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Professional Papers/Lesson Plans

Courses Taught

  • 7th Grade Science
    • Turrentine Middle School, Burlington, North Carolina (Spring 2011).
    • Taught two units during a student teaching semester on the human body and weather patterns.
  • 7th Grade Science
    • Turrentine Middle School, Burlington, North Carolina (Fall 2010).
    • Taught one unit during a practicum on environmental science.
  • 6th Grade Science
    • Hawfields Middle School, Mebane, North Carolina (Fall 2009).
    • Taught one unit during a practicum on population dynamics.

Online Lessons

Interdisciplinary Science and Social Studies Unit

This link will lead to a collaborative wiki created by myself and fellow 7th grade teacher. The unit combines science and social studies content as lessons have been created for students to compare the effects of pollution on the environment in the United States and Africa. By participating in this lesson, students will meet objectives to learn about the effects of human behavior on the environment as well as the history, culture and geography of Africa.


Interdisciplinary Teaching
Created a unit with a social studies teacher on a 7th grade team combining social studies content with science content. The unit was focused on environmental science and the history and geography of the African continent.  Created a unit with a math teacher on a 6th grade teaming combining math content with science content. The unit was focused on astronomy and circumference and diameter.

Work experience

Sep 2011Present

Substitute Teacher


I have experience substitute teaching in elementary, middle and high school and special education in an alternative high school. I also have experience substitute teaching in these content areas: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science Research, Algebra, Geometry, English, Global History, US History, Physical Education and General Music.

Aug 2012Apr 2013

Respite Care Provider

Any-Time, Home Care Inc.

After elementary school hours, I ensured that a 7 year old student with Down syndrome got off the bus safely. I was also responsible for assisting the child with homework and other academic needs. Once work was completed, I was fully responsible for meeting all physical and emotional needs of the child until the parents returned home. At the end of each week, I was required to fill out a time sheet and checklist of the care I provided to the child. Any-Time Home Care, Inc. provides an allotted amount of respite care hours for families with children who have disabilities.

Jul 2012Aug 2012

Teaching Assistant


Teaching Assistant in an Extended School Year classroom (12:1:4 Dynamic). I interpreted and analyzed student's IEPs in order to understand their disabilities to able me to meet their academic and social needs in the classroom. I was in charge of conducting literacy and math sessions as well as supervising students during individual activity breaks. I also assisted students with physical handicaps (lifting and transferring students who require wheelchairs). Grading assignments and technology support were other responsibilities I undertook in the classroom.

Aug 2011Jun 2012

Freshman Cross-Country/Track & Field Coach

Saratoga Springs City School District

As the freshman and modified cross country/track and field coach, I was responsible for designing workouts and supervising continuous runs for athletes in grades 7-9. The workouts I created prepared athletes for competing in dual, council and invitational meets and competitions. On race day, I coached and guided athletes in order for them to perform to the best of their ability. Instilling a sense of hard work ethic and team work was practiced on a daily basis.


Jan 2013Present

Master's of Science

University at Albany
  • A Master's of Science in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology gives candidates opportunities to further study the connection between curriculum development and modern technology in order to cater lessons and thematic units to 21st century learners.

Aug 2007May 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Elon University
  • Methods courses geared towards effective teaching, pedagogy, classroom management, and student success. I completed one semester long internship as well as multiple practicums and service projects ranging from grades 2-8.
  • Science courses: Biology, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Exercise and Sport Science, and Geology.


May 2013Present

South Carolina State Teaching Certificate

South Carolina State Department of Education
Jun 2011Jun 2014

North Carolina State Teaching Certificate

North Carolina State Deparment of Education


Dana Smith

Co-operating teacher for student teaching semester.

Glenda Crawford

Academic advisor and methods professor. 

Joan Barnatt

Supervising professor for student teaching semester.

Jane Amorosi

Regular substitute assignment.