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I am an experienced teacher of varying subjects and grade levels who is passionate in my belief that EVERY student can achieve; there is a place for both standardized testing and a challenging, creative, and FUN learning environment.Students should be active participants in the classroom; I accomplish this by relating the material to their lives and by creating a cooperative classroom culture. In addition, I am a highly organized, skilled communicator and an energetic team member who effectively collaborates with other staff and administrators. I combine a zeal for teaching with a genuine interest in making a positive impact on students in our community.

Work experience


Assistant Director

Shakespeare Animal Fund
  • Assists low income families with emergency veterinary care
  • Advocates for client with veterinary offices, and acts as organization’s point of contact with veterinary community
  • Researches and Writes grants; produces reports analyzing grant funding
  • Organizes fundraising events and assists in production of quarterly mail-out fundraisers
  • Writes public service announcements

Classroom Teacher

Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High
  • Creates lesson plans that inspire, motivate and interest students while still meeting the requirements of state and national standards and testing, emphasizing the relevance of class material to the world beyond the classroom
  • Accommodates diverse students with various special needs including ADHD, schizophrenia, specific health concerns, English Language Learners, varying learning styles and differing cultures by using differentiated learning
  • Actively involved in school activities by launching the first chapter of the International Thespian Society, creating and mentoringa Drama Club with opportunities for all students at school to get involved, and collaborating with art, music and culinary departments to create events showcasing student work
  • Facilitates students to show quantifiable marked improvement in state mandated reading and writing tests (FCAT Reading and FCAT Writes), including students who scored a 3 at beginning of year and a 6 at the end of the year (on a 0-6 scale)
  • Understands the best environment for students to retain information and demonstrate knowledge
  • Uses classroom management skills to maximize students’ involvement in their own education
  • Creates formative assessments with the goal of improving student learning, and modifies assessments for students with learning difficulties
  • Participates in learning communities to promote school-wide literacy and created a literacy notebook
  • Integrates technology into lesson plans to further develop students’ word processing and researching skills
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, fostering an environment of open communication and support and counsels students in overcoming their educational obstacles with a great concern regarding the students’ difficulties, both academic and personal


Continuing Education

Year-long literacy workshop, 2006/2007

Continuing Education Classes and Workshops in Classroom Management, Writing Skills, and more, 2005-2007

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) I and II, 2005

Masters of Education Instructional Specialist

University of Texas El Paso

**This degree is to be completed Dec 2012**

Cumulative GPA:  4.0

Golden Key International Honor Society, 2011-2012

Dec 1993

Bachelor of Arts

University of Florida

Cumulative GPA: 3.70

GPA within major: 3.86

National Merit Scholar, 1989




Computer Skills
Academic: Current on Blackboard, Smartboard, and Refworks General: Current on popular software, internet borwsers, and Windows Systems including: MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, MS Word, MS Excel, MS OneNote and MS Works, QuickBooks, and Netscape, Explorer, Google and Firefox browsers.