Curriculum Vitae

I am a middle school teacher in a diverse suburban Chicagoland community. My passions are literacy, equity, technology, and public education.

Licensure

Illinois Professional Educator License K-9 with endorsements in Middle School Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, and Science

Education

Masters, Educational Technology & Leadership

Concordia University Chicago

05/2018 – 05/2020

Bachelors, Elementary Education

Northern Illinois University

08/2014 – 05/2017

Associates of Arts, General Studies

Florida State College at Jacksonville

01/2012 – 12/2013

Research Interests

  • Teacher Development
  • Secondary Literacy Instruction
  • Public Perception of Education
  • Public Education Advocacy

Profile

I am a student-centered educator with foundation in authentic, constructivist, technology-inclusive instruction for diverse learners in middle and elementary school. As a lifelong learner with research and advocacy interests, I seek professional development opportunities to grow and improve teaching craft and knowledge of best practices. I strive to be a teacher leader through involvement in school culture and community through Building Leadership Team, committees, club advisory, and facilitation of peer professional development.

Expertise

Instructional Design

Technology Integration

Flipped/ Blended Learning

Differentiating Instruction

Blackboard

Basic Web Design

G Suite for Education

Apple Products

Common Core State Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

Middle Grades & Young Adult Lit.

Engage Reluctant Readers/ Writers

Challenging Accelerated Learners

Functional Behavior Assessments

Middle School Advisory

Education Technology Tools

Online Learning

Self-Directed Learning

Google Classroom

WordPress & EduBlogs

Basic HTML, CSS, & Python

Microsoft Office

Pro. Development Facilitation

Reading & Writing Workshop

Authentic Literacy Instruction

Building Quality Class Libraries

Finding Quality Mentor Texts

Creative Problem Solving

Behavior Intervention Plans

Restorative Justice

Professional Experience

Licensed Educator, 8th Grade Science & ELA
(2017 – Present)
Classroom Info: 70 students from diverse backgrounds
District Info: Suburban, 3.7k students, 9 schools, 38% low-income

Student Teacher, Grade 2
(2016 – 2017)
Classroom Info: 27 students from diverse backgrounds
District Info: Suburban, 6.5k students, 12 schools, 60% low-income

Other Clinical Experiences
(2014 – 2016)

  • Spring 2015 – K-5 Music Placement
  • Fall 2014 – Kindergarten Placement
  • Spring 2014 – 5th-Grade Placement

Paraprofessional, Grades K-5
(2011-2012)
ESE/ Inclusion Paraprofessional, Florida

Related Experience

  • 2016 – Educate U.S. Scholar, Texas
  • 2008 – 2012 – Volunteer, Elementary School, Florida

Professional Accomplishments

  • Delivered instruction with technology tools and face-to-face, online, flipped, and blended course formats
  • Designed and developed digital curriculum materials and learning activities
  • Created and implemented full genetics unit for online distance learning including digital review activities
  • Created and implemented full poetry unit for online distance learning including a virtual poetry slam
  • Worked with local public libraries to provide online book access to students during school closure
  • Founded and sponsored Stratford Writing Club
  • Assisted students in creating and publishing middle school’s first literary magazine
  • Founded and sponsored middle school Pride Club, a safe space for LGBTQ-identifying students and allies
  • Planned and implemented Genius Hour self-directed passion projects and presentation fair with 70 8th grade science students
  • Assisted over 50 8th-grade ELA students in successfully drafting, revising, and publishing novels through the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers Program
  • Built and maintained a thriving secondary classroom library with over 500 books for student access and enjoyment
  • Collaborated with grade-level and content teacher teams to plan instruction and monitor student progress
  • Collaborated with English Language Learner and Special
  • Education teachers to modify and differentiate instruction for students with various needs
  • Managed and collaborated with classroom paraprofessionals to provide differentiated and modified instruction and assessments to students
  • Participated in multiple online and face-to-face professional learning communities to collaboratively grow practice and improve teaching

Professional Committeeship

  • Served as a grade-level representative on the Building Leadership Team
  • Collaborated with Excellence in Equity Committee to provide staff training on culture and equity issues
  • Collaborated with Excellence in Equity Committee to plan and implement two community multicultural events
  • Collaborated with teacher teams and committee members to complete Functional Behavior Analyses and write corresponding Behavior Intervention Plans for Tier 2 and 3 students
  • Collaborated with ELA Committee to plan school-wide vocabulary instruction and develop corresponding assessments

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