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Objective

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

8/20136/2016

Language and Literature Teacher

The International School of Azerbaijan; Baku, Azerbaijan
  • MYP [M1, M3, M4] and DP [DP1 SL/HL, DP2 SL/HL] 
  • CIS and IB evaluation committee member
  • DP Extended Essay Supervisor
  • MYP Personal Project Advisor 
  • MUN Director [SAIMUN in Dublin, IMUN in Lisbon]
  • PYP Exhibition Mentor
  • MYP Examiner [2015-present]
8/20136/2016

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]
  • met with DP Coordinator and DP Team weekly
8/20116/2013

Secondary English Teacher

GEMS American Academy of Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • created, developed, and aligned the GAA Secondary English curriculum in accordance to Virginia, ADEC, and IB requirements
  • delivered quality instruction to students in grades 6-10
  • developed secondary school wide policies and procedures
  • CIS evaluation committee member
8/20076/2011

Secondary English Teacher

George Mason High School; Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • instructed students in grades 8, 10, 11 [including 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]

Education

20052007

Masters of Education

Regent University

degree in: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment 

19972001

Bachelor of Arts

Canisius College

degree in: Elementary Education with concentration in English 

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] 

International Baccalaureate:

CAS: Level 2 Certification                                                  

Language A: Language & Literature Level 1 Certification

MYP Next Chapter: Level 2 Certification 

American Heart Association:

BLS Provider Cert                       8/16-8/18                                            

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

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