Suzanne Rodolfich

Suzanne Rodolfich

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Adjunct Instructor

University of Phoenix
  • Courses Taught: COM 156
  • Provide weekly quantitative and qualitative feedback to all students
  • Facilitate class discussion boards
  • Use the Sandwich Approach when providing feedback
  • Use the ABC Facilitation model when responding to students' posts
Aug 2000 - Present

Teacher-Department Chair

Pascagoula School District
  • Courses Taught: English I-IV; Accelerated English II and III; Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
  • Communicate continually with parents concerning their children's progress
  • Manage instructional time effectively on the block schedule by changing pace at least three times during each block
  • Create lesson plans that integrate technology and meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
  • Incorporate Web 2.0 technologies in lessons: wikis, blogs, jings, etc.
  • Research, create, and conduct district and school-level language arts staff development sessions based on teacher suggestions
  • Conduct and facilitate English department meetings, focusing on curricular problems and solutions
  • Interview teacher candidates and recommend for employment
  • Mentor and observe new English teachers
  • Create English master schedule each year
  • Create SATP after-school tutoring schedule and tutoring curriculum
  • Create district-level common assessments
  • Organize and coordinate all senior class and graduation activities
  • Organize and coordinate AP Parent Night annually
  • Created a collaborative wiki for the English department to share resources
  • Piloted a year-long English I program to motivate and support at-risk students
  • Collaborated with colleagues to research and establish an SSR program to facilitate students' reading comprehension test scores, to create life-long readers, and to establish a reading culture in our school
  • 72% of my students have earned college credit on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam over the course of five years, above the national average that hovers around 60%
  • Increased minority participation in the AP English program from 5% to 33% in four years by actively recruiting underserved students
Aug 2008 - May 2010

Adjunct Instructor

Mississippi Virtual Public School
  • Courses Taught: Creative Writing, English IV, AP English Language and Composition
  • Communicate continually with students across the state and their school-level facilitators
  • Respond to all student communication within 24 hours
  • Moderate weekly discussion forums
  • Motivate and encourage students to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Create relationships with students to increase retention
  • Use d2l system to create, monitor, and grade lessons
  • Provide timely, narrative feedback to students within 48 hours of submission
  • Participate in a weekly online teachers’ collaborative forum
Aug 1999 - May 2000

Teacher

False River Academy
  • Courses Taught: Spanish II, English II, Creative Writing, Advanced Literature
  • Created lesson plans that met the needs of rural students with limited resources
  • Organized and coordinated fundraisers and prom as junior class sponsor
  • Taught four preparations on a seven period day

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

PhD

University of South Alabama
Aug 2003 - May 2009

Master of Arts

University of South Alabama
  • Concentration: Literature
  • Graduate Student Essay Winner, 2006
  • Moderator, Gender Studies Conference, 2006
  • Presented paper, Gender Studies Conference, 2006
  • Non-fiction Editorial Board, Oracle Fine Arts Journal, 2005
  • Research focus: Victorian and Renaissance literature with an emphasis in the intersection of class and gender
  • GPA : 3.92
Aug 1996 - May 1999

Bachelor of Arts

Louisiana State University
  • Minor: History
  • Concentration: Spanish
  • Earned a full academic scholarship
  • Began college as a sophomore, earning 23 hours of credit based on Advanced Placement exams, ACT score, and LSU placement tests
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • GPA : 3.152

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2007 - Jun 2017

Mississippi Teaching Certificate

Mississippi Department of Education
Dec 2003 - Dec 2013

National Board Certified Teacher

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
Mar 2009 - Mar 2012

Florida Teaching Certificate

Florida Department of Education
Mar 2009 - Mar 2012

North Carolina Teaching Certificate

North Carolina Department of Education