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Objective

To obtain employment where I can continue to use my experience and expertise to advocate for and with families, children, and the education system(s) in the Metro Atlanta area.

Summary

I am a parent and an educator with a plethora of experience in education, customer service, and customer satisfaction.

  • B.S. in Interdisciplianary Studies with Middle Grades Math & Science Concentration
  • 16+ years of data-driven classroom experience in grades 1-8, 
  • Effective and excellent rapport with students and parents sharing local resources when possible
  • Technologically proficient in Microsoft Office, various web resources
  • Knowledge and application of Marzano's noted best practices and Covey's Highly Effective People
  • Business Management experience
  • Active school mother and member of the local community

Work History

2016present

Academic Manager

The Valiaison

Facilitates open and clear communication among students, parents, and teachers/school in an effort to collectively build a efficacious relationship to promote student success and parent engagement.

Dec 2015Present

Education Consultant

Promethean World

As an Education Consultant with Promethean, I consult with various schools, districts and systems  designing presentations, workshops and materials to deliver content  to customers. I meet with the Consulting Team on an as needed basis to plan, organize and develop materials and presentations. At times, I  accompany Promethean employees at customer meetings to promote Promethean products, services, and  represent Promethean at conferences and workshops

Aug 2014Present

Toddler Teacher

Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center  - East Lake

As the second teacher in the toddler classroom, I assist the lead teacher in planning, implementing, and documenting the physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and language development and acquisition of 12 one-year-olds.

Oct 2013Aug 2014

Office Manager

Watkins Logistic Services, LLC

I have been contracted to assist this small business in getting organized in preparation for restructuring later this year. My responsibilities include data entry, filing, dispatching drivers, payroll, escalations, and customer service. 

Nov 2006Aug 2013

Site Manager/Teacher Supervisor/Tutor

Reading, Phonics, Math and More

Reading Phonics Math & More is a full-service tutorial company serving the metro-Atlanta with in-home and virtual tutoring. As a part of RPM, I administered academic assessments, standardized test preparation, and support in all learning areas in school like reading comprehension, phonics, math, writing, etc.

Aug 2005Jul 2011

7th Grade Social Studies/Reading Teacher

Rockdale County Schools

My last classroom job was as a Seventh-grade teacher of Social Studies, Reading, and Earth Science Remediation/Enrichment. Previously I taught sixth-grade Earth Science and Math Remediation/Enhancement. Each year I have taught a wide range of students, including inclusion, gifted, and ESOL, with a four-man team. I have served on the school and district Science Fair Committees. I recently received training in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a program that encourages and supports the average motivated student to pursue and acheive while on a challenging, rigorous educational path towards college.

Education

Certifications

Jul 2014Jun 2019

Georgia Educator Certificate

Georgia Professional Standards Commision
T-4 in Elementary Education K-8, Reading; Middle Grades Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies

Community

  • Safe & Secure Children, Parent Participant/Parent Leader/Parent Mentor, Morehouse School of Medicine (2014 - present)
  • PTO Parent Engagement Chair, KIPP Vision Primary (2013-14); PTA Nominating Committee Chair, KIPP Vision Primary (2014-15); PTA Legislative Chair (2015-2016)
  • Pink Panther Fitness, Annie E. Casey Foundation Investing in Communities Grant Award (2013-14)
  • Dunbar Elementary School Council Member (2013)
  • Former PLO Co-Chair, Sheltering Arms/Educare Atlanta (2012-13)
  • Parent Leadership Initiative, United Way (2012)
  • Center for Working Families Participant (2011-2013)