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Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Education Academic Program Consultant

Kentucky Department of Education
  • Coordinates the Universal Design for Learning activities for the Kentucky Department of Education.
  • Leads the Curriculum and Instruction team for the Kentucky Department of Education’s Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System project.
  • Supports the Kentucky Department of Education’s Leadership Network implementation of the Kentucky Academic Core Standards.
Aug 2007Present

Instructor

Eastern Kentucky University

Instructor in the College of Special Education

Develops curriculum, instruction and assessment for students studying to become teachers.

Jul 2005Aug 2010

Program Consultant

Kentucky Department of Education
  • Planned, prepared and delivered professional growth experiences for the Kentucky Department of Education’s Highly Skilled Educator Cadre.
  • Maintained an online community of practice for the Highly Skilled Educators to meet virtually to exchange ideas in real time and house online resources.
  • Maintained an online Standards and Indicators toolkit housed on the Kentucky Department of Education website.
Jul 2002Jul 2005

Highly Skilled Educator

Kentucky Department of Education

  • Mentored and coached teachers to model effective instructional practice through job-embedded professional development.
  • Coordinated and facilitated online course development for the Kentucky Virtual Leadership Network training for principals and superintendents.
  • Maintained an online community of practice for the Highly Skilled Educators to meet virtually to exchange ideas in real time and house online resources.

Education

19861987

M.ED.,Special Education

University of Cincinnati
19811986

Bachelor of Science

Cincinnati Christian University

Skills

Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
Coordinate project development
Design & Implement Online Initiatives
Coordinate Meetings

Awards & Recognitions

Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year - Nomination

  Eastern Kentucky University

  2011

Golden Apple Award Winner

    Eastern Kentucky University

    2010

Certifications

Jul 2007Jun 2017

Provisional Elementary Certificate 1-8

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Jul 2007Jun 2017

Provisional Certificate for Teachers of Exceptional Children - Hearing Impaired K-12

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board

References

Melissa Ferrell

Felicia Smith

Michael Daily