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, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention