Summary

  • Founding Coordinator the STEM Academy (school within a school) with Orange County Public Schools.
  • Founding Executive Director for STEMchicks, Inc. - an educational nonprofit aimed at motivating girls in STEM.
  • Project Lead the Way certified instructor.
  • 8 years of teaching experience at the middle school level (Literacy, Science, and Pre-Engineering).
  • Certifications: Earth/Space Science 6-12, Technology Education 6-12, and Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9.
  • Two-time Teacher of the Year Nominee (2011 and 2013).

Work History

Work History
Jul 2006 - Present

Science/Literacy Instructor

Orange County Public Schools

Classroom Teaching

·Helped establish and design an advanced Science program

·Taught 6th, 7th, 8th & High School Credit Class

·Incorporated Science Inquiry activities within the curriculum

Leadership

·Science Leadership Academy member

·Literacy Teacher Leaders member

·Publisher/Creator of Lancer Lookout (weekly school-based newsletter)

·Technology Integration Leader; with emphasis on integrating technology into the curriculum as a way to increase student engagement and motivation across all subject-areas

·Implemented school-wide use of Edmodo

·Teacher of the Month March 2011

Curricula Development & Course Evaluation

·Participated in the creation of new countywide Science Curriculum Instructional Assessment Blueprints

·Conducted department training on AVID Interactive Notebooking

Technology Experience

Classroom Technology Integration

Establish a learning based curriculum that integrates 21st Century learning tools

-Usage of SmartBoard (interactive whiteboard)

-Daily usage of digital projector as intricate part of learning process

-Usage of student computers as part of project-based learning

-Usage of Gizmo interactive

-Edmodo (education-based social networking site)

-Class Website

-Usage of Web 2.0 tools that provide differentiated learning to all students

Systems & Applications

Microsoft Windows XP & Vista

Microsoft Office 2003 & 2007

Progress Book

Compass Learning

FCAT Explorer

FCAT Test Maker

2012 - Present

Executive Director

STEMchicks, Inc.

Non-profit organization aiming to empower girls to excel in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Nov 2005 - Jun 2006

Substitute Teacher

Orange County Public Schools
2003 - 2005

Executive Secretary/Tech Support Rep

Randstad North America
  • Served as Executive Secretary for Medical Director and Administrative Director in Case Management Department of Florida Hospital.
  • Assisted members of the Case Management department with computer support in absence of MIS Director.
  • Answered inbound phone calls from prospective and current EarthLink customers using Windows Operating System in a call center environment. 

  • Evaluated technical issues and guided customers through resolutions.

2000 - 2002

Property Manager

Chartre Oaks Apartments
  • Conducted credit and background checks for prospective residents.
  • Collected rental payments and made monthly bank deposits.
  • Staged model apartments.
  • Assisted in managing 250 apartment units.
  • Entered new information into database (RentRoll and OneSite).
  • Delegated duties to leasing consultants, maintenance workers, and outside vendors.
  • Using Microsoft Word, created notices and letters to be posted.
  • Reviewed and signed lease contracts with new residents.

Selected Achievements:

¨Single-handedly created and maintained database using Microsoft Excel to manage commissions for leasing agents.

¨Promoted after one year to Assistant Property Manager.

¨Received STAR (customer service/sales) award from President of company.

Education

Education
Aug 1998 - Dec 2002

Bachelors of Science

Florida State University

Certifications

Certifications

Earth/Space Science (6-12)

Florida Department of Education

Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (5-9)

Florida Department of Education