TEACHING AND SCHOOL LIBRARIAN EXPERIENCE 1998 - Present Clintondale High School, Clinton Township, MI Teacher: World & U.S. History 1998 - 2010 1. Promoting information literacy through lessons that encourage students to become effective users of ideas and information. 2. Integrate technology into the curriculum, including maintaining a website with a calendar of daily student work, an FYI section that explains upcoming important dates and homework, an online discussion board, digital copies of activities, student grades, and online tutorials. 3. Implement constructivist philosophy of teaching into the classroom centered on facilitation of student-led activities. Authentic learning and assessment are cornerstones of my classroom. Program is based on a current and data-driven approach. 4. Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents encouraging availability and an open environment in the classroom. 5. Collaboration with teachers to create unit plans which align with the state of Michigan standards and high school content expectations. The development of curriculum maps and common assessments. 6. Aligned & Authored Curriculum for 9th grade World History and 10th grade U.S. History
Flipped Classroom, Project-based learning, Active Learning, Blended Learning
AWARDS & RECOGNITION Mel Miller Award (2013) Michigan Council for the Social Studies Assistant Coach of the Year (2001) Michigan High School Athletic Association Most Impressionable Educator Award Detroit Public Schools (1995) Staff Member of the Month May (2011) GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS Building Leaders Scholarship - Mansfield University Board of Governors Scholarship - Wayne State University Grants for student to attend the MYLead Leadership Program - MSU School Leadership Committee and Co-author of SIG Grant (2010)
Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA M.A. in Education 2010 Area of Concentration: Media Specialist (GPA = 4.0)Endorsement: ND Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI M.A. in Education 2001 Area of Concentration: Education Leadership (GPA = 4.0) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI B.S. in Education 1993 Area of Concentration: History Minor: Group Social Studies Endorsements: CC, CX
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English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Psychology, Economics , Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading