Sophie Idromenos

Biography

Sophie Idromenos has a Bachelors in Art & a Masters in Computer Science, both with a specialization in computer graphics. Originally an art teacher, she became the lead technology teacher for dyslexic & autistic students, grades 1st -12th at a private school, all the while building a "state-of-the-art" technology curriculum rivaling that of public schools. Prior to this, she worked as a teaching/research assistant, and instructional technologist in a university.

However, her knowledge extends beyond academia to the IT field, where she worked as a graphic/web designer/developer with an emphasis on user-interface design & user-experience.

Technologies

  • Current Internet technologies (HTML/CSS/Less jQuery JavaScript/AJAX)
  • Programming languages (C/C++, Java, ASP, PHP, Python), ActionScript
  • Understanding of server management (domains directories FTP accounts)

Instructional

  • e-learning(Captivate)
  • CMS(Drupal, Wordpress)
  • LMS(Moodle)
  • Google Apps
  • Web 2.0 (blogs/wikis
  • podcasts
  • social networking)

Design /Web

  • (Adobe Master Suite,
  • QuarkXPress, iWork/iLife)
  • Audio/Video
  • (Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere)
  • 3D animation

Education

  • Bachelor's in Art
  • Masters in Computer & Information Science
    • specialization in Computer Graphics

Licenses

  • Art Teacher
  • Technology Teacher

Affiliations

  • National Golden Key Honors Society Member
  • NJAET/CRSTE
  • NJTEEA Member
  • CSTA/ACM Member
  • NYSCATE Member

Projects

Game Design using Scratch
A Drupal site for housing educational resources and content related to Game Design.
Contributed Drupal Module: Design Conversions
A Drupal module using Drupal's form api hooks to create a conversion calculator for designers with various administrative settings.
Mathplosion
A web application for generating mathematics content.

Community Work

2010-Present
Kimisis
Adult ballroom program
2008-2011
Newgrange
6th-12th ballroom program for students with learning differences
2008-2011
Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH)
Served on Technology Services Committee reviewing Technology Plans for private schools

Publications

Topline
Official Magazine of U.S. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD)
2011
Nothing's Impossible
2012
My Love/Hate Relationship with the Argentine Tango
2012
Who's Frustrated?
ASCDExpress
Published every two weeks, ASCD Express...give[s]...educators...practical information... quoted from ASCD Express
2012
Avoiding Teacher Burnout. v. 7.12
Reignite Your Passion for Teaching.