Retired from the New York City Department of Education, I was a classroom teacher for 17 years, a staff and curriculum developer for 5, and a central office administrator(Division of Curriculum and Instruction) where I supervised professional and curriculum development as the head of the office of Performance Standards
(ELA, Science, and Math) and was the Director of Instructional Technology, citywide.
I have written and published 11 books for teachers (English Language Arts, Social Studies,
Instructional Technology, Visual Art), numerous articles on Education for Converge,
T.H.E. Journal, Ed Tech K-12/Ed Tech Higher Ed, and other magazines –
I wrote the Science FUNomena weekly feature for students for the New York Daily News
for 3 years, and was the co-producer of The Teachers Podcast and
the Talking Financial Literacy Education podcast (sponsored by McGraw Hill) for 5 years.
I am currently President of the Literacy Special Interest Group of ISTE and produce/host
its podcast and edit its journal, both titled Literacy Special Interest.
Since retiring I have developed programs and taught courses for teachers at
Long Island University, Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York Institute of Technology and
Touro College School of Education.
I am the President of ISTE's Literacy Professional Learning Network.