Danielle Mebert

Danielle Mebert

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Present

MFA

Adelphi University

I am currently pursuing an MFA degree in poetry, and will complete my studies in May, 2011.

May 2004 - May 2005

Master of Arts

Adelphi University
Sep 2000 - May 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Peer Learning Assistant

http://students.adelphi.edu/learningcenter/
  • Worked with undergraduate students and graduate students on a one-to-one basis to help them improve their writing skills
  • Advised students on how to self-edit grammatical errors, organizational problems, and problems in structure or argument
  • Taught test preparation classes for the verbal sections of the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT
  • Conducted informal English conversation sessions and reviewed basic grammar skills with English Language Learners
  • Represented the Learning Center at recruitment functions and open houses for prospective students
Jan 2010 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Adelphi University
  • Developed personal syllabus for a section of Introduction to Creative Writing, an undergraduate course
  • Utilize Moodle to continue class discussions and workshops outside of the classroom; monitored and tracked student performance
  • Facilitate group discussions and organize in-class workshops
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings
Feb 2006 - Jun 2009

7th and 8th Grade English Teacher

Massapequa Public Schools

  • Advised the school newspaper, The Berner Beacon, which was named “Best Middle School Newspaper” by Newsday, 2008
  • Incorporated differentiated instruction, technology, and character education into lessons on a daily basis
  • Prepared students for NYS ELA Exams
  • Contributed to summer curriculum writing projects
  • Acted as staff development teacher trainer to train colleagues on grading state assessments in accordance with state standards and grading rubrics
  • Guided students through completion of an extensive writing portfolio which included letter writing, persuasive essay writing, creative writing, and expository writing
  • Completed coursework for the “Intel: Teach for the Future” program
Aug 2005 - Feb 2006

Long Term Substitute

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

  • Taught 7R and 7H English classes
  • Developed a unit on short stories that incorporated current NYS ELA standards for the 7th grade
  • Incorporated multicultural perspectives and balanced literature into units
  • Designed extensive poetry unit that encompassed literary terminology, literature, and creative writing; unit also included a research project that incorporated computer usage
  • Administrative duties included ISS/lunch detention room duty and weekly bus duty

Skills

Skills

Computer Skills

I am comfortable with PCs and Macs.  Specifically, I am highly competent in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel (for PCs) and Keynote and Pages (for Mac).   As a teacher, I advised the school newspaper and used Publisher and Pages to create thirty-page publications.

Objective

I'm a teacher and life-long learner seeking a challenging job that keeps me on my toes and keeps my mind full of strategies and new ideas. I like things that often scare people about jobs: public speaking, leading/being part of a team, analytical thinking, a fast-paced environment, and having little down time.

How do I define success? Having the guts to attempt to be a jack of all trades while mastering as many as I can. My interests are varied (knitting, tennis, baking, reading poetry) but many of the skills and the on the job experience that I possess will help me move toward my life's goal: to find a job that is challenging, fulfilling, and fast paced

Currently, I am seeking jobs in the fields of education, writing/editing, and auditing, but I am open to and ready for anything!

Original Publications

  • Writers' Bloc (Spring 2010)
  • The Write Room (Spring 2010, 2010)
  • Barefoot Muse (Winter 2007, 2008)
  • Symposium: the Honors College Journal of Ideas (2004,2005)
  • Adelphi University History Department Journal (2003)

Awards and Distinctions

  • Honorable Mention, Don Axinn Award for Creative Writing in Poetry (2009)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Essay in Literary Criticism, Theory, or History (2009)
  • Winner, Don Axinn Award for Creative Writing in Poetry (2005)
  • The Ruth St. Denis Prize for Outstanding Work in Fines Arts for senior thesis entitled “Found in Translation: the Villanelle, Pantoum, Rondeau, and Sestina in English Language Poetry (2004)
  • Adelphi University English Department Honors, Creative Writing (2004)
  • Co-Editor in Chief, Symposium: the Honors College Journal of Ideas (2004)
  • Adelphi University Presidential Scholarship

Interest

I enjoy reading, writing, crosswords, knitting, crochet, intelligent conversation, organizing, cleaning, laughing, trivia, and good times spent with family and friends.  

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2005 - Sep 2011

New York State Initial Certification

New York State Department of Education