PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE Blended Learning Kindergarten Teacher August 2013-May 2014 Cordley Elementary USD 497 Lawrence, KS Created a collaborative learning community through a district-appointed blended learning pilot classroom Provided opportunities for a flipped classroom experience using the Blackboard platform C.A.R.E. team member to ensure equity building-wide and provide resources to help fellow teachers close the achievement gap in district-wide test scores Selected to attend Pacific Education Group’s National Summit for Courageous Conservations about Race in St. Louis alongside 20 members of USD #497 Lead teacher for district sponsored STEM summer camp through Camp Innovation Selected as a Building and Design Construction Committee member to represent primary staff for the reconstruction of Cordley Elementary alongside the principal, secretary, librarian, custodian, and intermediate teacher 1st Grade Teacher August 2012-May 2013 Cordley Elementary USD 497 Lawrence, KS Provided individualized, small group, and whole group instruction to meet student needs in a high needs and linguistically diverse classroom Implemented and monitored ongoing formal and informal student assessments using the MTSS model Common core training and implementation in all core subject areas Maintained positive relationships with parents through ongoing face-to-face communication, teacher initiated website, and trimester conferences C.A.R.E. team member to ensure equity building-wide and provide resources to help fellow teachers close the achievement gap in district-wide test scores Kindergarten-4th Grade Teacher August 2011-May 2012 Turning Point Academy Charter School USD 253 Emporia, KS Turning Point Academy is a technology rich, project-based, charter school that excels in hands-on learning. It is a growing community of learners that provides a family-like atmosphere in a 21st century setting. Developed and initiated a researched based, data driven, curriculum for each individual student using common core standards Prepared lessons to meet each student's instructional level, in all subject areas, to create multi-aged lessons Built enrichment and differentiation into each lesson for student immersion through cooperative learning Executed all effective collaboration teaching strategies with co-teacher while sharing a classroom Successful integration of building wide 1-1 laptop initiative using Mac Computers
I specialize in teaching in a technology rich blended learning environment that focuses on project based learning.
Constructivism Pilot: 2011 Blended Learning Pilot: 2013 Blended Learning Extension: 2014
CLD/ESL Endorsement: 2014 K-6 Elementary Education
My husband and I have two adorable long haired Chihuahuas and are in the process of becoming a foster family. We are a Christian family whom enjoys camping, kayaking, and golf. We are in the process of remodeling our forever home.
English Language Arts, Spelling, Specialty, Math, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Phonics