About

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.

AWARDS
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

Presentations

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 
(http://www.ti-me.org/)

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