Work History

Work History
2012 - Present

Academic Adjunct Instructor

Aiken Technical College
  • Develop/update course materials for each assigned course which contains course outlines, lessons plans, information sheets, remedial and enrichment activities, and copies of evaluation.
  • Develop/update a syllabus for each assigned course which contains the name and number of the course, a course description, the assignment schedule, learning objectives, required textbooks, required tools and supplies, evaluation, and grading procedures.
  • Prepare for class by updating instructional materials such as handouts, and test banks using a variety of learning modalities including instructional technology to augment instruction. 
  • Maintain course content which is current, well organized, and related to course objectives and to student’s previous learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: institutional services and policies, degree, diploma, and certificate programs offered by Aiken Technical College, job placement and follow-up, financial aid, library resources, and bookstore operations.
  • Build, maintain, and monitor Blackboard Learn 9.1 course.
Jan 2013 - Present

Instructor

Virginia College

• Develop/update course materials for each assigned course which contains course outlines, lessons plans,      information sheets, remedial and enrichment activities, and copies of evaluation. • Develop/update a syllabus for each assigned course which contains the name and number of the course, a  course description, the assignment schedule, learning objectives, required textbooks, required tools and  supplies, evaluation, and grading procedures. • Prepare for class by updating instructional materials such as handouts, and test banks using a variety of  learning modalities including instructional technology to augment instruction. • Maintain course content which is current, well organized, and related to course objectives and to student’s  previous learning. • Demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: institutional services and policies, degree, diploma, and  certificate programs offered by Virginia College, job placement and follow-up, financial aid, library resources,  and bookstore operations.

2010 - 2012

On-line Teaching Assistant

BrainMass, Inc.

Independent Contractor

  • Provide support to learner and ensure that assistance is available
  • Accommodate different learning styles and needs
  • Facilitate learner understanding of materials 
  • Assist students with any problems or issues involving assignments 
  • Assist program participants in being academically successful in the content area of sociology, philosophy, psychology, education, business, biology, communication and rhetoric, English, geography, economics, environment studies, gender studies, and religious studies.
2011 - 2012

Curriculum Designer

LifeSTEPS - Life Skills Training & Educational Programs
Virtual Volunteer Position
  • Conduct needs assessment to determine existing training strengths and weaknesses
  • Redesign curriculum to meet educational goals 
  • Create/design instructor training manual 
  • Create/design informational/educational literature to accompany curriculum.
2011 - 2012

Curriculum Designer

UCAN
Virtual Volunteer Position
  • Conduct needs assessment to determine existing training strengths and weaknesses
  • Redesign curriculum to meet educational goals 
  • Create/design instructor training manual 
  • Create/design informational/educational literature to accompany curriculum.
2010 - 2012

Parent Advisory Council & New Parent Mentor

Georgia Cyber Academy

Volunteer Position

  • Provide input on ways to improve communication
  • Review the School Improvement Plan and provide suggestions regarding implementation practices
  • Review results of annual school wide data
  • Review the school wide curriculum
  • Review the components of the school wide Title I program
  • Participate in the joint-development of the school-parent compact that outlines how parents will be
  • Responsible for supporting student learning
  • Participant in all needs assessment surveys.
2003 - 2010

Chairperson/Board Member

Richmond County Juvenile Court Panel Review Board
  • Support all efforts to provide permanence for children in foster care
  • Audit open department of family and children service cases
  • Serve as a multi-disciplinarian task force for children’s justice to improve the handling of cases of child abuse and neglect
  • Focus on child’s best interest per statute to determine the physical, psychological, and sociological circumstances of such foster child
  • Review all documents in the placement agency’s file and seek additional information from other concerned parties
  • Make recommendations to be shared will all legal parties based on knowledge of community services clearly listing main concerns.
2003 - 2007

Therapeutic Foster Parent

Neighbor to Family & Georgia Mentor
  • Serve as a role model by encouraging and reinforcing appropriate behaviors and discouraging destructive behaviors through the constructive use of behavior management techniques
  • Provide for physical and emotional needs of child, recognize and meet individual needs, and work as a team member with HMC, DHS, and school staff
  • Act as an educational advocate for the child with regard to school placement and teacher conferences and ensure that the child completes homework assignments, provide tutoring and work cooperatively with the child’s school.
2001 - 2002

Nursery/Pre-school Coordinator

Harlem Baptist Church
  • Supervise preschool staff members
  • Develop and train a pool of competent substitute teachers to ensure continuity of program
  • Review and select curriculum and educational tools for preschool program
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive training program for staff members, including new staff orientation, in-service programs, continuing education, and teaching demonstrations.
1992 - 1997

Office Manager

Bailey's Communications
  • Accounts receivable 
  • Manage office budget
  • Coordinate resources for projects as well as employee schedules
  • Interview, hire new staff as well as provide new staff orientation and create and conduct employee training and development.

Education

Education
2011 - Present

Doctor of Education

NorthCentral University

The Doctor of Education with E-learning specialization integrates curriculum development, instructional design and course delivery using technology and online learning management systems as well as focuses on providing a knowledge base of current research for the planning and implementation of teaching and delivery modalities using instructional design methodologies incorporating educational media.

2010 - 2011

Master of Arts

Ashford University

The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology integrates the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to incorporate technology, tools, and instructional systems in a variety of learning environments as well as 

  • Skills related to learning using technology;
  • Knowledge and skills in current and emerging instructional technologies;
  • Design learning mediums that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the needs of all learners;
  • Research skills to support learning in a technology-enhanced environment;
  • Exemplify ethical practices of technology usage;
  • Evaluate technology resources to facilitate effective assessment and evaluation;
  • Utilize technology to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings; and
  • Ability to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of learning and leadership.
2007 - 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Ashford University

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program focuses on the study of human behavior and mental processes as well as

  •  Analyze human behavior and mental processes; 
  •  Analyze theories of continuing education in psychology and related fields; 
  •  Evaluate theories of personality development; 
  •  Evaluate psychology research methods; 
  •  Demonstrate communication behaviors consistent with the study and practice of psychology; and 
  •  Use skills and concepts that are fundamental to the ethical application of psychology.
2005 - 2007

Associate of Arts

University of Phoenix

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business integrates fundamental business principles such as marketing, accounting, finance, and globalization. 

Skills

Skills

Ability to:

o  Learn new instructional technologies and software as required. o  Write reports and business correspondence. o  Effectively present information and express clear and concise ideas, both orally and in writing. o  Define problems, collect, manage and analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. o  Interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables. o  Successfully manage multiple, co-occurring projects. o  Provide leadership in executing action plans and utilizing resources toward the accomplishment of projects. o  project a professional, service-oriented, approachable attitude while working with a wide variety of       personalities