SKILLS AND EDUCATION

21st Century Learning Skills | Blended Learning | Innovation | Educational Technology 

Differentiated Instruction | Cooperative Learning | Performance Based Assessment

 Leadership | Student Development | Curriculum Development

Michigan State University

MASTER OF ARTS, 2021

MA in Educational Technology

Texas A&M University

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 2014

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Middle Grades 4-8 Language Arts / Social Studies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2019 – Present

SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM WRITER

Work collaboratively with a corps of professionals to develop new Integrated Language Arts curriculum for Frisco ISD based on analysis of the new Texas state standards and virtual learning needs.

August 2020 – Present

SIXTH GRADE TEAM LEAD

Serve as member of the Building Leadership Team to propose and advise campus policies. Work collaboratively with co-leader to conduct team meetings, discuss student concerns, initiate solutions to problems, coordinate class field trips, and communicate information to and from administration.

August 2018 – Present

INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

Teach 6th-grade students reading comprehension, writing, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills within thematic units. Strong focus on integration of technology in the classroom, including Canvas, Mastery Connect, Google apps, WeVideo, and NewsELA. Serve as New Teacher Mentor, Academic Pentathlon Coach, club sponsor, Read 180 Tutor, and member of various campus committees.

August 2015 – May 2018

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER

Taught 6th grade English, 7th grade English and Literature, and 8th grade American Studies at a college-preparatory institution. Facilitated classroom activities which engaged students through gamification and incorporated relevant technology.

August 2014 – May 2015

FOURTH GRADE TEACHER

Taught a self-contained class at a Title 1 school. Met a diversity of needs including Special Education inclusion, 504 students, retention students, English as a Second Language students, students on Behavior Intervention Plans, and advanced students.

Spring 2012 – Fall 2014

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Taught an inquiry and discovery-based curriculum to preschool students, primarily following Montessori methods.

 
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