Engaging Teacher and Coach skilled at encouraging and inspiring high school students.
Strives to reach out to students to help them attain the highest level ofacademic success
Classroom Teacher/Debate Coach08/2007 to 05/2013
Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to all students regardless of course assignment.
Used role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures to instruct participants in a variety of ways.
Used a variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods.
Established successful debate program resulting in 4 years of UIL regional participation in Lincoln-Douglas.
Competed succesfully at TFA tournaments 2nd year bringing home 2nd Place in LD at Spring Tournament and 2nd place in Humorous at Dulles, finalists in Student Congress, including a State participant, and Foreign Extemporaneous at Atascosita.
Coached all forms of debate, specializing in LD, Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation, Prose and Poetry Two Sweepstakes UIL trophies in Novice and Varsity events in 2012.
Created cross-over curriculum when school switched from Communications Applications to Professional Communica.
Substitute Teacher09/2006 to 06/2007 Conroe, TX
A Preferred sub at a number of campuses, including Caney Creek High School, Morehead Jr.
High, Conroe High School, The Woodlands High School, and College Park High School.
Subjects taught ranged from 6th grade Band to 12th grade English as a long term substitute while completing alternative certification program Pursued professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills in addition to ESC Region VI training program while at any school.
Graded student work and kept careful records of grades.
This was challenging and important as I was a rotating teacher, in charge of 140 students, who would make up the first graduating class of College Park.
Proofread and evaluated student's writing and gave feedback.
Producer/Writer/Sales06/2004 to 07/2006 Quanah Productions – Conroe, TX
Hired to write and produce historical documentary.
Asked to stay on as an independent contractor to help launch Internet based programming.
Negotiated prices, terms of sales and service agreements.
Presented innovative digital media marketing presentations to executive decision makers.
Quoted prices, credit terms and other bid specifications.
Responsible for writing, producing, voicing, selling and collecting from all accounts personally managed.
Also worked two other part-time positions in related fields, while beginning alternative certification program.
Auto Theft Specialist11/2002 to 09/2003 Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority – Austin, TX
Created and implemented external and internal communications strategies for key agency initiatives such as the "Watch Your Car"campaign.
Established and maintained external communications calendar, and managed scheduled assignments.
Drafted engaging, accurate and effective press releases.
Coordinated news releases, media responses, press packets and placement of stories in national trade publications Drafted post-event evaluations, compiled results and recommended changes for future events.
Speaker at numerous events and CE teacher of TCLOSE certified curriculum for law enforcement agencies in area ranging from Dallas to Galveston.
Organization team for Texas State Sherrif's Association and Law Enforcement Associations annual conventions.
Bachelor of Arts: Radio-TV-Film History and Political Science1984Sam Houston State University-
Journalism focus. Graduated in 4 years despite taking two semesters off to work in the industry. Briefly participated in debate though at the time there was no established program. Spent the majority of time honing skills as News Anchor, News Director campus radio station, Assignments Editor for television station. Produced 30 minute live fashion show once a week senior semester while commuting to and from Huntsville. Alpha Epsilon Rho inductee. Affiliations National Forensic League Texas Speech Communications Association National Debate Coaches Association