English Teacher who partners with and advocates for students. Consistently strives to create the best learning and assessment methods possible that emphasize student centered learning and creativity. Is highly organized, driven and passionate about student engagement.
Oregon Teacher Certification, 2009-present
Certified: Middle-High School Language Arts
Certified in Smarter Balance Assessment
Oregon Trail School District 2014-2015
Social Emotional Learning Grant Implementation Team
Anchorage School District 2012-2014 Curriculum CCSS Revision Committee for English 4 Anchorage School District 2011-2012 Curriculum CCSS Revision Committee for English 1 Anchorage School District 2012-2013 Curriculum CCSS Alignment Committee for all English Courses Anchorage School District 2012-2013 STEM Conference Presenter "BCA:Smaller Learning Community Success" Anchorage School District 2011 Curriculum Writer for Biomedical Career Academy Aligned Classes Wrote CCSS aligned curriculum for BCA Senior Capstone and Medical Terminology Anchorage School District 2010
Curriculum CCSS Revision Committee for English 4
Anchorage School District 2011-2012
Curriculum CCSS Revision Committee for English 1
Anchorage School District 2012-2013
Curriculum CCSS Alignment Committee for all English Courses
Anchorage School District 2012-2013
STEM Conference Presenter "BCA:Smaller Learning Community Success"
Anchorage School District 2011
Curriculum Writer for Biomedical Career Academy Aligned Classes
Wrote CCSS aligned curriculum for BCA Senior Capstone and Medical Terminology
Anchorage School District 2010
Nominated BP Teacher of Excellence for the state of Alaska
Green Apple Award for work done at Service High School
Awarded Most Improved HOSA chapter at National Conference
Key Club Adviser 2014-2015
Responsible for working with the school group to set up community events such as Boo Bash and the Easter Egg Hunt as well as volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Service High School Extended Year 2014
Taught 2 weeks of summer school 9-12 for failing students through project based learning.
Student Government Adviser and Instructor 2012-2014
Responsible for advising and supervising 30 student body and class officers in the planning of all school dances, assemblies, events such as Homecoming floats/skits and Senior Fun Day, service projects and fundraising for causes including breast cancer, suicide prevention and heart health awareness.
Social Emotional Learning Implementation Team 2012-2014
Worked with a small team of teachers and administrators to increase social emotional learning, including educator training, alignment with the district, parent outreach, and management of SEL goals for appropriate grant reporting.
Parenting the Modern Teen 2012-2014
Developed a monthly program for parents of Service students to access resources to help with increase their parenting skills. By partnering with community members, parents learned about issues facing teens and increase communication with their student.
Gay-Straight Alliance 2011-2014
At student request, re-instituted GSA to create a safe space on campus for all students.
National Honor Society 2010-2014
Advised student leadership and voluntarism in a nationally recognized organization.
Health Occupations Students of America 2010-2014
Advised students in a national organization to help foster medical skills, job training, and career readiness. 200 member chapter consistently placed students in national championship, and won national recognition for the strongest development in the nation in 2011.
Biomedical Career Academy 2009-2014
Worked with a small team of teachers to create a self contained pathway for students interested in medical careers, preparing all types of learners for careers post-high school. CTE pathway was aligned with the University of Alaska and Project Lead the Way and was a data driven, hands on approach to student learning that yielded direct results as well as state-wide recognition.
Smarter Balance Training
Portland Literacy Council-2015
Enhancing Professional Practice: Danielson Framework for Teaching
University of Alaska- 2014
Using the Reading Apprenticeship Approach in Classrooms
University of Alaska 2013
Implementing Response to Instruction
Anchorage School District 2012
Discipling with Dignity for Difficult Youth, Dr. R. Curwin
University of Alaska 2010
Community Across Cultures
Alaska Pacific University 2009
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