I moved into this community in 6th grade, graduating from Northern Burlington in 2001. I then attended The College of New Jersey, earning a B.S. in Technology Education. I had taken every programming course available at Northern, but it wasn’t until my junior year in college that I ever had an opportunity to program a robot. I knew right away that high school students could handle the material, and I wanted to bring it back here. In 2007 I was hired to teach Graphics, and the following year Northern Burlington offered its first Engineering course. I now teach three levels of Engineering with an emphasis in Robotics and coach our First Tech Challenge robotics competition team.
I teach in a lab space that includes computers for each student as well as large work tables. Almost every project includes a hands-on component, requiring the use of special tools and machines from software to power saws. Engineering students complete a combination of individual and group assignments, with a strong focus on documentation. I provide all course materials electronically via the school’s network drive, which students are encouraged to upload to their Google drive.
I hold Robotics team meetings after school every Wednesday. All students are encouraged to consider join the team, and any student that needs extra help or lab time to complete a project is welcome in room 110. The best way to get in touch with me if you have any questions is my school email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Robotics team on Twitter @NBCRobotics and Instagram (nbcrobotics) for updates from practices and events.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!