Professional Education and Coaching Experience High School Science Instructor (August 1996-Present) Softball/Soccer/Volleyball/Basketball Coach Health Intervention and Weight Management Consultant (2000-Present): YMCA of Cleveland, TN Head Personal Trainer (1992-2000): Body Dynamics Fitness Center, Cleveland, TN Emergency Medical Specialist/Induction Leader (1990-2001): United States Army, Tennessee Army Zoological Educator and Bird Keeper (1988-1992): Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL Assistant Supervisor/Camp Counselor (Summers 1983-1986): Pasco County, FL Parks and Recreation
Integrated Nurturer I follows an integrated approach to teaching that focuses on student needs and curriculum-appropriate methods.
Georgia Public Schools -The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Nominee (2013) -Southeast High School Teacher of the Year Nominee (2011 & 2013) -Disney American Teacher Awards Nominee (2002) -United States Army/Army Reserve/Tennessee National Guard United States Army Reserve Honorable Discharge (2001) -Certificate of Achievement (2001) -Individual Achievement Ribbon (1998) -Certificate of Appreciation (1998) Tennessee Army National Guard Honorable Discharge (1998) -Army Service Ribbon (1992) -National Defense Service Medal (1992) -Certificate of Achievement (1992) -Wartime Service Ribbon (1991) -Overseas Service Ribbon (1991) -The Commander’s Award (1991) Lee University, Cleveland, TN -Academic Dean’s List (1986-1988, 1992, 1993, 1996) Pasco Comprehensive High School, Dade City, FL -Honor Graduate (1986) -National Honor Society (1986) -Florida Girls State Representative, Tallahassee, FL (1985) Collegiate Athletics -Lee University Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Team (1986-1988, 1992); Full Athletic Pitching Scholarship; MVP (1986-1988); NAIA Division I Champions (1992)
Lee University, Cleveland, TN -Ed. S. Educational Leadership (2013) -Research: Improving Career and College Readiness For All Students -M. Ed. Educational Leadership (2008) -Thesis: Survey of Acceptable Obesity Intervention Strategies in a North Georgia Title I High School -B.A. Secondary Science Education (1996) -Secondary Emphasis: Health and Physical Education -B.S. in Biological Science (1993) -Minor: Religion Georgia Professional Standards Commission Licenses -Educational Leadership, K-12 (2008) -Health and Physical Education, P-12 (2006) -Broad Field Science, 6-12 (1998) -Biology, 6-12 (1996) -Earth and Space Science, 6-12 (1996) -Gifted in Field Endorsement (2014) American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) -Certified Exercise Physiologist (2011- Present) American Council on Exercise (ACE) -Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant (2010 - Present) -Certified Personal Trainer (2010 - Present) -Certified Health Coach (2013 - Present) National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) -Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (2014 - Present) American Red Cross -CPR/AED/First Aid Tennessee State Soccer Association -Class E Soccer Coaching License (1996) United States Army/TN National Guard -Combat Medical Specialist (1991-2001)
Georgia Student Finance Commission: -GACollege411/Bridge Bill/Hope Training (Fall 2011, 2012 & 2015) -Dalton State College 11th Annual Education Summit (Fall 2012) North Georgia RESA/Whitfield County Schools: -Sheltered Instruction Model for English Language Learners (SIOP) (2016-2017) -Understanding Teacher Keys Standards (Fall 2013) -Pickens County High School GAPSS Review Team Member/Team Leader (2013) -Whitfield County Leadership Academy (2011-2012) -Schlecty Center Working on the Work Conference, Chattanooga, TN (2011) -Understanding Poverty Conference, Ruby Payne (2011) -Mandated Reporting, Ethics, ESOL Strategies, and Sexual Harassment Awareness (Annually) -A Formula for Effective Instruction in High School (2003) 2 SDU’s -The First Days of School (2003) 1 SDU -Dealing With Difficult Parents (2003) 2 SDU’s -Outdoor Environment Education for Teachers (2001) 1 SDU -Earth and Physical Science (1999) 10 SDU’s -Cooperative Discipline/ADHD (1999) 2 SDU’s -Nature and Needs of the Middle School Learner (1999) 5 SDU’s -Classroom Use of the Internet and Web Page Development (1999) 1 SDU -Gang Violence Prevention (1999) -Power Writing (1999) National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) -Corrective Exercise Program Design (2017) American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): -Health Fitness Specialist Workshop (2011) American Council on Exercise: -Functional Training Workshop (2010) -Personal Training in Practice Workshop (2010) University of Georgia Continuing Education: -Astronomy 1100 (2004) 3 credit hours -Geology 1122 (2003) 3 credit hours
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Biology, Exercise Science, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Cooking, Employment, Writing, Criminal Justice - Law, Forensics, Criminal Justice, Writing, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention