I have been in the classroom for 12 years. Teaching various grades and areas in the English Language Arts. I have also worked as an instructional facilitator for 5 years. I have my coordinator's liscense and have been to multiple trainings over teacher support, AVID, Project Based Learning and many more.
I am a best practices teacher working with the Common core, project based learning and authenticity in content and skills acquisition. I am trained as a NIET building facilitator in the Teacher Advancement Program.
I was accepted into the Apple Academy in 2011.
July 2013 – Present: 8th Grade Integrated English/ Social Studies Block – Ramay Jr. High • Combined English and Social Studies standards and content • Created strategies for rigorous common core writing • ACSIP, Leadership team, provided district professional development July 2012 – 2013: TAP Master Teacher – Lincoln High School • Instructional facilitator for the building • Researched, created and implemented school-wide strategies, teacher evaluations, classroom support for teachers, familiar and utilized Common Core standards and PARCC assessment components Feb. 2011 – 2013: New Tech Director – Lincoln High School • Running New Tech program: PBL, Professional Culture, STEM • Assisting with Building level administration duties Sept. 2007-2011: Mentor Teacher and Leadership Team Member Teacher Advancement Program Lincoln High School, Lincoln AR • member of high school and district leadership team • assess school wide teaching practices and develop improvement plans • leader of the English, Social Studies, and Vocational teams, emphasizing strategies to improve student performance on the AR Literacy End of Course Exam Jan. 2004 – 2013: High School English and Speech Lincoln High School, Lincoln AR • frequently incorporate technology and 21st century skills into curriculum Sept. 2000-June 2002: Peace Corps Volunteer Romania, TEFL • Taught high school literature, U.S./British history, current affairs and public speaking, conducted two workshops for country teachers concerning teaching skills Peace Corps Description of Service provided upon request
I have been in Peace Corps, Romania from 2000-2002.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Instructional Technology, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading