"The real voyage of discovery consists
not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes."
~ Marcel Proust
My name is Joel Solomon. I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA. I moved to Denver in 1987. I graduated from Temple University in 1987 with a BA in Communications and Theater. I’ve worked for several radio stations, including WRTI 90.1 FM in Philly, and KDEN, KHOW, KNUS, and KUVO in Denver.
After several years working in radio, I decided to switch careers and become a teacher. I received my teaching certification from the University of Denver in 1993, and taught 4th and 5th grade for 6 years in Aurora and Cherry Creek School district.
I then took a job as a Technology Specialist at Sagebrush Elementary in 2001. After 3 years at Sagebrush, I enrolled in a Masters Program at the University of Colorado at Denver, and received a Masters Degree (MA) in Information and Learning Technologies in 2004.
My job then changed again, to Instructional Technology Coach, supporting teachers to integrate technology into instruction. This lasted 4 years, until our Tech Coach Group became Instructional Coach. This new position focused more on best instructional practices and less on the technology site. I began to miss using technology with teachers and students, and realized after 2 years as an Instructional Coach that I missed working with students. I also missed working with technology.
Currently I work at Village East Community Elementary School as a Technology Specialist, similar to what I did at Sagebrush 7 years ago. I now see students all day in the computer lab, and I LOVE IT! Check out the Village East Protopage to see some of the resources and projects students are doing this year.
I live in Aurora, Colorado with my wife, Leah, and son Jacob. Leah and I have known each other since 1997, and were married in 2004. We have two cats, Zoe and Levi, and two fishtanks that houses Petey the Parrotfish, and several varieties of angelfish and mollies.
My hobbies include music, skiing, and playing softball. I play softball two nights a week during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. I’m an avid baseball fan, and when I’m not playing softball, I’m attending Rockies games at Coors Field as much as possible during the summer.
Thanks for visiting!