Work Experience - High School
08/13 – 06/15
08/12 – 08/13
Hartford Public Schools
Pathways Academy of Technology & Design
9th - 12th grade English Language Arts; Humanities Lead, AP Language & Composition Certified, 2019 Class Advisor, Diversity Day Coordinator, School Leadership Team, Parent-Teacher Organization, Student Activities Coordinator, Public Service and Learning Coordinator, Curriculum Writing and Design
Teacher of the Year 2018
High School, Inc.
9th & 12th grade English Language Arts
Model UN Advisor, Data Team, Technology Liaison, Standards Based Grading Team, School Governance Council, Attendance Committee, School Improvement Planning Committee.
Great Path Academy
11th & 12th grade English Language Arts
Articulated College Writing & Public Speaking courses taught to 12th grade English for college credit at Manchester Community College; 11th & 12th Advisor for School Wide PBIS, Class of 2013 Senior Advisor, Young Women’s Leadership Club Advisor, Prom Committee Fundraising Advisor
Work Experience - College
Adjunct Professor - English
General Education faculty for the English department. Courses include ENG 055 (Writing Boot Camp) through ENG 089 and 099 (Prerequisites to ENG 101 and above), ENG 101 (Composition)
08/13 – 05/15
09/10 – 06/12
08/06 –05/ 10
Southern New Hampshire University
Masters of Arts; English & Creative Writing
Southern New Hampshire University's MA in Creative Writing degree with a concentration in fiction. This English and creative writing graduate program fosters the imagination and creativity with a balance of critical analysis and craft. Focus on content knowledge and understanding of plot building, narrative voice, and character development. Honing the craft for the kind of fiction of graduate interest – novels, short stories, children’s literature and more.
Masters of Science in Teaching Leadership; Literacy
Training program for teacher leaders who have a clear vision of the educated person and can work collaboratively with others toward aligning students’ experiences and school programs to support that vision. The objectives of the program are aligned with the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
Collaborative Action Research: Using vocabulary strategies to aid in reading comprehension for students significantly under grade level.
University of California, Riverside
Bachelor of Arts; English & Classical Studies
GPA 3.71 (3.90 in Major)
Awards: Dean Loda Mae Davis Senior Community Service Award, Honors Fellowship, English Departmental Service Award, Chancellor’s List from 2010-2012; Dean’s List 2010-2012 || Activities: Kids In Need, English Majors Association, Student Alumni Association, Golden Key International, Gamma Beta Phi, Tau Sigma, Alpha Lambda Sigma || University Honors Thesis: The Creative and Classical Impact of Love and Friendship Between Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley || English Department Thesis: Consumerism and Consumption for the Feminine in Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”
Golden West College
Associate of Arts; English
Awards: Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Activities: Peace, Mind, and Body Club
Westminster High School
High School Diploma; High Honors
Activities: Honors program; Entertainment Unit - Low Brass Section Leader (2004-2006)
Diversity Day Conference
Coordinator – Community Liaison, Logistics & Scheduling
Plan & organize half-day conference for 400 Pathways Academy students. Connect & Network with community members who can broaden the horizons of the students.
Coordinator – Logistics & Scheduling
Plan and organize full day conference for 250+ Hartford middle & high school students. Connect and Network with community members and local nonprofit agencies whose goal is to help Hartford grow. [http://www.hartfordroots.weebly.com]
EF Global Ambassador
Coordinator - Service Learning
Plan and organize meaningful, sustainable, and unforgettable global service learning project for high school students and community members to the Dominican Republic. Students will explore the area's rich biodiversity while learning how reforestation and ecotourism efforts have significantly helped replenish the land.
Educators 4 Excellence
Hartford Advocacy Team
The E4E- Connecticut Hartford Advocacy Team works in conjunction with the Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools to empower teachers across Hartford to advocate for improved support for unique student populations.
Hartford Policy Team
The E4E-Connecticut Hartford Teacher Policy Team on Unique Student Populations developed research-based recommendations to improve academic outcomes for unique student populations in Hartford Public Schools. These included Individualization, Collaboration, Parent Empowerment, and Accountability
Teach for America
Participate in intensive program to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in student achievement for under serviced populations. Engage in a full schedule of professional development, including seminars, workshops, individual and group reflections, readings, and learning teams specific to my teaching license area. Certification classes taken via Buena Vista University.