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I am an experienced secondary school educator, who has successfully worked with students from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of learning needs.  I am looking to collaborate with other like minded professionals; to influence, challenge, and inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders. My passion and gift in the classroom revolves around fostering real and genuine connections with students, to elevate trust and risk-taking in order to deepen learning beyond the text.  

Work History


Language and Literature Teacher

The International School of Azerbaijan; Baku, Azerbaijan
  • instructed classes in IB Language A: Language and Literature in both MYP [M1, M3, M4] and DP [DP1 SL/HL, DP2 SL/HL] programs
  • Served on CIS and IB evaluation committees
  • DP Extended Essay Supervisor
  • MYP Personal Project Advisor 
  • MUN Director [SAIMUN in Dublin, IMUN in Lisbon]
  • MYP Examiner [2015-present]
  • PYP Exhibition Mentor

Director of CAS

The International School of Azerbaijan; Baku, Azerbaijan
  • oversaw and worked directly with all DP students
  • liaised with outside organizations as necessary
  • implemented all changes with accordance from the IB
  • initiated, planned, and executed overseas CAS trips [Malaysia, Cambodia]
  • collaborated with DP Coordinator consistently and frequently
  • collaborated with DP Team on weekly basis 

Secondary English Teacher

GEMS American Academy of Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • created and developed the Secondary English curriculum in accordance to the US based curriculum standards from Virginia, the ADEC requirements, and the IB
  • instructed students in grades 6-10
  • developed secondary school wide policies and procedures
  • served on CIS evaluation committees

Secondary English Teacher

George Mason High School; Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • instructed students in grades 8-12 of all levels [Special Education, EAL, Honors/pre-IB] using the Virginia Standards of Learning
  • prepared students for all mandated state testing
  • DP Extended Essay Advisor
  • CAS Advisor
  • Student Council Class Advisor [grades 8, 10, 12]



Student Management System

Atlas Rubicon

Online Curriculum Management Program

Apple Inc.

Apple Computers, programs, & apps

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook



Masters of Education

Regent University

degree in: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment 


Bachelor of Arts

Canisius College

degree in: Elementary Education with concentration in English 


American Heart Association:

BLS Provider Cert                        8/16-8/18                                              Heart Saver First Aid Cert          8/16-8/18

International Baccalaureate Organization:

CAS: Level 2 Certification                                                  Language A: Language & Literature Level 1 Certification

MYP Next Chapter: Level 2 Certification 

Virginia Department of Education:

Postgraduate Professional License  

Expires: 6/2021 

Elementary Ed [Pre K-6];             Middle School Ed [6-8]: Social Studies/Civics, English;                  English [K-12] 


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-over 30 years of experience as a classically trained violinist

-a former member of multiple symphony orchestras in the Washington DC area


-experiencing a new culture, documenting along the way

-currently blogging about reaching 40 countries before turing 40 years old and life as an expat []