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Committee Work

  • Great Expectations Implementation Committee (2011-Present)
  • Lake Worth ISD District Education Improvement Council (2006-2011)
  • Site Based Decision Making Committee (2006-Present)
  • Chair, Student Recognition Committee (2006-Present)
  • Math Night Committee (2010-2011)
  • Chair, Science Night Committee (2007-2008)
  • Chair, Carnival Committee (2007-2008)
  • Chair, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Committee, Section One (2000)
  • Effective Schools Project Planning Team (2006-2007)
  • Instructional Support Team (2006-2007)

Professional Development

Courses Taken:

  • Great Expectations Summer Session (2011)
  • Kagan Brain-Based Learning Workshop
  • Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
  • The Writing Academy - Seabrook, Texas
  • Capturing Kids Hearts
  • Teaching with Love and Logic
  • Writing Academy Make-and-Take
  • Comprehensive Behavior Support
  • Yoga Teaching
  • Juicy Journaling
  • Show Don't Tell Writing Training
  • Intel Technology Literacy (to meet Texas technology staff development requirements)
  • Effective Schools Project - Tarleton State University
  • Thinking Maps
  • Ruby Paine Training
  • Coastal Georgia Writing Project (part of the National Writing Project)
  • Trained Screener for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (Irlen Syndrome)

Courses Presented:

  • Great Expectations Introduction
  • Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense (poetry and creative writing workshop)
  • Open Court Curriculum Training


Karen Miller

Donna Clark

Wesley Jackson

Donna Bagwell

Craig Beasley


As an experienced teacher, I am seeking a position that will allow me to continue to develop unique and fascinating teaching practices that create interest and the desire to learn in my students.An ideal teaching position would require a resourceful, creative, and positive team player who has the willingness and ability to work toward the improvement of my class, my school, and my district.



Work experience

Dec 2004Present


Marine Creek Elementary School
  • 2011-2012 - Third Grade
  • 2004-2011 - Fourth Grade

My main duty is to plan and implement and lessons according to the CSCOPE curriculum.  In addition to teaching duties, I have worked not only to help students be successful, but have also worked to improve campus and district.  As part of the team working together to implement Great Expectations on our campus during the 2011-12 school year, I presented, with the implementation committee, the day long Great Expectations implementation training.  I coordinate weekly Friday afternoon assemblies, and work to find ways to better implement Great Expecations on campus.  As chair of the Student Recognition Committe, I coordinate assemblies such as the semester awards and pep rallies.  I work with other members of the committee, administration, and PTO to find other ways to recognize student accomplishments, such as the Walk of Honor, student of the month awards, and honor roll displays.  As grade level chair from 2007-2009, I shared concerns and questions from the fourth grade team with the principal, coordinated field trips and other extra curricular activities, and acted as mentor to new teachers. I have served on the Site Based Decision Making Committee and on the District Council.  I taught before and after school TAKS tutorials, and served as UIL Coach.

Sep 2002Mar 2004

Teacher, First Grade

Abu Dhabi International Private School

My main role as a first grade teacher was planning and implementing daily lessons in ELAR, math, science, and social studies for twenty-seven ESL students.  In addition I served as grade level coordinator, which included acting as a liason between grade one and various department heads, assisting co-curricular teachers with schedules and planning, and acting a mentor to new first grade teachers.  I worked with the elementary principal to plan, assist, and train teachers in the implementation of a new reading curriculum (Open Court).I planned and taught an after school activity in Art and Design for grades four through six.  I also taught a staff development session on poetry and creative writing.

Aug 2001Jun 2002

Teacher, Fourth Grade

American International School in Egypt

As a fourth grade teacher, I planned and implemented daily lessons for ESL students in grade four (ELAR, Math, Social Studies, and Science).  I also sponsored the after school chess club.

Jan 1994Jun 2001


Isle of Hope Elementary School

While at Isle of Hope, I taught:

  • third grade (January 1994-June 1994)
  • writing (co-curricular class, all grade levels; August 1994-December 1994)
  • second grade (January 1995-June 1995)
  • fourth grade (August 1995-June 2001)

 When teaching a grade level, I planned and implemented daily lessons in all subjects.  As a writing teacher, I designed a creative writing curriculum for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  I served as grade level chair from 1996-2001. I was also chair of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Committee, Section One (2000).  I sponsored the Isle of Hope student newspaper (written and edited by students in grades four and five).  While at Isle of Hope, I also served on various committees, including Pay for Performance, Reading Renaissance, Public Relations, and the Reading and Language Arts Text Book Adoption Committee.


Standard Professional Certification, Grades 4-8

Texas State Board for Educator Certification

English as a Second Language Certification

Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Gifted and Talented Certification

Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Standard Professional Certification, Grades EC-4

Texas State Board for Educator Certification