I am the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and the founder of ¡Yo Soy Artista!. I graduated from Duquesne with honors in 1992 with a Music Education degree and graduated from Duquesne University in 2000 with a Masters in Education with an emphasis in technology.
May 2008 Keystone Technology Integrator Award
Recognized as a Pennsylvania Technology Integrator who fully utilizes the many benefits technology offers to improve instructional practices across content areas and focuses on student learning and uses technology as a tool to support this end.
May 2006 Teacher Excellence Center
One of 100 Finalists out of 4,000 nominees from 55 school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania.
June 2005 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Recognized for Excellence in teaching in the 9th Edition.
May 2005 Teacher Excellence Center
One of 110 Finalists out of 3,300 nominees from 60 school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania.
June 2004 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Recognized for Excellence in teaching in the 8th Edition .
June 2003 Classroom Connect Internet Teacher of the Year
Nationally recognized as “Honorable Mention” for Innovative use of the Internet in the classroom.
May 2002 Sam’s Club Teacher of the Year
Regionally recognized for Online(e-learning) Music Education Program for Music Theory and Composition
I have been asked to presented my philosophy about Music Education, Online Education and Technology at the following locations:
October 2009 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference
Oct. 12-15, 2010, Hershey
March 2009 ASCD Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida
November 2007 PMEA District 1 Curriculum and Instruction Conference at Carnegie Mellon University
January 2006 PMEA Region Band Festival
September 2005 Cannon-McMillan In-service, Cannonsburg, PA
April 2004 PMEA State Conference in Erie, PA
April 2004 Quaker Valley Inservice, Sewickle , PA
March 2004 PMEA District 1 Junior High District Chorus
November 2003 PMEA District 1 Curriculum and Instruction Conference at Carnegie Mellon University
October 2002 Washington County Music Educator’s Association at Trinity High School in Washington, PA
November 2001 PMEA District 1 Curriculum and Instruction Conference at Carnegie Mellon University
Technology Institute for Music Education Web Committee Member
March 2004- Present Manage the delivery of instruction, information and collaboration for the members of the music technology community