As students move through life, they encounter doors and barriers to success and given the correct tools, they will be able to open these doors. I am passionate about providing students these tools and inspiring them to open the door to their own success. I hold a clear credential with the single subject authorizations of General Science, Biology, Earth/Planetary/Environmental Sciences and Chemistry. Through my tenure with The Charter School of San Diego, I have received highly qualified authorizations in Social Studies, Fine Arts and Practical Arts, Math and English. For my employment at The Charter School of San Diego, I am responsible for the individualized lesson development for 40-45 students simultaneously, bi-weekly workshop lesson planning, developing science lessons and laboratories for Verification Processes for Teachers in Special Settings (VPSS) on a monthly basis, as well as, co-teaching the Tier 1 science VPSS workshops. In addition, I created the “Science Saturday” community service program, in conjunction with the local libraries. This program, which has been extended for an additional 12 months and expanded to a second library location, involves our advanced science students teaching elementary and middle school students science projects at the local library on a monthly basis. This program has a regular following and actively attracts new students, due to the word-of-mouth promotions at the elementary and middle schools. Additional responsibilities include being on the marketing department, developing recruitment and retention strategies, as well as, writing monthly newspaper articles which are placed in community newspapers, newsletters for parents and the direct enrollment of new students. During the 2009-2010 school year I volunteered within LAUSD at Belvedere Middle School within their 7th Grade History and 8th Grade Physical Science classrooms. I was presented the opportunity to plan and execute over 150 hours of educational lesson within the physical science and social science classrooms. Within the first two weeks in the physical science classroom, the 5th and 6th periods were exploring mass, volume and density. Throughout those two weeks I implemented a rewards system for the students and their grades increased 50% over their historical average. This trend continued for the remainder of my time within this classroom. Additionally, I developed a project that coupled the Protestant Reformation with bullying and had the 7th graders develop “Anti-Bullying” posters for their “Bully Reformation”. The students had the opportunity to hang their posters in the counseling office to help initiate a school-wide anti-bully campaign. The immediate in-classroom result was that the students starting using anti-bully words and developed a safer learning environment. I completed my student teaching at Ramona High School, within the Ramona Unified School District in the subjects of Biology and Human Anatomy/Physiology. I was responsible for lesson development and handling the daily responsibilities within the classroom. Additionally, I have a background as an Algebra, Geometry and Calculus tutor when I attended CSU Chico and assisted with in-classroom education for our career fair. I also worked closely with other campus organizations and the Butte County school districts to organize student attendance for the Fun without Alcohol Fair. This fair was designed for children in grades K-8 to prevent early adolescent drinking through education and alternatives. It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent teacher who will make a positive contribution to the future of tomorrow.
As a teacher, I do not believe in a one-size fits all approach for student learning. Every student enters the classroom with their own set of beliefs, friends, learning preferences and personal problems. Instead, I believe in developing an individualized approach to lesson planning and content development by integrating a wide range of modalities and the personal interests of my class. The track for success is not only built on unique and fun lesson plans, but also, hands-on exploration and project completion. Student success in not simply measured in test scores, completed homework and projects, but how well the students are prepared for their future success. My unique educational methodology is the whole child approach that attempts to ensure that their success goes beyond the classroom and into their future endeavors. Students will have a strong knowledge of study skills, interpersonal relationships and presentation skills, along with the subject content when they exit my classroom. The track for success is built on knowledge and providing students with a preliminary tool kit of social skills, study suggestions and problem solving abilities.
* Receive two "Riding the Wave of Excellence" awards from the Charter School of San Diego
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, September 2013 CURRENT GPA – 3.45 UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2008 Honors Graduate (GPA – 3.9) Graduate Project Thesis: Internal and External Analysis of New International Markets. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing and Specializing in Localization, 2006 Phi Chi Theta (GPA – 3.45) CERTIFICATIONS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAND DIEGO Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, 2012 State Certified in General Science, Earth and Planetary Science (Specialized), Biology (Specialized), Chemistry, Marketing and Business Specialization in working with English Language Learners. GPA: 3.9 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential, 2011 GPA: 3.9 Localization Triple Certification in Conjunction with GALA and LISA, 2006
Here is the rest of my experience: Versatology Marketing and Sales San Diego, CA 2009 – 2011 Marketing, business development and localization consultant for small and medium sizes businesses. Key clients include Pulltarps, SDTEK, John Paul Pet, Salted Stone, Inc., Black Book, LLC, Imagium and IT at Once. Sole Proprietor Worked closely with companies to develop, integrate and implement long-term strategic marketing and business development plans. Notable Accomplishments: * Developed detailed business development plans that incorporated the core beliefs, mission statement and growth strategies of my clients. * Capitalized on alternative lead generation strategies by creating unique direct mailers, viral videos, online lead generation strategies and personalized convention/event environment development. * Worked closely with key decision makers to establish business development and marketing departments, including employee handbooks, strategies, procedures and collateral. * Managed a team of vendors to meet client needs and complete projects on time, often beating the promised completion date. Direct EDI, Inc. San Diego, CA 2008 – 2009 Electronic communication facilitator between retailers, vendors, manufacturers, and their suppliers. Key clients include CVS/pharmacy, PetCo, Safeway, ZeniMax Media, Duane Reed, Orchard Brands, and Delicious Brands. Marketing Manager Drove lead generation by leading all marketing and sales support activities including creation of marketing plan and developing tradeshows and conventions. Notable Accomplishments: * Delivered 300+ leads from NRF Convention by developing marketing processes still generating leads today. * Attracted new clients through creation of marketing collateral including brochures, flyers, pamphlets, and case studies, as well as corporate website content development. * Maximized lead generation by creating two 90-day marketing blitzes, designing and deploying company’s primary marketing plan, and establishing marketing protocols for lead and ROI tracking. * Authored and published article entitled “Eliminating Waste is Supply Chain Processes” * Designed PDF template for Trading Partner catalog * Established marketing and sales protocols for stronger lead and ROI tracking Globalization Partners International (GPI) San Diego, CA 2006 - 2008 Document, website, software, and multimedia translation and localization service provider to e-retailers, software companies, advertising firms, travel agencies, and publishers with key clients including McDonalds, Domino’s, Boeing, and 2008 Live Earth Concert. Global Marketing Specialist 2007 – 2008 Promoted to support business development efforts worldwide through creation, production, and distribution of print and web-based marketing information, presentations, and collateral. Partnered with offices in Argentina, Dubai, Brazil, and Canada to roll out global marketing strategies. Created monthly reports to track and identify ROI, new leads and clients, quotes, and returning clients. Managed team of 2 virtual direct reports and $66K annual budget. Notable Accomplishments: * Delivered 83% of all networked leads, generating $600K+ in quotes single-handedly as member of seven-person team responsible for lead generation. * Responsible for the management and development of a large sales territory ranging from the mid-west, to the south and to the west coast. Responsibilities included new client development, event and convention organization, networking and maintaining a strong relationships with current and potential clients. * Generated 750+ leads and 20 quote requests by leading eight-member virtual team to plan, coordinate, and execute online virtual trade show, eTailXpo, designed specifically for e-business. Event attracted more than 8,500 attendees worldwide and significantly increased company visibility in the global marketplace. * Named two-time winner of eComXpo Top 100 Networkers Award from field of over 8,500 candidates. * Drove continued revenue growth by conducting five localization workshops and coordinating company attendance at networking events through design of targeted event lists, event scripts, and promotional materials * Designed and developed GPI’s first comprehensive and integrated marketing plan. * Researched and authored a series of 11 white papers entitled the “Website Globalization and e- Business Series.” * Created knowledge bases for “Sales & Marketing” and “Conferences” to make available various resources such as a complete list of articles, blogs and materials on search engine optimization, global branding, and social media networking, scheduled and attended events and in GPI’s verticals as well as promotional materials, scripts, attendance packages, and learning materials. * Conducted 15 Localization Workshops as well as coordinated attendance at networking events, including designing targeted event-lists, event scripts, and promotional materials. * Created monthly marketing reports which included ROI, new leads and clients, quotes, and returning clients all generated from marketing efforts. Business Development Manager 2006 – 2007 Identified and developed revenue generating opportunities through relationship building, cold calling, and networking. Notable Accomplishments: * Maximized sales efforts by developing and distributing sales handbook detailing sales strategies and tactics, contact management techniques, and e-mail/call script outlines for each specific vertical. * Improved team productivity and reduced contact data input time 400% by streamlining contact input management procedures. Designed method of scanning contact cards, transferring information into an Excel spreadsheet, and mass importing data into CRM system. Business Consultants Poway, CA 2006 Small B2B office equipment business providing top-named multi-function machines such as Kyocera, Konica Minolta, and MiraTech to local businesses. Sales Executive Sourced and developed leads in two sales territories through networking, cold calling, and lead generation. Developed strategic pricing. Prepared and delivered high-impact sales presentations to key decision makers. Notable Accomplishments: * Appointed to open new territory in Temecula, CA after stellar six-month success in cold calling, lead development and sales. * Led company in sales production by meeting and exceeding all monthly goals, with 113% of annual sales quota. * Won top sales presentation award among field of 16 sales professionals at cross-company seminar. * Selected as one of three finalists for supplying entire City of Encinitas with office equipment machines after successfully presenting sales proposal to city government. * Fueled sales productivity company-wide by creating modifiable marketing packet adopted as sales tool template throughout organization. Phi Chi Theta Chico, CA 2004 – 2006 Co-Ed professional business and economics fraternity. Vice-President (2004-2005) and President (2005-2006) All positions were appointed through a majority-based vote of membership. Notable Accomplishments: * Managed the direction and operation of this campus-based professional business organization. * Initiated 80+ campus presentations and marketing initiatives, increasing career fair attendance 28%. * Increased membership by 50% and doubled corporate participation in the career fair by designing and managing highly effective membership and marketing campaigns. * Enhanced Phi Chi Theta community involvement through events including the Fun without Alcohol Fair and a charity haunted house. Phi Chi Theta received an award for “best fundraising group” for the charity haunted house. * Received the Phi Chi Theta Annual Achievement Award for contributions. Chauncey’s Pet Pantry San Diego, CA 2001 – 2004 Retail organization focused on providing high-quality pet food and options for pet owners within San Diego, CA. Operations Manager Notable Accomplishments: * Developed and integrated a customer retention strategy that involved a customer loyalty program * Responsible for daily operations of the store including revenue and inventory management. * Initiated inventory management best practices including just-in-time inventory, first-in, first-out rotation and inventory ordering based on purchase tracking. * Designed the corporate website for Chauncey’s Pet Pantry. * Created a marketing program that involved a monthly newsletter, coupons, word-of-mouth marketing and community relationships. * Increased revenue by 128% over two years of management. * Directly responsible the training and performance of nine hires. Office Interiors of Chicago, Inc. Chicago, IL 1997 – 2001 Corporation responsible for the design, development and installation of office interior solutions for their clients. Key clients included Motorola, Quest Diagnostics and Amoco. Internship Notable Accomplishments: * Enhanced efficiency through the automation of lead and client tracking through the Microsoft Office Suite. * Worked closely with CEO to develop the corporate website of Office Interiors of Chicago, Inc. * Learned inventory management best practices including just-in-time ordering. * Assisted in presentation development and delivery to major clients.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Fractions, Geometry, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), Social Work, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Economics , Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Decimals, For All Subjects, Early Intervention