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"Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought."

                                                                                        -- Albert Einstein

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."

-- Plutarch

"Be the change you wish to see in this world."

                                                                                        -- Gandhi

Summary of Work Experience

Educator with 7+ years of experience.

  • Ages 4-18 for five years in a face-to-face setting.
  • Adults at a distance, both synchronously and a-synchronously.
  • Provided consulting services for an online k-12 school.

2+ years of experience as an Instructional Designer/Developer

  • Developed storyboards
  • Review documents
  • A-synchronous, Web Based Training

Goals:To manage a Distance Education Program

To work with a non-profit organization, developing learning opportunities for refugees.

Enjoy every minute!



Ingenuity is a skill that is often required to overcome challenges from doing more with less to building a well organized, interactive interface for guiding users to the product they need.


Initiative has opened the door to many exiting opportunities! While it often leads to accepting heavier work loads, it also leads to larger rewards, such as gained experience and a good reputation.

Adobe Captivate

I have been creating self-paced, interactive, SCORM compliant trainings, with Adobe Captivate 3 & 4, for more than a year. However, I have also used this tool in non-traditional ways to create an interactive training directory for our customers as a short-term solution until we select and implement an LMS.


I have been teaching, participating in, or initiating meetings with WebEx for three years. We have also invented a way to offer and organize self-paced trainings via WebEx with a combination of Adobe Flash, Adobe Captivate and existing WebEx tools.


I am familiar with the GeoLearning Learning Management System.


I am familiar with the SumTotal Learning Management System.

Work experience

Oct 2006Present

Software Trainer/Instructional Designer


In my current position I have gained incredible experience working with design tools and learning management systems. My initiative and ingenuity has proven invaluable! I began as a trainer, providing both onsite and online, instructor led training.  However, in the past three years my role has continued to grow to include:

  • Learning Management System Administration
  • Self-paced,  interactive, Web-based training (WBT) development
    • Assign subject matter experts to develop the content
    • Oversee an average of four to ten projects at once
    • Develop the interactive WBTs
    • Created the templates used by the SME and course reviewers to ensure consistency and thoroughness
    • Assign reviewers
    • Finalize WBTs for production
  • Subject matter expert (SME) for the creation of both WBTs and instructor-led trainings
  • Provide trainings of over 25 subject areas via the internet, as well as face-to-face
  • Implement the new learning management system (LMS), SumTotal
  • Documentation creation and editing
  • Teach other trainers how to be effective distance educators
Nov 2004Oct 2006

Substitute Teacher/Educator

Bedford Area School District
Ensured the safety and education of minors, while providing a positive learning environment. Frequently filled positions requiring an extral level of skill and interaction.
May 2006Jul 2006

Consultant-Copy editor
This position was an excellent entry-level opportunity! It allowed a peek behind the scenes of distance courses. Responsibilities included ensuring all links worked effectively, the class was in an order that made sense, errors were corrected, and the visual make-up of each course was appropriate and interesting for the target audience.
May 2003Jun 2004

Substitute Teacher/Educator

Goshen Area School District

Ensured the safety and education of students, while providing a positive learning envrironment.






I am working on writing my capstone paper for the Capstone course, which will lead to a much anticipated conclusion to my Master's Degree in Distance Education Management.  The experiences and knowledge I have gained over the last few years with UMUC has opened my eyes to a whole new world in the universe of education! The opportunities that distance/blended education open to the world are immeasurable and I am excited to be apart of it!

Jan 2003Aug 2004

Bachelor of Science

Frostburg State is where I realized I was not made for a life of Psychology research.  I realized I wanted to be a part of history, not just a bystander.  So, I switched majors to Social Science, as I have always been avidly interested in learning what we did well and what we failed at throughout history, which I feel currently and always coexists with politics, as well as every life. I didn't know exactly what I would do with this knowledge, only that it interested me, and would be useful, no matter the chosen career.  I am glad to say, I was right.  That experience and absorption into how people throughout history have used initiative and ingenuity to accomplish amazing feats has proven to be an extremely valuable tool!


Mark Brewer

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Dr. Patrick Crawford

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Sharee Tew

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Nan Kennedy

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Anita Foy

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Mary Ann Knight

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