Meet the makers!
Founders of the Bergen Makerspace
The initial team of makers are comprised of educators who are experts at helping community
members develop maker projects and/or construct Makerspaces. They work
together to support the ongoing implementation of new maker activities that inspires the ever growing population of thinkers and tinkerers.
Michael Lemma has been teaching in the Bergen County Technical Schools District since 1994 and is the founder of the Bergen County Academies’ music program. In addition to teaching instrumental music, he also created innovative maker-style courses. In Musicians Workshop, students build guitars, mandolins, drums, and ukuleles. In Soundwave Audio Lab, students build Theremins, amplifiers, and guitar effects. Michael also offers educational presentations on sonic levitation, cymatics (Chladni plate), soldering, and non-Newtonian fluids.
Teacher at Tenafly Middle School. STEM is an innovative and exciting education community that is becoming favorites among middle school students across the country, and with major leading technology and engineering companies as well.
I have an expansive background in many other areas besides STEM, including Wildland and Structure firefighting, working as an EMT, working for Walt Disney World to being a Technology & Science Teacher.