Dedicated and enthusiastic educator of adultlearners with over 12 years of experience fostering a positive, motivating, and productive learning environment.
Goal Setting and Implementation
Creative Lesson Planning
Team Building and Leadership
Created collaborative classroom experience through group assignments that require active participation from co-presenters and listeners.
Maintained and improved teaching resource website for easier sharing of creative course materials.
Planned and facilitated professional development workshops to help fellow instructors improve teaching techniques, communication and and collaboration skills, and gain confidence.
The College BoardJune 2016 to June 2016AP Reader New York, NY
Was trained in the implementation of scoring guidelines for grading written and spoken Advanced Placement test formats in Spanish Language and Culture.
Received high praise from table leader for efficient and accurate assigning of AP scores.
Globe University (Madison West)February 2011 to July 2012Adjunct Instructor Middleton, WI
Adapted teaching techniques to meet the needs of (the majority) non-traditional adult learners with full-time jobs and family responsibilities.
University of Wisconsin at MadisonAugust 2007 to May 2016Spanish Instructor Madison, WI
Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
Received high remarks for the creativity of lesson plans and clarity in presentation of course material from students and faculty.
Michigan State UniversityAugust 2006 to May 2007Assistant Language Coordinator East Lansing, MI
Held daily office hours to provide support and teaching techniques and materials for language instructors.
Worked in collaboration with the language coordinator and other assistant to provide professional development seminars and workshops, and to organize, encourage and facilitate the creation and sharing of learning materials among instructors.
La Universidad Internacional Menéndez PelayoMay 2006 to July 2006Assistant Program Director of Study Abroad Santander, Spain
Assisted the Program Director in the planning and implementation of meetings to prepare students for the study abroad experience.
Held daily office hours for tutoring in a wide range of course topics.
Accompanied students to assist as translator and provide support at doctor's appointments, meetings to discuss issues at the university or in home stays, etc.
Michigan State UniversityAugust 2005 to May 2007Spanish Instructor East Lansing, MI
Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
Taught in both traditional face-to-face and online hybrid formats.
Ingham Intermediate School DistrictOctober 2004 to August 2005Substitute Teacher Mason, MI
Taught a variety of middle and high school classes, including language arts, social studies, math, and science.
Was requested by several teachers who were pleased with my treatment of learning objectives and classroom management.
Education and Training
University of Wisconsin at Madison2016Ph.D.: Hispanic Philology/LinguisticsMadison, WIMinor in Second Language Acquisition
Michigan State University2007Master of Arts: Applied Spanish LinguisticsEast Lansing, MI
Michigan State University2004Bachelor of Arts: SpanishEast Lansing, MI
Cognates in Chemisty and General Science
Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Michigan Substitute Teacher Certificate
Volunteer Spanish-English Interpreter/Translator, Jungle Immersion Preschool-Daycare and UW Law School
Assist Spanish speakers in the translation and preparation of paperwork for employment, legal matters, and any other need.
Provide interpretation in Spanish and English to facilitate communication in informational and training meetings.