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Work History

August 2015-Present

6th grade classroom teacher

Peoria Unified School District

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing lessons and teaching hands on activities to up to 37 sixth graders
  • Assess growth of each learner through grading and giving applicable feedback.
  • Part of a curriculum writing team that incorporates engaged learning, meeting specific standards, and differentiated assessments
Jan 2014Present

Adjunct Professor

Grand Canyon University

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing lectures and teaching activities for up to 4 hour blocks based off of given objectives and standards.
  • Instruct adult learners in their graduate programs, as well as traditional college students preparing to be teachers.
  • Assess growth of each learner through grading and giving applicable feedback.
  • Conduct Peer evaluations for professors in other department.  
  • Give feedback and ideas for improved effectiveness in delivering content.
Jun 2011Dec 2013

Elementary Principal/Preschool Director

Joy Christian School

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading/managing a team of 60 plus preschool/elementary teachers and support staff
  • Training staff to adjust curriculum maps to implement common core. 
  • Responsible for all Professional development of staff with a 3 year focus on Data Driven instruction, Differentiated Learning, and Elements of Instruction. 
  • Created a policy manual for field trips, substitute teachers, New teacher induction program, and Lead teacher responsibility chart. 
  • Oversee the preschool and elementary budget. 
  • Responsible for all hires of teachers and support staff.
  • Develop curriculum focusing on Phonics and small group instruction
Jun 2005May 2011

5th grade Lead Teacher

Northwest Christian School

Lead 5th grade teacher responsible for the daily routines of an inclusive classroom.  Extra duties included curriculum review team, mentor teacher to new elementary teachers, Instructional coaching- asked to train other teachers K-12 in Differentiated Learning. 


Jan 2008Jan 2010

M.S. Integrating Technology in the classroom

Walden University
Aug 1998May 2000

B.S. Elementary Education

Emmaus Bible College
Aug 1998May 2000

B.S. Biblical Studies

Emmaus Bible College
Aug 1994May 1996

Judson University


Effective presentation using Technology

Effective presentation using Technology to to aide in training.

Effective presentation using engagement
Effective engagement increase knowledge. Getting knowledge to stick through a variety of engagement modes will ensure learner success.


Shawn Dugoid  Co-worker/Principal


Jim Davis Superintendent


Heath Nicholls Co-Worker


Patty Johnson Friend



ACSI Certified

Teaching and Administration

Arizona Teaching Certificate



To obtain a training/teaching opportunity where my people skills and ability to relate to adult learners will be used.  Creatively incorporating a training session that will meet a variety of learning styles and keep the participants engaged and the content remembered.  Working together with a team to produce quality training materials to use in an educational setting.