Katherine Clark

Katherine Clark

Work History

Work History
2005 - 2006

English teacher

Lafayette High School (Buffalo Public Schools)

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Technical Skills

Experienced using Windows and Mac operating systems; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Prezi, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and LotusNotes. Proficient in the use of search engines and databases, e-mail, blogs, and social media (FaceBook, Twitter, Blogger), Google Drive, Evernote, Delicious, and other online productivity tools.

Training & Development

Contributed to redesign and revision of English Department curriculum; developed and delivered lesson plans that involved interactive learning, scaffolding, rubrics, group and independent research and writing projects, and computer-based learning – to achieve measurable improvement in reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills.Contributed to redesign and revision of English Department curriculum; developed and delivered lesson plans that involved interactive learning, scaffolding, rubrics, group and independent research and writing projects, and computer-based learning - to achieve measurable improvement in reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills.

Mentoring/Leadership

Successfully mentored individuals of diverse skill levels in inner city and suburban environments, as well as international students, to perform at their greatest potential; coached Girls’ Varsity and JV Rowing Team; served as advisor to clubs and school literary magazine; collaborated with colleagues and administrators; served on departmental and school-wide committees addressing issues and    

Written Communication

Accomplished in internal and external communication; authored and edited articles for Medaille College’s alumni magazine and wrote corporate communications for the college president and senior staff; wrote grant application on behalf of Medaille College to secure funding for capital improvements for “smart” classrooms (technologically integrated) and library improvements; taught writing skills from persuasive to expository, narrative, informative, and cause/effect forms, as well as research and copy editing; proficient in social media and blogging.  

Summary

Professional Educator and Writer with experience and abilities well suited to corporate communication, grant writing, training & development, higher education / school administration, or other administrative roles.Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills. Proficient in reading, speaking, and writing German and Spanish.Trusted with highly confidential information.

Details on my work history can be found at my LinkedIn profile, www.linkedin.com/in/karyclark, and references and a writing portfolio are available upon request.

Interest

Reading, travel, cooking, rowing, Bills/Sabres