Welcome to noahlewkowitz.com. I am a teacher, pilot, nerd, and vocational education advocate.
I carry a strange, if not interesting skill set, ranging from my time working in architecture and construction offices, learning to teach high school, and embracing the Maker Movement. My background in architecture and design has given me a visual and practical appreciation for problem solving, while working on a high end residential (Architect Wendell Burnett’s Desert Courtyard House) construction site gave me a comfort level with DIY projects that would have normally been out of my range. Now, as a teacher of technology and innovation, my job enables me to get students interested in the value of coding, circuitry and CAD (the 3 Cs). In my classroom, students are taught 2D and 3D software modeling, basic coding, simple circuitry, problem solving, and the power of curiosity.
Additional to my professional pursuits, I have coached Varsity soccer at my high school alma mater for over 12 years, the last 3 as the Head Varsity Soccer Coach. The team won 1 state championship with me as Head Coach (although I have been a part of 5 of the school’s 6 state championships, 1 as a player, 3 as Assistant Coach, and 1 as Head Coach), and been one of the dominant soccer programs in the state of Arizona during that time. Coaching has given me a great deal of leadership skills, including time management and budget accountability.
I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to create 2 incredible maker spaces, one in Phoenix, Arizona and the other in Medford, Massachusetts. Bringing this type of innovative learning into the classroom has been a passion of mine, and something I look to continue in any future endeavors. Please take a look at the Video Links and Blog page to see some of the work I’ve been doing with students.