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Work experience


Gifted Resource Teacher

Spring Creek Elementary

Used formal assessments such as learning style inventories and informal observations to guide lesson planning, design, and delivery for students in grades 1-5. Curriculum developed to address higher level and creative thinking skills, expression, self-directed learning skills, positive self-concept, and positive interpersonal skills.


Classroom Teacher

Franklin Park Elementary

Collaborated with co-teacher on lesson planning using Next Generation Sunshine State Standards through on-course learning systems. Delivered instruction through multi-media applications. Monitored student progress, and communicated academic progress with all stakeholders.


Classroom Teacher

Bayshore Elementary

Cooperatively planned and designed lessons using Florida Sunshine State Standards to meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of students in grades 3-5. Analyzed student performance and modified instructional delivery or interventions to increase student performance and achievement. 


Classroom Teacher

The Island School

Instructed multi-age students in grades 2-5 using guided reading through the use of literature groups. Diagnosed learning strengths and weaknesses of students and determined appropriate intervention strategies. Suggested acquiring new resources for math instruction to better meet the needs of students.


Assistant Teacher

South Elementary

Assisted with the development of instructional lessons and materials for students in grades K-4 with varying disabilities. Facilitated social interactions between students with peers of inclusive classrooms. Implemented positive behavior plans and monitored medical needs of students.




Nova Southeastern University

Minor: Curriculum Development

Dissertation: Understanding Cohort and Non-Cohort Students’ Sense of Community and Program Completion in an Online Doctoral Program

Chair: Dr. Anymir Orellana



Sacred Heart University

Graduate Teacher Intern 2001-2002: Stratfield Elementary, Fairfield, CT



Worcester State University (College)

Concentration: Developmental Processes


Jul 2013Jun 2018

Professional Educator Certification

FL Department of Education


Leadership & Service


Graduate Student Assembly Representative to Executive Board

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2013

Proposal Reviewer

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2012-2013

Conference Volunteer Supervisor

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2013

Conference Volunteer

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2012


APPLES Mentor Peer Teacher Bayshore Elementary

Classroom Volunteer

Allen Park Elementary, Bayshore Elementary, & Spring Creek Elementary

Clinical Educator

Bayshore Elementary

Math & Reading Curriculum Cadre Member

Lee County School DistrictSchool-based In-service Representative

Bayshore Elementary

School-based Testing Coordinator & Administrator

The Island School

School-based Science Fair Director

Bayshore ElementarySchool-based Webmaster

Bayshore Elementary & The Island School

Website Design & Development

SPOT Therapy Associates

Yearbook Adviser

Bayshore Elementary

Professional Affiliations

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Eastern Educational Research Association

Florida Distance Learning Association

Florida Society for Technology in Education

International Society for Technology in Education

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

United States Distance Learning Association


PacifiCorp Design and Development Competition First Place, Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2013

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finalist, Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2013

E-Lead Foundations Program, Nova Southeastern University, 2010

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education

Pi Lambda Theta National Honor Society & Association in Education

Psi Chi National Honor Society of Psychology



Winte, V., & Murtaugh, M. C. (2014, January). Invoke creativity by motivating your students with Voki. Workshop presented at Florida Educational Technology Conference. Orlando, FL.


Murtaugh, M. C., Ashton, J., & Penchev, N. (2013, November). Factors for student success in online learning. Roundtable session presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Anaheim, CA.

Dousay, T., Orey, M., Burton, J., Lockee, B., Murtaugh, M. C., & Asino, T. (2013, February). Graduate students in academia: Should they be seen and not heard? Roundtable session presented at Eastern Educational Research Association. Sarasota, FL.

Reinig, E., & Murtaugh, M. C. (2013, January). Using podcasting and vodcasting to create the “flipped classroom”! Concurrent session presented at Florida Educational Technology Conference. Orlando, FL.