Teacher, Hartford Public Schools

2020-2022 – Bulkeley High School – Lead Teacher, Computer Science; Communications Coordinator

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Exploring Computer Science 
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • AP Language and Composition
  • Capstone

2019 – 2020 – Global Communications Academy and Bulkeley High School (District-wide high school reconstruction required schedule change)

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • Exploring Computer Science 

2016 – 2019 – Global Communications Academy – 10th Grade English, 7th Grade English, HS Computer Science

  • Global’s 10th Grade achieved district-highest growth in Reading on the PSAT in 2019. 
  • Students averaged 10-20 point growth on district assessments 2016-2018.
  • Technology lead for the building.  Attracted $50,000 grant for technology repairs. 
  • Implemented AP Computer Science Principles
  • Wrote a successful $2,000 grant to buy tablets for class use.  
  • Trained staff in Power Teacher Pro
  • Implemented Google Classroom at the school level.  

2015-2016 – Burr Community School
6th Grade Language Arts.  75% of students met goal on district assessments.  (NWEA MAP) (Move forced by budget constraints)


Chief Instructor & Co-Owner
Steve DeMasco's Martial Arts of Fairfield

Chief Instructor, Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios of Fairfield – 2010-2015

Responsible for all business operations and instructional services.  Teaching school, responsible for training instructors to open additional locations.  2011 -2015.  

National Instructor of the Year – 2013

Digital Presence Manager, SDSS

Maintain the company’s web site and digital presence, 2012 – Present

Black Belt, Second Degree

Shaolin Chuan Fa Kung Fu – Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios – 2012

Certified Martial Arts Instructor

Academy of Professional Martial Arts Instruction; Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios – 2011

Owner, Fanfare Enterprises, LLC

Web design and digital marketing firm specializing in small- to mid-sized businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs.  Our services include:

  • Custom responsive web design
  • Search engine optimization
  • Search and social media marketing 
  • Data analytics 

School Administrator

Assistant Principal

Emmett O’Brien Technical High School – Ansonia, CT – 2009 – 2010

Responsible for supervising Math, Science, Special Education, five shops, attendance, Title VI and IX, and Anti-Bullying.

Assistant Principal

Newtown High School, Newtown, CT -2007 – 2009

Responsible for master scheduling, student discipline, staff leadership, supervision of Guidance, Fine and Applied Arts, and Music.  Oversight of alternative programs TAP and FLEX.  Created Data Center.

Director, Visual and Performing Arts

New Canaan, CT Public Schools – 2005 – 2007

Supervision of all arts programs in an upscale suburb in southern Connecticut.  Supervised 33 teachers in 5 buildings in 11 different programs.  Responsible for curriculum and program development, teacher evaluation and coaching, and budget oversight.

Assistant Principal

Francis T. Maloney High School – Meriden, CT -2003 – 2005

Culturally diverse, urban high school of 1300+ students. Responsible for student discipline; staff leadership; supervision of Special Education, World Languages, Fine Arts, and Library/Media Center; oversee student activities; oversee substitutes; assist with scheduling.

Teacher, Weston Public Schools

Weston Middle School and Weston High School – 1993 – 2003

  • Middle School Choral/General Music 
  • High School English
  • High School & Middle School Theater
  • High School Gifted & Talented
  • Directed theater program at both schools

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