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What makes me stand out from the crowd of other qualified candidates?

  • Excited by new environments and innovative thinking
  • Passionate about intercultural/international exchanges in education (reason I became a teacher)
  • Strong sense of situational leadership and desire to work productively with colleagues
  • Confidence to tackle new challenges and learn new ideas 

Why am I looking for a new position? 

  • The desire to focus my professional energies on one position that challenges me
  • The need to grow and develop professionally as a leader in the field of education

Work experience

Program Coordinator

Patrick McCurdy Educcation Foundation
  • Coordinated volunteer program operations in 2 Reaching Out Mentor Centers 
  • Manage non-profit day-to-day operations, including supervising 2 staff members and  mentor/mentee matches Grew program from 14 matches to about 90
  • Designed and implemented mentor development programs and training
Apr 2007Present

Online educator, master teacher, trainer, department manager

Oregon Connections Academy
  • Teach social studies content for 200-300 Oregon students in public charter online format. Responsible for implementing curriculum for diverse student population, designing learner-centered online meetings, and effective phone and written communication with students and parents
  • Career Ladder: Department Coordinator for Social Studies, PLC leader
  • Responsible for new teacher and continuing teacher training
  • Teaching experience in the following courses: American government, psychology, geography, American history, world history, driver's education, introduction to computer applications, typing, personal finance. 
  • Founded and implemented first online Key Club (leadership and community service) in Oregon
  • Designed and piloted online leadership development course for students
Jan 2007Present

Adjunct Instructor

Lane Community College
  • Teach night classes as needed in the Academic Learning Skills department
  • Design and implement engaging and effective lessons in writing, math, reading, and effective learning courses
  • Use Moodle to enhance and enrich leaner experiences
Aug 2003Jun 2006

9-12 Teacher

Springfield School District
  • "Traditional" high school teaching of mixed-ability social studies classes
  • World Affairs Club advisor
  • Global Studies I, II, world history, psychology, African American history
May 2005Aug 2005

Summer Instructor

Health Careers Opportunity Program, Gwynedd-Mercy College
  • Designed and taught cultural competency course for the Health Careers Opportunity Program for disadvantaged high school seniors


University of Oregon

Program study began 6/2011, currently incomplete

Boise State

EdTech Online Teaching in the K-12 environment course


Erin Krupicka

I have worked with and managed Erin for 3 years.

Cathy Lindsley

Cathy has supervised me for 5 years at Lane Community College.

Todd Miller Principal

Todd Miller is the former Executive Director at Oregon Connections Academy.


International teaching experience
Planned and taught/supervised educational summer camp for in Calcutta, India in 2004 Planned and taught English classes for Spanish speaking adults in Cusco, Peru in 2006
Blackboard course management system
Moodle course management system
Adobe Presenter
Adobe Connect


State of Oregon Initial II Teaching License for 9-12 Social Studies