I am Gina Marcel, educator, mother, friend and I aspire to find ways to bring relevance to my students’ educational experience. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help your institution find ways to institute Play in their curriculum.

Primary Technology Integrator  The School at Columbia University – NY, NY         2008-Present

  • Design integrated curriculum for Primary Division
  • Designed, implemented and supports 1-to-1 iPad and 2-to-1 laptop program in Primary Division
  • Develop and teach professional development courses to faculty
  • Create and teach programming courses that promote critical thinking
  • Part of decision-making team responsible for integrated technology solutions and cultivating policy
  • Serve as technology mentor to Technology Fellows and student interns from Teachers College
  • Responsible for purchasing, installing and providing technical support for interactive boards
Director of Technology       The Browning School – NY, NY                                2001-2008

  • Develop and oversee curriculum as Academic Computer Department Chair
  • Teach lower, middle and upper school computer courses
  • Direct all aspects of educational technology
  • Develop comprehensive technology plan for the school
  • Serve as Network Administrator
  • Develop annual budget with Director of Finance
  • Plan, design, install and maintain entire technical infrastructure
  • Manage all purchasing and installation decisions
  • Oversee audio-visual classroom installations
  • Hire, manage and develop Technology Department personnel
  • Provide technical support for administrative offices
  • Develop and maintain various databases including Report Card and Curriculum Mapping databases
  • Serve as Parent Association Technology Liaison
  • Coordinate use of external consultants
  • Chair Technology Committee
  • Serve as student advisor
  Technology Coordinator    The Browning School – NY, NY                                1999-2001

  • Developed and integrated technology in K-12 curriculum (standards, projects and training, etc.)
  • Upgraded and supported 100-node cross-platform network, with NT, UNIX, and Mac servers
  • Provided help desk services for faculty members and administrative staff
  • Maintained and supported Macintosh and Windows desktops
  • Installed, tested and distributed system “builds.”
  • Developed and supported faculty with projects that promote the use of computers in the classroom and computer laboratory
  • Taught courses in the lower and middle school
  • Developed and implemented integrated technology solutions with faculty
Computer Laboratory Technician New York University Academic Computing Facility 1991-1999

  • Developed and taught small and large technology courses for New York University students
  • Was responsible for day-to-day operations of student and faculty computer laboratory
  • Trained, supervised and evaluated the performance of student employees
  • Provided solutions, training, and front-line support for NYU community of faculty and staff
Select Professional Involvements
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) STEAM Conference, Organizer, August 2013, 2014
  • International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE) Conference, Essential Technology in Early EducationPresenter, June 2014
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Diversity Conference, Why Aren’t We Tweeting? Building Your Online Identity, Presenter, April 2013
  • Managing Educational Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University, Guest Lecturer,  March 2013, Panelist, April 2011
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Emerging Leaders Institute, Cohort, 2013-2015
  • Teach 21 Institute, iPad, iTeach, Presenter, Fall, Spring and Summer 2011, 2012, 2013
  • TEDx Youth Planning Committee, Member, Videographer, November 2011, 2012
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Education and Information Technology Committee (NEIT), Co-Chairperson, 2012 – Present, Member, 2005 – 2012
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Evaluation/Accreditation Committee, Member
  • Saint David’s School, October 2012
  • The Buckley School, April 2011
  • Caedmon School, April 2009
  • The Chapin School, October 2003
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Early Childhood/Lower School Heads Conference, Effective Uses of Technology for Young Children, Panel Moderator and Presenter, June 2012
  • International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE) Conference, Play in the Digital Age Classroom, Presenter, June 2012
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), iPad, iTeach, Presenter, May 2012
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), SMARTBoards and iPads, Presenter, March 2012
  • International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE) Conference, Podcasting 101: Integrating Podcasts into Your Lessons, Presenter, June 2010, June 2011
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), Strategies for Podcasting and Teaching with the SMART Board, Presenter, December 2010, February 2010
  • Teachers College Scratch Day, Teachers College, Columbia University, Seven Year Olds Animate a Folk Tale, Presenter May 2010
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Conference for Managers of Information Technology, Learning Macromedia Flash, and Scratch 101 Presenter, November 2005, November 2009, November 2010
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), Innovative Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching with Multimedia, Presenter, February 2009
  • New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST), President, 2002 – 2003
Teachers College, Columbia University                    Expected June 2015• Master of Arts, Computers in Education

College of Arts and Science, New York University –                 May 1999

• Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

  • Provide Professional Development Workshops to elementary teachers at The Ethical Community Charter School, Brooklyn, New York
  • Design Thinking Practitioner
  • On conference planning committees of Teaching with Technology (TWT), NYSAIS Education and Information Technology (NEIT) Conference and TedxYouth@The School

2 responses to “About

  1. Hi Gina,
    I tweeted this when I couldn’t find your email, but then I realized that I would rather write you a message! It was great to see you again today. Thank you for sharing your ideas and input. I look forward to seeing and speaking with you again. You have so much experience and knowledge in the ed tech space!
    It was amazing seeing The School today and learning about the work you and Dylan’s students are creating. I would love to come observe your class, but it will most likely not be until next school year. I also saw the Karakuri book for less than $20 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/karakuri-keisuke-saka/1102792700?ean=9780312566692

    Hope to speak soon!

    • Hi Karin,

      Thanks for writing me. I need to check out my settings because I am not getting any alerts when people comment. I hope you can definitely come visit us. Just say when and we will make it happen!


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