Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Media Specialist

Muscogee County School District

Media Specialist for Edgewood Elementary.  Responsible for weekly lessons in an elementary school setting detailing various media services.  Liasion for all technology being implemented throughout the school.  Troubleshooter for technology issues that arise. 

Additional responsibilites include:  Inventory Manager, School Improvement Team, Leadership Team, Broadcast Team Advisor, Wee-Deliver Advisor, Media Festival Advisor, Tech Expo Liasion and Advisor, Library Leader Advisor, and general media center duties.

Apr 2011 - Jul 2011

Institute Director

Georgia Teaching Fellows

Responsible for successful planning and implementation of the Summer Institute, including training and management of teacher trainers as well as our data specialist in the delivery of The New Teacher Project curriculum.  Demonstrated superb time management skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently.

Aug 2006 - May 2009

Teacher

Muscogee County School District

Worked at Edgewood Elementary as a first grade teacher and a third grade teacher.  Designed lesson plans centered around the Georgia Performance Standards for 1st and 3rd graders.  Served on the Leadership Team, School Improvement Team, Pride & Camraderie Team,  and Science Olympics Chair.

Worked at detailed record keeping for tracking students through the grades.  Served on CRCT Toss as 3rd grade liasion.

Aug 2001 - May 2005

Lead Teacher

Wynnbrook Christian Preschool

Lead Teacher in a Pre-K 4 classroom.  Implemented lesson plans for Pre-K students to transition them to Kindergarten.  Worked closely with other Pre-K teachers to design lessons for the benefit of the entire student population. 

May 1993 - Dec 1996

Naval Corpsman - 3rd Class

United States Navy

Directly responsible for leadership development for the HIV unit at Balboa Naval Hospital – San Diego.Under my direction the unit received several awards for safety and efficiency. Various Naval Awards include - Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal,two Letters of Commendation,two Letters of Appreciation and Honorably Discharged<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Education

Education
Aug 2003 - May 2006

Masters in Education

Troy University

Received a Masters in Elementary Education.

Skills

Skills

Destiny cataloging system

Proficient in the use of the Destiny cataloging system using SEARS subject headings to catalog records. Responsible for equipment, book, and textbook cataloging at Edgewood Elementary.

Data processing

Knowledgeable in all areas of data processing to include spreadsheets, graphs, tables, charts, and other computer skills.  

Spanish

Knowledge of conversational Spanish.

Interest

My interests are in historical fiction.  I am currently researching the economic demise of the Kentucky mountain region and the residual impact today.  I am an avid reader who enjoys a variety of different genres, but primarily historical fiction. 

I like to cook, and when time allows, can fruits and vegetables.

I have just started training for my first sprint triathlon and look forward to crossing the finish line.

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2006 - Jun 2011

T5 Teaching Certificate

Georgia Professional Standards Commission