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Sep 2011Present

Masters of Education

Grand Canyon University

Online Master's of Education degree program, with practicum and Student Teaching required as part of the coursework.

Aug 2005Aug 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Oakland University

Focus in United States History. Courses include:

  • The American Revolution
  • American Labor History
  • U.S. History before 1877
  • U.S. History after 1877
  • African Americans in Michigan History

Individual Research in Michigan History:

  • Seminar in Historical Research (HST300): Bank Failures in Detroit, 1932
  • Seminar in Historical Research (HST497) (Senior Thesis): The Political Rise of Coleman Young

Began work in Education (SED300: Introduction to Secondary Education)

Held positions of leadership with the Oakland University Libertarian Party for 3 consecutive years (Treasurer, Vice President, President)

Achieved "Commendation" status for grades in 4 separate semesters. (Honor Roll)

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Substitute Teacher

Midwest Substitute Staffing, Inc

I am a substitute teacher who goes to many schools in the southern Detroit area on a weekly basis, occasionally taking long-term assignments where needed.

Dec 2004Apr 2011

Shift Leader

Blockbuster Video

Duties include:

  • Driving sales numbers
  • Working with employees to meet personal and store-level sales goals
  • Customer Service
  • Employee management
  • Task-oriented daily routines
  • Financial paperwork

Finalist for Employee Jedi Council

  • Engage Corporate-level officials to drive business
  • Council is used to generate new ideas for the company
  • 37 employees annually are chosen for the Council
Sep 2007Dec 2007

Teacher's assistant

Pontiac Central High School

Performed observations under Bradley Thompson, 9th grade social studies. Logged an average of 25 hours per week for ten weeks at the school.

Experiences at the school include:

  • Creating a lesson plan
  • Lecturing students in History
  • Creating quizzes and tests
  • Holding study sessions
  • Teaching from a lesson plan
Sep 2007Dec 2007


Waterford-Mott Middle School

Assisted multiple teachers while at Waterford-Mott Middle School. 

  • Tutored students in Science, English and Social Studies
  • Monitored study hall sessions
  • Logged approximately 50 hours of tutoring time


Mike Kelly

Have known Mr. Kelly for at least five years. Took lessons from him and have demonstrated to him my ability to teach.

Dennis Hicks

District Manager for Blockbuster Video during the last two months of my employment with the company. Worked extremely closely with him during that time.