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International Society for Technology in Education Outstanding Educator (2005)
International Winner - Award presented in Philadelphia, PA.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2002)
Award presented at the White House in Washington, DC.

Academic Degrees
  • CAS - Educational Administration - SUNY at Oswego - SDA certified (summa cum laude)
  • MS - Secondary Education Mathematics - SUNY at Oswego (magna cum laude)
  • BS - Secondary Education Mathematics - SUNY at Oswego (magna cum laude)

Professional Experience
  • Mathematics Instructor - Cayuga Community College (2002-2011)
           •  Basic Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra/Trig, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, SAT Prep
  • Mathematics Instructor - State University of New York at Oswego (2005)
           •  Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, Calculus Lab
  • Teacher of Secondary Mathematics and Computer Programming Liverpool High School
     (Liverpool, NY) (1972-2005 retired)    Courses taught: 
    • AP Calculus AB and BC (20+ yrs)
    • Pre-Calculus Honors and Academic levels
    • Math A and  Math B
    • Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry all levels
    • CORD Math 2 and 3 
      * Riding Club Advisor (1972-1980)
    • Laptop courses in Pre-Calculus,
      Math B, Advanced Algebra, Calculus
    • Computer Science - BASIC, QuickBASIC, Turbo C++, MS Visual C++, Java
    • On-line Course Visual C++
      * Computer Club Advisor (1990-2005)
  • On-Line Virtual School Teacher (2000-2002 school closed) with The Virtual School @ Liverpool
         "Introduction to Computer Programming in C++"
  • T3 Regional Trainer for Texas Instruments (2005-present)
  • TFAS (Technology For All Students) Trainer for Texas Instruments (2001-2005)
  • NYSUT Graphing Calculator Trainer for New York State (2001)
  • Web Developer and Creator of the MathBits web site (1998-present)
         To assist educators and students in various areas related to mathematics and computer programming.   
  • Web Developer and Creator of the MathBitsNotebook web site (2012-present)
         Lesson and practice pages for students (and teachers) using the Common Core State Standards.   
  • Web Developer and Creator of the JavaBitsNotebook web site (2016-present)
         Lesson and demo pages for students (and teachers) studying Java programming with Eclipse IDE..   
  • Web Developer and Creator of Mrs. Roberts' College Pages web site (1998-present)
        For students in Mrs. Roberts' classes
  • Consultant and Web Developer for NYS Regents Exam Prep Center web site (1999-2012)
        Sections on Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry
  • Consultant - Review Book Development - Glencoe McGraw Hill (2007)
  • Consultant - NASA Research for Mathematical Materials and Technology (2004)
  • Consultant - Editorial Advisory Board, "The Volume Library" Revision (mathematics
        section), Southwestern Company (2004).
  • Consultant - NASA Mathematics Curricular Standards Quilt, graphing calculator lesson
         evaluation (2003)
  • Consultant - New York State Education Department - "MathematicsKey Idea Module
          Development"  (Key Idea Tasks to Enhance Success (KITES)) (2002-2003)
  • Consultant for NASA Space Mathematics Grant (2000) - developed by SUNY Oswego, NY
  • Consultant for NSF Graphing Calculator Grant (1998) - developed by SUNY Oswego, NY
  • Contributing Author - The Integration of Mathematics, Science and Technology-An
         Interactive Workbook
    (1999)
  • Author - "Algebra2Bits Resources for Educators" (launched 2010 - CCSS Update 2015)
  • Author - "JuniorMathBits Resources for Educators" (launched 2009 - CCSS Update 2012)
  • Author - "GeometryBits Resources for Educators" (launched 2008 - CCSS Update 2014 
  • Author - "AlgebraBits Resources for Educators" (launched 2007 - CCSS Update 2013)
  • Author - "Java MathBits Resources for Educators" (lauched 2016)
  • Author - "Beginning Programming in Java Resources" - CD (launched 2005)
  • Author - "C++ Resources for Educators" - CD (lauched 2002)
  • Web Developer - "Public Science Day 2001" - Phoenix Central School District (2001) 
  • Web Developer - "Public Science Day 2000" - Phoenix Central School District (2000) 
  • Member of Onondaga Community College Tech Prep Consortium for Applied Mathematics (1996-2003)
  • Member of NYS Variance Regents Examinations Development Team
        Applied Math 2 Regents- June, 1997
        Applied Math 3 Regents- June, 1998- January, 1999- June, 1999
  • System Operator - trained operator - NOVELL Netware (ICLAS)  - Windows NT 4.0
  • Recipient of local area Grants for Curriculum Development
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    Partial listing of conference and workshop presentations:
  • Presenter - "Tying Up Common Core Algebra 2" - Syracuse, NY (2016)
  • Presenter - "Using the TI-84+ CSE with CCSS" - Utica, NY (2016)
  • Presenter - "Using the TI-84+ CSE with CCSS" - Buffalo, NY (2015)
  • Presenter - "Common Core Algebra 2" - Syracuse, NY (2015)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up Common Core Algebra 2" - Rochester, NY (2015)
  • Presenter - "Tying Up Common Core Geometry" - Rochester, NY (2015)
  • Presenter - "Common Core Geometry" - Syracuse, NY (2015)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up Common Core Geometry" - Syracuse, NY (2014)
  • Presenter - "Using the TI-84+CSE with CCSS" - Syracuse, NY (2014)
  • Presenter - "Tying Up Common Core Algebra 1" - Syracuse, NY (2014)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up the Common Core - Geometry" - Rochester, NY (2014)
  • Presenter - "Tying Up the Common Core - Algebra 1 - Rochester, NY (2014)
  • Presenter - "Using the TI-84+CSE with CCSS" - Syracuse, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Common Core Math" - Syracuse, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up the Common Core - Algebra 1" - Albany, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up the Common Core - Geometry" - Albany, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up the Common Core - Algebra 1" - Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Rounding Up the Common Core - Geometry" - Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Using the TI-84+ with CCSS" - Syracuse, NY (2013)
  • Presenter - "Common Core Math" - Oswego, NY (2012)
  • Presenter - "Energizing Algebra 1" Workshop - Utica, NY (2012)
  • Presenter - "Activities for the TI-84+ and Nspire" - Syracuse, NY (2012)
  • Presenter - "Activities for the TI-84+" - Syracuse, NY (2012)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusaism - Geometry & Algebra 2" - Guilderland, NY (2012)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusaism - Jr.Math & Algebra 1" - Guilderland Center, NY (2012)
  • Presenter -"Activities for the TI-84+ and Nspire" - Syracuse, NY (2012)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusiasm" Workshop - Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusiasm Geo. and Alg.2."-AMTNYS Fall, Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusiasm Jr.Math & Alg.1"-AMTNYS Fall, Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Advantages of the TI-Nspire" - Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusiasm" Workshop - Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"New Adventures of Old Algebra 2 Trig."-HMVAMC, Schenectady,NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies, Part 2" - HMVAMC, Schenectady, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Incorporating the TI-Nspire" - Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"Projecting Enthusiasm" Workshop - AMTRA, Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"What's New with TI-84+ and Nspire" - Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Presenter -"New Adventures of Old Algebra 2 Trig."-AMTNYS Fall., Saratoga,NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies, Part 2" - AMTNYS Fall Conference, Saratoga, NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"New Adventures of Old Algebra 2 Trig."-HMVAMC, Clifton Park,NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies, Part 2" - HMVAMC, Clifton Park, NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"New Goodies for the TI-84+" - Syracuse, NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"New Adventures of the Old Algebra 2 Trig."-AMTRA, Rochester, NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies, Part 2" - AMTRA, Rochester, NY (2010)
  • Presenter -"Energizing Middle Level Math", AMTNYS Fall Conf. - Buffalo, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"Technology in the Mathematics Classroom" - Buffalo, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"Energizing Middle Level Math", AMTNYS Summer Conf. - Aurora, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"TI-Nspire CAS" - Syracuse, Watertown, Oswego, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Geometry" - Syracuse, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"Working with the TI-Nspire" - Syracuse, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"Technology in the Mathematics Classroom" - Oswego, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"Energizing the New Curricula" Workshops - Syracuse, NY (2009)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - AMTNYS Conference - Rye Brook, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Geometry"-AMTNYS -Rye Brook, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Engergizing the New Curricula" - Buffalo, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Working with the TI-Nspire" - Workshop - Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Nspiring Algebra 1" - T3 Conference - Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - T3 Conference - Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Geometry"-T3 Conf. - Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Math from the Stars: Star Wars & Star Trek" - AMTNYS, Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Geometry" - AMTNYS, Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Algebra" - AMTNYS, Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Using the TI-Nspire" Workshops, Oswego, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Energizing the New Curricula" - Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventure of the Old Algebra", Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies", T3 Conference, Binghamton, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Algebra", T3 Conf, Binghamton, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies", HMVMC Conf., Greenbush, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Algebra",HMVMC, Greenbush, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Using the TI-Nspire" Syracuse, NY (2007, 2008)
  • Presenter -"Using the TI-Nspire" Workshops, Fulton, NY (2007, 2008)
  • Presenter -"Using Technology for Pre-Service Educators", Fulton, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of Old Algebra", AMTNYS, Rochester, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Using the TI-Nspire", AMTNYS Fall Conference, Rochester, NY (2007)
  • Attendee - T3PD Regional Conference for Trainers - Albany (fall 2007)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Algebra", Oswego, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Energizing the New Math Curricula" - Syracuse, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - AMTNYS Summer Conf., Aurora, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Algebra" - AMTNYS, Aurora, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Using the TI-84+ in Integrated Algebra" - Watertown, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Algebra" - Rochester, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - T3 Regional Conference - Rochester, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - HMVMC - Schenectady, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Graphing Calc. as Team Player"-St. Lawrence Conf., Ogdensburg, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - St. Lawrence Math Conf.,-Ogdensburg, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Energizing the New Math Curricula", Workshop - Potsdam, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies" - AMTNYS Fall Conference -Saratoga, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Algebra - Energizing Intermediate Math", Workshops - Oswego, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Using QUIA in Mathematics", - Syracuse (2006)
  • Presenter -"Number Sense - Energizing Inter. Math", Workshops - Oswego, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Finding Your Way Around Graphing Calc.", Workshops - Syracuse,NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Peripheral Goodies for Graphing Calc.", Workshop - Syracuse, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Graphing Calc. as Team Player", AMTRA/T3 Conf.-Rochester, NY (2006) 
  • Presenter -"Infusing Graphing Calc. into Math A & B", Workshops - Oswego, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Math From the Stars: Star Trek and Star Wars", St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
         Mathematics Conference - Ogdensburg, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Energizing Math A and Math B", Workshops - Oswego, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Math From the Stars:  Star Trek & Star Wars", AMTNYS- Buffalo, NY (2005)
  • Presenter -"Working with TI-89 Titanium & Voyage 200", Workshops - Syracuse, Oswego
  • Presenter -"More Graphing Calc. Activities for Math B & Beyond (Robot)" -
         T3 Regional Conf., Utica College, Utica, NY (2005)
  • Presenter -"Finding Your Way Around Graphing Calc.-Math A", Wkshop-Utica, NY (2005)
  • Presenter -"Using the Graphing Calculator in Math B", Workshop  - Utica, NY (2005)
  • Presenter -"My Graphing Calculator - More Than Just for Math", Syracuse, NY (2004)
  • Presenter -"My Graphing Calculator:  More Than Just Math", NYSCATE Fall Conference
          Presentation - Rochester, NY (2004)
  • Presenter -"Engaging Activities for Math A & Math B", AMTNYS- RyeBrook, NY (2004)
  • Presenter -"Activities TI-83+ Graphing Calc. (Math A/B)" Wkshop-Syracuse, NY (2004)
  • Attendee - TFAS Regional Meeting for Trainers - Syracuse, NY (2004)
  • Presenter -"Activities for Graphing Calculator", - Oswego County Distance Learning
         Fiber Network Workshop, Phoenix, NY site (2004)
  • Presenter - "Geometer's Sketchpad 4 and TI-83+ GeoMaster" - Oswego County
         Distance Learning Fiber Network Workshop, Phoenix, NY site (2004)
  • Presenter - Guest Speaker: "Teachers Multi-Tasking Technology" - SUNYCO  (2004)
  • Presenter - " Blending the NYSED Graphing Calculator Guidelines into Math A and Math B"
         NYSAMS Spring Conference - Albany, NY (2004)
  • Presenter - "Graphing Calc. Activities (TI-83+) Math A/B", HMVMC- Delmar, NY (2004)
  • Presenter - "My Favorite Activities at the Math A Level", AMTNYS - Syracuse, NY (2003)
  • Presenter - "Web Development/TI-Connect/MS Front Page", Wkshop - Oswego, NY (2003)
  • Presenter - "Using CBL/CBR with TI-83+ Graphing Calc",  Wkshop -Syracuse, NY (2003)
  • Attendee - T3 and TFAS Regional Conference for Trainers - Albany, NY (summer 2003)
  • Presenter - "Math A, Graphing Calc, & Regents Prep Site" - AMTNYS - Potsdam (2003)   
  • Presenter - "Math B, Graphing Calc, & Regents Prep Site" - AMTNYS - Potsdam (2003)   
  • Presenter - T3 Professional Development Workshops - "Using the TI-83+ Graphing
         Calculator", 4 day workshop at SUNY Brockport, NY (summer 2003) 
  • Presenter - "Using Graphing Calculator in Math A/B" Workshops - Phoenix, NY (2003)
  • Presenter - "Strategies for Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom Workshop
          Series" - Liverpool, NY (2003 - Laptop computer, graphing calculator, and Internet)
  • Attendee - T3 and TFAS Regional Conference for Trainers - Albany (summer 2002)
  • Presenter - Tompkins County Community College 3-Day Summer Workshops (2002)
        "Intro to Graphing Calculator"; "Graphing Calc in Math A"; "Energizing Math A"
  • Presenter - "Graph Calc. in Math B - My 6 Favorite Activities", AMTNYS- Nevelle (2002)
  • Presenter - "Using Applications w/TI-83+/SE Graph Calc.", T3Conf.- Syracuse, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - Onondaga Community College 4-Day Summer Workshops (2002)
         "The Graphing Calculator in Math A"
         "Strategies for Motivating Skill Development and Applied Learning in Math A"
         "The Graphing Calculator in Math B"
         "Strategies for Motivating Skill Development and Applied Learning in Math B"   
  • Presenter - "Graphing Calc. for Middle School & Math A", Wkshp - Weedsport, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - "Graphing Calc. in Math B Workshops" - Teachers' Center, Mexico, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - "Navigating Regents Prep Web Site"- Math Symposium, Watertown, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - "Strategies for Motivating Skill Development and Applied Learning in Math A"
         Workshops - Elmira, NY (2002), Syracuse, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - "Graphing Calc. in Math A" Workshop Series - Liverpool, NY (2001, 2003)
  • Presenter - "Graphing Calc. in Math A for Special Ed Teachers Workshop Series" - Liverpool, NY (2001, 2003)
  • Presenter - "The Graphing Calculator: Foundations of Math A and Math B"
         - 3-Day Summer NYSUT sponsored workshop (2001) - Syracuse, NY
  • Presenter - Onondaga Community College Summer Workshop
          "The Graphing Calculator in Math A and Math B" (2001)
  • Presenter - OCM BOCES Model Schools 3-Day Summer Workshops (2001)
        "Introduction to the Graphing Calculator"
        "The Graphing Calculator in Math A"
        "The Graphing Calculator in Math B"
  • Presenter - "Teaching Mathematics in Block Scheduling" Workshops (1999)
  • Presenter - Tech Prep Summer 3-Day Institutes for Teachers at OCC
        Applied Math 1 and 2 (1997)
        Applied Math 1, 2 and 3 (1998)
        Applied Math 2 and 3 (1999)
  • Presenter - conference presentations on the Graphing Calculator: TI-82, TI-83, TI-83+,
        CBL, Applications, Computer Connectivity (prior to 2000)
     
Professional Associations
  • Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS)
         Professional Services Committee - Scholarship Selections (1992 - present)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (1995-present)
  • Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics (CPAM) (2002-present)
  • New York State Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (NYSAMS) (2000-present)
  • Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Educational Fraternity (PDK) - Chapter 0172
         Vice President for Membership (1991-2002), VP for Program (1989 -1990)
  • New York State Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE)
Recognitions

... since 1990

  • Rochester Institute of Technology Outstanding Teacher Award (2007)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Educator (2005)
  • NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding New York State Technologist Award (2004)
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2002)
    Category:  Secondary Mathematics - New York State
  • Tufts University Outstanding Teacher Award (1999)
  • Technology Club of Syracuse Outstanding Teacher Award (1997)
  • Liverpool High School Teacher of the Year (1997)
  • Fredonia Special Teacher Recognition Award (1994)
  • University of Chicago Outstanding Teacher Award (1993)
  • Liverpool High School Teacher of the Year (1990)

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