Work History

Work History
2014 - Present

Mathematics Adjunct Instruction

Northeast Texas Community College
  • Taught College Algebra and Developmental Algebra, face-to-face and online
2014 - Present

GED/ABE Instructor

Northeast Texas Community College
  • Taught mathematics, science, social studies, and English Language Arts to high school drop outs
  • Educated students on testing strategies and motivation strategies
  • Utilized differentiated learning and developed individual learning plans using MySkillsTutor.com
2015 - Present

Mathematics Graduate Assistant

Texas A&M University Commerce
  • Taught Intermediate Algebra as a Graduate Assistant, S.I. Leader for PreCalculus, Calculus 2
  • Utilized Remind101 and MyMathLab to keep students engaged with the course and to inspire students
  • Conducted the mathematics education research study “A Non-Traditional Approach to the History of Mathematics: A Case-Study in Preparing Pre-Service Middle School Mathematics Teachers for the Multicultural Classroom” where the following research question was explored: To what extent does an ethnomathematics focused History of Mathematics course (for pre-service middle school teachers) that promote a positive change in intercultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence with regards to mathematics history and with regards to the teachers’ future diverse student body? Classroom observations, Ethnomathematics activities, student work, such as journals, documented evidence of growth.
2007 - 2014

Instructor

Upward Bound
  • Taught Math 1 (2009-2010), and Math 1 and Algebra III (Summer 2009), and taught Algebra 2 and Math Potpourri (Summer 2007) to first generation college bound high school students who were members of low-income families  (ABAC and NTCC)

Achievements:  Organized innovative activity where students created rap songs to highlight mathematics concepts

2010 - 2014

Mathematics Academic Department Chair; Mathematics Instructor; Science Instructor

Laurel Springs School

·Taught and mentored 75 students in Math 6 through Calculus as well as Science 6 through Physical Science.

·Ensured student success by capitalizing on student learning preferences and talents; as well as incorporated personalization and customization resources.

·Mentored and managed 20+ mathematics teachers by providing support

·Held quarterly meetings with math teachers and attended curriculum department meetings.

·Reviewed all course material and content; created and maintained teachers’ curriculum materials guide.

·Had exceptional organization skills and time management required to independently carry out multiple projects and keep track of department curriculum and teachers.

· Maintained comprehensive knowledge of all the mathematics courses and coached others on successful teaching of those courses

·Developed strategies for addressing the most common problems and learning style challenges within mathematics based on student achievements and survey results.

·Utilized Elluminate, Microsoft Outlook, Aurora LMS, Apex, FRED, and My Laurel Springs, to deliver course content

·Sponsored the math club - PopMatics

Achievements: Became certified in Learning Styles through The Learning Success Institute.

2010 - 2011

Senior (Math and Science) Curriculum Developer (virtual)

The Research Masters

·Provided in-depth understanding of mathematics and insight into pedagogical approaches

· Developed content for courses and edits content for quality using extensive knowledge of mathematics

·Defineed learning model, testing/assessment strategies and learning objectives and requirements

·Determined instruction approach, media needs, and interaction strategies.

·Utilized GoogleDocs, Blink, Microsoft programs, and Math Type to create course material

Achievements: Featured on website and in newsletter

2010 - 2011

Subject Matter Expert (virtual)

Words & Numbers

·Wrote, edited, and designed course content for:GRE (Kaplan)

2011 - 2011

TAKS Mathematics Coach

Chapel Hill High School


·  Was the Mathematics TAKS Coach for low performing 9th to 12th grade students

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·Established positive relationships with students, parents, and fellow professionals

Achievements: Increased overall passing rate on Math TAKS

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2009 - 2010

Subject Matter Expert (virtual)

KC Distance Learning

·Collaborate with course development team during the development process

·Review and edits course elements including curriculum map, course objectives, assessments, projects, writing assignments, and lessons

·Clarify course content so that the student and instructor will understand material

·Multitask simultaneous projects effectively with excellent organization and attention to detail

·Utilize Respondus formatting (compatible with Blackboard), Core FTP, and Math Type to create course material

Achievements:  Selected to head the development of a course after only 4 months on job.

2010 - 2010

Constructed-Response Rater (Virtual)

Educational Testing Service

·Certified constructed-response rater that scores responses according to testing program standards.

· Collaborate with ETS scoring leaders during the scoring process

· Completed training program and certification test for each particular program

·Utilize the Online Scoring Network (OSN) to score examinees’ written and spoken test responses online

Achievements: Positive collaboration, quick and accurate scoring, high production percentages

2010 - 2010

Subject Matter Expert (virtual)

Mark My Words, LLC
  • Wrote, editted, and designed mathematics curriculum for:  Algebra 2  and (GA) Math 1
2007 - 2009

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor

East Central Technicial College

·Adjunct instructor and adjunct wed-based instructor for Business Mathematics, College Mathematics, Basic Mathematics, General Mathematics, and Algebraic Concepts

·Utilized CourseCompass, BlackBoard, and a variety of internet-based programs to deliver course material

Achievements: Positive student evaluations, 95% passing rate

2007 - 2009

High School Teacher

Fitzgerld High School, Ben Hill County School Board

·Instructor for Algebra 1, Math 1, Math 1 Support, Trigonometry/Advanced Math

·Utilized a wide range of instructional techniques in order to maintain student interest and maximize individual learning 

·Developed engaging course material that motivated students of all ability levels and cultural backgrounds

·Effectively used technology to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce

·Established positive relationships with students, parents, and fellow professionals

·Utilized Moodle, ThinkGate, TestGate, Promethean software, TI-84, and TI SmartView to deliver course content

·Sponsored the Class of 2011 student government organization

Achievements: Teacher of the Month (October 2008).Second highest state test scores for department.Featured in local paper for work with student government organization and fundraising

Reason for Leaving: Reduction in Force

2009 - 2009

Subject Matter Expert (virtual)

Advanced Academic, Inc
  • Wrote, edited, and designed course content for:Algebra 1
  • Utilize Adobe Captivate, FilleZilla, and MathType to create course material
2006 - 2007

High School Teacher

Coffee High School, Coffee County School Board

·Instructor for Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Remedial/Repeater, and Geometry

·Developed an online sharing center to promote collaboration among teachers

Achievements: featured in local paper for project-based learning.

Reason for Leaving: Position closer to home

2006 - 2006

High School Teacher

Donaldsonville High School, Ascension Parish School Board

·Instructor for Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, and Trigonometry

·Selected to teach Saturday school for students who needed extra tutoring for the state graduation test

Achievements:  Lead a parish-wide graphing calculator seminar for 30 teachers.

Reason for Leaving: Hurricane Katrina

2005 - 2005

High School Teacher

Robert E. Lee High School, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board

·Instructed Math 8.5, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Business Math

·Sponsored Governor’s Program on Abstinence (GPA)

Achievements:  Delivered school-wide training on EasyGrade Pro (a computer grading program). Helped GPA student qualify and win state award and trip to Washington D.C. 

Reason for Leaving: Hurricane Katrina

Education

Education
2014 - 2016

Masters of Science in Mathematics

Texas A&M University Commerce

Conducted the mathematics education research study “A Non-Traditional Approach to the History of Mathematics: A Case-Study in Preparing Pre-Service Middle School Mathematics Teachers for the Multicultural Classroom” where the following research question was explored: To what extent does an ethnomathematics focused History of Mathematics course (for pre-service middle school teachers) that promote a positive change in intercultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence with regards to mathematics history and with regards to the teachers’ future diverse student body? Classroom observations, Ethnomathematics activities, student work, such as journals, documented evidence of growth

2008 - 2009

Masters of Science in Education

Walden University
  • GPA:  3.9

  • Walden University’s Research Symposium, “Pop Culture in the Classroom: Math, Music, and Movies”, January 2010 Presenter

2001 - 2005

Bachelors of Science of Science

Louisiana State University
  • NCTM Conference Attendance for Pre-Service Educators (CAPE) Award Winner; 2005
  • Association of Classroom Teachers - East Baton Rouge Endowment Award winner – 2004

Skills

Skills

BrainHoney

BrainHoney provides an ideal platform for anyone building a new virtual school or for existing virtual schools who need to improve teacher productivity, decrease costs, and integrate with their own or third-party technologies. Teachers and administrators alike who try this new model never look back.

Acuity

Acuity allows for student diagnostic testing and provides feedback for the teacher to help the student "fill in the gaps".

Apex

Apex Learning is a digitial curriculum. 

Elluminate

Beyond web conferencing, Elluminate has web, audio, video, and social networking solutions for 21st century education and training.

eCollege

Pearson eCollege is a Pearson Education company that creates, services and powers many of the most successful online programs globally with Pearson LearningStudio (formerly known as eCollege and Fronter), offering a personalized learning environment built on the most advanced, scalable and dependable SaaS learning platform available today. Together these platforms serve over 9 million students.

NovaNet

Designed for grades 6-12, NovaNET is a comprehensive, online courseware system that meets countless needs. From delivering thousands of hours of research and standards-based, interactive curriculum, to integrated assessment and student management, NovaNET is an all-inclusive system that delivers a return on investment quickly.

Adobe Captivate

With Adobe® Captivate® 4 software, you can rapidly author professional eLearning content with advanced interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences — no programming or multimedia skills required. Boost your productivity with templates and collaboration workflows. And deliver content virtually anywhere by publishing to Learning Management Systems and Adobe Acrobat® Connect™ Pro software

Adobe

Portable Document Format (PDF) lets you capture and view robust information — from almost any application, on any computer system — and share it with virtually anyone, anywhere. Individuals, businesses, and government agencies around the world trust and rely on PDF to communicate their ideas and vision.

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, PowerPoint; 80 WPM

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft is an integrated software package that provides a wide variety of business applications to assist in the day-to-day execution and operation of business processes. Each individual application, such as Financials, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resources, interacts with others to offer an effective and efficient means of working and reporting in an integrated fashion across the enterprise.

iCue

Web-based computer program that allows teachers to take attendance and record grades.  iParent, a web-pased program, allows parents to view information that the teacher has input in iCue.

EasyGrade Pro

Easy Grade pro allows you to create an electronic grade book which, like a paper grade book, can store student assignment, score and attendance data on all of your classes and subjects for a year. You can also create a secure web folder to publish student grades on the web.

TI products (Graphing calculator, SmartView, CBR)

Resources that coincide with TI handheld calculators.   

Graphing Calculator - TI-83 Plus, TI-84 SE Plus

A handheld calculator that is capable of plotting graphs, solving simultaneous equations, and performing numerous other tasks with variables.

Promethean software

Promethean is a classroom technology-enabled learning environment comprising of interactive white boards, Learner Response Systems, software, training, professional development and resources.

Core FTP

Core FTP LE is a Windows-based software that includes client FTP features.  Features like SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfers, FTP transfer resume, drag and drop support, file viewing & editing, firewall support, custom commands, FTP URL parsing, command line transfers, filters, etc.

ExamViewPro

ExamView features a user-friendly testing environment that allows you to not only publish traditional paper and computer based tests, but also Web-deliverable exams. Use the ultra-efficient Quick Test Wizard to create an exam in less than five minutes, take advantage of the question banks, or even customize your own exams.

ThinkGate, TestGate

ThinkGte and TestGate are tools used to test students in an offline or online environment and then assess student progress through progressive reporting features. The pre and post test data can be compared to determine student gains.

Moodle

Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.

My Math Lab

MyMathLab provides instructors with a rich and flexible set of course materials, along with course-management tools that make it easy to deliver all or a portion of your course online.

Math Type

MathType is a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents.

Respondus Formatting

Respondus is a Windows-based authoring tool that makes it easy to create and manage exams off-line for Blackboard.   It produces lessons and assessments that, like most Blackboard materials, can be viewed by your students using either a Mac or PC.

BlackBoard

Blackboard is a Web-based course-management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, an academic resource center, and more.

CourseCompass

Course Compass, by Pearson, is a web-based course-management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching. CourseCompass enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, an academic resource center, and more.

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2017

8-12 Mathematics Certification

State of Texas

Expires 7/31/2017

Jul 2012 - Present

Online Teacher Certification

TVS Region 4 Educated Solutions

Valid as of 7/2012

Jul 2006 - Jul 2011

6-12 Mathematics Certification

State of GA
Jun 2005 - Jul 2008

6-12 Mathematics Certification

State of LA