Amy Tolbert

  • Columbus, Ohio Area, US

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

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 1997 - Jul 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 1996 - Jun 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.
1995 - 1996

Substitute Teacher

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

Skills

Skills

Writing Instruction

Reading Education

American Literature

English Language Arts

Secondary Education

Education

Education
2003 - 2003

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.
1996 - 1996

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.
1992 - 1995

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

Certifications

Master Teacher

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