To obtain an administrative position from which to best apply my skills in communication, leadership, curriculum and instruction, and community relations, with the goal of positively impacting a school and surrounding community.
Magnet Program Coordinator (July, 2011 - Present)
North Cobb High School, Kennesaw, GA
Coordinate and lead academic and programmatic aspects of highly competitive international studies magnet program
Classroom Teacher (July, 2006 - July, 2011)
North Cobb High School/CCSD, Kennesaw, GA
team-taught, on-level, honors, AP and magnet social studies instruction
Classroom Teacher (July 1996 - June, 2002)
California and Arizona, ,
Middle school and high school English language arts and social studies instruction
Dramatically increased impact of International Studies magnet through extensive overseas travel, international connections, creation of parent foundation, technology deployment, and building a streamlined and logical, yet challenging academic core sequence. Increased reach of AP program at school to include over 30% of students through more than 1300 exams. Led AP program to become recognized in all 5 honors areas conferred by the GA Dept. of Education.
Kennesaw State University, 20013, Kennesaw
School Administration Pre-Service Coursework, Pre-Service
Completed administration law and data courses
University of Georgia, 2011, Athens
Education Psychology, Sp.Ed.
Specialist Degree focusing on gifted and creative learning
Arizona State University, 2000, Tempe
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
Teaching strategies, curriculum design and research methods
Grand Canyon University, 1996, Phoenix
Secondary Education, Educator Certification
Teacher preparation program, including practicum and student-teaching experiences
University of Arizona, 1993, Tucson
Political Science, B.A.
Political science major, German minor
Served on School Improvement Committee, 2010-present Developed magnet curriculum scope, sequence and philosophy, 2011-present Staffed AP and magnet courses Develop yearly goals for Magnet and AP program staff and students Provided instructional, budgetary, and programmatic support to staff and students Provide immediate support and assistance to students and parents Analyze student and parent feedback data to better align curricular and programmatic experience with expectations and goals
Named by CCSD as recipient of Goizueta Grant as result of increase in AP participation over 5-year period in 2015 Named Teacher of the Year, North Cobb High School in 2011