Professional Summary 

Experienced writing teacher with demonstrated success in the secondary and higher education sector. Skilled in instruction and instructional coaching, technology coaching, curriculum development, writing, editing, public speaking, and training/professional development facilitation. Currently expanding skill set to include mental health counseling and holistic health and nutrition coaching. 
Pedagogical Skills
  • Model excellent instructional practice and planning strategies at the secondary and post-secondary level

  • Instructional and Educational Technology Coaching 

  • Develop and revise literacy curriculum and instructional resources

  • Gather and analyze data from a large body of student work

  • Co-plan, co-teach, and analyze data in PLC teams

  • Apply knowledge of the Colorado Academic standards, Colorado English Language Proficiency Standards, & Common Core State Standards

  • Build strong working relationships with colleagues, parents, & students

  • Organize and facilitate faculty training

  • Provide clear and constructive feedback to students & colleagues 

 

Professional Skills
  • Excellence in oral & written communication

  • Self motivation to work independently & remotely

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills required to work collaboratively 

  • Ability and experience preparing and disseminating presentations, reports, data, etc

  • Meticulous organization and prioritization

  • Expertise in using Microsoft Office, WordPress, Google (Documents, Classroom, Blogger, etc), and LMS/CMS systems such as Blackboard, D2L, Canvas, & Infinite Campus

 
Education, License, & Certifications 
(In progress) M.A. School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adams State University 
 
               
M.A. English
Colorado State University-Pueblo

Emphasis: Rhetoric and Composition

Thesis Title: Reconsidering the Fourth Canon: Rhetoric, Memoria, and Composition in the Digital Age. Completed: Spring 2013, Director: Dr. Donna Souder

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA

B.A.  English
Colorado State University- Pueblo

Minor: Professional Writing

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA 

University of Colorado Denver 
ASPIRE to Teach Alternative License Program
15 graduate credit hours: Curriculum & Instruction, Linguistically Diverse Education 
3.5 GPA 

 

Lamar University 

Principal Certification Program 

18 Graduate Credit Hours in Educational Leadership

3.8 GPA 

Professional Licenses
           Principal License #272382
           Professional Teacher License #170627
ELA Certified—Denver Public Schools & Aurora Public Schools
CPR Certified 
 
Teaching 

2015-Present

Aurora Public Schools

Concurrent Enrollment English 121 & English 122

11th Grade Literacy 

10th Grade Literacy 

Advisory 

SAT Prep 

2014-2018  

2012-2014

CCCS System
        Community College of Aurora 
            English 098
              English 121
              English 122
         Pueblo Community College 

English 121 (online and face-to-face courses)

English 122

2013-2015

Denver Public Schools 

Concurrent Enrollment English 121

Concurrent Enrollment College Composition and Reading 092

AP Language 

World Literature 

Senior Advisory 

8th Grade Language Arts

Colorado State University-Pueblo 

2011-2013

English 099

English 101

English 102

 
Professional Activities & Publications 

  • Attendee and Participant, "Peer Instruction" Workshop and "Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning" given by Harvard Physicist, Eric Mazur, Colorado State University-Pueblo, May 2016.

  • Attendee, 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)—Las Vegas, NV. March 12-16, 2013.

  • Presenter. Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (SISSI) Conference—Colorado Springs, CO. March 7-9, 2013: Memoria and First Year Composition in the Digital Age

  • Attendee, 2012 Rubric Workshop with Dr. Mary Allen; Colorado State University-Pueblo

  • Presenter, 2012 Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (SISSI) Conference—Colorado Springs, CO. March 22-24, 2012: Hitler the Messiah: The Holocaust as the 20th Century Enactment of Exodus.

  • Guest Lecturer, 2012 Careers for English Majors, English 161/461; Colorado State University-Pueblo

  • Training Leader 2011-2012 First Year Composition Choices Online Portal; Colorado State University-Pueblo

  • Presenter, 2011 Southern Colorado Writing Symposium (SCRS)-Colorado State University-Pueblo-October 8, 2011: Tempered Steel: Exploring the Literary Magazine Panel member—Facebook: The Rhetorical Opportunity Reshaping the Literary Magazine

  • Presenter, Pompeii: The Ultimate Ghost Town, September 22, 2011, After Hours Program: Colorado State University-Pueblo

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Awards & Professional Memberships 
Technology Ownership Model Teacher              2016-Present

Awarded Chromebook Cart. Added as Instructional Technology Professional Learning Group Member/Participant. Aurora Public Schools,Vista Peak Preparatory 

Gradate Teaching Fellowship                              2013-2012

Fellowship provided tuition scholarship for excellence in teaching as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Colorado State University-Pueblo. 

Member, National Education Association                       2015-Present

Member, Golden Key International Honor Society       2012-Present                              

Member, Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) 2010-Present                                                         

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