Degrees and Certifications:
Name: Ms. Kilgannon
Hometown: Storrs, CT
Role: English Teacher
Graduate- MSEd in English, Columbia Teachers College
Undergraduate- BA in English, Villanova University
How long you have been teaching?
I student-taught for a year (independently for Spring semester) but this is technically my first year
Where did you teach previously?
De La Salle Academy (middle school) and Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy (high school)
What did you do before teaching?
College to a year of grad school, which I just finished
Why do you want to teach at P-TECH?
So many reasons; every staff member is dedicated, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable in their content area. The school's 9-14 model, with its focus on English, math, and technology, is an innovative one in which I am fully confident.
Beware of a man of one book
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
Favorite Tech Device or App:
My favorite technological application is the GPS app on my iPhone. I’ve been termed “directionally challenged” by friends and family, and my GPS consistently protects me from hopeless confusion.
Favorite Technological Advancement:
My favorite technological advancement has to be the Kindle; I resisted the idea of a paperless book for ages, until I was finally given one for Christmas. It’s not at all like reading off of a computer screen (like I thought it would be), it saves my place automatically, it saves paper, it’s light, and Kindle books are cheaper than paper ones!
What does Technology mean to you?
I think Arthur Clark says it better than I could: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”