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Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Media Specialist

Lakewood Elementary
Jan 2005Aug 2011

Teacher

Sherwood Elementary

Education

Jan 2010Present

M.ED

Columbus State University

References

Curtis Barber

Becky Goodman

Served as my mentoring teacher during my internship in 2004.

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Philosophy

          I believe each child is capable of learning. As a teacher, you have to 

          embrace their learning style to ensure that learning takes place.

        As a Media Specialist, I am still a teacher, but my role as a teacher is different.I become a vital source for information and technology, reaching the 21st century learner.

Professional Responsibilities

  •  Create lesson plans to meet all learning styles.
  • Maintain budget while purchasing items conducive to learning.
  • Manage school's library collection. 
  •  Able to read data and implement strategies to improve data.
  • Assess students to ensure all are meeting the standards.
  • Keep accurate data of grades and reading levels.
  • Maintain a learning-friendly atmosphere with as little discipline interruptions as possible.
  • Collaborate with grade level teachers to gain ideas to use in my classroom.
  • Work closely with the Special Education and Speech teacher for students with IEP’s.

Standard 2: Teaching and Learning

2.1 Knowledge of Learners and Learning

  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 -Based information skills instruction on student interests and learning needs, as I presented a lesson to 4thgraders at Sherwood Elementary.
  • Course EDUT 6116, Fall 2010 - Created a Collection Policy for my library of choice. Within this, I had to have an understanding of the patrons.Collection Policy
  • Course EDUT 6690, Fall 2011 - This grid is used to guide my selection for observation hours based on free and reduced lunch percentages. WIth completion of my internship, I have been exposed to a variety of media centers. Grid
2.2 Effective and Knowledgeable Teacher
  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 - Worked with classroom teachers to co-plan, co-teach, and co-assess information skills instruction
  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 - Wrote an Instructional Design model paper that analyzed the role of student interest and motivation in instructional design. Instructional Design Model
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Worked with 2nd graders in researching for a class project.
2.3. Information Literacy Curriculum
  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 - Planned a Technology lesson that assisted students to use technology to access, analyze, and present information. Technology Lesson Plan
  • Course EDUT 6215, Summer 2010 - Designed a website that included a Thematic Unit with photos and resources for anyone to access. Thematic Unit
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Developed a PowerPoint Presentation to teach the Dewey Decimal System to elementary students. Dewey Decimal System

Standard 4: Program Administration

4.1 Managing Information Resources: Selecting & Organizing

Course EDRG 6160,Spring 2010 - Utilized collection analysis, evaluation research and techniques to ensure a balanced collection that reflects diversity of content, reflecting our multicultural society. Weeding Policy
  • Course EDUT 6117, Spring 2010 - Designed a plan for collection development and analysis with policies that ensures equitable access to facilities and resources. Collection Policy
  • Course EDUT 6117, Spring 2010  -Developed procedures to analyze the effectiveness of library media policies, procedures, and operations, ensuring they support intellectual freedom and the privacy of users of all ages. Handbook
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Worked with certified media specialists to select items to purchase from vendors, such as, Follet and Bounds to Stay Bound.

4.2Managing Program Resources: Human, Financial, Physical

  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 -Collected fines for lost and over due items
  • Course EDUT 6117, Spring 2010  -Created a handbook of policies that will enable a media center to run smoothlyl. Media Center Handbook
  •  Course EDUT 6118, Summer 2011 - Created a budget for a media center where I used relative line items to justify purchases to ensure that the needs of the library's patrons were met. Media Budget 
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Aided in a book fair for an elementary school. Profits benefit the media cetner.
  • Course EDUT 6207, Summer 2010 - Created a home network design to learn the steps in creating a network in the future in a library. Designing a Home Network

4.3Comprehensive and Collaborative Strategic Planning and Assessment

  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 - Developed an assessment rubric for technology lesson plan to see which students met the standards.
  • Coursed EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Worked with media specialist in planning how to spend budget to meet the needs of the media center.
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Worked closely with faculty to pull resources for lesson plan. Also, aided in planning a high school co-teaching project.

Standard 3: Collaboration and Leadership

3.1Connection with the Library Communication

  • Course EDRG 6160, Spring 2010 - Held interviews with Media Specialist at the elementary, middle school, and high school level to gather information on how their libraries are operated.
  • Course EDUT 6118, Summer 2011 - Completed 15 hours of observation,  5 elementary hours, 5 middle school hours, and 5 high school hours. I documented these hours in journal-like format. Journal
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Completed 90 hours of observation; 30 elementary hours, 15 middle school hours, 25 high school hours, 10 public library hours, and 10 professional development hours.

3.2 Instructional Partner

  • Course EDUT 6209 Spring 2010 -Worked closely with a Media Specialist to do a collection analysis using Capstone.
  •  Course EDUT 6209 Spring 2010 - Developed a lesson plan for selected patrons with the guidance of the Media Specialist.
  • Course EDUT 6215, Summer 2010 - Worked closely with my collegues to create a wiki on using Destiny. Using Destiny 
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Worked with a collegue to plan an iPad app workshop.

Standard 1: Use of Information and Ideas

1.1Efficient and ethical information-seeking behavior

  • Course EDUT 6118, Summer 2011  - Able to use professional resources to find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions. Article Review
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Online Discussions about library information and ideas.
  • Coursed EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Visited media centers at all academic levels to learn how the various media specialists operate in their media centers.

1.2Literacy andreading

  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 -Collaborated with teachers to integrate literature into curriculum at Sherwood Elementary
  • Course EDUT 6117, Spring 2010 - Identified resources to create an reliable Collection Policy Annotated Bibliography of Resources
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Aided in the prepartion for a Book Talk for high school students.

1.3Access to information

  • Course EDUT 6117, Spring 2010 - On-line Discussion on how to obtain resources and how to assure intellectual freedom.
  • Course EDUT 6615, Spring 2010 - Reviewing Journalsallowed me to see that journals can be a great resource to use when planning activities, making purchases, collaborating, learning about the latest software available, or the newest award-winning books, etc.
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Discussed with certified media specialists the best listservs to enroll in to obtain information beneficial to media needs.
1.4Stimulating learning environment
  • Course EDUT 6209, Spring 2010 - Demonstrated collaborative techniques to create a positive educational climate in a technology-rich library media center by creating a stimulating technology lesson. Lesson Plan
  • Course EDUT 6117, Spring 2010  - Created a project on developing the layout of a Media Center. Media Center Layout
  • Course EDUT 6698, Fall 2011 - Created a lesson plan for second grade teaching the Dewey Decimal System. Lesson Plan

Honors/Awards

  • Rookie Teacher of the Year, Phenix City School District, January 2006
  • Dean’s List with a 4.0 average at Troy University, December 2005
  • Who’s Who Among American College Students, April 2004

Community Service

  •  Children’s Pastor, Trinity Temple Assembly of God (2005 to Present)
  • Yearbook Advisor, Sherwood Elementary (2006 to 2011)
  • Building Leadership Team Representative, Sherwood Elementary (2009 to 2011)
  • BBSST Chairperson, (2006 – 2009)
  • Spelling Bee Coordinator,(2008 – 2009)