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Work experience

Aug 2002Jun 2010

Reading Specialist and Classroom Teacher

Fayetteville Public School District
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Aug 2001May 2002


Gardner Math/Science/Technology Magnet School


Aug 2001May 2002

Master of Science

Henderson State University

Reading Specialist

Aug 1999May 2001

Bachelor of Science, Education

Henderson State University
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Aug 1994May 1997

Bachelor of Arts

University of Arkansas
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Professional Development

Strategic Learning Institute 2002

SpringBoard/CollegeBoard 2004

Created and facilitated PD entitled "Help! My Students Can't Read the Textbook!" 2005

University of Arkansas Literacy Symposium 2008

Classroom Instruction That Works 2009/2010 professional learning team study book


Experienced educator eager to resume full-time career


reading/writing workshop development/implementation
In a classroom setting, I developed a reading and writing workshop that contained a combination of best practices from pioneers in integrated instruction including Nancy Atwell, Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell, Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis, and Ralph Fletcher.
reading assessment/intervention/point in time remediation
My oldest child has struggled with early literacy development.  I have utilized my professional training in my private life with success.


Jan 2008Dec 2017

P - 12 Reading Specialist

Arkansas Department of Education
Jan 2008Dec 2017

1 - 6 Elementary

Arkansas Department of Education
Jan 2008Dec 2017

5 - 8 English, Math, Science, Soc Studies

Arkansas Department of Education


Mike Mason