to improve human performance through the systematic application and implementation of performance analysis, training design and development, and/or performance solution systems.
Highly driven, detail oriented education professional experienced in designing and delivering instruction in formal and informal environments. Excels in individual as well as collaborative tasks with excellent interpersonal skills, able to multi-task, and adds value by finding tasks outside of designated job description to benefit organization.
Knowledge Management Systems
Meaningful Data Analysis
Homewood High school
Conducted all functions of a regular high school classroom teacher while regular teacher was on three-month paternity leave.
Aug 2003 - Present
Language Arts Teacher/Reading Remediation Specialist
Mattie T. Blount High School
Created and delivered language arts instruction for high school students ranging in age from 15 to 20.
Selected to take the place of Intervention Specialist (while she was completing her administrative internship) to conduct a pull out program to prepare students for the Language subtest of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam.
Noted for developing unique lessons that engage students to promote active learning.Utilized technology in the creation of instructional games to implement teaching strategies/best practices.Actively researched educational trends to discover and incorporate the most effective instructional strategies.As a direct result, standardized quarter exam scores average 20-30% higher than same school grade level instructors.
Designed instruction for various courses and grade levels; e.g., English 9, 10, and 11 (regular and honors level), journalism, creative writing, and world literature.
Analyzed data to assess learners’ needs and instructional effectiveness, tailor student curriculum, and modify teaching practices as needed in order to improve overall performance.
Selected to serve on the School Action for Excellence Committee from 2006 to present.Responsible for gathering and presenting results to assess the effectiveness of school-wide strategies utilized to increase test scores.
Chosen by district supervisor and school principal to assist in the adoption of new textbooks for Mobile County Schools (2007 to 2009).Led a team of 10 district-wide 10th grade teachers in discussions to determine strengths and weaknesses of textbook options.Presented team’s recommendation to full committee.
Selected by colleagues to be grade level chairperson in the Language Arts Department.Organizes and facilitates weekly collaborative planning meetings in order to develop grade level lesson plans.Responsible for developing common assessments to be used throughout the department.
Additional extracurricular committees:junior class sponsor (2004 to 2008), yearbook (2007 to 2008), Building Based Support System Team (2008 to 2009) and newspaper sponsor (2003 to 2008)
Assigned as Reading Remediation Specialist to provide focused instruction to juniors and seniors who have not passed the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (2009-present)
Selected to serve on Academic Team to schedule students to best serve their educational needs, provide recommendations for more effective instruction/school-wide policies (2010-present)
Feb 2012 - Present
Instructional Design Specialist
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Created series of just-in-time training videos for eCollege courseware program to be used by professors in College of Medicine
Planned and organized training segments under the direction of the College of Medicine's Instructional Designer
Jun 2009 - Jul 2011
Instructional Design and Development
University of South Alabama
Maintained 4.0 gpa.