My Resume

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative problem solver and critical thinker
  • Punctual and dependable with solid time management abilities
  • Deep knowledge of 9-12 ELA content, principles of pedagogy, learning and curriculum design
  • Demonstrates responsibility and professionalism in handling a variety of organizational functions
  • Ability to multitask as well as to adapt to shifting circumstances
  • Acknowledged reputation for integrity and confidentiality
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Apple business applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, et. al.), with a solid grounding in educational technology
  • Embraces continuous improvement, education and new technologies

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 14 Years in Education
  • Performance Management
  • Instruction/Training
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Product/Skills Assessment
  • Data Gathering/Analysis
  • Curriculum Planning/Design
  • Business/Educational Technology
  • Interpersonal Relations

 

EDUCATION

  • Tufts University, Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English, cum laude.
  • Tufts University, Bachelor’s Degree in English, magna cum laude.
  • Harvard University Extension School, ALB Program in English.

 

TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Mass. State Educator’s Certificate No. 370857, English 8-12, Professional; valid through 2017.
  • MELA-O and RETELL Endorsement
  • Additional Coursework/PD:
    • Studying the Skillful Teacher
    • Beyond Classroom Management
    • Grammar for Teachers
    • Blended Learning in the Classroom
    • Tools for Teachers
    • Coursera: Virtual Instruction Specialization (In progress)
    • Udemy: Introduction to Project Management

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Listenwise, Brookline, MA 2016-Present

Independent Contractor

  • Writing web-based lessons based on curated stories from National Public Radio, including scaffolding for ELL learners.

 

Northwest Education Associates, Portland, OR 2017-Present

Independent Contractor

  • Item writing for CCSS-aligned standardized assessments

 

A Pass Educational Group, Farmington Hills, MI 2017-Present

Independent Contractor

  • Passage location and item development for CCSS-aligned standardized assessments

 

Natick High School, Natick, MA 2008-2015

English Teacher

  • Taught 9th, 11th, and 12th grade English and elective courses
  • Participated in grade and department level decision-making about curriculum, unit design, assessment, and alignment of curriculum to state and national standards
  • Engaged in data collection and analysis of student growth
  • Applied a variety of educational modalities to develop 21st century skills and college/career readiness
  • Differentiated instruction for varied learning styles and language proficiencies
  • Applied learning management systems and a wide variety of web-based educational platforms, including Moodle and Schoolworld, Turnitin, Academic Merit, Quia, Google Sites and Google Apps, OpenEd, Vocabulary.com, and others

 

Salem State College, Salem, MA 2006-2008

Adjunct Instructor

  • Taught Introduction to American Literary Studies, English Composition, and Basic Writing.

 

Lynn Classical High School, Lynn, MA 2001-2008

English Teacher

  • Taught 9th, 10th grade English and 11th grade English/American Literature, including honors and inclusion classes and a 9th grade reading skills class.
  • Early adopter of web-based and multimedia technologies in the classroom.
  • Introduced innovative assessment techniques.
  • Developed and delivered a reading comprehension strategies workshop for teachers in other disciplines.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Dean’s List, Tufts University.
  • Dean’s List, Harvard University Extension School.
  • Publications:
    • “Diana’s Pool,” short story; Outbreath Magazine.
    • “Not What You Think You See” and “One Step,” short stories commissioned for Pearson Education

 

INTERESTS

  • Creative Writing
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Film and Popular Culture
  • Music
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Futurism
  • Alternative Health
  • Human Improvement and Potential