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I have been working as an educational professional for over 10 years. I have spent over 6 years   coaching and mentoring  educators. My skills include: instructional coaching, professional development, understanding of literacy development, collaboration and communication with others,  mentoring, proficiency at Microsoft Office Suite. 


Work experience

Sep 2010Present

Title I/LAP District Education Specialist, (TOSA)

Bethel School District

Spanaway, WA— Provide coaching and mentoring to new and struggling Title I/LAP teachers. Provide one-on-one support and provide specific instructional strategies adapted to meet the needs of the staff. Provide ongoing support to master Title I/LAP teachers. Respond to teacher inquiries about curriculum, assessment and Washington state Title I/LAP compliance rules and regulations. Provide professional development that addresses standards, assessment and instruction. Assist teachers in planning effective instruction. Provide technology support to teachers and staff. Respond to teacher needs  using a  variety of = communication methods. These include, but are not limited to,  email, phone, text, webinars. 


LAP Teacher

Bethel School District

Taught in a Learning Assistance Program that supported struggling students. Motivated students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to be successful in an academic setting. Managed para educators, supervising their work with at-risk students Prepared lessons, applying a variety of teaching strategies dressing the various learning styles of student in the area of reading 


Instructional Coach

Bethel School District

Provided training and assistance in reading/literacy to district certificated staff in effective instruction; assisted teachers in the implementation of instructional strategies for delivering district curriculum and assessment content and concepts;  modeled effective instruction; provided professional development; and aligned curriculum and the use of assessments.


Classroom Teacher

Bethel School District

Taught in a fourth grade classroom that focused on students' learning and personal growth. Motivated students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to be successful in an academic setting. Planned lessons and implemented assigned grade level curriculum that reflects district curriculum and State Standards requirements; implemented building and district goals.

Jan 1979Jan 1995

Customer Service Specialist

Columbia State Bank

Worked in the banking industry for over 15 years. Experience includes: call center, IRS compliance, customer service and teller. 




Walden University



Teacher Certification

St Martins University

Major: Elementary Education Minor: Literacy



Washington State University

Major: Social Sciences  Minor: Child Development