Lisa Nelson

Secondary English Teacher

Education

Education
Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

MA Curriculum and Instruction

University of Idaho

C. Thomas Wright Fellowship

Aug 1994 - May 1998

BS Secondary Education

University of Idaho

Major: English     Minor: Art

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015

Secondary Teacher : Art, Public Speaking, English

Troy Junior Senior High School

Duties:

  • Teaching students at the high school grade level 
  • Designing and implementation of a new courses
  • Devising and writing new curriculum materials
  • Conducting up to six classes a day
  • Administering formative and summative assessments
  • Providing timely feedback
  • Recording and monitoring student attendance and scores
  • Managing pupils' behavior in the classroom
  • Tailoring and adjusting teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015

Adjunct Faculty Member

University of Idaho

Duties:

  • Teaching English 175    Introduction to Literary Genres as a Dual-enrollment course
  • Designing and implementation of a new course
  • Devising and writing new curriculum materials
  • Administering formative and summative assessments
  • Providing timely feedback
  • Recording and monitoring student attendance and scores
  • Managing pupils' behavior in the classroom
  • Tailoring and adjusting teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students

Aug 2003 - Jun 2008

Secondary Teacher: English, Public Speaking

Kendrick High School

Duties:

  • Teaching students at the junior high and high school grade level 
  • Designing and implementation of a new courses
  • Devising and writing new curriculum materials
  • Conducting up to six classes a day
  • Administering formative and summative assessments
  • Providing timely feedback
  • Recording and monitoring student attendance and scores
  • Managing pupils' behavior in the classroom
  • Tailoring and adjusting teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students
Sep 2001 - Jan 2002

Secondary Teacher: English

Paradise Creek Regional High School

Duties:

  • Teaching high risk students at the high school grade level 
  • Administering formative and summative assessments
  • Providing timely feedback
  • Recording and monitoring student attendance and scores
  • Managing pupils' behavior in the classroom
  • Tailoring and adjusting teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students
Aug 1998 - Jun 1999

Secondary Teacher: English

Gold Beach High School

Duties:

  • Teaching students at the junior high and high school grade level 
  • Devising and writing new curriculum materials
  • Conducting up to six classes a day
  • Administering formative and summative assessments
  • Providing timely feedback
  • Recording and monitoring student attendance and scores
  • Managing pupils' behavior in the classroom
  • Tailoring and adjusting teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students

Other Relevant Experience

Interdisciplinary Humanities Committee Member

Idaho State Department of Education                                                                                                      Boise, ID

Served on a committee to revise the current Interdisciplinary Humanities Standards for the State of Idaho

Guest Presenter

Partnership in Education Conference                                                                                                       Lewiston, ID

Led two workshops on integrating arts into the curriculum

Counselor

Daybreak Intensive Inpatient Treatment Program                                                                               Spokane, WA

Milieu Counselor for teens in an inpatient substance abuse program

Group Leader

EF Tours                                                                                                                                                                 Denver, CO

Planned and led cultural travel  experiences for young adults for the past four years to Costa Rica.

Personal Summary

A dedicated classroom teacher who is able to effectively communicate with students at all age levels and varying degrees of ability.  An experienced educator whose strengths lie in the ability to build positive trusting relationships in the school setting and the flexibility to to adjust teaching methods and approaches to differentiate for individual students. An educator who understands the importance of technology integration. Someone who has the proven ability to motivate and inspire students at all levels and create an energetic, positive environment within the classroom.

Skills

Skills

Personal

  • Excellent communicator
  • Team Player
  • Tactful and articulate
  • Problem Solver
  • Creative and adaptable

Professional

  • Able to use computer assisted educational resources
  • Able to use a variety of software and hardware effectively
  • Teacher-leader within the school
  • Experience utilizing social media as an outreach tool

Teaching Skills 

  • Discussing course objectives, expectations and policies with students
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Considerate, thoughtful and patient
  • Enjoy working with young people 
  • Involves and inspires students from all levels
  • Forms quick and productive relationships with pupils and staff
  • Able to stay calm in all situations

Honors and Awards

C. Thomas Wright Fellowship                                                           2014

National Board's Take One Program                                             2012

A & E Creative Teacher Award                                                           2006

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society                                        1998

Dean's List:  University of Idaho College of Education            1994-1998

Professional Memberships

Troy Arts Council, Treasurer                                                                 2014-2015

National Honor Society Adviser                                                         2012-2015

Troy School District RTI Team                                                            2011-2015

Troy School District TEA Negotiating Team                                   2010