James P. Kurleto

A multidisciplinary educator passionate about exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology with students of all ages.

 

A programmer interested in creative computing to create interactive multimedia art.

 

A maker that inspires students to develop innovative ideas.

Experience

2008 - Present

Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Special Programs Coordinator, Art and Science on the Go Coordinator, Outreach Educator

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  • Developed outreach programs that integrated art, science, and technology to 25,000 students.
  • Coordinated interdisciplinary professional development workshops for over 150 teachers.
  • Successfully managed a four-year, $1M grant.
  • Led summer camps on computational thinking and maker education topics.

2006-2008

T.C. Henderson Elementary School, Lake Toxaway, NC
Teacher, 4th and 5th grade

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  • Team-taught all core subject areas with cross-curricular units.
  • Demonstrated consistent growth in EOG tests.
  • Developed and assisted teachers with digital portfolios.

2000-2005

gedas USA, Inc., Rochester Hills, MI
Software Engineer

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  • Developed and supported Volkswagen and Audi dealer web-based applications.
  • Led critical half-year UNIX migration project.
  • Trained international staff on use of development tools.
Education

2015

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

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2005

Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI

 

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  • Post-Baccalaureate Program in Elementary Education
  • Endorsements in K-8 Math and K-8 Science
  • Completed via evening and weekend classes while working full-time
  • Dean’s List

2000

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
  • michiganseal100pxEarned Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Earned Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature
  • Focus on computational media and poetry
Certification

2014

Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology
Michigan State University

2006

Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate
Endorsements: Mathematics, Science