I teach computer science to all students in kindergarten through 8th grade at Abigail Vare School in the School District of Philadelphia. In addition to my role as a computer science teacher, I am also the Technology Teacher Leader.
This year I am looking forward to facilitating and overseeing many new technology initiatives in my school, as well as the school district. I am most excited about the opportunity to help and inspire my colleagues learn how to integrate technology and online learning into their classroom with the use of our wireless mobile lab. I am also looking forward to helping my middle school students prepare technology based projects which they can enter into this year’s Middle Years Computer Science Fair and hopefully be selected to attend the 2006 PA Middle Years Computer Science Fair.
The one teacher who stands out in my mind as my favorite teacher was my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Sally Dobil. She was a very creative teacher who made learning fun and exciting. To this day I continue to replicate with my students some of the same lessons she taught to me.