Angela M. Ryan ~ BPS Webmaster

  • ABOUT ME

    When I am not in front of a computer, my time is spent with my family. My daughter, Matilyn, is 8 years old, and she is tons of fun!  We love nature and experiencing the beautiful four seasons in Buffalo.  I enjoy hiking and outdoor activities.  I have a serious gardening habit, enjoy all things Lake Erie & Chautauqua Lake, and am a die-hard member of the Bills Mafia... GO BILLS!   

         

    One of my favorite hikes... Eternal Flame Falls in Boston, NY

     One of my favorite hikes...
    Eternal Flame Falls in Boston, NY

     

     

    Teaching a 4th Grade class my "Typing Tigers" course 

    Teaching a 4th Grade class my Typing Tigers Curriculum.

    Technology Class, Student Objectives!













    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    I began my teaching career at the age of 17, when I became a Water Safety Instructor and taught swim lessons to babies, toddlers, and  school-aged children.  I was a Teacher Assistant for many college and graduate courses, and ultimately received my NY State Teacher Certification in Earth Science and General Sciences.  In 2002, I was hired by the Buffalo Public Schools where I taught Regents Earth Science, E.S. Lab, Living Environment Lab, and Health at Burgard High School.

    In September of 2008, I joined the Instructional Technology Department. From 2008-2010, I was the Technology Integration Specialist assigned to Harriet Ross Tubman Elementary, #31. From 2010-2012, I was the Instructional Technology Coach assigned to the International School, #45. From 2012-2017, I was a district-based Instructional Technology Coach working with all Buffalo schools, K-12.

    My focus over the years has been on web development and graphic design.  I enjoyed assisting my assigned buildings and editing their school webpages.  I also taught many professional development courses to teachers on teacher webpage editing.  Since 2017, I have served as the District Webmaster for BPS.

     

     

    TECHNOLOGY

    My experience with technology began at an early age.  When I was 5 years old, my Dad programmed Othello on a Texas Instrument using a cassette player for a 'hard drive'.  My earliest memories are playing on that old machine :)  The first desktop computer in my home was the Apple IIe circa 1984.  Since that time, my passion for technology has blossomed.  I have knowledge of both PC and Mac platforms, html and Flash.  My interests include technology to support the learning environment, the utilization of the Internet for everyday applications, and technology freedom concepts. 

     

     

    VideoConferencing: 6th Grade ESL with Warren Moon 

    VideoConferencing:
    6th Grade ESL with Warren Moon

     
        

     CERTIFICATIONS

    NYSED Earth Science 7-12, Permanent 

    NYSED General Science 7-12, Permanent

    iSafe Certification

          

    DEGREES

     

    Master of Science in Education
    Educational Computing - 2006

     

    Bachelor of Science
    Earth Science Education - 2002
    *Angeline D. Harrison Award, for Excellence in Student Teaching

     

    Bachelor of Science
    Geology - 2002                                         


    Associate in Arts and Sciences
    Social Sciences - 1998