Resume

Experience
School District of Cheltenham Township
Elkins Park, PA
Supervisor of Gifted and Elementary Mathematics
  • Oversaw transition of elementary math instruction resulting in improved student growth
  • Designed and managed district eLearning platform for virtual professional development
  • Trained 250 teachers in PA Core Standards during redesign of district math curriculum
  • Manage curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the district’s gifted and math programs
  • Coordinate and lead professional development opportunities for all district staff members
  • Manage $70,000 annual gifted program budget
Centennial School District
Warminster, PA
Lead Teacher, Elementary Remedial Summer Program
  • Coordinated a four-​week remedial summer program in reading and mathematics
  • Supervised classroom teachers in all aspects of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Science Lead Teacher
  • Supervised the complete development of a new K-​12 science curriculum
  • Coordinated materials selection teams and professional development program
  • Developed and managed an $800,000 budget in science for materials and staff development
Gifted Support Teacher
  • Motivated student interest with engaging, original units incorporating a wiki and blog
  • Facilitated classroom differentiation by collaborating with co-​teachers and building a professional development wiki
  • Administered and supervised implementation of Science: It’s Elementary grant
Student Support Teacher
Elementary Classroom Teacher
Other Leadership Roles
  • Teacher In Charge, McDonald Elementary School, 2004–2008
  • Curriculum Resource Teacher, Science, Math, and Gifted, 1996–2008
  • Crisis Respose Team at McDonald Elementary School, 2006–2009
  • Gifted Screening Task Force, 2002
  • District Strategic Planning Committee, Standards Team, 2000
University of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Online Facilitator
  • Taught a graduate course in mathematics and science methods for elementary teachers
  • Provided cutting edge content by researching current best practices in mathematics and science
Brandywine School District
Claymont, DE
Classroom Teacher, Grade 4
Affiliations
Alliance for Excellent Education
Washington, DC
Digital Learning Day
Project 24
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Washington, DC
ISTE Annual Conference
  • Conference speaker in 2010, 2011, & 2015
  • ISTE 2012 con­fer­ence pro­posal selec­tion committee
  • Conference Vol­un­teer in 2010, 2011, & 2015
Member
  • Invited education blogger at ASCD Annual Conference in 2012 and 2014
  • Book reviewer
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
Washington, DC
NAGC Administrator Task Force
  • Compile, review, and analyze existing literature for administrators about gifted education
  • Recommend high-​quality resources
  • Develop new resources
ntcamp Unconference
Philadelphia, PA
Co-Founder and Conference Organizer
  • Collaborate with other organizers to plan and execute ntcamp (New Teacher Camp)
  • Developed the ntcamp website
  • Market ntcamp to prospective attendees through employers and local universities
ASCD
Alexandria, VA
Member
  • Invited education blogger at the 2012 Convention
  • Book reviewer for new ASCD publications
Pennsylvania Certifications
Administrative, Principal K-12
Supervisory, Curriculum & Instruction
Instructional II, Elementary
Public Work
Publications
Blogs & Periodicals
Books
  • Aungst, G. (2015). The Modern Math Classroom: 5 Principles for Creating a Culture of Problem Solving and Innovative Thinking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Aungst, G. (2014). Digital Storytelling with Interactive Fiction. In Gura, M. (ed.), Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies. Washington, DC: ISTE Books.
  • Zucker, L., and Aungst, G. (2007). All about exploring the internet. In Buzzeo, T., Collaborating to meet standards: Teacher/​librarian partnerships K-​6 (2nd ed.). Worthington, OH: Linworth.
Presentations
Conferences and Speaking Invitations
  • Digital Tools to Prevent a Zombie Apocalypse; ISTE 2015, June 2015; PETE&C 2015, February 10, 2015; FETC 2015, January 22, 2015; ITEC 2014, October 13, 2014
  • Revitalizing Assessment with Digital Tools, ITEC 2014, October 14, 2014
  • Creating a Culture of Problem Solving, edWeb​.net, August 20, 2014
  • Digital Tools for Teaching Math and Science, Onslow County (NC) Schools, February 17, 2014
  • Game Programming with Scratch, Digital Learning Day, February 5, 2014
  • Preventing the Zombie Apocalype: Designing Learning Environments for Student Engagement, Edcamp Leadership, August 12, 2013, and Educon 2.6, January 25, 2014
  • Gifted Education: It’s Not Just for Pull Out Anymore, C-​MITES, March 20, 2013
  • Portfolios and Alternative Assessments, Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013
  • Sequence and Consequence: Why Storytelling is Essential for Learning, Educon 2.5, January 26, 2013
  • Digital Storytelling with Interactive Fiction, NAGC Annual Convention, November, 2012
  • There’s No Such Thing as a Gifted Kid, EdCamp Philly, May 19, 2012
  • Separating Truth from Fiction: Information Literacy for Elementary Students, ISTE 2011, June 27, 2011
  • Nonlinear Learning: Teaching in Three Dimensions, TeachMeet NJ, March 5, 2011
  • Separating Truth from Fiction: Information Literacy for Elementary Students, ISTE 2010, June 28, 2010
  • Exploring AllAboutExplorers (on Classroom 2.0 LIVE!), August 8, 2009
School District of Cheltenham Township
  • Aligning Curriculum and Instructional Practices to the PA Core Standards, January-​June 2014
  • Assessing Academic Argument, November 2013
  • The Sound of Silence: Cognitive Engagement in the Classroom, November 2013
  • Aligning Your Unit Plans with the Common Core, August 2013
  • Using Essential Questions, August 2013
  • Standards-​Based Lesson Planning, June 18, 2013
  • C4 Project: Designing a Common Core-​aligned Curriculum, January-​March, 2013
  • Starting the Journey: A Common Core Conversation, August 16, 2012
  • Shifting Focus: Understanding the Whats and Whys of the Common Core State Standards, June 14, 2012
  • Problem Solving in Elementary Mathematics, April 25, 2012
  • Professional Learning Networks for Administrators, August 17, 2011
  • Nonlinear Learning: Teaching in Three Dimensions, June 20, 2011
  • Collaborative Writing with MS Word and Google Docs, February 18, 2011
  • Meeting the Needs of Your Exceptional students, August 30, 2010
  • Gifted Students in the General Education Classroom, May 18, 2010
Centennial School District
  • Differentiation in the Diverse Elementary Classroom, August 11, 2009
  • Information Literacy and the Research Process, August 5, 2009
  • Teaching Information Literacy with All About Explorers, March 6, 2009
  • Implementing Science: It’s Elementary at McDonald School, October 26, 2006
  • Introduction to Inquiry-​Based Science Instruction, March 16, 2006
  • Using PA Anchor Standards and Eligible Content, December 16, 2004
  • Big6® Research Model, November 2, 2004
  • Identifying and Screening Potential Gifted Students, June 3, 2004
  • Write Angles: Improving Math Reasoning and Problem Solving, January 29, 2003
  • Gifted Support Services in Centennial School District, August 29, 2002
  • Standards-​Based Writing and PSSA Domain Scoring Training, June 19–20, 2001
  • Standards-​Based Instruction, November 7, 2000
Education
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA
Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA
Supervisory Certificate, Curriculum & Instruction, N-12
Widener University
Chester, PA
Master of Education, Elementary Education
Penn State University
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts, General Arts & Sciences

Emphasis in Psychology, Minor in Health Education