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Summary

Dedicated, ambitious veteran science teacher with 20 years’ experience leading students toward high levels of achievement. Passionate about making science fun and engaging in the classroom.Documented and quantified success in providing hands on science and materials that engage and develop critical thinking skills. Trained in International Baccalaureate teaching techniques which are academically, intellectually and personally challenging. A unique background in Art, social science and science.

Work History

2006Present

Teacher

Coastal Middle school

Science 6th grade

  • Teach IB science curriculum to more than 100 sixth grade  students across ability groups
  • Adept use of assessments and talent for incorporating technology into lessons
  • Developed student focused station labs that incorporate discovery labs, research skills, technology , model building and demonstration
  • Created a website that includes references for all lessons, homework assistance, educational videos, games and music 
  • Utilize google classroom with students for communication, project and homework delivery as well as cooperative lessons
  • Differentiate instruction using assessment data and integrating interdisciplinary content in collaboration with grade-level  teachers
  • Robotics and ROV club  instructor
  • Grant writer and recipient for multiple technology grants, and classroom courtyard gardening 
  • Teach coding with students in aftershcool program
  • Presented at several technology events in Chatham County
  • Presented workshop for Brain Pop at GAETC in Atlnata
  • Recognized as a 2015 highly effective educator based on student growth, with  more than  85% of students meeting or exceeding state standards.

    20042006

    Teacher

    Hubert Middle School
    • Social studies and science 6th and 7th grade
    • Differentiate instruction using assessment data and integrating interdisciplinary content in collaboration with grade-level  teachers
    20012004

    Teacher

    Blessed Sacrament School
    • Middle grades science and math
    • Yearbook advisor
    19981999

    Teacher

    Southwest Middle school
    • Art Middle grades
    • Yearbook co-advisor
    19971998

    Teacher

    Heard and Haven Elementary 
    • K-5 Art
    • Coordinated schedule for both schools
    19941997

     Teacher

    St. Andrew's School
    • Grades K-12 Art
    • Developed and instituted ceramics art program
    • Created and Planned student  art auction to benefit school
    • Student art featured in local paper

    Education

    Mary2013

    Education Specialist

    Lesley University
    May 2008

    Master of Education

    Lesley University

    Instructional Technology

    Jun 1994

    Bachelor of Science in Education

    Armstrong State University

    Art Education