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Greg Asciutto

English Department Chair - Garinger High School - CMS Schools

Education

20102014

Bachelor of Arts, Print and Digital Journalism

University of Southern California
  • Received degree with highest honors from USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Obtained Spanish Minor with highest honors from USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Completed international study programs with the University of Havana (2012) and Auckland University of Technology (2013)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.95 cumulative GPA)

Work Experience

July 2017Present

English Department Chair

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - Charlotte, NC
  • Oversee English Department operations for 2,000+ students 
  • Serve as liaison between 25+ staff and school administration
  • Support novice teachers via coaching and curriculum development 
  • Developed and successfully implemented vertical alignment plan among grade levels, ensuring expectational consistency and linear growth for students year-to-year
  • Horizontally aligned English curriculum for interdepartmental collaboration 
June 2014Present

English Language Instructor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - Charlotte, NC
  • Serve as primary language instructor for 30 special-education/40 general-education freshmen students per semester
  • Write curriculum responsible for tripling one-year reading fluency growth (400+ students)
  • Design and lead intimate restorative justice courses for the emotional and social rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated males 
  • Direct after-school and summer credit recovery programs for greatest drop-out risks
  • Organize nonresidential freshman summer camps (curriculum/staffing)
  • Create and execute public relations campaigns to promote school mission 
  • Lead students as faculty advisor of Latin American Student Association
January 2016Present

Housing and Employment Resource Center Volunteer

Men's Shelter of Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
  • Secure housing and employment for homeless men of Charlotte residing at state’s largest shelter
  • Teach résumé building, personal branding, and basic computer skills to 20+ men weekly
  • Create differentiated plans to meet needs of men suffering from both chronic and short-term homelessness
  • Oversee résumé-design collaboration between high school students and shelter clients 
  • Implemented shelter-wide file-sharing protocol to streamline job application process
20102014

Media Relations Assistant

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism - Los Angeles, CA
  • Worked in assistant staff writer/media relations capacity to promote USC Annenberg brand
  • Assisted in the management and quality control of school website using Sitecore CMS
  • Wrote and edited releases on the school blog "Inside Annenberg" using Wordpress CMS
  • Created bimonthly online newsletter "CommLine" using Constant Contact marketing tools 
  • Assisted in the planning, coordination and staffing of professional events
  • Tracked and analyzed global coverage of brand-related activity using Meltwater Group services
  • Conducted social brand monitoring using Radian6 of Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Wrote features on USC Annenberg faculty and school initiatives
  • Collaborated with University PR teams to promote brand content
  • Assisted in the management of the brand's Flickr and Youtube accounts
September 2013December 2013

City Reporter

Santa Monica Daily Press - Santa Monica, CA
  • Reported on topics of community interest for local daily with readership of 40,000+
  • Wrote briefs, articles and features on a diverse range of subjects: city politics; school board measures; local business initiatives
  • Published nine A1 bylines; 64 total bylines
February 2013June 2013

Asia-Pacific Beat Reporter

Pacific Media Centre - Auckland, NZ
  • Wrote original investigative pieces and special reports for leading Asia-Pacific digital news outlet
  • Covered political, economic and social issues in Pacific Island nations (Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand)
  • Notable topics of investigation included underage prostitution, press freedom and interregional economics  
September 2011March 2013

Staff Reporter

Neon Tommy - Los Angeles, CA
  • Reported on news and entertainment for nation’s most-viewed student-run digital publication
  • Specialized in coverage of international news with an emphasis upon Latin America
  • Published 50+ bylines as reporter and content aggregator
August 2006June 2010

Freelance Reporter

Stanly News and Press - Albemarle, NC

Four years experience with county newspaper (10,000+ circulation). Worked solely as a sports writer for three years with a focus on high school sports. Began writing human interest pieces in 2009 as part of a community service project, primarily covering the impact of standout students upon their communities.