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EMS STEAM Teacher Named to Pitsco National Teacher Advisory Group


EMS STEAM Teacher Named to Pitsco National Teacher Advisory Group

Phil Moskowitz Headshot ROXBURY, NJ (January 22, 2019) - Phil Moskowitz, the Eisenhower Middle School STEAM Teacher and Robotics advisor was recently named to the 2019 Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) through Pitsco.  

He is one of twenty educators selected from across the country to share his expertise with Pitsco Education’s Development and Marketing teams to support the mission of “leading education that positively affects learners.”  

Moskowitz shared via the STEMRox Twitter page saying, “I have been lucky enough to be asked to continue on with Pitsco Education TAG for another year! Looking forward to more great collaboration sessions with them!” 

This will be Moskowitz’ second year on the Pitsco Education’s Teacher Advisory Group. 

TAG logo According to Pitsco’s Public Relations Department, “the 2019 TAG members will be involved in a variety of projects, including the development of products as well as the creation of product videos, website and marketing content, and blog posts.”  

In a Pitsco press release, Tommy Ly, the Pitsco’s TAG Coordinator said, “We have a very talented group again this year, and I look forward to seeing what their collaboration can bring to Pitsco.” 

Adding, “We rely heavily on our TAG members’ input and insight to help us create the best solutions possible for teachers and students everywhere. The 2019 team has already begun sharing insights.” 

Asked why students should experience robotics in the classroom, Allison Bogart replied, “Robotics is hard. Students need to master difficult skills, they need to solve real problems so that when they are faced with difficult tasks and real problems, they have the confidence, ability, and resilience to keep going.” 

“This is exactly what we’re looking for from our TAG members,” said Pitsco Senior Business Analyst Nancy Peterson. “I can’t wait to see the amazing things this group brings us in 2019!” 

The 2019 Pitsco TAG members include:

  • Erin Barr, Montana School for the Deaf & the Blind, Great Falls, MT
  • Allison Bogart, Paul L. Cato Middle School, Kern County, CA
  • Christine Chiodo, Pontiac Junior High, Pontiac, IL
  • Michael Clark, Volusia County CTE, Volusia County, FL
  • Cindy Doze, Mabank Intermediate, Mabank, TX
  • Chris Gibson, S.F. Austin STEM Academy, Jones Creek, TX
  • Everton Henriques, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, NY
  • James Jones, Wedgefield School, Orlando, FL
  • David Lockett, Edward W. Bok Academy, Lake Wales, FL
  • Aaron Maurer, Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, IA
  • Matthew McGuire, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School, Elwood, NY
  • Phil Moskowitz, Eisenhower Middle School, Succasunna, NJ
  • Joe Slifka, LaBrae Local School District, Leavittsburg, OH
  • Michelle Smith, Tucker Creek Middle School, Havelock, NC
  • Natalie Vanderbeck, George Nettels Elementary, Pittsburg, KS
  • Michelle VandyBogurt, Northwest High School, Jackson, MI
  • Tim Vesco, Frank Layden Elementary, Frontenac, KS
  • Sam Warwick, Heritage High School, Maryville, TN
  • Matthew Way, Sweeny Elementary, Sweeny, TX
  • Steve Zoeller, John Jay High School, Cross River, NY 

Pitsco’s website states the purpose of TAG is to provide feedback on classroom activities, products, and curricula, and generate ideas for Pitsco. Many of the efforts will be displayed on Pitsco’s website, in marketing materials, and on social media.  

To be eligible, applicants must be currently employed or actively involved in the education field and enjoy engaging with and sharing educational content. Prior knowledge of Pitsco Education products is preferred but not mandatory. Applicants are also encouraged to be very active on social media platforms especially Twitter, have the ability to create quick videos and have firsthand experience with makerspaces and robotics.  

About Pitsco Education: Pitsco Education is the leading provider of K-12 STEM solutions. STEM education prepares learners for the future through the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts using relevant hands-on applications to connect school, community, and work. Their various products, activities, curriculum, and solutions promote positive learning experiences and continued classroom success.  

About TAG: TAG is made up of educators who fill a wide variety of educational niches, provides Pitsco with feedback and ideas for increasing classroom success. 



For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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