•  Certifications:  

    • Social Studies 7-12, Middle School 5-8, Art K-12.

  • Experience:

    • Seventeen years of New York public school teaching, six years of university teaching, ten years of independent school teaching.

  • Instructional Technology Coach and Educational Consultant for K-12 Schools in New York City, the greater NYC region, and other states on the east coast.

    • During 2019-2020 worked closely with school leaders and teachers to help navigate the COVID-19 educational crisis from March 2020 until the present.​

  • Wisdom, compassion and humor. 

Certified and Experienced

​Elaine Avinoam has worked as an educator for over thirty years in public schools, universities and museums on three continents.  As an educational consultant and instructional technology coach, her clients include public and private schools throughout the greater NY area and along the eastern seaboard.  In March 2020, when schools were closed due to COVID-19, Elaine’s instructional experience and skills uniquely positioned her to serve as a successful coach, guide, and compassionate support to New York teachers and students as they navigated the world of remote learning.


Certified in both social studies and art, Elaine taught social studies and digital art at Farragut Middle School in Hastings on Hudson, New York for fourteen years. Prior to that she was a founding teacher at the High School of Contemporary Arts in the Evander Childs complex in the Bronx, where she taught for three years. Her work in both schools focused on the use of digital media in the classroom to catalyze literacy and content comprehension. Elaine has also been engaged in professional development for many years. She has coached hundreds of teachers and led numerous K-12 workshops in the USA, Brazil and Europe.


Originally trained as an art historian, Elaine’s US experience also includes work as a museum professional at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Elaine lived abroad for fifteen years, during which time she held the position of Cultural Programmer at the Carl Schuz Haus Deutsch Americanisches Institut in Freiburg, Germany, taught at universities and published, and even worked as an architectural historian in São Paulo State, Brazil.  She is a proud graduate of Oberlin College (B.A.) and the Courtauld Institute of the University of London (M.A., Ph.D. a.b.d.).