Camp Director Ryan DelGuercio
Mr.DelGuercio has extensive experience in Technology Education with over 12 years teaching technology education, a strong background in technology and engineering curriculum development, and experience as a Supervisor of Technology and Engineering. He holds New Jersey Technology Education, Supervisor, and Principal certifications. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, a Masters Degree in Technology Education, and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. He has designed many innovative projects that challenge students to solve real world problems through design. He is a the co-creator of the "DECIDER" design process and has 3 published articles "Skyscraper Savvy" (TIES Magazine, 2003) and "Back to the Basics of Classroom Management" (NJEA Review, 2010, Educational Digest, 2011) and "Introduction to the DECIDER Design Process" (International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 2016).
Ms. Nguyen is a 7th grade Science Teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange, NJ. She has been a teacher at RMS for the past 5 years. Ms. Nguyen is a graduate from Rutgers University, New Brunswick where she gained her Masters in Education and Psychology with a concentration in Science. Ms. Nguyen first opened up an after school STEM club two years ago where she focuses on inquiry-based Science as well as Engineering Design.
Mrs. Celi is a Technology Teacher at West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ. She has been teaching Architectural & Engineering Design and Sustainable Technologies for the past 3 years. Mrs. Celi is a graduate from NJIT (Bachelor of Architecture) and TCNJ where she received her Master of Art in Teaching specializing in Technology Education. Mrs. Celi is an advocate for problem-solving through creative design. Her experience in architectural design, 3D printing and digital modeling, Mrs. Celi makes a great addition to the Engineering Exporations Program.
Mr. DeAngelis is a physical science teacher at West Orange High School. He enters his 20th year of science education in New Jersey. Mr. DeAngelis career has focused on student-centered creative design projects with a concentration in Engineering and STEM. Having worked in industry and academics, he has brought a wide range of ideas and activities necessary for future students pursuing opportunities in science, technology and engineering. His enthusiasm coupled with his experience will be a new addition to the Engineering Explorations Summer Program.