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Work History

Aug 2015Present

Teacher, World History and Government

Central Catholic High School
  • Developed & implemented project-based learning and AP preparation world history curriculum for freshman and individualized government courses for seniors
  • Collaborated as part of an in interdisciplinary team to develop and pilot a novel teacher evaluation system
  • Coached a Constitution Team unit for We the People competition
May 2015Aug 2015

Special Projects and Technology Consultant

Office of the Chief Innovation Officer, Concordia University 
  • Conceived, developed, coordinated, and implemented a variety of innovative educational and pilot projects for the university and community partners, primarily focused on: Restorative Justice, identity & equity, UAVs (drones), augmented reality, and competency-based assessment/digital badging
Feb 2015Apr 2015

Student Teaching & Practicum

Beaumont Middle School, Portland, OR & Skyview High School, Vancouver, WA
  • Developed curriculum and taught 8th grade Humanities focused on: civil rights, Bill of Rights, Vanport history, identity, and conflict
  • Lead instructor for Voices of Vanport  project on oral history and community
  • Developed & delivered curriculum for AP World History & CWP
  • Coordinated an interactive, student-led Veteran's Day assembly 
Mar 2010May 2014

Licensed Practical Nurse

Inpatient Pediatrics, Madigan Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  • Earned certifications including: PALS, NRP, and BLS instructor; trained incoming staff and student nurses; conceived and implemented two process improvement plans
Feb 2008Aug 2009

Clinical Non Commissioned Officer in Charge

Inpatient Pediatrics, Madigan Hospital, Tacoma
  • Served as part of a two-person management team supervising a 30-person staff. Developed and directed interdepartmental training programs, planning, conducting, and facilitating education on leadership development and a range of clinical and non-clinical skills
  • Revitalized and managed unit training program           
  • Led team to quarterly Joint Comission readiness award twice
Oct 2004Feb 2008

Non Commissioned Officer in Charge, LPN & Medic

Intensive Care Unit, 250th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne)
  • NCOIC training & operations; conceived, planned, and coordinated three major multidisciplinary operations, incorporating personnel from other organizations and international partners, serving as unit liaison for four countries
  • Developed training including: advanced trauma curriculum in conjunction with a surgeon & nurse anesthetist for international military medical competition program

Education

May 2016May 2020 (Projected)

Doctorate of Education

Concordia University-Portland, OR

Specialization in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, & Transformation

May 2014Apr 2015

Master of Arts in Teaching

Concordia University-Portland, OR

Emphasis in secondary education & social studies endorsement

Mar 2010Dec 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

University of Washington-Tacoma, WA

Concentrations in Politics & Philosophy and Law & Policy

Select Volunteer Service & Grant Work

Courts for Kids, Group Leader, Dominican Republic (June 2016)

Aerial Videography class, Caldera Arts

Constitution Team Unit Coach, Classroom Law Project, Central Catholic High School

Collaborator and Workshop Trainer, Beyond the Oregon Trail, Resolutions NW

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant: Co-Developed, awarded, and administered "Social Science Fiction" unit focused on blending history, literature, and traditional & digital storytelling using virtual reality

NCSS Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Grant: Voices of Vanport: oral history and augmented reality education for 8th graders---presented at National Council for the Social Studies and Oregon Council for the Social Studies Conferences, 2015

Volunteer Co-Teacher, Freshman English Language Arts, Wilson High School

Karama Palestine: Youth Activities and Substitute teacher at UN Boys School, Dehieshe Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestinian Territories

Awards & Commendations

Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (4), Commander's Award for Civilian Service, Army Achievement Medal (4), Superior Civilian Service Award, Good Conduct Medal (2),  Certificate of Achievement (11), Nurse of the Month (peer-selected, 2), Creativity in Nursing (peer-selected), Superior Nursing Preceptor (student-selected)

Collaborations & Interdisciplinarity

  • Redevelopment & restructuring of the freshman world history curriculum in cooperation with with the Social Studies Department Chair to focus on: inquiry, historical thinking, interdisciplinarity, democratization, and project-based learning
  • Co-developed lesson on the history of the Scientific Revolution in which students replicated period experiments 
  • Developed lessons resource materials on: Orwell, propaganda, dystopia, and Macbeth to supplement an inquiry-based language arts unit
  • Developed & taught materials on the history of mental health treatment to supplement a literature unit on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest