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April 2024

Adobe and NBCU Academy, the award-winning education program for developing new skills and advancing careers in journalism, media and tech, ran ts fifth “Next Level Summit: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential,” on Thursday, April 11, 2024. I co-ran an interactive engaging and interactive session focused on digital storytelling leadership using Adobe Express with Nishy Lall.

May 2023

Released a second course for Adobe for Education's Lightning Learning series. These 30-minute courses were designed to empower educators to implement effective teaching and learning strategies through the use of Adobe Express. This one, Teach Math with Adobe Express, focuses on best practices for teaching mathematics.

September 2022

Was named by Engati to their list of the 40 Top EdTech Leaders Transforming Education and Learning Experiences. This was my second time being named to Engati's list alongside a number of incredible individuals transforming the way we teach and learn through the use of technology.

July 2022

One of my books, Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented & Virtual Reality, was named on Forbes as one of the books that every professional should read this summer as part of their Metaverse Summer Reading List. The list was curated by Cathy Hackl who is known as the godmother of the Metaverse.

June 2022

Named by eLearning Industry to their eLearning Trailblazers list highlighting EdTech innovators who are always in the know about the latest learning tech and who know how to use them to create memorable L&D experiences.

June 2022

Released a course called Formative Assessment with Adobe Express as part of Adobe for Education's Lightning Learning series. These 30-minute courses were designed to empower educators to implement effective teaching and learning strategies through the use of Adobe Express.

December 2021

Was named by Engati to their list of the 222 Top Influencers for 2022. This list is not limited to education but is chosen from across numerous industries. Engati's statement regarding those named to the list was that the influencers listed "have excelled in their fields and have been an inspiration to all of us. Their experience and insights are unbeatable!"

October 2021

Was named by Engati to their list of the Top 30 Edtech Leaders Transforming Education. The world of education is facing unprecedented challenges. And while technology isn't the answer to all of these issues, thanks to innovators like the ones featured on this list, we can hope for a better tomorrow for all of our teachers and students. 

June 2021

Was included as part of EdTech Magazine's 2021 Dean's List of Higher Ed IT Influencers. For their 2021 dean’s list, they pulled together 30 higher ed IT influencers who are using social and digital media to inform, engage and inspire their colleagues and support their university missions and the students and faculty who depend on them. The list includes some of the savviest higher education IT leaders, technology bloggers, podcasters and social media personalities that EdTech Magazine recommends you should follow.

April 2020

Our team's work during the pandemic to assist teachers in making the shift to remote instruction was covered by T.H.E. Journal. Specifically, the article focused on a free program that we developed and supported which allowed educators to support each other. Volunteers donated their time and expertise and we created the scheduling system to allow them to pair up with educators who needed support beyond what their schools and districts were providing them.

May 2016

Onalytica conducted some analysis on edtech and elearning and, based on their findings, named me to their list of the top 200 influencers and brands driving the edtech and elearning discussion online.

May 2016

Was recipient of the 2016 LHRIC Pioneer Award for Director of Technology. Three LHRIC Pioneer Awards are presented every year to a school district, teacher and director from technology from the Westchester, Rockland and Putnam county region in recognition for their innovative uses of technology that change teaching and learning. Award winners are chosen through a nomination and committee selection process. 

April 2016

Was named one of the 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter by Salesforce. At the time I was serving as a Chief Information Officer for a public school district. The article stated: "One common characteristic of extraordinary CIOs is that they are active and passionate social networkers. These CIOs frequently use public social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging platforms to share their points of view. Many of these CIOs are work behind the scenes to mentor and promote thought leadership and group collaboration. These social CIOs are inspiring technology and business leaders to actively drive digital transformation for the betterment of their employees, customers and business partners." 

April 2015

Was named one of the Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter by Salesforce's Chief Digital Evangelist, Vala Afshar. The list included many of the top names in education technology in the K-12 space.

May 2014

Was recipient of the “Special Recognition for Collaboration and Innovation Initiatives” 2014 LHRIC Pioneer Award which I shared with Jennifer Cronk, an instructional facilitator for the Clarkstown Schools and Sabrina Rich, director of instructional technology for the Ardsley Schools. The award was given "in honor of their trailblazing leadership efforts."

April 2004

Was selected as one of six New York City teachers to take part in the Teach NYC ad campaign which was created as a partnership between the NYC Department of Education and the Ad Council. The commercials were directed by award-winning Hollywood director Joel Schumacher.