To obtain career experience in a field involving writing.
Jul 2013 - Present
Teach for America - Las Vegas Valley Corps
Fulfilled a 2 year commitment to teach at an inner city school in Las Vegas. Taught a 1st grade and kindergarten class during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Engaged in culturally responsive teaching strategies as well as attended several professional development seminars geared towards closing the existing achievement gap in United States Education.
Aug 2013 - Present
Clark County School District
Taught full time as a teacher of the school district. Tracked and assessed students’ academic and social progress through a variety of different assessment tools. Attended professional development seminars geared towards improving classroom instruction. Planned effective lessons and assessments that were responsive to individual student needs. I also created and maintained an after school club where we taught introductory programming and robotics concepts to 4th grade students.
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Housekeeping Student Worker
Morris University Center, SIUE
While in school, I worked as a member of the university center’s housekeeping staff. Daily responsibilities included: Setting up meeting rooms for public events, maintaining cleanliness of the facilities, organizing and constructing efficient solutions for event setup.
Aug 2013 - May 2015
M. Ed Curriculum and Instruction
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Studied various strategies and theory on how to develop an effective all-subject curriculum for Elementary students. Taught full time and applied classwork to real life teaching.
Aug 2013 - May 2015
B.A English - Secondary Education
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Studied both English Literature and English pedagogy. Constructed research-based senior assignment projects for both fields. Student taught in a high-income school district.
Lifelong passion and enthusiasm for writing of all forms. Have multitudes of experience with academic writing, creative writing, blogging, and technical writing. Have multitudes of samples of writing from a 6 year academic career.
Computers & Technology
Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and various text editing software (Office, Google Drive, LaTeX). Knowledge of basic programming concepts and expertise of MIT's Scratch programming language for children.
Teaching & Education
Knowledge of curriculum development and professional pedagogy in both Elementary and Secondary settings. Experience as a teacher in both low-income and high-income school districts.