Summary

My name is Melody Hopkins and I am a high school science teacher at Citronelle High School. I received my Masters in Instructional Design from South and I am now pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Instructional Design. As an instructional designer, I hope to be able to implement my knowledge and skills in instructional design to help with the betterment of others. As a high school science teacher, I have had the privilege of seeing the positive effects of effective instructional design in education. I have been able to analyze, design, develop, implement, and value instruction to help students reach their academic goals. My goal is to work in the education field and use my skills in instructional design and educational technology to enhance instruction using research based strategies and techniques.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2005 - Present

Teacher

Mobile County Public School System

Instruct students in various science courses. Sustained Highly Qualified Status by the Alabama Department of Education by completing the Praxis test for General Science.

Duties include: 

  • Effectively ran an active learning environment with minimal student problems
  • Successfully taught many science classes such as Biology, Honors Biology, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, and Earth Science
  • Science Department Chair - supervised a team of science teachers, served as part of the SAE committee for school improvement, presented topics of interest to fellow collegeues, and developed and implemented training programs for high school teachers
  • Integrated instructional design process and technology into the classroom to create a student-centered learning environment that helps to foster student learning and student leadership
  • 2008 Teacher of the Year for effective teaching skills
  • Participant in Alabama Math Science Technology Intiative training, Alabama New Teacher Mentor, Graduation Exam Tutor, Credit Recovery Teacher, participant in the Problem Based Learning training, School Literacy Team member, Leadership Team Member and School Action for Excellence committee member

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Present

University of South Alabama
Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

Masters

University of South Alabama
Aug 2000 - May 2005

Bachelors

University of Mobile