I taught high school English and journalism classes for seven years to grades 9-12. Courses taught: - English Grade 9 - Creative Writing - 21st Century Journalism - Magazine Production - Yearbook Production - Audio/Video Production Fundamentals - Photo Imaging - Digital Media Technology (I've also taught 6th grade humanities as a permanent sub in my early years in education.)
My students know that I run an organized, structured classroom and are prepared to take spontaneous brain breaks during class as needed. My mission as a secondary education instructor was to foster student creativity while helping them become high level thinkers who are college/career ready. Students in my classes became stronger writers, designers, and photographers by using industry standard technology combined with rigorous instruction. A recent employee formal evaluation showed exemplary marks in eight areas including instructional skills, classroom management, and personal competencies.
ASNE Reynolds Journalism Institute Selected Teacher Attendee American of Society of Newspaper Editors and the Reynolds Journalism Institute July 2015 Chosen as one of thirty teachers from across the country to attend a week long workshop focusing on high school journalism ethics, technology for the classroom, as well as law and ethics. Jostens 2015 Look Book National Recognition for Design Jostens, Inc. March 2016 My students' work, 2015 True Blue yearbook, was chosen as one of the 484 schools (3,000 applicants) to be featured in the Jostens Look Book for ourstanding design, an annually released book highlighting yearbook theme, coverage, and design by student yearbook staffs.
Masters of Education degree Bachelor of Arts English Composition & Literature degree Bachelor of Science Journalism degree
Other supplemental duties included traveling with students to compete at journalism competitions, maintaining a communicative relationship with printer companies, creating maintaining social media links, and attending professional development opportunities to further students' learning. Other Activities/Professional Development: JEA National Write-Off Contest Judge Fall 2015 Academy of Scholastic Broadcasting Summer 2015 ASNE Reynolds Journalism Institute Summer 2015 Jostens Advisers University Summer 2014 JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention Fall 2012 Flinthills Publications Workshop 2012 4-H Youth Photography Calendar Judge Spring 2012
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Career and Technical Education, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Oral Communication, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Close Reading