Master of Arts
The Catholic University of America
Secondary Education: English & Communications
I teach four levels of Theatre Arts courses and two levels of Technical Theatre courses to grades 9-12, and British Literature in 10th grade Honors English. I also sponsor Troupe 5740 of the International Thespian Society and the school's improv comedy troupe, in addition to running several productions throughout the course of the year. I collaborate with Public Speaking and Creative Writing teachers to aid in course material development, and with a variety of teachers in and out of the Fine Arts to develop the spring musical production. I offer support to internal and external organizations in using theatre equipment, including lighting consoles, sound mixers, stage rigging, projectors, and more.
I taught and tutored students aged 4 through grade 12 the following subjects: verbal, reading, and writing SAT; phonics; reading; writing; ESL vocabulary.
I taught three classes of Honors and 3 classes of Academic team-taught 8th grade English classes. In so doing, I worked with a Professional Learning Community to develop and compare teaching tools, strategies, and student performance data. I also worked with a cross-curricular Response To Intervention group to target struggling students. In addition, I conducted after-school reviews for standardized tests.