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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


Theory of Knowledge  Educator

GEMS Education

GEMS World Academy Singapore


Language A: MYP/iGCSE/DP Educator

GEMS Education

GEMS World Academy Singapore

  • instruct students in MYP & DP Language A: Language & Literature
  • instruct students in IGCSE Language & Literature
  • DP Extended Essay Supervisor
  • MYP Personal Project Supervisor

Head of DP Language A Curriculum

GEMS Educaton

GEMS World Academy Singapore


Language A: MYP & DP Language & Literature Educator

The International School of Azerbaijan; Baku, Azerbaijan
  • MYP [M1, M3, M4] and DP [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]

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 as part of the Secondary Leadership Team

Secondary English Language & Literature Educator

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 in the studies of Language A  to students in grades 6-10
  • developed secondary school wide policies and procedures
  • CIS evaluation committee member

High School English Literature 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]



Masters of Education

Regent University

degree in: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment 


Bachelor of Arts

Canisius College

degree in: Elementary Education with concentration in English 


Virginia Department of Education: Postgraduate Professional License [exp: 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   [2011]                                               

Language A: Language & Literature Level 1 Certification [2012]

MYP Next Chapter: Level 2 Certification [2013-2014]

DP Theory of Knowledge: Level 3 Certification [2017]

American Heart Association:

BLS Provider Cert                       8/16-8/18                                            

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


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