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Work experience

Sep 2009Present


Wake County Public School System

I enjoy incorporating web 2.0 tools into classroom as a means of engaging students throughout the curriculum that I teach.  My goal each school year is guide students through their learning while engaging them in social and digital learning conversations. 

  • 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
  • Team Leader (2010 - present)
  • Member of Leadership Team (2010 - present)
  • Athletic Trainier (2011 - present)
  • Leads Technology Professional Development for Entire Faculty (2010 - present)
  • ESL Enrichment Tutor (2010 - 2011)
Nov 2008May 2009

Educational Assistant for FIZZ Research Project and Professional Development

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

During my undergrad at NC State University, I worked at the Friday Institute with a project called FIZZ.  The project was designed to create and implement a low-barrier way to incorporate video, online publishing, web 2.0 tools, and interactive curriculum into the classroom.

  • Learned HTML and Java to build websites
  • Edited videos and multimedia presentations
  • Presented "Brown-Bag" Seminars on effectiveness of video and blogging the in the classroom
Nov 2008May 2009

Professional Development Presenter

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Led Professional Development Seminars around North Carolina
  • Trained teachers to be 21st century educators
  • Trained teachers how to effectively incorporate video and blogging into their classroom.


Jun 2011Present

Masters of Instruction Technology

North Carolina State University
Aug 2005May 2009

Middle School Education

North Carolina State University

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As a passionate educator and dedicated learner, I strive to create the most enriching, nurturing, and innovative learning environment I can for my students.  I make sure they learn the curriculum standards, but also allow for my students to explore beyond the curriculum in areas that interests them and would be unique and beneficial to their learning experience.  Within my classroom, I work hard to not only guide my students through their learning process, but also I teach them a set of 21st century skills that will hopefully prove to be invaluable for them as they continue learning and begin their careers.

My objective is to obtain an educational position that utilizes my pedagogical knowledge, my 21st century learning skill set, my educational inventiveness, as well as my communication skills (both social media and traditional forms) to help further the development and implementation of an innovative educational program.


21st Century Education, History and World Cultures, Social Media, Blended Learning, Project-Based Learning, Personal Learning Network (PLN) Collaboration, Personal Learning Team (PLT) Collaboration, Wordpress Mu Implementation and Online Student Portfolio, Athletics, Leading Professional Development for 21st Century Education, Educational Leadership and Supervision, Web 2.0 Tools, Blogging

Conference/Professional Development Presentations

North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES)

Raleigh, NC, United States                                                                                                          March 2010

  • Co-Presenter at NCTIES 2010
  • Presentations: Google Waves Makes Ripples in the Classroom
  • Description of Presentation: Google's new Wave platform provides a unique way to communicate and collaborate, both in real-time and asynchronously. In the classroom, Wave can increase differentiation in both lesson planning and classroom engagement along with expanding a teacher's repertoire of 21st century teaching and learning skills. We explore Wave and its possibilities.