Accomplishments of Note

Teacher Trainer Friday Institute
Train teachers around the country on the implementation of Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles in their classroom.

Pilot Teacher,  AP Computer Science A
Assisted with development of highly accessible AP CS A curriculum by piloting the course, providing regular feedback, and working closely with the group on the development of the accompanying teacher training program.

Pilot Teacher, Computer Science Discoveries
Assisted with development of CS Discoveries by piloting the course, providing regular feedback, and working closely with the group on the development of the physical computing unit.

Raspberry Pi Foundation
Selected by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to participate in their second US Picademy, learned practical approaches to implementation of Raspberry Pi’s in the classroom. Selected as 1 of 40 from a pool of over 5,000 teacher applicants.
Summer 2016

The Worlds of MC Escher Exhibition Math Workshop
NC Museum of Art
Created activities and led workshop for non-math teachers focused on tying mathematics into art activities. Based around the NCMA’s MC Escher exhibit.
Winter 2015

Practical Ways to Integrate Art into the Math Classroom
NCCTM Annual Conference
Created and led this workshop at the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematic’s annual conference.Winter 2015

Common Core Mathematics 2 Lead Teacher
Northern High School
Helped shape the CCM 2 curriculum for the school and the county during the courses inaugural year.

Islamic Art BowlNasher Teacher Advisory Council
Created sets of activities that related a current exhibit at the Nasher Museum on the campus of Duke University to Common Core Mathematics from grades K-12. Activities can be downloaded by clicking here.
Summer 2013

Awarded Kenan Teaching Fellowship
Though circumstances led to my not being able to participate, I was awarded a spot in the Kenan Teaching Fellowship Class of 2013.

Presenting At PBL/STEM Symposium 4/12/2011
2011 PBL Conference and Student STEM Symposium
From good idea to good project: The evolution of an Algebra I project from small activity to an effective cross-curricular unit

Duke University
Durham Teaching Fellow
Duke University
The highly competitive Durham Teaching Fellowship covers the complete cost of attending Duke University and also pays a monthly stipend while the student earns a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. In exchange the student agrees to teach for two years at a public high school in Durham after graduation.
Class of 2011

New Tech Advocate

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Promote the New Tech PBL program and coordinate between faculty, administration, and the New Tech Foundation

Magnet Grant Core Team
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Aided with the implementation and guided the growth of a pilot Project Based Learning program that came about after the school was awarded a multi-million dollar Federal MSAP Grant.

Education Matters (Article)
Project Based Learning at Southeast Raleigh High
09/2009 ‘Morning Announcements’
Green Project Helps Student Learn Math

New Tech Foundation Training
Project Creation/Group Management
Grand Rapids, MI

Duke GPSC Logo
Graduate & Professional Student Council
Duke University
Duke’s Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) is a group with an annual budget in excess of $150,000 that plays an important role in the life of Duke’s graduate students.  As my program’s representative to GPSC I attended regular meetings in which I passed along student concerns, related news of import back to those in my cohort, and voted on everything from student insurance policy providers to who would represent the Graduate School on Duke’s Board of Trustees.

Violin Society of America
Modal Analyses of Three Classic Violins, Initial Findings
Presented initial results of a 3-D Laser Vibrometry study of three classic violins. This study was eventually featured in the New York Times scientific supplement, The Science Times.

VSA Papers
Thoroughly Modern Modal Meets Three Old Italian Master Violins
Assisted Dr. George Bissinger in the Acoustical Physics Laboratory with the study/analyses of two Stradivarius violins (the Titian and the Willemotte) as well as a Guarneri (the Plowden).