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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

 Directed by Dr. Christine Leland & Dr. Jerome Harste

  • Areas of Concentration:
    • Multi-cultural Education
    • Differentiated Instruction, Critical Literacy

Presentations

“Understanding African American Culture In The Classroom”

  • Co-presenter. Public Elementary School, Mobile, AL

“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

Work experience

Intern

The Museum of Mobile

Education Department placement under Jennifer (Fondren) Theeck & Sheila Flanagan.

  • Completed and submitted a needs analysis of education resources for local secondary education classrooms.
  • Designed, implemented, and analyzed results of survey of secondary educators teaching history.
  • Benchmarked MoM’s resources against comparable museums available online at other facilities, nationally.
  • Conducted and presented a literature review of educational fieldtrip research.
  • Provided an outline of pragmatic recommendations.

Pro-Bono Instructional Designer

Alabama Humanities Foundation's SUPER Emerging Scholars at the University of South Alabama

Collaborated with Dr. Kern Jackson & Michael Chambers III to design and implement a high school student, video, oral history project on resilience in the Bayou La Batre, AL community.

  • Collaborated to design, develop and implement high school level enrichment instruction with a focus on critical thinking and writing development.
  • Fully integrated technology and social media.
  • Created and monitored accompanying wiki page.

Office Manager

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.

Production Management

Folly River Films, Margaret Brown

"The Order of Myths" production 

  • Provided assistance to producer and director during production process.
  • Developed and implemented flow charts and job aids to improve organization and stream-line processes.
  • Facilitate coordination of crew and equipment for shoots.
  • Assisted in acquisition of various resources including a range from interview subjects to transportation.
  • Adapted knowledge of pre-existing vendor and subject relationships to coordinate with public relations needs.
  • Systematized communication with contacts and documentation of responses in preparation for premiere.
  • Prepared premier attendance and participation reports for director and public relations manager.
  • Invited  back for work on later projects: research and transcription of media reports.

Sculpture Artist

Carnival Artists, Craig Stephens

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

  • Participate as part of a team to complete three dimensional sculpture phase of projects handed off in two dimensional drawings.
  • Efficiently use resources to achieve maximum potential while limiting costs.
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised in a time conscious environment.
  • Construct sculptures from wood frame up. Safely use power tools and equipment. Ability to lift, climb, maintain balance and safely maneuver at heights up to 30 feet in open air climate.

Med-Surg Secretary, Long Term Temp

Knollwood USA Transition To Infirmary
  • Recruited & 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.

6-8 Teacher

An Urban Public School System

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.

  • Analyzed learners. Developed standards-based, differentiated, curriculum by designing or identifying and adapting, then utilizing multiple resources to support real world and hands-on inquiry learning.
  • Provided frequent individual feedback and maintained detailed evaluation records.
  • Authored individualized, multi-paged, narrative report cards.  
  • Communicated frequently with student families via telephone, email, weekly newsletter and other written correspondence.
  • Implemented online classroom utilizing discussion boards. Developed assignment pages, compiled resource links, posted digital photos and digital movies.
  • Established and coordinated Service Learning Program.  Developed schedule and procedures.
  • Supervised IUPUI student teacher.

Administrative Assistant

County Council on Aging
  • Established computer lab.
  • Designed and led Intro to Computer Classes.
  • Maintained and analyzed grant data.
  • Authored, designed and published brochures, newsletters, promotional items.  
  • Developed databases, maintained, tracked and coordinated maintenance for 17 public transit vehicles.
  • Coordinated & Maintained 17 routes for to-your-doorstep public transit.

Additional Experience

Mobile United Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Mobile African American Heritage Trail, School Bus Tour Committee

Alabama Folklife Community Scholars, Fellow

Substitute Teacher

Literacy Tutor

New Urban Teacher Collaborative

Institute for Teaching of Writing, Fellow

Introduction  to Montessori Workshop, attendee 

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

Urban Public School Intern, Grade 1 and Grade 3

Girl Scout Leader & Volunteer