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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-present)
           •  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 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 - "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 - "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 Center, 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 and 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 Conference - 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 the Old Geometry"-AMTNYS Conf. -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 the Old Geometry" - T3 Conference - Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Math from the Stars: Star Wars and Star Trek" - AMTNYS Conf., Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Geometry" - AMTNYS Conf., Syracuse, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Algebra" - AMTNYS Conf., 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 the Old Algebra", T3 Conference, Binghamton, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"Math and the Movies", Hudson Mohawk Valley Math Conf., Greenbush, NY (2008)
  • Presenter -"The New Adventures of the Old Algebra",HMV Math Conference, 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 the Old Algebra", AMTNYS Conf., 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 Conf., 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" - Hudson Mohawk Valley Math Conf.,- Schenectady, NY (2007)
  • Presenter -"The Graphing Calc. as a Team Player"-St. Lawrence Math 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 Intermediate Math", Workshops - Oswego, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Finding Your Way Around the Graphing Calculator", Workshops - Syracuse,NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"Peripheral Goodies for the Graphing Calculator", Workshop - Syracuse, NY (2006)
  • Presenter -"The Graphing Calc. as a Team Player", AMTRA & T3 Conference-Rochester, NY (2006) 
  • Presenter -"Infusing the Graphing Calculator into Math A and 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 and Star Wars", AMTNYS Conf. - Buffalo, NY (2005)
  • Presenter -"Working with TI-89 Titanium and Voyage 200", Workshops - Syracuse, Oswego
  • Presenter -"More Graphing Calculator Activities for Math B and Beyond - and the Robot" -
         T3 Regional Conference, Utica College, Utica, NY (2005)
  • Presenter -"Finding Your Way Around the Graphing Calculator-Math A", Workshop-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 (NEW) Activities for Math A and Math B", AMTNYS Fall Conference
         Presentation - - RyeBrook, NY (2004)
  • Presenter -"Activities for the TI-83+ Graphing Calculator (Math A and Math B)" Workshop -
         Syracuse, NY (2004)
  • Attendee - TFAS Regional Meeting for Trainers - Syracuse, NY (2004)
  • Presenter -"Activities for the 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 Calculator Activities (TI-83+) for Math A and Math B", Hudson-Mohawk
          Valley Area Mathematics Conference Presentation - Delmar, NY (2004)
  • Presenter - "My Favorite Activities at the Math A Level", AMTNYS Fall Conference
          Presentation - Syracuse, NY (2003)
  • Presenter - "Web Page Development using TI-Connect and Microsoft Front Page", Workshop -
         Oswego, NY (2003)
  • Presenter - "Using the CBL and CBR with the TI-83+ Graphing Calculator",  Workshop -
         Syracuse, NY (2003)
  • Attendee - T3 and TFAS Regional Conference for Trainers - Albany, NY (summer 2003)
  • Presenter - "Math A, the Graphing Calculator, and the Regents Prep Web Site" - AMTNYS
         Summer Conference Presentations - Potsdam (2003)   
  • Presenter - "Math B, the Graphing Calculator, and the Regents Prep Web Site" - AMTNYS
         Summer Conference Presentations - Potsdam (2003)   
  • Presenter - T3 Professional Development Workshops - "Using the TI-83+ Graphing
         Calculator", 4 day workshop at SUNY Brockport, NY (summer 2003) 
  • Presenter - "Using the Graphing Calculator in Math A and Math 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)
         "Introduction to the Graphing Calculator"
         "The Graphing Calculator in Math A"
         "Energizing Math A"
  • Presenter - "The Graphing Calculator in Math B - My Six Favorite Activities",  AMTNYS
          Conference Presentation - Nevelle Conference Center (2002)
  • Presenter - "Using Applications with the TI-83+ (and TI-83+SE) Graphing Calculator",  T3
         
     Regional Conference Presentation - 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 - "The Graphing Calculator for Middle School and Math A", Workshop -
         Weedsport, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - "The Graphing Calculator in Math B Workshops" - Oswego Teachers'
          Center, Mexico, NY (2002)
  • Presenter - "Navigating the Regents Prep Web Site (and other Math Goodies)"
         - 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 - "The Graphing Calculator in Math A" Workshop Series - Liverpool, NY
          (2001, 2003)
  • Presenter - "The Graphing Calculator in Math A for Special Education 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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