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 My mission is to provide students the knowledge, skills, and work ethics needed to compete globally for jobs and to become productive citizens in their communities.  In order to support students' needs, I must stay current on teaching techniques and technological advances.  Students are growing up in a digital world and in order to maintain their interests in learning, technology has to be integrated into the educational setting.  Technology in the classroom increases confidence by allowing students to express their creativeness and thought processes on the curriculum being learned, thus becoming owners in the work.  Using technology in the classroom also provides the opportunity to reach all learners.  I will provide assignments that encourage higher order thinking from my students and create challenging enrichment activities in addition to the traditional instruction students receive in my classroom.

Work experience

Jul 2007Present


Chesapeake High School

I currently teach Reading at Chesapeake.  The two classes of reading offered at Chesapeake High School are Reading and Reading Across the Decades.  Reading Across the Decades  is an elective class offered to junior and senior students that  folows ISTE's National Education Technology Standards for Students providing them the opportunity to individually and collaboratively create, design, and present projects based on decade research from the 1950's - 1980's.  Reading  is an elective class that focuses on comprehension strategies and vocabulary that improves reading skills as well as prepares students for the OGT, ACT, and SAT tests.

Nov 2005May 2007

Substitute Teacher

Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School District

As a substitute teacher for Chesapeake, I would cover classes upon request from administrators on an as need basis.  Throughout that year and a half, I also subbed in a long-term seventh grade English position and a long-term Math intervention specialist position. 

Dec 2006Feb 2007

Substitute Teacher

MRDD Lawrence County Early Childhood Center

I had the priveledge to serve as a long-term substitute teacher for a preschool MRDD classroom.  I developed and implemented classroom activities that met the diverse needs of early learners with disabilities. I wrote Individual Education Plans (IEP's) and coordinated meetings with others involved in the interests of the children. 


Aug 2008May 2010


Ohio University
Aug 2003Nov 2005


Ohio University Southern Campus

Reading Endorsement was obtained in addition to this degree.

Aug 1998May 2000


Ohio University Southern Campus
Aug 1996May 1998


Ohio University Southern Campus


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