Austin, TX, 78704
Joined on December, 2011
Weekdays at any time
Up to 15 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationTexas Teaching Certificate Generalist 4-8 & Special Ed, EC-12, Austin, TX
Highly Qualified Teacher, TELPAS Holistic Rating Training (All Grade Levels) Certification, Dyslexia Tester
Certification, Literacy Instruction for Struggling Middle/High School Readers Certification, ESL Academy
Certification, SAMA Training Certification, Multisensory Grammar and Written Composition Training
Texas Teaching Fellows, Austin, TX May 2008
• Completed rigorous alternate certification program including summer institute focused on raising student achievement
• Mastery of intensive coursework in classroom management, high impact teaching strategies and differentiated instruction.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO May 2005
MS in Journalism and Mass Communication,
Minor in Women’s Studies
ExperienceSpecial Education Resource ELA/ESL/Co-Teacher-Working with general and special education students of all ages for AISD to raise student achievement and close the academic gap.
Twin Peaks Tutoring-Owner- Includes working with middle/ high school/ and college-age/professional students to help create independent learners. Primary job evaluating student’s needs, creating individual curriculum for him/her in writing, composition, reading, SAT/ACT prep and implementing more effective study skills.
I have worked with the YMCA as a summer counselor and administrator, and created staff training manuals, brochures and outdoor education materials. I have also completed a children’s writing course, and have taught many creative writing workshops for middle/high classes. I recently mentored a high school newspaper class and worked with professionals to improve their writing/ELA skills. Additionally I have:
•Volunteered as a teacher for Science and Reading
•Conducted writing workshops for students
•Helped create and publish student newsletters
•Worked with creative teams for students
•Developed /implemented educational workshops for B2B and non-profits
•Helped coordinate educational teams for students and adults
Strong communication/writing/editing skills- both written and oral
Innovative teaching strategies
Excellent program development
Strong interpersonal skills
Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Prezi, Elmo, Epson, Odysseyware-Compasslearning and Adobe InDesign
HobbiesI enjoy my family and mentoring students within the community. I have worked with children my entire adult life, and am committed to sparking the flame that gets and keeps kids interested in the pursuit of learning. I have been involved in community service, including the Mother House, the OUR Center, community theatre and other organizations. I am very involved with non-profits, and have written for magazines, newspapers and promos. I love art, writing and performing music, snow skiing, hiking and relaxing with a good book.
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