An innovative teacher leader looking for an environment to inspire the whole child.
Work History
Work History
Aug 2014 - Present
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 2010 - Jun 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 2003 - Jun 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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Apr 2015 - Present
Teacher Leader in International Schools with Principal Licensure
UNIVERSITY of Northern Iowa
May 2012 - May 2014
Regis university, Denver Colorado 
Sep 2002 - Dec 2004
Masters of Arts Education (MAE) in Educational Psychology with teaching licensure 
UNiversity of colorado denver
Aug 1996 - Jun 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