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I earned an Advanced Masters Certificate for School Building and School District Leader from Stony Brook University to go with teaching certificates and my mechanical engineering degree from SUNY Maritime College. I am in the process of earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Supervision from St. John’s University.
Currently, I teach technology in the William Floyd School District and for a summer I was the assistant principal for our summer school program. During my internship I have experienced numerous administrate duties including running committees, scheduling of classes, scheduling of NY State exams and data collection for our PBIS committee. As an Merchant Mariner, Engineer, Technology teacher and Administrative intern I have a vast understanding of computers, technology how to deal with situations which are never planned. Before my teaching career I sailed as a 3rd Assistant Engineer using my Mechanical Engineering degree and my US Coast Guard License.
In my spare time I am a partner with my long time girl friend with our Gluten Free Bakery Café. It is the first on Long Island on the south shore. www.msmichellesurbangourmet.com It has been a great learning experience to see how similar a working business and our school business really are. Working with the multimedia, human resources and development have assisted me in becoming a better administrator, teacher and business owner.
For fun I enjoy snowboarding, cooking, web designing and working on our 1839 built home & business.
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Suffolk County NY
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