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Work experience

Jul 2015Present

Owner/ Social Media Manager

Polished Posts
  • Provide online marketing assistance to businesses trying to generate new customers from online sources.
  • Set up social media accounts on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
  • Offer services ranging from simple Facebook campaign planning to full-service social media management across multiple platforms.
  • Customize packages to meet the needs of the business, realizing one size does not fit all.

Aug 2014Present

Secondary School English Teacher

Roanoke County Public Schools
  • Teach English language arts to middle and high school students.
  • Build relationships with students to understand the needs of the individual learner.
  • Focus on the persuasive writing process per the Virginia Standards of Learning.
  • Encourage students to read daily.
Nov 2004Jan 2013


The Roanoke Times
  • Conducted interviews and used the information to compose stories for daily newspaper and regional news Web site.
  • Wrote effective copy under tight deadlines and time constraints.
  • Covered a variety of beats including education, local government, and crime.
  • Interacted with people from all walks of life, from Senators to accused criminals.



Master of Arts in Teaching

Mary Baldwin College

A K-12 teacher education program that is liberal-arts focused and grounded in methods of inquiry.


Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Hollins University

A broad program that allows students to explore ways communication affects individuals, society, and the world. The focus was on mastering practical and professional communication skills.