Progressive educator who believes students should play an active role in their own learning process. Skilled in teaching, curriculum development, faculty mentorship, design and implementation of new programs and schools.
Social and Emotional Learning
California Association of Independent Schools Accreditation Committee Member
Scheduling: student and program
Learning assessments: identification, referral, and support
11 years of teaching middle school level
3 years of teaching college level
14 years of teaching writing
Julia Morgan School for GirlsDepartment Chair | Oakland, CA | August 2014 - Current
Articulated department strategies in achieving the mission and goals of the school.
Set departmental objectives, assessments, and policies accordingly in cooperation with members of the department.
Consulted with faculty to encourage self-evaluation, professional growth, scholarship, and effective training.
Conveyed information to the school regarding department plans, curriculum development and assessment, resources, and activities.
Held regularly scheduled department meetings, took minutes, and maintained records.
Reviewed and recommended titles and materials for library acquisition.
Assisted in the evaluation of candidates to fill vacancies within the department.
Julia Morgan School for GirlsTeacher | Oakland, CA | August 2006 - Current
Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Prepared daily lesson plans and instruction materials for activities.
Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers.
Instructed students through project-based learning, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool.
Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
Wrote more than 200 student recommendations for high schools.
Julia Morgan School for GirlsAdvisor | Oakland, CA | August 2006 - Current
Established positive rapport with all students and parents.
Identified signs of emotional or developmental problems in students.
Provided one-on-one social-emotional support to students.
Maintained and facilitated positive group dynamics in groups of 10-13.
East Bay School for BoysFounding Board Member | Berkeley, CA | June 2009 - August 2014
Provided strategic leadership in the areas of equity and inclusion, governance, admissions, and development.
Served as initial Director of Communications.
Interviewed and assisted in the evaluation of candidates for founding faculty and staff positions.
St. Mary's College of CaliforniaCore Faculty | Moraga, CA | July 2002 - June 2005
Taught Human Development and Portfolio classes in the Bachelor of Arts completion program.
Received highest student evaluations for teaching quality.
Master of ArtsOrganizational Development and TransformationCalifornia Institute of Integral StudiesSan Francisco, CACompleted doctoral coursework in Learning and Change In Human Systems
Bachelor of ArtsComparative LiteratureUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley, CAConcentration in English, Spanish, and Contemporary Literature
Authored the first business plan and current mission statement for the East Bay School for Boys.
Wrote and directed curriculum-specific school musicals for 6th grade. Created process-oriented program that is still in use today.
Spearheaded the Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
Chaired the Development Committee.
Served as Technology Mentor to faculty.
Planned, marketed, and oversaw Word Day, an annual in-house writers conference for the entire school which culminates in Word Night, an annual literary event.