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A global explorer and international educator for two decades, this  Connecticut native seeks a dynamic long-term position back in the USA.  The ideal post would be a position where I can contribute as a coach, outdoor education facilitator, and Model United Nations advisor, in addition to regular classroom teaching in the humanities area.

Experience

2016Present

Humanities Teacher

The Peak School

Frisco, Colorado

Teach high school history, English and Model UN at this progressive, alternative school.

Girls on the Run volunteer at Breckenridge Elementary School.

20152016

Humanities Teacher

Mount Zaagkam School

Papua, Indonesia

  • Taught mixed-level middle school history and Language Arts at this remote IB school for Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Mining Company. 1-to-1 laptop and I pad. Google Classroom. After school activities: radio program. soccer club. 
20132015

History Teacher

Marymount International School

Rome, Italy

  • Taught grade 6, 7, 8 social studies. Sponsored middle school Model UN. Coached soccer and lacrosse to high school and middle school. 1- to -1 laptop and I pad. Google Apps.
20112013

Humanities Teacher

Ruamrudee International School

Bangkok, Thailand

  • Taught grade 7 and 8 language arts, social studies and values. 1-1 laptop program. AERO training.  Completed NJ teaching Certification.
20102011

Humanities Teacher

American school of tripoli

Tripoli, Libya

  • Taught middle school social studies and language arts until the Arab Spring began and we fled Libya in February 2011. AERO training.
20092010

History and Geography Teacher

American Creativity Academy

Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Taught grade 9 world geography and grade 10 Honors United States History at this conservative Kuwaiti Muslim girls’ school.
20042006

ESL Teacher

International Study Centre

Dublin, Ireland

  • Taught English to adult professionals and also summer ESL exchange students while completing my Masters degree program at Trinity.  
20022004

Humanities Teacher

Hokkaido International School

Sapporo, Japan

  • Taught grades 7, 8 Humanities and grades 9, 10 Literature and Journalism.  Habitat for Humanity senior class trip advisor, Philippines.  Outdoor ed trip leader. Coach Hokkaido Clubs and Colleges Lacrosse program.
20012002

Humanities - P.E. Teacher

Albany Middle School

Albany, California

  • Taught grade 7 English, history and physical education to multicultural/lingual students near Berkeley.
  • After school tutor to at-risk students. Emergency Certification. CBEST.
19971999

History Teacher - Ropes Course Director

The American School of El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador

  • Taught middle school history to bilingual students and ESL to Asian students.  Initiated, designed, and implemented a ropes course program.

19931994

Lacrosse Coach-Development Officer

British Lacrosse Union  

London, England

  • Sole female selected as a coach, ambassador, and promoter for the sport of lacrosse to London-area schools and clubs.

Education

19881992

Bachelor of Arts: History, Literature minor

Roanoke College

Salem, Virginia

Training

Jan 2016

IB Training: Reading and Writing in the PYP, Tembagapura, Indonesia

IB World Organization

Two -day professional development  on incorporating PYP principles of teaching reading and writing into daily practice.


Feb 2015

MMUN Facilitator  Training, Rome Italy             

Montessori Model United NAtions

Two-day professional development  to qualify school to attend the MMUN conference in Rome. Learned the overall framework of MMUN program and received training in facilitation of material to middle school students.

Jun 2003

ESL Teacher Training, Pattaya, Thailand

East Asian Writing Project      N. Cal State University

Two week  graduate level training course on incorporating ESLteaching  strategies into mainstream language arts classroom.

Apr 1998

Ropes Course Facilitator Course, Brattleboro, Vermont

Project Adventure

 Week long training course in the soft and hard skills necessary for facilitation of experiential education on high and low ropes course elements.

Jul 1996

NOLS Outdoor Educator, Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska

Alaska National Outdoor Leadership School: Outdoor Educator Course

Awards

  • Brine Lacrosse 1st Team All-American Center, 1992
  • NCAA South All –Star Lacrosse Team, 1992     
  • USWLA All-American Honorable Mention, 1992      
  • NCAA Final Four Lacrosse Tournament, 1988-92      

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