Science Education, University of Texas at Austin.

      Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

      Course work through Twelve College Exchange, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

      Graduated from F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, New York.


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