September 17th, 1968 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating
from SUNY Stony Brook, I left New York for Nevada where there were
plenty of science teaching opportunities and that’s
where I’ve been ever since. I live in North Las Vegas with
my brother Mitchell and my 2 cats, Aussie and Rocky.
Community College, Garden City, NY – AS Natural Science
Brockport, Brockport, NY – BS Earth Science and Broadcasting
Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY – MAT Planetary Science
Las Vegas, Nevada – Continuing Education in Technology
Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor (2000 – Present),
People to People Delegation Leader (2006 – Present), FMF
MTP Alumni (2003 – Present), NASA NES Team Leader (2003 – Present),
NSTA member (1996 – Present), CCSD Science Leadership Cadre
for the Disney American Teacher’s Award (2000-2002)
Memorial Fund MTP Grant recipient (2003)
Science Leadership Cadre Member (2002-2004)
RAVE Review Award (2005)
began teaching at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in 1992 as an
instructor for the Space Academy and Aviation Challenge Programs.
It was there that I discovered a desire to teach. I returned to
college and obtained degree in Planetary Science Education (Earth
Science with a twist). I was recruited in NYC at the World Trade
Center tot each in Las Vegas where I’ve been ever since.
In addition to teaching, I coach the Future City Competition and
Bridge Building Competition each year. I was the advisor for the
Travel Club from 1999 – 2001 when the district temporarily
banned travel beyond Clark County.
was employed at the US Space and Rocket Center as an instructor
for the Space Academy and Aviation Challenge Programs for a year.
After that I returned to school. NES Team Leader is the only other
NASA experience I have, but I include all of the conferences and
programs I’ve attended through NES under that umbrella. I
am presently applying for a position as a Teacher Liaison for the