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Work History

6-8 Teacher

Indianapolis Public Schools

Designed & implemented standards-based, student interest driven, cross-curricular instruction in a magnet school that prohibited the use of textbooks & reward systems. Authored personalized narrative report cards in place of letter grades.

Administrative Assistant

Cass County Council on Aging
  • Established computer lab.
  • Designed and led Intro to Computer Classes.
  • Coordinated & Maintained 17 routes for to-your-doorstep public transit.
  • Maintained and analyzed grant data.
20052006

Med-Surg Secretary, Long Term Temp

Knollwood USA Transition To Infirmary
  • Scheduled nursing and CPA staff for med/surge floor and ICU.
  • Compiled and submitted various reports.
  • Maintained and submitted payroll reports.
  • Maintained confidential human resource forms and files.
20062007

Sculpture Artist

Carnival Artists, Craig Stephens

Coolest job ever! Mardi Gras introduction to this Northerner  as part of a float building crew.

20072008

Production Assistant

Folly River Films

"The Order of Myths" production  office pa and later pr pa for premier in Mobile, AL.

20072009

Office Support

Florist
  • Identified online direct market vendor.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented training for online auction purchasing.
  • Maximized cash flow by reorganizing and maintaining accounts receivable.
  • Reduced waist through creation and implementation of job aids.
  • Launched email billing with corporate vendors.
June 2010August 2010

Intern

The Museum of Mobile

Education Department placement under Jennifer Fondren & Sheila Flanagan.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

Indiana University - Purdue University
  • Extension in middle school Social Studies
  • Learn To Teach/Teach To Learn Program, Cohort 6

Areas of Concentration:

Multi-cultural Education, Differentiated Instruction, Critical Literacy

Presentations

“Developing Authors Through Community Based Writing”

  • National Council of Teachers of English, Spring Conference
  • Indiana Teachers of Writing, Bloomington, Indiana 

Grant Recipient:  Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, Undergraduate Research

“Exploring Multi-Cultural Issues Through Process Drama”

  • National Council of Teachers of English, Fall Conference

Additional Experience

Substitute Teacher

Literacy Tutor

Alabama Folklife Community Scholars Fellow

New Urban Teacher Collaborative 2001-2003

Institute for Teaching of Writing Fellow , Summers 2001-2003

Introduction  to Montessori Workshop Completed 2001

Student Teaching Placements In Both Multi-Grade 2-3 and Multi-Grade 6-8

Indianapolis Public Schools Intern, Grade 1 and Grade 3

Girl Scout Leader  and/or Volunteer 1996-1998