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Work experience

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Jul 2009Present

Teacher - High School English

Leading Edge Academy

Courses taught include: Freshmen and Sophomore English, American Literature, British Literature, 9th Speech / Academic Skills, 11th College & Career Preparation, 12th Senior Seminar

Other Duties Include: High School Student Volunteer Coordinator, Athletic Director (2011-2012), Cross Country Coach (August 2009-Present), School GradeBook Coordinator, Student Council Advisor; Member - ISTE, AzTEA

Dec 2008Jul 2009

Teacher, Long Term Substitute

Riverside School District
  • High School English, Summer Session (June - July 2009)  Literature Focus: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • Elementary Basic Skills: Math & Reading (January 2009-June 2009)
  • High School English (December 2008)  Literature Focus: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Aug 2008Dec 2008

Student Teacher

Riverside School District

High School English (9 weeks)    /    Elementary Education - 3rd grade (9 weeks)



Secondary Teacher of English

(NJ Department of Education)

Elementary Teaching Certificate

NJ Department of Education
Aug 2012Present

Arizona Secondary Teaching Certificate

AZ Department of Education
May 2011Present

Structured English Immersion (SEI) 45 Hours Training

AZ State Board of Education
Jul 2009Jul 2015

AZ Fingerprint Clearance

AZ Department of Public Safety

Career Highlights

Coaching Experience

  • Cross Country (high school & middle school)  4 years
  • HS & MS Spring Track (high school & middle school)  2 years
  • Received "Concussion in Sports" training, presented by NFHS
  • CPR/First Aid Certified (2012-2014)


Volunteering    ~     Running & Racing (Nike Women's Marathon 2009, 2010)    ~    Reading    ~    Scrapbooking & Crafting    ~    Gardening

Professional Education Statement

I am an innovative, creative, and resourceful educator.  Passionate about education, I bring unique opportunities for students to personally relate to literature.  I believe in technology-supported lessons that reach a diversity of learners through differentiated instruction and creative lessons. 

Having created over 100 hours of volunteer service, I am as passionate about volunteering as I am teaching.  My students and I have volunteered with AZ Disabled Sports at events such as the "AZ Run, Walk, Roll", the "East Valley Special Olympics" and the "Jr. Banner Suns Wheelchair Basketball West Coast Conference".  Volunteering together allows us to connect outside of the classroom while serving our community.


  • To encourage creative exploration of literature through personal connections
  • To promote a culturally and technologically responsive learning environment
  • To scaffold students in a writing process that is applicable to both college and career environments


Jonathon Johnson


PrincipalLeading Edge Academy - QC (AZ) 480-882-1631 Joyce Jamerson


Literacy Coach Higley Unified School District (480) 279-8200 Dorothy Hiltebrand (Professional) Teacher Riverside School District (NJ) (856) 461-1264 Robert Ozdoba (Professional) Teacher Leading Edge Academy - QC (AZ)480-882-1631 Nina Bernardo (Other) Program Supervisor AZ Disabled Sports (480) 835-6273


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