Teacher – Hartford Public Schools
2015 – Present
Teach English and Computer Science at Global Communications Academy. English students showed 21-point average gain on district assessment in 2018-2019. Implemented AP Computer Science program. Technology lead for school, attracted $25,000 of money to school for the repair of 17 classroom SMART Boards.
Chief Instructor – Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios
2010 – 2015
Co-owner and Chief Instructor of a Kung Fu studio. Responsible for all operations from its founding. Turned profitable in 7 months. Named a teaching school in April 2012. Named National Instructor of the Year May 2013. Consistent 12+% growth for 3 years. Studio revenues exceeded $250,000 annually. Recruited four instructors, and trained eight.
2010 – Present
Develop and manage content for multiple organizational web sites for government entities, small- and medium-size businesses, and individuals. Launched web sites that improved web traffic and foot traffic by as much as 50%.
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Professional Development Instructor
1999 – 2009 – Various Settings
Trained teachers in software applications, data-driven decision making, and Special Education Inclusion.
Assistant Principal – Newtown High School
2007 – 2009
Responsible for master scheduling for over 3,000 students, student discipline for over 1,000, supervision of Guidance, Fine and Applied Arts, Music, Alternative Programs, and Data Center.
Director, Visual and Performing Arts
New Canaan, CT, Public Schools
2005 – 2007
Supervised 11 Arts programs in 5 buildings, staffed by 33 teachers. Increased department allocation 5% annually, increased student participation in all areas. Set program records for participation in state level select programs.
Francis T. Maloney High School, Meriden, CT
Responsible for staff leadership, student discipline, supervision of 4 departments, student activities, substitutes, and scheduling, for an urban high school of 1300+. Implemented Special Education Inclusion per state order, trained staff on creating inclusive classrooms.
Weston High School, Weston Middle School, Weston, CT – 1993 – 2003
Taught English, Gifted, Theatre Arts/Theatre Technology, Music, Drama. Directed 24 main-stage musical productions and oversaw production budgets in excess of $50,000. Regularly oversaw casts in excess of 100 students.
1989 – 1993 Trumbull Public Schools