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An innovative teacher leader looking for an environment to inspire the whole child.

Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Literacy Specialist 

Korea International School, South Korea
  • Collaborating with teachers, families and staff to support and enhance the literacy development of all learners Kindergarten-5th grade.
  • Provide literacy interventions both in a push-in and pull-out model
  • Manage, interpret and apply multiple data points such as formative assessments, Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments, MAP data and classroom- based performance assessments   
  • Facilitate professional learning in multiple environment
Aug 2010Jun 2014

Instructional Coach

Westgate elementary-colorado, united states
  • A teacher leader who worked side by side with teachers to build effective teaching       practices at a diverse school 
  • Co-Planned and co-taught to apply differentiated instruction with teachers K-6th
  • Co-developed and facilitated an innovative professional program with Regis University focused on diverse needs of English Language Learners
  • Managed and administered assessments such as DRA2, DIBELS, Acuity, YPP, Oral Language Assessments, ACCESS, Lexia, T-CAP, and Pre/Post Assessments in order to implement data-driven instruction
  • Worked with parents to support individualized academic and behavior needs of students through RtI
  • Co-wrote and received a substantial literacy grant from the Colorado Department of Education
Aug 2003Jun 2010

Elementary Classroom Teacher

Coronado elementary- colorado, united states 
  • Planned and delivered differentiated instruction in kindergarten, 1st and third 3rd classrooms with a focus on integration of subjects using Understanding by Design
  • Used the structures of reading, writing and math workshops to frame classroom instruction
  • Collaborated with parents in order to drive instructional choices
  • Efficiently integrated technology such as SMART boards, laptops, Skype, classroom website and Google apps in the classroom 



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Education

Apr 2015Present

Teacher Leader in International Schools with Principal Licensure

UNIVERSITY of Northern Iowa
May 2012May 2014

Regis university, Denver Colorado 
Sep 2002Dec 2004

Masters of Arts Education (MAE) in Educational Psychology with teaching licensure 

UNiversity of colorado denver
Aug 1996Jun 2000

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in English and Women's Studies

University of southern mississippi

aDDItional Leadership roles and accolades

  • Attended Learning 2.0 conference at International School of Manila
  • Facilitator for WASC focus group 
  • Participated in the KIS teacher exchange program with KIS Jeju
  • KIS Middle School Summer School Teacher
  • Co-Authored a technology grant; successfully receiving 5 SMARTboard systems
  • Student Study Team Coordinator/504 Coordinator
  • District-wide implementer  for Words Their Way
  • Mentored  3 student-teachers in a model classroom
  • Success in Sight training through McRel
  • 2007 Jefferson Foundation My Teacher, My Hero Award
  • 15 years experience coaching high school volleyball