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Summary

Learning does not happen in a vacuum - it's communal.  Thus, to be learning at their full potentials, students need connections - to other students, their teachers, and their school community at large.  There exist increasing numbers of tools available to facilitate these connections and help to create learning communities, not only for students, but for teachers. 

I would like to be part of making these connections happen on a larger scale than my own classroom or my own department.  Therefore, I am working toward licensure as an administrator, and I am currently open to opportunities in Educational Administration.

Work experience

Sep 1995Present

Music Teacher; Program Coordinator, Arts Department starting 2005

Triton Regional School District

Taught instrumental music to grades 7-8, 1995-2001.

Currently teaching band, jazz band, music theory, sound recording technology, and general music/guitar to grades 9-12.

Starting in 2005, serving as Program Coordinator for arts department.  Responsible for day to day operations oversight, budgeting/financial, scheduling, oversight of 6 extra-curricular groups and associated adjunct staff.

Sep 1988Jun 1995

Music Teacher

Somersworth School District (SAU 56)

Taught general music and chorus to grades 7 and 8.

Taught band, chorus, and music theory to grades 9-12.

Education

Aug 1998May 2000

Master of Science

University of New England
Sep 1984May 1988

Bachelor of Science

University of Vermont

Skills

Public speaking
As part of the preaching team at my church, and as President of my local Teachers Association, I have honed my ability to connect with varied audiences on diverse subjects.
Social Media
It has been exciting to build my Personal Learning Network via Twitter, and to begin blogging a bit more seriously in recent years.

Certifications

Sep 1995Present

Teacher - Music - 5-12

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Sep 1995Present

Teacher - Music - Pre-K-8

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education