Christian adventurer teacher skilled in motivating and mentoring kids of all ages to develop their character alongside their skills. Dedicated to improving student minds and hearts through intentional relationship building and creating a positive, stable learning environment regardless of location or circumstances. Patient but firm, enthusiastic but collected, and always working in the best interest of the kids.
Advanced Middle Proficiency in Georgian (Kartuli) the 8th hardest language in the world for English speakers
Mentor teacher to new Peace Corps trainees
Editor of TESOL/TEFL Resource Book, a book of teaching games/activities for teachers and volunteers
Creator and editor of a 120-page Exam Preparation Handbook for teachers and volunteers
Organized 5 week-long summer camps for students ages 8-15
Managed 6 weekly English clubs for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th-11th grades
Put together parties, holiday celebrations, and concerts for students in K-12th
Focused on ensuring character development occurs alongside skill development
English Education Volunteer, 04/2015 to Current Peace Corps – Tbilisi, Georgia
Taught English lessons to grades 1 through 12 with co-teachers in a rural village while living with a local host family (class sizes ranged from 3 to 20 students)
Privately tutored individual students (ages 6-18) in English conversational, listening, writing and reading skills.
Incorporated critical and creative thinking activities into daily lessons with a focus on character development and maintaining a positive classroom environment.
Implemented a grant to equip the community with their first fully-resourced English room, complete with furniture, technology, and educational materials.
Substitute Teacher, 01/2015 to 04/2016 Pearland Independent School District – Pearland, Texas
Took assignments as a substitute teacher in all grades (K-12th) and a variety of subjects, at 8 different campuses in the district including elementary, middle, junior high, high school, and the alternative campus.
Journalism Teacher; Cabin Counselor , 08/2013 to 08/2013 Camp Mystic for Girls – Hunt, Texas
Created curriculum and wrote lesson plans for the journalism activity at a 10-day all-girls outdoor camp
Taught students skills in journalism, organization, writing, and reporting, which culminated in the camp's newspaper
Co-counselor for a cabin of 20 5th-6th grade aged girls, some away from home for the first time
Bachelor of Arts: English Language and Literature, 2014 Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas
Magnum Cum Laude Graduate, 3.74 GPA
Minor in Classical Studies (proficiency in Classical Latin)
Undergraduate Research Scholar in English
Graduated a semester early
Study Abroad: English and History, Spring 2013 University of Nottingham - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Accepted as a formal exchange student to Nottingham, enrolled as a full student for four advanced courses in English and History
Took the month-long spring break as an opportunity to travel inexpensively through England, Switzerland, France, and Spain
TESOL/TEFL Certification: TESOL/TEFL, 2014 Global Leadership College - Online
Completed 160 hours of coursework over 11 months with a 4.0 average
Demonstrated mastery in classroom management techniques, teaching strategies, communication skills, skill development in grammar, pronunciation, reading, speaking, writing, and listening.
Spotlight Peace Corps Georgia Volunteer for Peace Corps Headquarters, 2016
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Award Recipient, 2014
Liberal Arts Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, 2013