Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Foreign Teacher (EFL)

Buckland International Education Group
  • Enabled cultural exchange and discovery for 825 Chinese students
  • Significantly improved oral English abilities and speaking confidence for every student
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Intern, Classroom Assistant

Metropolis School of the Performing Arts
  • Facilitated cultural, social and creative exploration for children and adults through classes and outreach
  • Created and maintained a schedule for 30+ classes in four classrooms
Feb 2009 - May 2009

Student Teacher

Mundelein High School
  • Developed thematic units on acting, dramatic literature and technical design and construction framed by state standards and Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Guided AP History student groups on primary document analysis project during free periods
  • Oversaw student participation in set construction as Technical Director of spring musical
  • Initiated performance-based assessments to evaluate student understanding and retention
  • Adapted assessment methods for students with special needs in Technical Theatre class
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - East Asian History

Illinois State University
  • Evaluated tests and essays and maintained grades for 100+ university students
  • Developed strong grading and evaluation skills
  • Conducted content review and exam preparation

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Science

Illinois State University
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • GPA: 3.84
  • Scholarship: School of Theatre Talent Grant-in-Aid – 4 semesters
  • Academic Honors: Dean’s List – 3 semesters, Exceptional Merit in the Arts
  • Teacher Certification: Illinois Type 09 in Secondary Teaching
  • Teaching Endorsements: Social Science – History and Drama/Theatre Arts
Jan 2003 - May 2004

Coursework Only

Harper Community College
  • Coursework in web development, computer programming and software
Aug 2000 - Nov 2002

Coursework Only

Florida State University
  • Film production, political science, history coursework
  • Directed two short-length films (one narrative, one documentary)
  • Edited over a dozen short films
  • Sound recording, sound editing experience

Summary

Dedicated and motivated teacher with a passion for history and the arts, looking to teach one or both subjects in a high school where students have diverse learning styles and needs.

Strengths

  • Successful experience with low-comprehension, low-participation students in rural China
  • Dedication to varied instructional techniques to best serve students
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills

Production Work

ACTIVITIES/ORGANIZATIONS Women's Project

2006-2008

Normal, IL Co-Chair (2007-2008)

  • Wrote and directed a short play dealing with women's self-esteem and self-image
  • Facilitated poetry readings, guest speakers, performances and symposia

 THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

(* denotes work with high school students)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scapin, Richard III

Craft Technician

Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Normal, IL (2009)

The Wake

Asst. Costume Designer

Chemically Imbalanced Theatre, Chicago, IL (2009)

Yerma

Lighting Crew

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2008)

This Property is Condemned

Stage Manager

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2008)

*Lovers

Director

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2008)

*High School Musical

Stage Manager, Actor

Community Players Theatre, Bloomington, IL (2008)

Ghosts

Asst. Stage Manager

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2008)

*Parade

All-State Chaperone

Illinois High School Theatre Fest, Flossmoor, Orland Park, and Normal, IL (2008)

The Stall

Writer, Director

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2007)

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Costume Designer

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2007)

Fit to Be Tied

Asst. Director

Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2006)

Skills

Skills

Web Development

XHTML PHP Graphic design software Web hosting and networking

Costuming/Crafting

Certifications

Certifications
May 2009 - Jul 2012

Type 09 Initial Secondary Teaching

Illinois State Board of Education