Résumé and CV

This page gives a little information about my educational background and jobs I’ve held in education. Just for privacy reasons, I’m not including the names of the schools at which I’ve worked (though if you really want to know, you could probably do some basic research to find out). If you’d like more information, please send an email. (:

Objective:

I want to teach. That’s pretty much it – the beginning and the end of my objective. I have a passion for learning; I have a passion for sharing knowledge. I love making others question their own world views. I want to build, challenge, destroy, and rebuild ideas. I want to make students take ownership of their opinions and beliefs and assume responsibility for what they think. In the process, I want to make them better readers, better writers, and better thinkers.

Education:

  • Master of Arts in English Education – Kennesaw State University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Kennesaw State University (2008)

Certification:

  • Clear Renewable Certification through Georgia PSC (T-5)
  • Content area certification in English (6-12)
  • Certified Reading Specialist (P-12)
  • Gifted in-field certification

Teaching Experience:

Teacher – Advanced Content Language Arts: Aug. 2014 – Present

  • Created and delivered all content and instruction for approximately 170 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade AC Language Arts students
  • Differentiated content for accelerated learners

Teacher – Language Arts and Literacy: Aug. 2011 – Jul. 2014

  • Created and delivered all content and instruction for approximately 110 sixth grade Language Arts students
  • Created and delivered all content and instruction for one section of “Literacy Applications”

Teacher – Language Arts (supply), Middle School:  Jan. – Mar. 2010

  • Created and delivered all course materials, lesson plans, and instruction for approximately 120 8th grade students over a 12 week period
  • Specialized in writing instruction / composition, focusing on persuasive and research-based writing
  • Worked closely with faculty, department heads, and administrative staff to ensure success for all students

Tutor, Study Point: Aug. 2009 – July 2010

  • Served as an in-home tutor in English, Reading, and Writing
  • Delivered course instruction according to company guidelines and schedule while adjusting for students’ personal educational needs
  • Maintained personal contact with students after sessions ended to ensure continued educational success

Teacher, C2 Education: Jan. 2009 – July 2010

  • Tutored a diverse population of students (K-12) in Language Arts, Reading, and Writing
  • Taught SAT (Verbal/Writing), SAT II (Literature), and AP (Literature/Linguistics) preparation classes
  • Assisted in additional college preparation: application procedures, entrance essay writing, student conferences, etc.

Awards and Honors

  • National Writing Project Summer Institute Fellow (2011); Selected as a summer fellow with the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (NWP), an intensive writing workshop for teacher-leaders
  • Presenter, Georgia Council of Teachers of English conference (2010); presented a paper on the possibilities and problems of using Wikipedia as a technological resource in the ELA classroom
  • Presenter, Georgia Council of Teachers of English conference (2009); co-presented a session on educational methods in technology and digital media
  • Published Works in local collegiate literary magazine (2008)
  • Undergraduate Scholar of Research and Creative Activities (2008)
  • Cum Laude Honors (2008)