BM in Music Education, The Catholic University of America (awarded May 2001)
MPA in Arts Administration, Seton Hall University (awarded August 2006)
NJ Supervisor Certification Program, Rutgers University School of Education (completed May 2008)
NJEXCEL Principal Certification Program, NJPSA/FEA (on track to be completed June 2023)
University of California San Diego Extension, Professional Development Institute
Educational Technology, 18 Graduate Credits (completed August 2011)
The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM, Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program, Level 1 (completed June 2018)
The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM, Arts Integration Leadership Certification Program, Level 2 (completion June 2019)
2023 Country Music Assocation (CMA) Music Teacher of Excellence Award (CMA press release)
2021-2022 Sussex County Teacher of the Year (NJEA news release)
2021 New Jersey Arts Educator of the Year from New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival
2021 Governor's Educator of the Year, Durban Avenue School.
TeachRock Star Teacher Award from The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, November 23, 2019.
New Jersey Governor's Award for Arts Education in Leadership, awarded May 14, 2019.
Mike Kovins Ti:ME Teacher of the Year Award (Music Technology), awarded February 13, 2019.
Grammy Music Educator Award, nominated October 2018.
NJMEA Master Music Teacher, awarded February 2018.
Governor’s Educator of the Year, Hopatcong Middle School, January 11, 2016.
‘Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs’ – 2010.
‘Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers’ – 2006.
Pilot Program Advisor for Japanese Company launching educational program/device focusing on ELA and Mathematics, June 2022 - present.
Writing Committee, New Jersey's Arts Integration Think and Do Workbook, published July 2018 & July 2020 (Revision).
The Smithsonian Institute, Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Arts Integration Specialist for project, Summer-Fall 2020.
Music for All, SEL Support Team National Member, Sept. 2020-present.
Board of Directors, NJMEA, K-12 Educational Technology & Innovation Through Music Chair, July 2021-present
Practice Advisory Board Member, Center for Arts Education & Social Emotional Learning (ArtsEdSEL), March 2021-present.
Lead Consultant for Essential Elements Music Class, Hal Leonard, January 2021-present.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, RISE Collaborative, "The Educator Perspective Panelist" for STEAM on the RISE In Mississippi
Music Education/Arts Integration Consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Reviewer for Fargo Public School District, ND, Elementary General Music & SEL Project, February 2021
Peer Reviewer of Book Proposals & Developmental Reviewer of Book Drafts, Oxford University Press, April 2020-present.
Ti:ME & TMEA Task Force for Music Education, May-September 2020.
NJ State Music Education "New Reality" Task Force (K-12 General Music), May 2020-Sept 2021.
Victoria Foundation, Arts Education Grant Panel, May 2020.
Reviewer for NJ Arts Education & Social Emotional Learning Framework, Winter 2019.
Published, Featured Author in the MusicFirst Shared Content Library.
Authored courses for MusicFirst online platform.
Social-Emotional Learning Course for General Music, Choir, & Instrumental Music (Summer 2020)
American Popular Music Course (Summer 2018)
Co-authored online guitar curriculum (connecting guitar, composition, performance, and recording) for JamStik, Summer 2019.
2019 & 2020 iSTEAM Conference Executive Director, TMI Education (Ramapo College, NJ).
Board of Education, Morris Plains School District, NJ, January 2017-present; Vice President (Jan. 2018-Dec. 2021)
Music Teacher, NJDOE
Principal CE, NJDOE
Teacher Leader, NJDOE
Google Certified Educator - Level 1 & Level 2.
Essential Elements Music Class Certified Educator, 2022.
MusicFirst Junior Certified Educator, 2019.
Apple Certified Teacher, 2016.
Defined STEM Certified Teacher, 2017.
Soundtrap Certified Educator, 2018.
Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ
Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ
Columbia University Teacher's College, NYC
University of Northern Iowa, Graduate Music Education Course
East Carolina University, Graduate Music Education (Technology) Course
The Jersey City University, NJ
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, & PODCASTS:
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The Smithsonian Institute, Asian Pacific American Center (APAC)
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)
New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
Arts Ed NJ
Association for Popular Music Education (APME)
New Jersey Music Educator's Association (NJMEA) Winter and Summer Conferences & Webinars
Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA) / Ti:ME Conference
Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA) Conference
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference
Indiana Music Educator's Association (IMEA) Conference
North Carolina Music Educator's Association (NCMEA) Conference
Florida Elementary Music Educator's Association (FEMEA)
Virginia Music Educator's Association (VMEA)
Ohio Music Educator's Association (OMEA)
Kentucky Music Educator's Association (KMEA)
Art Educator's of New Jersey (AENJ) Conference
New Jersey School Board's Association (NJSBA) Conference
New Jersey Principal's and Supervisor's Association (NJPSA) / Foundation for Educational Administration in Monroe, NJ
New Jersey Alliance for Character Education and Social Emotional Development (NJASECD) at Rider University, NJ
Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium
Remixing General Music Conference (Virtual)
Humanity in Music Education Conference - Vandercook College, Chicago, IL
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), All-Eastern Conference
The Music Den Professional Development Day in Randolph, NJ (Keynote Speaker)
TMI Education, Ramapo College, New Jersey - www.tmieducation.com
iSTEAM Conference 2019 - Organizer & Opening Keynote Speaker (sold out conference)
iSTEAM Conference 2020 - Executive Director & Opening Keynote Speaker
The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM - www.artsintegration.com
Midnight Music (Australia) with Katie Wardrobe - www.midnightmusic.com.au
International Music Education Summit - https://musiceducationsummit.org/
Hal Leonard - Essential Elements Music Classroom (webinars)
The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation - www.teachrock.org (workshops)
Usher's New Look - Leadership Academy STEAM workshop & Career Week - www.ushersnewlook.org
Younison - Worldwide Day of Gratitude (April 30, 2020 - provide lesson ideas and structure to plans, standards connections, SEL competency connections, instructional video) - www.younison.org
Various school districts across New Jersey, as well as nationally and internationally