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I thrive to be an established educator at a public or private institution in which I can be a continual learner, and help students reach their full potential through education, community involvement and leadership.

Honors and Awards

2008-Outstanding Advocacy and Commitment to Student Learning and High Quality Education

Perspecitves Charter Schools

2007- UW Oshkosh Deans List(Fall)

2006- UW Oshkosh Honors List(Spring)      UW Oshkosh Honors List(Fall)      Kappa Delta PI Beta Theta Chapter      University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Sociology Club-President  Spring 2006

2005- UW Oshkosh Honors List(Spring)      UW Oshkosh Deans List(Fall)      University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Sociology Club -Vice President Fall 2005

Qualifications Summery

  • Certified Educator in Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Strong Leadership & Management skills
  • Experienced in fast-paced, changing environments
  • Strong Organizational & Technical skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and discreet
  • Committed to Superior Service
  • Detailed-oriented & Resourceful 
  • Efficient Time Management skills

Work experience

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Special Education Humanities Teacher

Perspectives Charter School

Instructor of ninth grade special education students and general education students for Modern American History and 9th grade English education.

I was the summer school Humanities teacher. I co-taught Modern American History to a group for 25 or more students, helped plan educational field studies, prepared a rigorous English and History curriculum that covered a year's worth of education in eight weeks. Prepared and planned tests and finals according to state standards.

Jun 2008Jul 2008

10th Grade English Teacher

Sheboygan Area School District

I was the summer school English Teacher for 10th graders. I taught an entire year of English in three weeks, the focus was Romeo and Juliet, Antigone, a Media Project and Night. I enjoy teaching summer school especially for general education to keep me up to speed and in touch with the general education students.

Jul 2007Jun 2008

Special Education Humanities Teacher

Perspectives Charter Schools

Instructor of ninth grade students and special education students, College Planning Advisor Committee and Honors Committee, Humanities Curriculum Council, Special Education Curriculum Council, History Tutor

Instructed ninth grade students with a self-created interactive and rigorous curriculum for Modern American History, 9th grade English, and planned engaging field studies, which increased the educational standards the students were accustomed. In addition, as the honors committee and college planning advisor, I assisted special educational students on a daily basis helping them with their educational and life goals. I was responsible for the 9th grade special education case load Humanities, developed IEP meetings, parent contacts and set goals according to state regulations. I was able to plan and organize a humanities curriculum with my fellow co-workers, and be an after school tutor to not only special educations students but also general students.

Aug 2007Jun 2008

Special Education Teacher-EBD

Sheboygan Area School District

Special Education Teacher

I was the special education 9th grade teacher and prepped and planned for all subject areas, for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. I was on call several times a month with a pager and late night responsibilities.I included Heart-Math, Social Skills and Restitution on daily basis in lesson plans to better assist student with emotional disabilities.

My classroom was contained school and program for at risk students, and at the end of the year I had a 100% success rate for students to pass on to the next appropriate grade level. Along with my teaching responsibilities I helped the students create a 1st time poetry book that was published and distributed to teachers, friends and family.Special Education Instructor for ninth grade students.

Jun 2007Jul 2007

9th Grade English Teacher

Sheboygan Area School District

I was the summer school 9th grade English teacher. I was responsible for a classroom of twenty or more students, and had to effectively teach a school year worth of material in about three weeks. My focus for the ninth grade students was a career paper, short stories and poetry. I enjoyed working with ninth grade students, and the summer school teaching gave me my first step into a full-time career with the Sheboygan Area School District.


Sep 2003Jan 2007

Bachelors of Science in Education and Human Service

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

"Accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Human Services Leadership Program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective professionals in today’s society. Working in a variety of settings human services professionals empower people through therapeutic, teaching, counseling, supportive and preventive methods.

Mentored by an accomplished faculty, UW Oshkosh human services students gain an extensive understanding of the internal and external forces affecting the individual, and acquire strong listening and problem solving skills." University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Sep 2001May 2003


University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan

"The University of Wisconsin Colleges is a multi-campus institution that prepares students for success at the baccalaureate level of education, provides the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses. " University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan


Curriculum Planning
Increased reading levels on average by one to two grade levels--using Differentiated Instruction and Project Based Learning through unique grade level curriculum development Motivated student through coordination efforts with Team teachers to orchestrate engaging enrichment activities that assisted students in learning a rigorous curriculum, using data provided by Standardized Testing  (ACT), State Standards (Wisconsin and Illinois), College Readiness Standards Created a classroom culture well equipped for the scholastic improvement of low-socioeconomic communities through the evaluation and creation of school wide strategic plans based from assessing and evaluating scholastic data, school involvement, and parental support
Experience World Traveler
2009-Cozumel, Mexico 2008-Jamaica- My husband and I traveled to Jamaica to stand up in a friends wedding. 2007-Jamaica- My husband and I traveled to Jamaica to stand up in a friends wedding. 2003-Hawaii- I went to Hawaii with the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan to study Hawaiian culture and literature. I received credit for this class and travel. 2000- Germany- I was an exchange student in Germany for the summer. 1998-China and Hong Kong- I took a circle tour of China and Hong Kong before the switch happened and Hong Kong became a part of China.


Apr 2009Jun 2013

Illinois Initial Secondary Teaching

Jan 2007Jun 2012

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Jan 2009Feb 2009

Illiniois Certification Testing System



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