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Work experience


Independent Educational Consultant

    • Provided non-profit organizations with proposal-writing services on a freelance basis.
    • Assisted organizational leaders developing new programming for K-12 stakeholders with technical assistance and support. 

CEO / Head-of-School

Avon Grove Charter School - West Grove, Pennsylvania
    • Oversaw the establishment and growth  of a high-performing charter school located in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. 
    • Coordinated curricula school-wide for an educational community of over 1700 students. 
    • Organized and oversaw three major construction projects by worked collaboratively with township authorities,  zoning boards, and general contractors. 
    • Wrote numerous grant proposals and generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for school programming and activities. 
    • Managed a 20 million dollar budget and constructed monthly fiscal reports for the Board of Directors.
    • Supervised team of key administrative staff which included:  principals, program coordinators, counselors, program directors, and curricular specialists. 
    • Worked with community partners, including the Chester County YMCA, the Natural Lands Trust, and the White Clay Creek Watershed Association to enrich programming within the school and to promote student involvement in the larger community. 
    • Designed, funded and implemented one of the most ambitious and widely-respected environmental education programs in the state of Pennsylvania. 
    • Developed a harmonious and mutually-supportive relationships with the public district officials responsible for authorizing the charter school.

Program Administrator / Curricular Coordinator

LLP Charter School, Mosaica Education, Inc. - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Acted as a Program Facilitator, Curricular Coordinator and Educational Technology Coordinator at a Mosaica-run school in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Coordinated K-12 and developed lessons in conjunction with Mosaica's national "Design Team". 
    • Coordinated, supervised and located funding for day and afterschool programming.
    • Established an afterschool program featuring dance, instrumental music, and sports programming for at-risk youth.  
    • Developed partnerships with neighboring traditional public schools and community-based organizations.
    • Monitored students behavior, constructed behavior management plans for school-wide implementation. 
    • Identified and contracted with inspirational  speakers for bi-weekly rallies held at the school. 
    • Constructed class schedules and the school's first interactive report-card template.

Educational Technology Coordinator

The Mayor's Commission on Literacy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Coordinated technology-based community education programs throughout the greater Philadelphia region. 
    •  Hosted, organized, scheduled, and selected content for an annual, statewide literacy conference.
    • Participated in a research project sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) tasked with designing standards for adult, family, and workplace literacy. 
    • Secured 3 million dollars in funding for a consortium of community-based organizations by securing a federal Empowerment Zone Grant. 

Adjunct Instructor

Drew University / Rider University /University of the Arts - Madison, New Jersey; Lawrenceville, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Taught a number of undergraduate courses at local colleges and universities including:   Freshman Composition,  Research and Exposition,  20th Century British Literature, 20th Century American Literature,  19th Century British Literature, as well as courses on the use of instructional technology. 

Lutheran Settlement House

Educational Technology Coordinator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Wrote a number of successful proposals to secure funding for the Settlement House and a consortium of community-based organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia region. 
    • Expanded the organizations use of technology in promoting adult and family literacy instruction. 



Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Completed the Principal's / Educational Leadership Program at Drexel University 


Eastern University

Saint David's, Pennsylvania

Received secondary-level educational certification in Pennsylvania after completing coursework at Eastern University. 


Drew University

Ph.D. - Madison, New Jersey

Received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Drew University with a concentration in English language and literature. 


Drew University

Master of Arts - Madison, New Jersey

Received a Masters Degree from Drew University with a major concentration in English. 


Rider University

Bachelor of Arts - Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rider University with a major concentration in English and a minor concentration in history. 


Strong Technology Skills

Highly-proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, and a variety of layout and publishing tools.   Decades of experience in utilizing web-based and tablet technology to enhance K-12 learning environments.   Extensive understanding of computer hardware and wireless networking technologies.  Years of experience in web-authoring, content-development and social media public-relations work. 


Over the last two decades,  I have given presentations and published articles on a number of subjects including:  hands-on conservation science instruction in K-12 settings, outdoor education, K-12 program development, as well as scholarly articles on British/European literature and history.   Copies of recent work are available upon request.