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Work experience

May 2004Present

Teacher

Wake County Public Schools

National Board Certified teacher in Early Childhood Generalist and NC certified teacher in Elementary Education K-6.  Currently employed with Wake County Schools at Brassfield Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher.  Served as math lead teacher for K-2 teachers and grade level chair. Wrote and received 1 grant from TWC to purchase CD players and music CDs. 

May 1990Jun 2004

Teacher

Cumberland County Schools

Served as a elementary teacher in the following areas:  second, third, and fifth grade, and as an ESL teacher for grades K-5.  Presented Write From the Beginning training to educators in the ESL department.  Work and received 2 grants from TWC to purchase technology tools for the classroom.

Education

Aug 2011Present

North Carolina State University
Aug 1985May 1990

BA

Methodist University

Skills

Technology Skills
Understand and can use word processing skills, develop websites, maintain student data workbooks, and use a variety of technology tools and  internet sites to develop units of instruction and webquests.
Individually Perceptive
Plan units of instruction and lessons based on students current reading levels and interests.  Use data to develop lessons that advance student progress.
Organized
Develop and maintain lessons and units of instruction that are aligned with common core standards.  Use technology tools, research, and collaboration to enhance student learning.
Communicative
Foster two-way communication between teachers, parents, students, and staff.  Create a  class atmosphere that encourages collaboration.

Summary

National Board and NC certified teacher in Elementary Education K-6.  Earned  BA in Elementary Education in 1990 at Methodist University.  Worked on ESL certification at NC State from 2002-2004.  Returned to NC State University in the fall of 2011 to pursue a Master's degree in Elementary Education.

Interest

Career interests are elementary education, technology, and school administration.  Personal interests are reading, research, and family.

Certifications

Elementary Education

K-6

National Board Certified

Early Childhood Generalist