Work History

Work History
2010 - 2012

Director of Teaching and Learning

Trinity School
  • Oversaw, supported and evaluated school-wide curriculum development and delivery; provided direct administrative oversight for innovative curricular programs (World Languages Program and Personalized Learning Portfolio)
  • Collaborated with Associate Head of School to manage and implement professional development
  • Supported faculty in development of lessons and units with attention to personalized learning, 21st century competencies and technology
  • Directed parent education at Trinity School; regularly presented relevant educational topics to parent groups and members of the Board of Trustees; maintained parent education blog, Online PTRR (Parent Teacher Resource Room)
  • Served on Academic Leadership Team, Administrative Team, and Board of Trustees Technology Committee and Personalized Learning Committee
  • Managed and supported faculty and student web presence; shared school-wide teaching and learning through social media
  • Contributed regularly to school-wide publications and maintained school-wide blog, Teaching and Learning at Trinity
  • Created 2011-12 Curriculum Guide for parents
  • Taught Cooperative Learning course to new faculty and co-led New Faculty Academy weekly meetings
2006 - 2009

Sixth Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Trinity School
  • Designed and implemented curriculum in language arts and social studies; led innovative grade-wide blogging unit; created geography and reading units incorporating wikis, podcasts, and VoiceThread
  • Piloted use of classroom Tablet PCs, focusing on technology integration and Web 2.0 skills; created sixth grade teachers’ blog and Trinity 2.0, a professional and social networking site for Trinity faculty/staff
  • Served as community service chairperson for school; managed service task force, created service calendar, led school-wide assemblies, contributed numerous service articles in school newsletter
  • Served as a member of Faculty/Staff Leadership Team, service liaison to Administrative Team, T.A.P (Trinity Advisory Process) liaison to Advisory Team
  • Served on 2008 Strategic Vision Task Force to study evaluation process and organizational structure of school
  • Implemented values and leadership curriculum, including outdoor education retreats
2003 - 2006

Fifth Grade Teacher

Atlanta Youth Academy
  • Designed and implemented curriculum in all subject areas with a focused emphasis for relevancy and experiential learning including curricular unit on T.S. Eliot’s work with Cats musical as culminating activity and social studies curricular trip to Washington, D.C
  • Designated as Lead Teacher for Upper Elementary Team; led team meetings and promoted curricular continuity
  • Served on AYA Leadership Team, Academic Grading Policy and Calendar Committees
  • Executed first and second annual Washington, D.C. fifth grade class trip; fundraised and created budget, secured corporate sponsor (AirTran) for travel, independently planned schedule of weekly activities
  • Voted “Teacher of the Year” in 2004

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - May 2010

M.A., Education Leadership

Teachers College, Columbia University
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Georgia Teacher Certification (Middle Grades Language Arts); NGCSU

Teachers Institute, The Galloway School
Aug 1999 - May 2003

B.A., English Language and Literature

University of Virginia

Other

  • Schenck School; Board of Trustees and Member of Schenck Strategic Vision Committee (2011-12)
  • Atlanta Youth Academy; Friends of AYA Board Member, Co-Chair of 2009 Art Auction, school volunteer
  • Project Zero at Harvard University (2006) and Professional Learning Practice Cohort (2007-08)
  • George Jackson Academy; developed study skills summer curriculum, created writing curriculum for grades 4 - 8, and mentored writing teachers on a weekly basis (Klingenstein Internship, New York City)
  • SAIS/SACS Accreditation Committee Work; The Peabody School (2011) in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • EDU180ATL Project; direct and manage project with team of private and public school educators
  • Junior High Volleyball Coach for The Westminster Schools (2008)
  • ALTA tennis player and runner; finisher of both Atlanta ING and Kenya Safaricom Half Marathons

Professional Presentations

  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference, February 2012, Seattle; The Tip of the Iceberg: Lessons from the First Year of School Administration
  • Global Education Conference, November 2011, Online; Personalized Language Learning: A Self-Paced, Innovative, and Cooperative Approach to the Teaching of World Language
  • Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Annual Conference, November 2011, Atlanta; What about Deep Reading? An Inquiry into What it Means to be Literate Today
  • Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC), November 2011, Atlanta; QR Codes in Education
  • Lausanne Laptop Institute, July 2011, Memphis; OnlineLearning in a World Languages Classroom
  • Educon 2.3, January 2011, Philadelphia; From Tradition to Innovation: One School's Personalized Approach to Online Instruction
  • Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Annual Conference, November 2010, Atlanta; The “Child at the Center”- A Strategic Vision for the Future of Trinity School