Secondary Math/Language Arts Teacher
Monroe County Board of Education, Excel High School
Teaches English Language Arts (ELA) classes to middle school students of varied ability ranges, including special education students with behavioral disorders, autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and those classified as gifted. Courses integrate instructional strategies with content of informational texts, novels, plays, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction works to teach literary elements, informational elements, and comprehension, analytical, and textual skills which correspond to the Alabama Course of Study - College & Career Ready Standards (CCRS).
Teaches Pre-AP Advanced Pre-Algebra and Pre-Algebra to middle school students, including special education students and those classified as gifted. Courses integrate instructional strategies with instructional content using web-based resources and software to teach foundational skills of Algebra, create a framework of mathematical vocabulary, and remediate basic foundational skills of mathematics which correspond to the CCRS.
Teaches AP Statistics to high school seniors. Course integrates technology-based instructional strategies with AP course design. Holds study sessions with students to prepare for the AP Statistics exam.
Teaching duties include curriculum design, instructional planning and implementation, development and implementation of instructional strategies, research on learning styles and instructional strategies, classroom management design and implementation of behavioral expectations, development of technological classroom instructional and communication tools, student project development, assessment design, and evaluation of student progress. Collaborates with other faculty members on vertical and horizontal alignment of instructional content and strategies and curriculum alignment. Conducts progress monitoring and data analysis of students using Classworks and Global Scholar. Wrote and received grant request for technology in the classroom.
Served as Summer School Instructor at Excel High School using GradPoint as computer-based instruction paired with individual and small group tutoring; designed course sequencing for students using Gradpoint.
Served as High Hopes Tutoring Lab coordinator and instructor in reading and math; High Hopes is a federally funded, after-school, free tutoring program for students.
Worked as a personal tutor after school for a Ukrainian, high school student recently adopted by a local family.
STATE: Selected to collaborate with a group of ELA teachers from across the state to write the 7th grade ELA curriculum for A+ College Ready, incorporating and revising LTF lessons and creating new lessons to support the curriculum. Designed instructional strategies to enhance lessons. All lessons support CCRS for Alabama. Curriculum has been adopted by the State of Alabama and is posted on the A+ College Ready website for teachers and lead teachers (http://www.apluscollegeready.org/).
COUNTY: Completed Emints certification with other 300 hours of professional development in implementing technology with instructional strategies (2016-18). Selected to district College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Implementation Team, CCRS Language Arts COS team, CCRS Math COS team, Pacing Guide Committee Language Arts and Math, Response to Instruction (RTI), EXPLORE/PLAN, AdvancedEd, and Educate Alabama, Monroe County School System, Monroeville. Selected to conduct workshops for Monroe County professional development in using Instructional Strategies and Project-Based Learning for Language Arts. Selected to conduct SARIC workshop on Alabama Explorations Guide Mathematics Grades 6-8 and Technology in the Classroom.
COMMUNITY: Selected to present Technology Workshop on Instructional Strategies in the Classroom for Delta Kappa Gamma District Meeting (2012). Member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
SCHOOL: Selected to RTI High School Math team, RTI High School Language Arts team, Pre-AP team (completed Phase Two Laying the Foundation training, August 2013). Selected as presenter for “turn-around” training for CCRS Implementation (2012-2014). Selected to middle school instructional strategies team. Sponsor of high school Student Council and Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee. Assists high school counselor with data analysis of middle school grades (6-8).
Attended Train the Trainer (Laying the Foundations, National Math and Science Initiative), AP Statistics (AP College Board), GradPoint, CCRS, AdvancedEd, ASPIRE/EXPLORE/PLAN, Global Scholar, ARI Content Literacy, ARI Instructional Strategies, Laying the Foundation (Pre-AP), EHS Curriculum Data Analysis, Success Maker, RTI progress monitoring, and INow.
Selected for Emints team. Completed Emints certification 2018.
Selected to attend Keystone Science School's Key Issues Institute, an international seminar, in Colorado, 2014.
Named Jacksonville State University Hall of Fame for Secondary Teachers, Monroe County School System, 2010.
Member of Delta Kappa Gamma (2009) and Kappa Delta Pi (2011).