Resumé

OBJECTIVE

As an educator, I would like to continue to deliver both traditional and 21st century skills in a dynamic and passion-driven classroom. Moreover, to instill in students a desire to become lifelong learners, capable innovators, and changemakers in our world.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Curriculum Developer, THINK Global School 

International-mobile boarding school - 2016 - Present

 

Designing a long-term project-based global curriculum that builds changemaker students. 

  • Creating and planning international events to broaden professional networks. 

  • Designing authentic experiential learning experiences through service,
    internships and real world  problem solving. 

  • Curating global content in a blended-learning format. 

  • Implement 21st Century Skills in all projects. 

 

 

 Anthropology & Global Studies Teacher, THINK GLOBAL SCHOOL

International-mobile boarding school  — 2012- 2016

 

Planned, implemented and delivered place-based, differentiated lessons to English Second Language (ESL) learners while living and learning around the world.

  • Taught using a 3:1 technology to student ratio.

  • Designed place-based curriculum using museums, local speakers and organizations in the following countries:  

    • Buenos Aires, Argentina - Thimphu, Bhutan, Boston - U.S.A. (2012/2013)

    • Hyderabad, India, Moshi - Tanzania - Hiroshima, Japan (2013/2014)

    • Auckland, New Zealand - Monteverde, Costa Rica - Athens, Greece (2014/2015)

    • Stockholm, Sweden - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina - Florence, Italy (2015-2016)

 

 

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology & Learn and Serve Teacher, MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Stafford, Virginia — 2008 - 2011

 

Started International Baccalaureate Social & Cultural Anthropology program and took on the Learn and Serve program to teach global citizenship and how to effectively respond to global needs through Service-Learning.

Accomplishments

  • Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award 2011

  • Stafford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year 2011

  • Established valuable community contacts both locally and internationally.

  • Students performed above the global average on IB Social and Cultural Anthropology exam.

 

US/VA History & Learn and Serve Teacher, MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Stafford, Virginia — 2006-2008

 

Taught all sections of 11th grade Collaborative US/VA History. All sections of International Baccalaureate Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Accomplishments

  • Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction 2007

  • 100% pass rate for the Virginia Standards of Learning for US/VA History

  • Taught an inclusion classroom with students with and without learning disabilities.

  • Delivered constructivist and differentiated lessons and units.

 

 

EDUCATION

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana -- 2016 - Present

 

M.A. in Education, Focus in Digital Teaching and Learning 

 

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia — 2002-2006

 

B.A. History & Virginia Education Licensure, History & Social Studies 6-12

Captain, Eagles NCAA Division 3 Lacrosse 2004-2006 - Ranked 20th in US, Division III in 2004.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Member - serving as a liaison between student-athletes and University faculty and coaches.

 

 

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES  

 

  • Flipped Differentiation in the Mixed-Ability Classroom (Athens, Greece 2015)

  • Lecture at Athens Community Schools Innovation and Learning Differences Summit

    • “What if we taught and learned the anthropological causes of war.” (Athens, Greece 2015)

  • Service-Learning in the IB Classroom (IB Mid-Atlantic Academy, Maryland 2010)

  • The Anticipatory Set (Mountain View High School Teacher In-service 2009)

 

SKILLS  

 

  • Google Docs, Google Calendars, Google Slides, Google Sheets

  • Apple Products in the Classroom (Iphone, Ipad, Macbook)

  • Prezi

  • Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress

  • Aspen Information System

  • Inte-Grade Pro

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request.