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Work experience

Sep 2007Present

Writing Tutor

Worked individually with undergraduate and graduate students to edit and improve their writing.

  • Conducted undergraduate classroom workshops on editing and writing skills
  • Served as peer tutor/counselor in the college’s new Plagiarism Program
Jul 2009Present

English Teacher

Dover Public Schools
  • Teach 5 sections of Writing Workshop
  • Teach 1 section of SAT Prep
  • Wrote the new Title I writing curriculum for Dover High School
  • Supervise student writing club
  • Serve on Achievement Committee
  • Taught in the Title I Summer Program, 2009
Jun 2008Aug 2008

Commissioning Editor Intern

The History Press

Assisted a team of commissioning editors and worked independently on publishing projects.

  • Wrote cover and catalogue copy for eighteen 2008 local and regional history titles
  • Reviewed incoming submissions and wrote reader reports
  • Conducted research on regional historians and authors
May 2006Aug 2007

Secretary & Assistant

College of William & Mary

Performed secretarial and bookkeeping duties for the School of Education’s textbook and testing library.

Jan 2007May 2007

Adjunct Instructor of English

College of William & Mary

Independentlytaught two three-credit-hour undergraduate Creative Writing courses.

·Created course syllabi

·Reviewed and graded student writing portfolios

·Received official instructor evaluation by students

Sep 2006May 2007

Student Teacher

York County Public Schools

Student-taught Seventh Grade Standard and Advanced English.

  • Generated over sixty lesson plans
  • Composed two independent instructional units
  • Participated in faculty meetings and Parent-Teacher night
  • Offered lunch-time tutoring sessions for students
Jun 2005Aug 2005

Summer Teaching Intern

Cushing Academy
  • Developed syllabi for and independently taught two elective courses in Writing and Computer Technology(30% students ESL)
  • Assisted in teaching an accelerated English course for seventh and eighth grade students (“Prep for Success” program; domestic and international students)
  • Served as resident supervisor in female dormitory of 10 student residents
  • Served as tennis coach assistant
  • Assisted with International Night celebration and chaperoned fieldtrips

Education

Sep 2007May 2009

M.F.A.

May 2006Aug 2007

M.A.Ed

The College of William and Mary
  • Recipient: School of Education Award for Excellence for the outstanding student in the Masters program
  • Member: Kappa Delta Phi, International Honor Society in Education
Aug 2002May 2006

B.A., Cum Laude

The College of William and Mary
  • Highest Departmental Honors (English)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Editorial Board Member, William and Mary Review
  • Contributing Writer, Gallery Literary Magazine
  • Four-Year Member, William and Mary Choir (college’s touring choir)
  • Middle School Tutor, College Partnership for Kids

Conceptual Framework

Editorial Portfolio

Honors, Awards & Certifications

Professional Competencies

Summary

Secondary English Teacher who has instructional experience at the middle school, high school, and university levels; an energizer of students, who brings a passion for exploring literature, language and writing to classrooms of diverse learners.Core competencies include:

  • Content Expertise
  • Educational Leadership
  • Effective Collaboration Skills
  • Interdisciplinary Focus
  • Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Technology Proficiency

MAEd·Curriculum and Instruction ·College of William and Mary ·Williamsburg, VA

MFA·Creative Writing·Emerson College ·Boston, MA

BA·English·College of William and Mary ·Williamsburg, VA

Teaching Portfolio

This teaching portfolio is comprised of lesson plans, assignments and materials that I generated as a student teacher at Queens Lake Middle School, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  These artifacts demonstrate my competency in secondary English curriculum and instruction as specified by the conceptual framwork of the College of William & Mary's Graduate School of Education.