VCU Graduation
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Virginia Commonwealth University, May, 2014)
  • M.A. in Instructional Technology (Virginia Tech, December, 2005)
    • Study in instructional design, adult learners
  • M.A. in Music Education (Case Western Reserve University, 1999)
    • Focus on instrumental conducting, wind ensemble; education certification
  • B.A. cum laude in Music (University of Rochester, 1996)
    • Music composition, conducting

As a musician, I have extensive experience in conducting, specializing in wind ensembles and band. As a trombonist, I helped lead the Stingers trombone choir at the University of Rochester (1995-1996), where I gained experience in conducting, arranging, and writing a number of original compositions for trombone choir. While at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, I became one of the assistant conductors of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and had the fortune of conducting that ensemble at Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra.

I consider myself a lifelong learner and most of my knowledge about technology is self-learned, which is hard to document alongside formal degrees. As a college student, I designed the graphics for the first version of the University of Rochester website and it was then that I learned HTML.

I have been active in a number of professional organizations which have helped developed my own professional learning. These include:

  • Virginia Society for Technology in Education
  • Greater Richmond Area Educational Technology Consortium
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Virginia ASCD
  • MERC @ Virginia Commonwealth University