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Syd DiChiara

Syd DiChiara


Syd Dichiara

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience

Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools,  1998-Present

  • Humanities, grades 9-11
  • Career Academy, grades 9-11
  • English Language Arts, grades 6-11
  • Enriched & Gifted ELA, grades 6-8
  • Drama, grade 8
  • Communication Arts, grade 10
  • Journalism, grades 9-12

Other Experience

Literacy Coordinator, nex+Gen Academy, 2014-2016

Social Media Coordinator, nex+Gen Academy, 2012-2014

Mentor Teacher, Teacher Enhancement Graduate Program, an APS-UNM partnership

Social networking platform administrator and owner, 2006-present



M.Ed. Secondary Education, University of New Mexico, 2005

B.A. Communicative Arts, University of New Mexico, 1998


Professional Qualifications

Teaching license, New Mexico Department of Education, 1998-present

Level 3 Instructional Leader, APS

Language Arts endorsement, Highly Qualified



PBS Student Reporting Labs Boot Camp, Washington DC 2016

National Board Teacher Certification, Candidate 2016-18

UNM Yale-New Haven Teacher Enrichment Fellowship, 1999-2001



"Crime & Punishment: Exploring the Concept of Justice Through Multiple Genres" ABQ Teach, Yale-New Haven

"Teaching Basic Concepts of Communication & Media Literacy with the Brain in Mind" ABQ Teach, Yale-New Haven

The Edunut, professional blog



Google Apps for Ed in Action,  APS Summer Tech Camp, 2016

Web 2.0 Tools for Educators,  APS Annual Digital Conference 2011-2015

One Site to Rule Them All: Practical Uses for Google Sites at Every Level,  New Tech Network Conference 2012-2013

The Constitutional Congress of nex+Gen Academy, New Tech Network Conference 2011




PBS Fellow, Journalism Instruction, 2016

State Finalist for Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award, 2006


Professional Memberships

National Council of Teachers of English, 1998- current

International Reading Association, 1998- current

Albuquerque Teacher's Federation, 1998- current



Creative non-fiction & Poetry

Videography & Digital Arts

Music & Performing Arts