Andrew Coban teaches 4th grade Social Studies at Rosa Parks Central Community School in Orange, NJ, a diverse, low-income school community serving grades Pre-K to 7. As a member of the Professional Development Committee, Andrew leads faculty workshops on best practices for integrating technology into the classroom. He has also been selected to participate in a curriculum development project in support of a series entitled, “This Week in New Jersey” for the New Jersey Historical Commission. Andrew looks forward to learning from other urban educators in SPA and working with them to transform schools into models of high academic achievement. He aspires to be a highly effective urban school leader where he can empower both students and teachers from a technological perspective and help make significant gains in student achievement.