2008-Present
Science and Technology Teacher
Albuquerque Public Schools

Facilitated project-based oportunities focusing on citizen science and the development of technologies.

2007
Summer Program Director
YMCA Camp Colman

Developed curriculum and implemented summer camping program. Ensured program conformed to American Camp Association standards.

2004-2006
Wilderness Programs & Administrative Coordinator
Camp Gray

Created curriculum for wilderness travel. Supervised and trained wilderness trip leaders. Studied non-profit administration of a summer camp and environmental education facility.

Summers 02, 03 & 04
Wilderness Trip Leader & Camp Counselor
Camp Gray

Led wilderness canoe and hiking expeditions. Counseled campers of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds at a traditional summer camp.

Summers 00, 01 & 09
Lead Counselor & Science Program Counselor
Lions Camp Tatiyee

Created curriculum for science and nature based programs. Supervised and trained counselors. Counseled children and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Education

University of New Mexico
MA in Elementary Education

Central New Mexico Community College
Certificate for Teacher Licensure

Northern Arizona University
BS in Parks and Recreation Management

Skills & Certifications

Level One Initial License K-8 Elementary Education
State of New Mexico Public Education Department

Wilderness First Responder / Adult and Child CPR
Wilderness Medicine Institute

Outdoor Leadership Certification
Northern Arizona University

Leave No Trace Trainer
Leave No Trace Inc

Awards & Memberships

Volunteer Service Award
Camp Gray

Member
National Science Teacher Association

Member
Albuquerque Teachers Federation

Contact

Phone
505.750.8352

Email
nick@porternick.com