With over 20 years of experience in educational technology serving both instructional needs and network infrastructure operations, Sharon has the unique knowledge base of what it takes to lead others and create engaging anytime, anywhere learning environments for everyone to thrive.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Master's Degree

2004

NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

Educational Administration and Supervision

Bachelor's Degree

1996

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NJ

Double Major

Psychology and Communications

Standard Principal

2014

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

No. 933964

Standard Supervisor

2008

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

No. 714183

EXPERIENCE
 
 
Director of Technology

2017-Present

Instructional Lead Consultant

2017

COMMITTED TO LEARNING  OFFICE DEPOT 

Provided educational consultancy focusing on:

  • Strategic planning

  • IBM Watson AI personalized learning

  • Designing collaborative classrooms and makerspaces

  • 1:1 Initiatives

CEO

2017

EDUTECH QA

Provided educational consultancy focusing on:

  • Needs assessments

  • Documenting operating procedures

  • 1:1 Initiatives

  • Technology planning

SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Supervisor of Technology
Technology Coordinator
Educator

1997-2011

PERTH AMBOY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Supervised and evaluated K-12 technology educators and media specialists

  • Facilitated integration of innovative technology across all content areas and grade levels

  • Implemented district educational programs and equipment

  • High school and elementary teacher

PRESENTATIONS
 
SPRINGFIELD  PUBLIC SCHOOLS

innovateNJ Engaging Parents With Data

Technology in Education (MUJC Superintendents 2013)

New Staff Training

Course Scheduling Training for Elementary Principals

PARCC Training for Principals

Curriculum Mapping iPad Apps

Facebook for School Districts (2011)

PTA Listserv and Website Training for PTA Presidents (2011)

KEAN UNIVERSITY

Internet Safety and Web 2.0 for Learning-Administrative Perspectives

(Virtual Worlds, Real Learning Conference, 2009)

iTunes U K-12 A Statewide Initiative Panelist

(Going Global Conference, 2008)

Internet Safety (Education 2.0 Conference, 2007)

PERTH AMBOY  PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Screencasting!

Using Diigo to Organize, Bookmark and Annotate Web Resources

Build Your Professional Learning Network (PLN) Using Twitter

All About Nings

Using Skype in the Classroom

Host a Webinar or Online Meeting

Apps for the Classroom

Global Collaborative Projects

Digital Citizenship

Web 2.0 Training for Administrators

Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom and Professional Productivity

Implementing iPods in the Classroom, NJTESOl-NJBE May 2008

Internet Safety Workshop

Learner-Centered and Curriculum Based Tech Integration Across Content Areas

NJSBA
2015

We’ve All Seen PARCC-Now What?

Engaging Parents in Data-Driven Instruction

From One-to-One to One-to-World: How to Make a Difference

2013

iPads: A Six Month Perspective

From Apps to PARCC

2012

iPads in the Kindergarten Classroom

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 

Led District Implementation of the Following

  • Standard operating procedures and password system for IT department

  • Designed and developed Filemaker Pro database for yearly and longitudinal data analysis of test scores

  • Completed overhaul and design of new district website

  • New group outcall system for phone, text, and email notifications

  • District use of Facebook and Twitter and social media accounts

  • Single sign-on for student information system

  • Electronic delivery of progress reports and report cards

  • Creation of screencasts for training tutorials

  • Started the student liaison program

  • Established the Student Tech Support Squad BIT(s)

  • Online tracking of district digital resources and rollover procedures

  • iPod shuffle reading program

  • New and customized work order system

  • New staff account tracking system with human resources

  • District wide implementation of lesson plan system (including development of templates with building principals)

  • Set-up iTunes U site for district use

  • iPad deployment and MDM (including app selection process and teacher training)

  • Print release solution for high school

  • PARCC technology needs

 

Managed and Directed Completion of the Following Upgrades

  • Virtualization of Servers

  • Exchange 2010 Migration (from 2003) and Outlook Email System (replaced Entourage)

  • 1 Gig Internet Bandwidth (from 50 MB)

  • Cisco 2600 Series Access Points for Middle and High School (replaced Cisco Aironet 1020 and 1030 Series)

  • Access Points for Elementary Schools (replaced Apple Extremes)

  • AS 5525 Firewall

  • Cisco Catalyst 3560G PoE Switches

  • Off-site Back-up for Virtualized Servers

  • Unity Voice Mail Server

  • New Web Content Filtering System

 

1:1 Laptop Management

  • Yearly Imaging, Distribution, Repairs, Collection, and Inventory Management

  • AUP Review, Updates, and Enforcement

  • Lost/Stolen Procedures

  • Created and Obtained Apple Approval for and managed Perth Amboy Public Schools iTunes U Site as part of first ever iTunes U launch in 2008

  • Started Student Digital Educator Program in 2009

  • Facilitated student creation of daily iMovie productions including iTunes U album “Word of the Day” and cyberbullying video

  • Administrator of school Facebook and Twitter accounts

  • Conducted district-wide technology needs assessment

  • Lead Collaborative Team for Development of Three-Year District Technology Plan

  • Developed teacher competitive technology grant program

  • Implemented online credit recovery course program

  • Assisted with implementation of online/handheld teacher observation system

  • Established Technology Task Force (AUP and social networking policy guidelines recommendations)

  • Developed online scheduling system for technology equipment (transparency of use, planning, and sharing best practices)

  • Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) Instruction and Program Subcommittee lead

  • School Leadership Committee (elected by staff)

  • District Improvement Plan Committee-Development and Review of Plan

  • Internet Safety Implementer (Staff, Students, Parents, Community Members)

  • Special Student Centered and Problem Based District Projects (i.e., iTunes UThe War Project, Digital Story Telling, Watershed iMovie ProjectiPods in the Classroom)

  • American Federation of Teachers Assistant to the President on Educational Issues

  • Developed and Scheduled In-Class Training for Safari Montage and Study Island

  • Class of 2001 Advisor (1997-2001)

  • School Leadership Improvement Committee

  • Intervention Referral and Service Committee Team Leader

  • Staff Development Workshop Instructor

  • Computer Lab Consultant for Community Access Program

  • District Technology Newsletter Editor

  • Home School Instructor and Reading Tutor

  • Student Attendance Appeals Committee

  • Technology and Public Relations Club Advisor

  • Workforce Investment Act Counselor and Summer Computer Instructor

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ASSESSMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT (CAPA) UNIT
2005-2006
  • Conducted on-site reviews

  • Reviewed documentation and data

  • Interviewed school staff, parents, students

  • Observed teachers

  • Completed NJDOE CAPA report 

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
Program Coordinator, Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS)
2005-2006 Evenings and Weekends
  • Supervised, observed, and evaluated teachers

  • Coordinated program meetings and activities

  • Recruited guest speakers

  • Managed building during program

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE, EDISION, NJ
Adjunct Professor, Education/Psychology
Fall 2004 Evenings and Weekends
  • Student Success and Development

KEAN UNIVERSITY, UNION , NJ
Program Instructor
Spring 2001 Weekends
  • Using Technology to Teach For Tomorrow

  • Education Majors Paired with District Teachers

  • Technology Infusion K-12