Incorporating a wide range of skills and techniques for the education of secondary students in English, Speech Communications, Journalism, Language Arts, and Theatre/Drama. Specifically, engaging student minds using constructivist-teaching strategies as a means to construct a student-centered framework for knowledge, connect the content to students’ lives and experiences, and offer students the opportunity to reflect upon their growth as a reader, writer, dramatist, explorer, historian, critic, and thinker among cross-curricular content areas.

  • Enthusiastic and dynamic emphasizing cooperative learning, student interaction, and active student assessment

  • Inclusion-centered instructor emphasizing the optimal learning capacity and possibility coming from students with disabilities and various learning preferences

  • Technology-rich classroom and extracurricular involvement to better serve and connect students in a globally focused community

Work History
Work History
Jun 2011 - Present
Faculty Associate: 
Illinois State University

Secondary Education Instructor at University High School, Auditorium Manager and Artistic Director for Artistic Director: Theatre Program/Thespian Troupe #1156 sponsor
Department Chair: Freshman Program
Technology Instructional Coach: iPad and iOS, App development, 1-to-1 laptop program
Instructor: Freshman English, Dramatic Literature

Superintendent: Dr. Jeffrey Hill

Aug 2010 - May 2011
English Teacher
Judah Christian School System

Instructor: American Literature, British Literature, and Senior Composition and Literature, Journalism

Principal: Linda Harris

Masters of Education
Illinois State University- Normal, IL

Anticipated Completion in EAF

Bachelor of Arts-Secondary Education/Language Arts (EDLS) Bachelor of Arts-Theatre
Augustana College- Rock Island, IL

Endorsements in English/Language Arts/Journalism, Speech Communication, Theatre Arts

Professional Development
NBCT: Secondary Education ELA
National Board Certification

Anticipated Completion in Cohort in 2017

Charting the Galapagos: Student Tour Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
EF Educational Tours
2015 - Present
Remind Connected Educator
RCE Program - Arts Leader
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Student Tour/Performance London & Scotland
American High School Theatre Festival