Professional educator offering over 10 years classroom teaching experience at the university and high school levels. Experienced at designing presentations for peers. Skilled coach with the proven ability to engage and motivate students to set and achieve academic goals. Possess knowledge of teaching strategies such as scaffolding and differentiation for individuals, with specific experience in diverse areas such as English Language Learners and Advanced Placement. Effective at working as part of a professional team to promote student success. Experienced at coaching and tutoring individual students. Effective at empowering students to organize to become self-sustaining.
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• Spotlight on Excellence, Board of Trustees, Pampa Independent School District, April 2012 • Nominee, Teacher of the Year, Pampa High School, Spring, 2012 • Spotlight on Excellence, Board of Trustees, Pampa Independent School District, October 2011
BA English, West Texas A&M MA History, West Texas A&M
Classes Taught: (High School) AP English Literature, English IV, English III, Speech and Debate, ACT/SAT Prep (College) American History I, II; Twentieth-Century History Presentation: "Beyond the First-Person Shooter: Exploring Narrative with Video Games." Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented annual conference, Austin, TX, December 2011. Presentation: "We’re All in it Together: Using Wikis to Improve Critical Understanding of Contemporary Media." Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented annual conference, Austin, TX, December 2011. Founding member of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment committee from implementation of 1:1 Laptop initiative, 2011- present Founding member of anti-bullying / diversity awareness task force, Pampa High School, 2009-present
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Writing, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects