Employment History • PBIS Coach/Lead Teacher (August 20013-Present) Baldwin High School, Milledgeville, Georgia • Lead Teacher (August 2003-July 2013) Oak Hill Middle School, Milledgeville, Georgia • JumpStart Director (June 2008-June 2013) Oak Hill Middle School, Milledgeville, Georgia • Lead Teacher (August 2002-Present) Georgia Department of Corrections, Milledgeville, Georgia • Correctional Officer (June 1996 – July 2001) Georgia Department of Corrections, Milledgeville, Georgia • Communication Officer (March 1995-June 1996) Milledgeville Police Department, Milledgeville, Georgia • Crew Leader (February 1992 March 1996) Burger King, Milledgeville, Georgia
I feel that a high-quality teacher will find ways to engage every student. Students learn best when they are involved. A great teacher knows her students well enough to know what instructional techniques and activities best employ them. When a teacher uses a relevant video clip to explain a complicated concept or specifically crafts powerful lessons for a class of kinesthetic learners, that teacher is finding ways to connect her students to her teaching. When students relate and connect to the material, they immerse themselves in the content instead of daydreaming or becoming off task. While fully immersed in the material, they learn and absorb essential concepts and skills. Therefore, establishing methods to fully engage each student in every lesson is an essential quality for a teacher. Once the teacher has her students fully engaged in the lesson, a superior teacher desires her students to successfully meet the learning outcomes. Due to this desire, she sets high standards and high expectations for all students. According to the self-fulfilling prophecy, students will perform to their teacher’s expectations. If a teacher sets her standards high for everyone, the students will strive to their full potential for that class and sometimes will strive to their full potential in every class. If a student is struggling, this teacher will have the patience to try different methods of instruction until the student understands because she genuinely wants every student to succeed. Without this desire, a teacher would not be motivated to provide as many tools and techniques to help students achieve high standards of learning, which is another indicator of an outstanding educator. Lastly, a high-quality teacher could not begin to teach without vast competence in her subject matter. For example, if students are reading a novel in an English class, it is essential for the teacher to know that book inside and out. The teacher should not only know the novel’s contents, but should know background information about the author, the time, and other areas that strengthen the understanding of concepts, characters, and themes. This way, the teacher can answer the students’ questions and do so passionately. The students will be intrigued by her knowledge and depth of information and push further in their classroom study and become a well-rounded student. A superior educator knows her content well and knows how to best convey the content to her students. All of these aforementioned qualities belong to an outstanding educator, perhaps that winner of the teacher of the year award. Imagine a classroom where the teacher could not answer any questions about the class content. Picture this same classroom, where that same teacher did not care to provide students with extra help or the tools necessary for them to succeed. Imagine how these students would feel. How would this classroom look? Could this class be prosperous in learning? Now imagine how that classroom would look if a new teacher stepped in creating a classroom where no questions were left unanswered, the students received endless support to succeed and were always engaged in daily lessons. This classroom holds a teacher who possesses the knowledge and skills to engage every student in her lessons, who knows how to help all students achieve high goals, and who displays a high competency in curriculum and standards. These qualities make an outstanding educator; an educator who knows how to create an exceptional learning experience for students to carry with them throughout their lives.
• Nominee for teacher of the year for Baldwin High School (2015) • Pursuit of Excellence Award (2015) • Who’s Who Among America Leaders (2008) • Global Leader Nova Southeastern University (2008) • Employee of the Quarter Georgia Department of Correction (2007) • Nominee for teacher of the year for Sixth Grade (2006) • Highest GED Graduation Class River State Prison (2006) • Highest GED Graduation Class River State Prison (2005) Professional Organization and Nonprofit Organizations • Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) • Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated • Optimist Club • Alternative Education Resource Organization • National Council of Teachers of Math
Certification Georgia, K-12 Certification in Leadership, Georgia, K-12 Certification in Learning Disabilities. Endorsement in Curriculum and Instruction; Peace Officer Certified, Computer Competency; Technology Satisfied Georgia, K-12 Certification in Leadership Computer Skills: Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Internet, E-mail, Newsgroups, Web-CT, Access, Promethean Board, Active-Inspire software
Rated Experience Management • Enter students in Gradpoint Data Base • Developed and implemented Sixth Grade Transitional Program (JumpStart) • Developed and implemented long-term strategies to achieve competitive excellence • Order lunches and buses for Transitional Program • Organize sixth grade field trip every school term • Assisting in organizing activities for students and inmates • Organizing Data • Inventories food and supplies received from outside vendors • Trained new officer/Trained new cashiers • Evaluated performance of employees, and inmates • Purchased materials for transition Program Leadership • Lead Teacher • Have been Acting Sixth Grade Assistant Principal (When necessary) •Gained 6 years experience in leading a team of 7 • Detention, correctional supervision, protection, control and accountability of inmates. • Gained 18 years experience in conflict resolution in education and correctional environment • Motivate students to pursue continuous improvement • Developed team building skills in both education and correctional environment • Prepared and delivered motivational speeches at various summer camps • Improved eighth grade math scores (Through remediation) • School Leadership Improvement Team • Developed and implemented Positive Behavioral Strategies • Developed and implemented test-taking strategies • Prepared and delivered concepts when introducing a Positive Behavior Strategies Plan • Participated on the International Global Leadership Team • Recruited and trained 50+ volunteers for non-profit organization • Recruited and trained 25+ teachers for JumpStart • Analysis of data • Knowledgeable in Special Education Laws/TKES • Behavioral Specialist on the Positive Behavioral Team • Facilitated at Georgia Technology Conference for two years • Improved Special Education Math scores • Member of Title one Team and help with Title One Plan Four Years Communication • Collaborated to develop and Implement the Title One Plan • Communication officer on the Student with Disability Team • Raising Standard Participate (Redelivered The Effective-ways to Implement Standards) • Collaborate with parents to effectively promote the school vision • Gather and analyzed information from the community and other police and law enforcement organization through the use of phone, police computer, police radio and personal contact with citizens at police headquarters • E-mail, phone calls, and communication with the Media for school and Private organization • Resolved and received complaints from general public in a tactful manner as a teacher • Ten plus years in Conflict Resolution • Public Relation Awards • Nominee for teacher of the year for Baldwin High School (2015) • Pursuit of Excellence Award (2015) • Who’s Who Among America Leaders (2008) • Global Leader Nova Southeastern University (2008) • Employee of the Quarter Georgia Department of Correction (2007) • Nominee for teacher of the year for Sixth Grade (2006) • Highest GED Graduation Class River State Prison (2006) • Highest GED Graduation Class River State Prison (2005) Professional Organization and Nonprofit Organizations • Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) • Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated • Optimist Club • Alternative Education Resource Organization • National Council of Teachers of Math
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