After five years of education reporting experience, I earned a master's in educational technology from Teachers College, Columbia University with a New York State teaching certification as a K-12 Technology Specialist.

As part of my certification, I worked as a student teacher at two New York City independent schools spending 300 hours teaching courses in digital literacy, programming, robotics, and technology ethics.

Combining my writing skills with my education experience, I have produced curriculum for various tech companies, as featured below. 

Microsoft Hacking STEM: Making party lights to understand electrical circuits and switches

I collaborated with teachers to provide both substantive and copy editing of this middle school STEM lesson plan. This three-day activity introduces students to electrical circuits and how to use a circuit to create a light switch. Students construct electrical circuits consisting of four fundamental components—power source, load, conductor, and switch. With these circuits, students create party lights that are manually controlled or set to music they choose.