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Semi-retired educator looking to to find challenging and rewarding work, either in an educational setting or other professions providing the reward of working with people and helping others.

Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Lead Mentor Teacher

Sedalia Schools #200

  • Mentors new teachers from grades 5-12, including  math, ELA, foreign language, and  special education classrooms

  • Provides feedback on classroom management, formative assessments, positive learning environment, and daily lesson plans

  • Meets with principals to discuss issues, problems, and successes in classrooms and provided support for personnel decisions

  • Includes instruction support that meets NEE standards and indicators through the Missouri Educator Evaluation Program
Aug 2001Jun 2013

Library Media Specialist & English Laguage Arts Teacher

Knob Noster High School
  • Taught Comm Arts classes for six years: Comm Arts I, Comm Arts II, Comm Arts III, Comm Arts IV
  • Cheerleading Sponsor
  • Speech and Drama Sponsor
  • Student Council Advisor
  • Technology Team
  • Professional Development Team
  • MSTA President and Treasurer
  • MASL Teacher/Librarian Collaboration Award
  • MSTA Teacher of the Year 2004-2005
  • MSTA Teacher of the Year 2002-2003
  • Teacher of the Quarter: 3rd Quarter 2008, 3rd Quarter 2003, 2nd Quarter 2002
Jun 2003Jul 2012

Upward Bound English Teacher

State Fair Community College
  • Taught English Language Arts classes to Upward Bound students for their five-week summer academy

  • Worked with individual students on a one-to-one basis for after-class tutoring and homework help

  • Worked as a drama teacher and with drama teachers to prepare students for their end- of-summer theater experience

Aug 1996Aug 2001

Adjunct English Professor

North Central Missouri College

  • Taught Speech, Comp I, and ADV Comp classes in the evening at the Brookfield Area Career Center as an adjunct professor
  • Collaborated with other adjunct and full-time faculty members to develop, analyze, and assess the English Language Arts curriculum for the college
  • Worked evenings and summers as the college needed for the classes that met the enrollment requirements
  • Worked closely with the Brookfield Area Career Center coordinator to provide educational opportunities for non-traditional students
Aug 1999May 2001

Communication Arts Teacher

Brookfield R-III

  • Taught freshman and sophomore English 1 and English 2 classes for two years. 
  • Taught a reading class students in grades 9-12
  • Junior class sponsor.
  • Teacher of the Year 2000-2001
  • Finalist, Northeast District Teacher of the Year
Aug 1992May 2001

English Teacher

Marceline R-V

  • Taught Comm Arts III
  • Taught Comm Arts IV
  • Taught Yearbook
  • Taught Creative Writing
  • Taught Mythology
  • Yearbook Sponsor
  • Cheer Sponsor
  • Junior Class Sponsor
  • Teacher of the Year 1996-1997
  • University of Missouri Outstanding Teacher Award, 1995


Bonnie Aaron

Mrs. Bonnie Aaron 573-751-9516

Assistant Superintendent

Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480

Jefferson City, MO 65102

[email protected]

Royal Peterson

Mr. Royal Peterson 660-886-2244

Principal, Marshall High School

805 S. Miami Avenue

Marshall, MO 65340

[email protected]

M. Patricia Crockett

Retired Director of all Upward Bound programs at State Fair Community College

Brett Hieronymus

Mr. Brett Hieronymus 660-829-6300

Assistant Principal, Smith Cotton Junior High School

312 East Broadway

Sedalia, MO 65301

[email protected]

Jimmy Hale

Mr. Jimmy Hale 573-214-3210

Assistant Principal, Jefferson Middle School

713 Rogers Street

Columbia, MO 65201

[email protected]

Carla Wheeler

Mrs. Carla Wheeler 660-829-6450

Director of Curriculum & Instructional Assessment

Sedalia Schools #200

2806 Matthew Drive

Sedalia, MO 65301

[email protected]


Aug 2007Aug 2010

Education Specialist

University of Central Missouri

Letters of Recommendation


Destiny OPAC
Advanced knowledge and skills using Destiny OPAC cataloging system for libraries.  
Microsoft Movie Maker
Managed the school monitors throughout the building and created the movies that ran on all the monitors.
Adobe Master Collection CS3
Knowledge and use of Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Soundbooth, and Acrobat
Microsoft Office
Easily navigate Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and 2010


Feb 2011Present

Teacher's Certificate - English

State of Missouri
Feb 2011Present

Teacher's Certificate - Library Media Specialist

State of Missouri