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Personal Profile

With an educational background in classical studies and project management, employs a well-developed and versatile skill set that is applicable to a wide range of professional fields.  Takes pride and delight in work, as well as initiative to meet challenges.

Holds work to a high standard and utilizes professional skills and knowledge areas to successfully complete projects and tasks. Commits to all deliverables being completed in a timely fashion within scope.  Highly detailed-oriented with a strong work ethic, technical proficiency, and appreciation for creative liberty.  Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills refined from enhancing knowledge, performance, and personal competencies.  Kind, diligent and reliable with a sensible, yet open approach to projects, tasks and objectives.

Professional Experience

EF English First, Kids Online (KON)

Oct 2017Present

English Teacher

  • Plan and deliver immersive English-subject lessons to grow student knowledge and encourage language confidence
  • Use electronic media and EF-developed course-ware to teach English efficiently and effectively
  • Evaluate student progress and provide on-going guidance for improvement
  • Collaborate with the teaching team in engineering a digital teaching tool to more efficiently deliver lessons
  • Project execution of "Appraisal Criteria" project to better assess new teaching team and set benefit benchmark
  • Review new product material for feasibility
  • Development editor on Product Development content-related freelance projects
  • Produce creative media content for the marketing team
  • Develop and conduct in-center training sessions for teacher development
  • EF project contributor
  • EF Teacher Ambassador
  • EF KON Teacher Mentor

Kelly Educational Staffing

Feb 2016May 2017

Teacher

  • Implement prepared lesson plans in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate
  • Instruct students regarding a variety of classroom topics and courses
  • Execute lesson plans as required by school and Kelly Services policy
  • Develop lesson plans as needed necessary, and in the case of long-term assignments
  • Assign reasonable tasks and homework to students to reinforce lesson material
  • Address the various learning styles of students 
  • Model correct use of spoken and written English language
  • Demonstrate professional practices in teaching
  • Be flexible to adjust to the needs of the assigned school
  • Classroom management

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Jan 20150ct 2015

Digital Marketing Photography Intern

  • Provide quality nature, wildlife and event photography for print and digital content
  • Edit select photos for organizational use
  • Complete photo assignments that reflect the Lowry Park Zoo brand
  • Collaborate with the Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator and Special Events Manager
  • Assist the Wildlife Photographer as needed with photo projects
  • Archive photography subjects

The Dali Museum

Sep 2014Dec 2014

Video Editing and Recording Intern

  • Edit video recordings for the Dali Museum YouTube Channel
  • Assist the Social Media Manager as needed
  • Assist museum curators and staff members through various technical avenues
  • Collaborate with the Event Service Manager and the Events Team on  video concepts for special events
  • Produce and execute creative strategies for video projects
  • Maintain the museum's digital video archive

Freelance

Jan 2014Present

Photographer and Photo Editor

  • Craft photography projects to visually articulate client's vision
  • Produce photos for web, digital, and print use
  • Initiate, plan and execute photo sessions
  • Collaborate with third parties to successfully complete photography projects and tasks

Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church 

May 2010October 2017

AV Technical Lead, Creative Media Specialist, and Team Leader

  • Supervise media, sound and video teams during live worship services and events to ensure fluid service production
  • Produce digital/ multimedia projects
  • Design digital and printed material 
  • Oversee weekly ministry operations
  • Execute administrative tasks including, but not limited to monitoring budget, organizing schedules and maintaining inventory
  • Take initiative to stay informed of new advances in sound technology and media software
  • Train volunteers to efficiently work live worship services and church events in designated teams in respective areas
  • Plan programs and events across ministries 

Education

Saint Leo University

March 2018Current

MBA: Project Management

Masters of Business Administration studies with a concentration in Project Management to provide necessary skills to lead complex projects.  Focuses on best practices for selecting, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing projects.  Engagement in practical applications of project management principles.

University of South Florida

Aug 2011Aug 2014

Classics- Latin/ Greek B.A.

Studies of Ancient Greek and Roman history and literature with emphasis on Latin Language.

Certifications

April 2017                 Foundation TEFL

December 2017        TKT: Young Learners

July 2018                  TKT: Module 1

January 2019            TKT: Module 2

Skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Photography, presentation and design
  • Project leading and planning
  • Copy writing and editing
  • Multitasking
  • Teaching/ Training
  • Organization
  • Administration
  • Writing and communication
  • Collaboration

References

Katie Cai

Academic Manager, KON, China at EF Education First

Mrs. Alison Crews

AT&T Senior Technical Director

Ms. Pam Whiteaker

Co-Director of Visitor Experience at The Dali Museum