Board of Advisors
Elizabeth Mabrey is founder of the unique “Storming Robots” Robotics Technology Learning Center, which is the only Authorized LEGO Mindstorms Center in New Jersey. She has over 14 years of system level software engineering experience in the highly competitive software development industry. She received her M.S. in Computer Science from Drexel University.
With her technical experiences and being a parent of three self-motivated academic achievers, she strongly believes in the importance of nurturing children’s creativity, enforcing academic and personal disciplines, and strengthening their critical thinking, teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Most importantly, she believes children need to appreciate being lifetime learners.
She believes a robotics curriculum is a great tool to help our children to meet the unpredictable challenges in the future market by focusing on the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as the core foundation for our children’s academic and intellectual development.
Ms. Mabrey also has coached/mentored teams representing Storming Robots to participate in the Robotics State Tournament from ages 8 to 14 since 2005. She will continue to coach teams to participate in various robotics contests in the future.
Gina Molinari-Schiano has been working in the field of education for the past 25 years and it is during this time that she cultivated her love and passion for Writing.
Gina is also a consultant for a non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative working with schools in Newark, Orange, Plainfield and Jersey City, NJ, facilitating research-based professional development in the areas of Literacy Instruction including: Writing/Reading Workshop, Guided Reading, Literacy Environment, and Classroom Culture. Gina also serves as a Team Lead and mentor to new and veteran Professional Developers.
For more than 5 years, Gina, had been working directly with the staff and students of Cedar Hill Prep School on developing the Writing Process and working in a Workshop format to publish original texts including Fictional Stories, Informational Books, Poetry and Personal Narratives. Publishing original writing pieces with the students at Cedar Hill Prep has been a rewarding experience.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
– Anthony J. D’Angelo