Teaching Resume

8584410214_4ea023c1d1_bBelow is my Curriculum Vitae. I have two advanced degrees and seven years of secondary level teaching experience. I’m available for tutoring, curriculum writing, teaching, and consulting. Please contact me via LinkedIn if you’d like to discuss working with me or would like a list of references. 

Professional Experience:

  • English Faculty Member and Theatre Faculty Member at Preston High School, September 2008 to June 2012

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  • West Coast Editor and Lead Blogger for AOL’s website TV Squad (www.tvsquad.com), October 2007 to August 2008
  • English Faculty Member at Preston High School, September 2003 to June 2006
  • Writing Tutor in Fordham University’s Writing Center at Rose Hill and English Graduate Fellow, September 2002 to June 2003

Certifications:

  • New York State Initial Classroom Teacher Certification: English Language Arts (7-12), issued May 2011
  • State of Connecticut Teacher Certification: English Language Arts (7-12), issued October 2012

Education:

  • Masters of Science in Teaching and Curriculum, Adolescent English Grades 7-12: Fordham University, Spring 2011
  • Partial Scholarship awarded for pursuit of MST by The Center for Non-Public Learning, Summer 2004 to Spring 2010
  • Masters of Arts in English: Fordham University, Spring 2003
  • Distinguished Fellow at Fordham University, September 2002 to August 2003 (This fellowship is an award worth $36,000 and included a Presidential Scholarship.)
  • Invitation for and participation in Accelerated Masters program at Fordham University (one of four participants that year): Fordham University, September 2001 to August 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Medieval Studies: Fordham University, Spring 2002
  • Summer abroad at Cambridge University in July-August of 2000 to study Charles Dickens and Early 20th Century American Poetry

Professional Development / Achievements:

  • Developed and piloted Introduction to Theatre Arts, a full-year Senior course directed at students who want to pursue a career in the performing arts
  • Choreographed the Preston Players production of The Pajama Game in February 2010 & Once Upon a Mattress in February 2011
  • Internal Co-Coordinator for Middle States Accreditation at Preston High School, September 2009 to present
  • Participated in Reaching Struggling Adolescent Readers Seminar at Cathedral High School in September 2009 and Integrating SMART Technology in the Language Arts Classroom in September 2010
  • Organized Young Women’s Leadership Workshop with Dean of Students in Spring 2009 (an all-day recruiting event for seventh grade girls)
  • Directed and choreographed the Preston Players production of The Wiz in February 2009
  • Wrote the Self-Study for Preston High School’s Middle States Accreditation for Growth in December 2009
  • Directed Preston Idol, the school’s talent show fundraiser in October 2008, October 2009, and October 2010
  • Taught classes in all four high school grade levels at Preston HS: Introduction to Literature to Freshmen (later renamed Reading and Writing for Success in High School), Communications to Freshmen, British Literature to Sophomores, American Literature to Juniors, & Film History, Stage to Screen, and Introduction to Theatre Arts to Seniors
  • Co-wrote Freshmen and Sophomore English curricula for 2005-2006 school year with department chairperson
  • Co-chaired curriculum mapping meetings for Freshman level, Spring 2005
  • Served on Preston’s Academic Council, September 2005 to June 2006
  • Mentor of the Film Club, September 2003 to June 2006
  • Chairperson/Organizer of Preston’s First Annual Christmas Semi-formal for Sophomores and Juniors, December 2005
  • Graduate Liaison for Fordham University’s English Departments at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center (Responsibilities included assisting with the department’s 2002 hiring search, taking minutes at department meetings, writing the department newsletter, and serving as a go-between for department chairs.), September 2002 to June 2003
  • Tutor in Fordham’s Rose Hill Writing Center, September 2000 to June 2003

 

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