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David Di Gregorio

 

 

David G. Di Gregorio
ddigregorio@gmail.com
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

EDUCATION M.A. Administration and Supervision, Educator Trainer 1998 – GPA: 3.629
B.A. English 1993 – GPA: 3.145
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
CERTIFICATES

NATIONALITIES

NJ Supervisor / NJ Educational Media Specialist / NJ Teacher of English

US and German Citizen (hold both passports)

EXPERIENCE Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction – Science, Performing Arts, and manage Tenafly High School Library Media Broadcast Center
Support and enable instructors in science and performing arts department to include instructor observations and curriculum renewal. Facilitate professional development regarding teaching methodology, elegant integration of classroom technology, interdisciplinary and international projects to connect students and staff with private and public entities and educational institutions in countries around the world. Study and learn with educators the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method in a bi-weekly class.  Advocate for the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and have attended classes in Design Thinking.

Supervisor of Library Media Services 
Tenafly High School, Tenafly, NJ   Fall 1996 – present
Transformed library media center into a center of research, study, and production through integrating unusual media functions into a logically designed centralized area.  Traditional print, non print, broadcast (television, web, and web streaming), interactive (videoconferencing and video editing) and all print and non-print duplication finds itself in a convenient and accessible and pleasing arrangement.  With state of the art tools and a wide range of print and non-print media, students and educators are able to research, create, and present projects using cutting-edge technology in a supportive, productive, and comfortable library environment.  Inquiries and site visits from schools across the country interested in our unique model are regularly accommodated.  Presently integrating a robust engineering and design program (STEM) preK – 12.
Past and ongoing work includes:
▪ Transformation of unused library space into a television control room on par with a professional broadcasting facility
▪ Obtain grants for equipment purchase – obtain donated equipment valued in total over a million dollars
▪ Designed / Built TV studio in library’s center using Frankfurt Book Fair as a model
▪ Created and maintain www.librarymedia.net, Tenafly High School library media center multimedia web site with European style “mediatech”
▪ Produce original content; live and on demand in our studio
▪ Collaborate with students to develop innovative uses of technologies useful for library and school operations
▪ Obtained cable access channel reaching into homes of local residents with 24/7 programing
▪ Collaborate with staff in designing student run daily TV program broadcast to classrooms and Tenafly homes
▪ Collaborate with faculty, students and administration to update selection of print and non print media
▪ Coordinate cataloging of new materials on Follett Destiny library automation software with library secretaries
▪ Designed and installed academic theatre areas for faculty and student presentations
▪ Designed teleconferencing theatre and integrated it with library and school access broadcasting
▪ Initiate videoconferences, to include U.S. Senators and Representatives, authors and experts
▪ Designed and integrated a Collegial Cyber Café for faculty planning & professional development
▪ Designed and build Apple editing suites in library’s instructional “NEWSROOM”
▪ Provide instruction  on effective research and project creation

  English Teacher, Essex Catholic High School, East Orange, NJ   Summer 1993 – Fall 1996 – Taught English on all levels / Yearbook adviser
German Teacher, Leave Replacement, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ 1989-1990
COMPUTER, NETWORKING,
SOFTWARE, VIDEO ENGINEERING, INTERIOR DESIGN, WOOD AND METAL WORKING
Knowledge of all operating systems, video production, cameras, lenses, lighting, composition, editing / embedding, encoding, streaming software and devices, cable infrastructure, video editing platforms, library management software, video server systems, bar code hardware and software, SDI / Ethernet cable management and termination, audio boards, video routers & switchers, automated programming software, teleprompters & software, monitor walls – Library design & renovation, book shelving, lighting, signage, color integration, shelving conversion to mobile units, furniture design: original “convertible carrel” using steel & wood, with Corian surface.
PUBLICATION, CONFERENCES,
SEMINARS, AWARDS, MEMBERSHIPS
▪ Member: Educational Advisory Services Committee WNET Education, NYC
▪ Published: Articles and Publications 
▪ Attend: events at the German Center for Research and Innovation, NYC
 Attend: workshops and events at Hasso Plattner Institute, NYC
 Published: Bookmark: Publication of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians: Feature article “Integrating Broadcast Media in School Library Media Centers” May 2005
▪ Featured: Library media center featured in article in New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s September 2004 issue.
▪Published: Media and Methods Magazine: “Television in Schools via Cable Access” August 2004
▪ Attend: Frankfurt Book Fair 2003 / 2006 / 2009: Largest annual book event in world, attended as a press member. Interviewed authors & published selected interviews
▪ Attend: Aesthetic Realism Foundation – attend All for Education seminars given by NYC teachers that use the cutting edge Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method in their classes.
▪ Award: 2001 Home School Association’s “Faculty Member of the Year”
▪ Member:  International Association of School Librarianship – Conferences 2007 Taipei, Taiwan / 2008 University of California, Berkley (presented) / 2009 Padua, Italy
▪ Member / Presented:  New Jersey Association of School Librarians
▪ Member: New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association
PRIOR EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE A.A.S. Hotel and Restaurant Management – 1980
State University of New York, Delhi
Twelve years hospitality and hotel management experience with four years in Nuremberg, Germany
LANGUAGES German, with knowledge of French and Mandarin Chinese

 

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