Brett is a Health and Physical Education teacher at the Allegheny Valley School District where he teaches grades 7-12. He holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and has spent most of his career finding ways to integrate technology & STEAM learning in unexpected ways. This includes co-creating Rachel’s Neighborhood STEAM garden, a cross-curricular learning space that incorporates sustainability across all curriculums. Brett has also piloted a student wellness program that provides FitBits for every 9th & 10th grade student to be active both in and out of school. Additionally, Brett teaches middle and high school students to prototype wearable technology and build robots in Health and Physical education classes.
Being an active part of the CREATE Lab’s Arts & Bots program, Brett has presented locally and nationally on the use of technology in Health and PE classes, including a 2015 presentation to the National Science Foundation. Additionally Brett is a Hummingbird Robotics teacher advocate & trainer for the ABC CREATE Satellite Network that services over 15 school districts in the Alle-Kiski Valley. In January 2016, Brett was selected as a Champions of Learning Award Finalist for technology integration.