Work History

Work History
Aug 1989 - May 1993

Teacher

Duval County Board of Education

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Training Methods

Maintenance and Management

Instructional Video Design

Create, edit, and upload videos to YouTube, iMovie Software, Scratch, Screencasting, Jing

Instructional Internet Programs

wikis, webquests, wordle, Google Earth, Prezi, Spicynodes

Multimedia Creations

GIMP, Inkscape, Audacity, Garageband, Aviary's Raven Vector program

Instructional Design Methods

ADDIE, Backwards Design, Kemps, Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction, Bloom's Learning Taxonomy

Educational Computer Applications

blogs, Animoto, podcasting, Diigo, Rss Feeds

Microsoft Programs

Google Docs

PC and MAC Systems

Teaching Philosophy

My goal as an educator is to help students strive to do their best and accomplish the tasks that they fear the most.  I feel that getting beyond our fears and accomplishing the things that frighten us most, we are able to grow and learn more about our world.  I want to create a love of learning with my students, so they strive to always be their best and do their best.

Accomplishments

Team leader for third grade for a 2-year term

Implemented technology lesson plans

Served on the Charlotte Elementary data team

Served on the I-Team committee for special education considerations for 4 years

Science Fair Committee

Tutor college algebra students

Create weekly lesson plans

Create Smart Board lessons for various subjects

Implemented power learning block at Charlotte Elementary for low scoring students

Conducted parent/teacher conferences

Administer TCAP and ThinkLink standardized tests.

Managed and trained student teacher candidates

Created and maintained a class blog for students

Recognized for Outstanding Growth in Education from Former    Senator Frist's organization SCORE

Summary

I am a certified teacher with eighteen years experience.  I have my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology.  I have extensive experience with presentation of instructional material, online education, and various Web 2.0 tools available on the Internet.  I have established group collaboration projects, designed weekly lesson plans based on DOE state standards, and developed Internet lessons based on the International Society for Technology in Education standards (ISTE).  I am comfortable with a challenge and enjoy learning new technology available to education.

Interest

Girl Scout co-leader for 7 years

Participate in church Disciple bible study for 4 years

Serve on my church’s Pastor Parish Relations (PPR) committee

Liaison for FUEL program between church and school

Treasurer for Book Club on the Square in Charlotte, TN for 6 years

Member of Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Teacher Organization

Movies