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I am seeking an opportunity to enter a classroom as a part of a dynamic team, in a school committed to the learning and growth of every child.  My desire is to bring my enthusiasm, proficiency with technology, and my related experience and help to create a safe, creative, exciting environment where children will choose to participate, and take responsibility for their own learning, inspired by their own success.  My intentions for continued personal  growth as an educator include facing challenges that will be solved through collaborative efforts with my colleagues, and completing a graduate degree and other professional development courses offered.

Work experience

Advertising, Sales, Office Management

Other Employment

Positions in advertising, sales and office management prior to changing career path to teaching. Two years spent teaching in a private preschool were ideal transitional employment prior to entering a teacher preparation program en route to a degree in elementary education.

Aug 2008Present

School-Based Substitute Teacher

B.C. Charles Elementary School, N.N.P.S.

As a school-based substitute teacher my first responsibility has been to execute the plans of any teacher in the building who has to be absent, typically on short notice, to insure that there is no learning time lost for the students.  I enforce the school wide discipline plan and classroom rules to insure that behavior is well managed and the environment conducive to learning, then press forward to meet the educational objectives of the day.  My second, and perhaps most rewarding responsibility, has been as a remediator, on those many days when no substitute teacher has been needed.  I have worked collaboratively with classroom teachers to remediate math and reading skills in third, fourth and fifth grade students who are struggling to meet quarterly benchmark and AYP standards.  I have analyzed test data to isolate specific skill deficits, and regularly met with students in both a push-in model and well as in small group or one on one pull-outs to strengthen their readiness to fully access the curriculum and succeed at grade level.

Jul 2009Present

Elementary School Teacher

Newport News Public Schools

Three consecutive years as a 5th Grade teacher of the Talented and Gifted have afforded opportunities to collaborate, plan differentiated instruction, assess, and integrate technology with students identified as gifted.  The student groups also included twice-exceptional students with a broad spectrum of needs, including ADHD and autism. Technology integration included  the use of a Smart Board, Smart Notebook software, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Earth, and Glogster.

Sep 2012Present

Substitute Teacher

Monroe County Alabama Schools

As a substitute in grades K-12 I have managed classroom behavior, instructed and assisted students with their academic responsibilities, and reported to the classroom teacher.

Sep 2007Apr 2008

Substitute Elementary School Teacher

Hawaii Department of Education

 Substitute teaching experience in grades pre-K through 6 included: pre-arranged, emergency, short-term and return teaching opportunities in many schools throughout the Central O'ahu District, in both regular and special education classrooms, providing instruction in all subjects.  Implemented classroom management strategies, instructional and assessment methods to meet learning objectives in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.  Executed teacher lesson plans when provided.  Improvised standards based lessons to meet learning objectives when necessary to maximize the value of the instruction time.

Aug 2004Aug 2006

Education Services Clerk

Central Texas College

Educational Services Support Staff:

Reception duties include telephone and filing, inprocessing soldiers to the Schofield Barracks Education Center by creating new education records, facilitating guidance for the soldiers from the education counselors. Initiated the tuition assistance (TA) requests, reports, notifications of approval or denial of requests.MOS Library Monitor:

 Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Library Monitor oversees the day to day operations of the library, to include the inprocessing of new materials, check-out, returns and shelving, and soldier-initiated searches for special training materials. The MOS library supports training missions by supplying requested materials for classes. MOS Library Monitor assists soldiers with initiating enrollment in Correspondence Courses.

E Army U Clerk: 

Counseled, enrolled, serviced accounts for soldiers enrolled in the EArmy U online education program.

Apr 1989May 1990

Programs Director/Instructor

Comp-U-Co Computer Services, Inc.

Instructed adults in software applications, to include word processing, database management, spreadsheets and specialized software.Additional responsibilities included curriculum development and scheduling.


Julianne Marse

Mrs. Marse has been a mentor and collaborative partner for 3 years.

Ann Shoemaker

Ann Shoemaker joined the administrative team at Nelson Elementary 2 years ago, and has been my direct supervisor.

Kimberly Brock

Ms. Brock hired me and  has been the principal at Nelson Elementary throughout the duration of my employment there.


Aug 2005Jun 2007

Bachelor of Science

  • Graduated June 2007 Summa Cum Laude 
  • Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society December 2006 
  • Awarded Makana Ike Presidential Scholarship
  • Awarded private scholarship endowments including:

                    ~Monida and Nephi Cummings Endowed Scholarship Award

                    ~Idell, Mary and Rulon Lee Endowed Scholarship Award

May 2005

Associate of Science

Professional Documentation

Highly Qualified Status Report


Jan 2013Jun 2018

Alabama Professional Educator Certificate

State of Alabama Department of Education
Jul 2007Jul 2017

Hawaii Teacher License K - 6

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
Jul 2010Jul 2015

Collegiate Professional License Elementary Education PREK-6

Commonwealth of Virginia