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Work experience

Aug 2008Present

English and Journalism Teacher

Granville Exempted Village School District
Teach English 11, English 12, and Journalism. Advise a student staff of 16-20 in all aspects of the production of BluePrints, a student newsmagazine that has garnered various awards in the OSMA state contest. Advised Junior Class in all aspects of Prom planning (2009 and 2010). Member of high school technology committee.
Aug 1997Jul 2008

English Teacher

Hampton Township School District
Taught Communications English 9, 10, 11; Academic English 9 and 12; Honors English 10; Public Speaking; Journalism; and Reading. Advised a student staff in all aspects of yearbook production (1998-2008). Served as cooperating teacher for two student teachers. Committee member on the Conflict Management Team, District-Wide Teacher Evaluation Committee, Ninth Grade Educational Team, and Dress Guidelines Committee. Chaired the Middle States Action Team for “Writing Across the Curriculum” goal.
Aug 1996Jun 1997

English Teacher

Baltimore County Public Schools
Taught English 10, Honors English 10, and Gifted and Talented English 9 within a block-schedule. Collaborated with English teachers to plan school-wide Renaissance Festival. Acted as Freshman Class Adviser.
19951996

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher Placement Service
Provided day-to-day substitute teaching for six school districts.

Skills

Writing Instruction
Reading Education
American Literature
English Language Arts
Secondary Education

Education

20032003

Fellow

ASNE Summer Institute
Selected to attend an intensive two-week journalism training program for secondary school teachers that combined in-depth instruction on journalism skills and hands-on experience.
2002

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Completed a 36-hour graduate program designed to promote the development of reading professionals who are able to play a variety of roles from kindergarten through twelfth grade. These roles include classroom reading teacher, diagnostic remedial specialist, developmental study skills specialist, consultant, or resource specialist.
19961996

Grove City College
Two-week study tour of England entitled "British Literature and Legend." Visited sites of historical and literary significance including those related to Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, the King Arthur Legend, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, and the Bronte sisters.
19921995

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Grove City College
Prepared for a career in teaching and education by majoring in English leading to 7-12 certification in English and Communication. Completed courses unique to the English major while fulfilling the required liberal arts and education core.

Certifications

Master Teacher

Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) Integrated Language Arts