Doug Rose and Michael Pincus
A computer teacher since 2001, Doug has also taught English on both the middle school and high school levels in Scarsdale for over twenty years. Doug teaches the Grade Six Computer Technology quarterly, where the curriculum focuses on computational thinking using the Scratch platform, Google Sheets, Swift and other applications.
During his career, Doug has developed innovative computer projects using multiple applications, including tools for online assessment, research, and literary and cultural analysis. He has developed a number of comprehensive administrative solutions using database and spreadsheet applications.
Doug has developed and taught Scarsdale Teachers Institute courses on database design, computer-based collaboration, assessment, desktop publishing, and the program Inspiration. Doug's Schoolwires PageMichael Pincus has worked with teachers to design innovative technology projects as a computer teacher in the Scarsdale Schools since 2007 and at the Middle School since 2012. He has a passion for helping teachers and students share and present their work online. Prior to becoming a computer teacher, he was a 1st and 2nd grade classroom teacher. Before his teaching career, Pincus worked in advertising in NYC where he worked on such accounts as Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola.Christine Marx, District SpecialistSteven Nespolini, Renato Nunez, Departmental Aides
The Computer Center's work is supported by a team who brings with them a variety of skills that are essential to maintaining the high standard of work that the Middle School community has come to associate with educational technology. Teachers and students benefit daily from Christine, Renato and Steven's knowledge of hardware, software, and the computer curriculum.
FacilitiesThe Computer Center has two spaces with enough Apple iMac computers for every student in a class. The Butler and Popham labs have a presentation station, SmartBoard, and printers. In addition, we have opened a new collaborative space in Cooper, the NEST. The Library is also able to accommodate a full class of students. The Music department has opened a lab for keyboarding, MIDI composition and other music projects. The eighth grade technology room has a class set of video editing workstations as well as a professional studio, and the seventh grade technology room’s workstations support CAD. Individual classrooms have computers, as needed.