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Summary of Skills

researching current world languages teaching methodologies;
leveraging professional articles from journals and databases to enrich my own understanding;
organizing  difficult historical, political, linguistic concepts to maximize understanding;
designing unique, semester-long courses to reflect under-represented constituencies like indigenous populations, [email protected], itinerant workers, and sexual minorities;
creating effective, interactive presentations in Prezi, Keynote, and PowerPoint;
integrating technology-based solutions for improved student mastery.
gauging and modulating and  my delivery of the materials and lesson;
interacting diplomatically with parents, administrators, and other teaching professionals;
researching and implementing effective student-based study techniques;
reflecting on professional practice, improving prior performance, and ensuring greater future success

Relevant Experience

Aug 2014Aug 2015

Spanish Faculty

Georgetown Day School

Teach Spanish 1, Spanish 3, and Introduction to Literature.

Sep 2007Aug 2014

Spanish Faculty

The Potomac School

Developed and taught classes in Current Issues in Latin America (senior elective), [email protected] Cultural Expression (senior elective), AP® Spanish Literature and Culture,  AP® Spanish Language and Culture, Advanced Spanish Studies (4th year, honors-level, literature/grammar hybrid), and Spanish 3.

Organized and taught ESOL for Spanish-speaking facilities staff members of the school, twice weekly (2013-2014).

Member, Technology Committee (2012-2014).

Faculty liaison, Student Government Association (2009-2011).

Member, Upper School Head Search Committee (2010).

Coordinated and traveled on Tsinghua University High School exchange program, Beijing/DC (spring 2010, 2011).

Coordinated and traveled on Costa Rica community service project in conjunction with World Leadership School, Santa María de Dota (summer 2009).

Facilitated junior retreat (spring 2008, 2009, 2010); student leadership retreat (summer 2008, 2010).

Sep 2004Sep 2007

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Sewanee: The University of the South

Developed and taught classes in Translation, Accelerated Beginning Spanish, Introduction to Hispanic Literature, Introduction to Literary Analysis, Sexual Alterity in Spanish American Fiction, Post-Revolutionary Mexican Novel, and Intermediate Spanish.

Served on Merit Scholarship Advisory Committee, wherein incoming first-year students’ dossiers were evaluated on the basis of academic excellence. Scholarship monies awarded total approximately $1.3M per annum.

Served on Language Lab Committee, wherein decisions about policies and procedures, hiring practices and laboratory design and launch were made.

Faculty Liaison - Casa de España y de las Américas (also created residence’s internet homepage) and Tertulia (monthly) and Mesa de español (weekly).

Sep 2002Sep 2004

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Washington and Lee University

Developed and taught Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature, Sexual Alterity in Spanish American Fiction; Introduction to Literary Analysis; Guided Research, Honors Thesis; Advanced Intermediate Spanish.

Coordinated Washington and Lee Spring Term Abroad, Spain (six week program, 2003 and 2004).

Conceptualized and created university’s first language-based student residence (Casa Hispánica)

Created Casa’s internet homepage.

Organized and hosted a monthly Tertulia at the Casa and a weekly Mesa de español in the University dining hall.