Objective: Utilize my various grade level experience and educational technology expertise to obtain a career in the education field.
Education: Michigan State University- East Lansing, Michigan (2009-2012) Master of Arts in Educational Technology Educational Technology Endorsement (NP) (August 2011) Completion of Educational Technology Certificate (May 2010) Copy of Technology Certificate GPA: 3.9
Central Michigan University- Mount Pleasant, Michigan (2000-2005) Bachelor of Science in Education (Elementary Emphasis) Elementary K-5 All Subjects (K-8 Self CC), Language Arts (BX) 6-8, Geography (CB) 6-8 College of Education GPA: 3.9 Cumulative GPA: 3.4
Proficient in: Microsoft Office, podcasting, blogging, website building, wikis, web 2.0 technologies, Mac computers, digital cameras, video cameras, Promethean Boards, Smart Boards, document cameras, online educational programs, webquests, StAIRs, digital storytelling, online learning communities, online student portfolios, social networking, assistive technology, basic troubleshooting.
Teaching Experience: Tomlinson Middle School (Westwood Community Schools)-Inkster, Michigan (2012-) 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade special education Digital Applications Instructor
Integrates technology into core content areas, especially Writing and Math. Researches assistive technology options for diverse learners. Maintains a computer lab, providing reliable and functional technology daily. Assists with technology issues throughout the school. Educates colleagues on Smart Board applications. Empowers staff members to explore blended learning. Attended Compass Learning Odyssey and Moodle training. Active member of the 6thgrade team, PBS Committee, and Westwood Community Relations Committee. Leader of National Junior Honors Society. Recently appointed to create a website for the Westwood Education Foundation and strengthen school website.
Academy for Business and Technology Elementary- Dearborn, Michigan (2007-2012) Subjects- 5th grade teacher, all subjects. Summer school instructor, 3rd grade-5th grade.
Instructed in a full inclusion, urban, multicultural setting. Constantly collaborated with Reading/Writing Specialist, Special Education Instructor, ELL Instructor, Arabic Instructor, RtI Committee. Utilized the KC4 Curriculum, Write Steps Writing Program, and Researched Best Practices. Trained in various educational software and incorporates technology daily into classroom instruction. Head of the Parent Teacher Committee, Head of Special Events, member of the School Improvement Team, NCA Strand 6 Leader, member of the Literacy Committee. Revised the school technology plan. Created and maintained 5th grade pacing guides, all subjects. Able to administer the DRA and Running Records reading assessments. Member of an AdvancedEd Quality Assurance Review Team (November 2009). Copy of QAR Certificate.
Summit Academy Middle School- Romulus, Michigan (2005-2007) Subjects- 6th grade Reading, Writing, Study Skills. 8th grade Career Pathways and Keyboarding.
Head of the 6th grade team. Trained in Rigor and Relevance, FISH, Baldridge, Collins Writing, Love and Logic, MAC computers and accessories. Speech Contest and Geography Bee coordinator. Member of Summit Academy Technology Team. NEA and CST chairperson. Created Reading “mini assessments” using GLCE’s for 6th grade benchmark testing.
Trenton Public Schools and Wyandotte Public Schools- Downriver, Michigan (2005) Substitute teacher for 1st-12th grade. Implemented daily learning objectives assigned by the classroom teacher. Created effective and appropriate lessons when no instructions were given.