A bit about me

I have over two decades of history working with K-12 educational technology as an author, producer, teacher and administrator.

Throughout my career, I have personally guided several schools through the process of migrating to digital record keeping, including systems integration and data management. My professional interests include the role of technology in building communities, designing effective learning environments and methods of human-computer interaction. I am also interested in ontology, information architecture, linguistics and semiotics, knowledge management and sociotechnical systems.

I have produced educational resources and deployed systems for McGraw-Hill, Atomic Learning, San Diego State University, Pearson, GeoSafari and several K-8 private schools. I have designed and installed solutions and networks for schools including 1 to 1 laptop programs, school information systems and multiplatform wireless environments.

My background is an eclectic mix of the arts and sciences and I feel passionately that cross curriculum integration stimulates inquiry and exploration. I am convinced that if we engage students' curiosity about the world around them, any moment can serve as a learning opportunity.

I believe very strongly that the programatic elements of a school must transcend any technology "shopping list" - that even state of the art facilities do nothing without a dynamic and engaging faculty and curriculum.

In 2006, I received the Excellence in Education Award for my work designing an integrated technology program as Director of Technology at Heschel West Day School in Agoura, Ca, presented at the Reagan Library. This work involved bringing together many teachers and departments; developing projects that blended diverse curricula and inspired collaboration between staff and students.

In 2009, I was accepted as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. This position involves doing outreach for space science missions and working with students and the general public to promote science education.

In 2010, I was commissioned to compose music for NASA's Kepler Mission's Carl Sagan Day tribute which was featured in an international online event.

I am a member of the International Society for Technology in Education, the Electronic Music Foundation, the Planetary Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the New Media Consortium.

My first computer, an Atari, still holds a place of honor connected to my home network.

What are my interests?
Music, Museums, Mother Nature.
Camping, Cooking, Computers.
Culture, Cuisine, Cats.
Physics, Philosophy, Fiction.
Atari, Astronomy, Alliteration.