Retired in 2005 from Teaneck, NJ High School after 35 years teaching
mathematics and computer science. I was the Instructional Leader for the
Computer Science Department and supported the effective and appropriate
use of computers and graphing calculators in the school. I also took care
of the school's computer networks. My teaching assignments for the '04 -
'05 school year were AP Computer Science and Computer
Science I. I also brought the new course, Multimedia
and Information Engineering to the school (see the Infinity Project ). I was also the Coordinator of T.E.A.M.S.
(the Technology-Enriched Academy for Mathematics and
Science), a new 'smaller learning community'
beginning in 2002 with about 35 freshmen each year interested in using
technology to learn mathematics and science in an integrated academic
My interests include computer programming, multimedia software, sailing on
Lake Hopatcong and family.
I am a Texas Instruments T3-Teachers
Teaching with Technology National Instructor . I conduct
workshops and summer institutes and give conference presentations in the
use of the Texas Instruments graphing calculators and TI-Nspire.
My first exposure to graphing calculators came in June of 1991 when I
attended a 2-week CalcNet summer institute at Sam Houston State University
in Huntsville, Texas. We worked with several different graphing
calculators, but the TI-81 was the easiest to use. We also got a peek at
the prototype TI-85 and my input to the developers actually made it into
production, lending credence to the slogan “Teachers talk, TI listens”. I
took my experiences right back to the classroom that September with a
class set of TI-81s in my AP Calculus class. The following summer I was
invited to serve as a C2PC counselor at Ohio State and another
in New Jersey. Presenting at conferences and getting involved in NCTM gave
me the energy to revitalize my interest in mathematics education, and the
summer of 1993 found me teaching two T3
summer institutes as a new Instructor. Since then I have been involved in
many T3 writing teams, planning
teams, and product developments including TI-Navigator, TI-SmartView,
TI-84 Plus operating systems and TI-Nspire. I am also interested in
calculator and computer programming and have developed several PC
applications for making life with the handhelds easier. What an exciting
time for a mathematics teacher!