What do I do?
. . . I make people think.
In the classroom, in the therapy session, in the staff training, I strive to make people think through the power of conversation, intriguing questions, and exposure to new knowledge.
What qualities do I have?
I am . . .
creative empathetic inquisitive
attentive driven passionate
composed ethical conscientious
Ph. (720) 238-0181
Education, License, & Certifications
(In progress) M.A. School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adams State University
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
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
Principal Certification Program
18 Graduate Credit Hours in Educational Leadership
Initial Colorado Principal License #272382
Professional Colorado Teacher License #170627
North Carolina Teacher and Principal License #1229300
ELA Certified—Denver Public Schools & Aurora Public Schools
Aurora Public Schools
Concurrent Enrollment English 121 & English 122
11th Grade Literacy
10th Grade Literacy
Community College of Aurora
Pueblo Community College
English 121 (online and face-to-face courses)
Denver Public Schools
Concurrent Enrollment English 121
Concurrent Enrollment College Composition and Reading 092
8th Grade Language Arts
Colorado State University-Pueblo
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
2017 Co-Author: “Teaching & Researching Feminist Rhetorics: Digital Curation as Collaborative Method” Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition Blog
2013 Author: "RECONSIDERING THE FOUTH CANON: RHETORIC, MEMORIA, AND COMPOSITION IN THE DIGITAL AGE" Masters Thesis, Colorado State University
2013 Co-Author/Producer: English Graduate Student Handbook, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Technology Ownership Model Teacher 2016-2018
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.
Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Honor Society 2019-present
Colorado Counseling Association, 2019-present
American Counseling Association, 2018-present
Colorado School Counselor Association, 2018-present
Aurora Education Association, 2015-present
National Education Association, 2015-present
Member, Golden Key International Honor Society, 2012-present
Member, Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society), 2010-present