Enthusiastic Educator with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administration.
-I worked with 11 2nd grade teachers on a daily basis and conducted weekly meetings with the teachers.
-My job was to oversee the curriculum and teaching standards for the grade level. This included all areas of testing as well.
-I collected classroom data and generated spreadsheets for teachers to use to find areas of concern to help drive their instruction.
-Helped implement new teaching techniques to improve the quality of education for our students.
-I worked with new teachers to help foster teacher efficacy and modeled lessons when needed.
-I coordinated and set up training when needed for textbook adoption.
-I was asked to sit in and participate in interviewing potential candidates for new hires.
-I also worked with our system Curriculum Director and Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Glenn Purcell.
-Helped facilitate all changes and acted as a support system for teachers so that all of our students' needs are identified and met.
-I was voted by my peers to be Lead Teacher my 2nd year of teaching.
-As Lead Teacher I was responsible for being a liaison between the teachers and administrators.
-I sat on the Leadership Team with Administrators and other Lead Teachers, and would then lead a weekly grade-level meeting to deliver information and discuss grade-level issues and concerns.
-I was responsible for researching and coordinating all field trips and fundraisers.
-I participated in Reach to Teach for GA. This program included collaborative sessions with a National Board Certified Teacher from Glynn County. Regularly, I was required to post feedback on the Reach to Teach Resource website.
-I was asked by my principal to supervise a student-teacher my 3rd year of teaching.
-I participated in aTitle II eMath Grant in 2004 and worked extensively with our system's ETTC, Lisa Meyers. I received training in Macon on GPS, Backward Design, and Technology Integration. I redelivered this training to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers in 2005 and 2006.
-In 2008, I was the Relay for Life captain for Smiley Elementary School. We raised more money than any prior year or any other team in Long County.
-In 2009, I began working as the Instructional Coordinator for 2nd grade. At this time, I also taught 2 segments of EIP/day.
-I worked closely with our other IC's, 11 2nd grade teachers, as well as our Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Director.
-I was the Parent and Community Involvement Task Force Leader.
-As a classroom teacher, it was imperative to establish a very positive relationship with parents from the beginning of the year to best serve the needs of my students. To do this, I always gave my parents my home number as well as my school numbers and email so they could reach me anytime.
I began substituting for my son's classroom and then expanded to other schools and grade-levels. A teacher suggested that I look in to the GTAPP (Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program) because she knew I had a Bachelor's degree in Pre-Law. There was a teacher shortage in Georgia, and this program allowed students to take education classes and then begin a Master's Program in education and teach during the process. So I commuted to school while teaching for three years to receive my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
State of Georgia Teaching License T-5
-Internship with Circuit Court Judge Sally Greenhaw where I sat in on trials and worked as a clerk with the Law Student assigned to Judge Greenhaw.
-Earned a Legal Assistant Certificate
-Took the LSAT; planned to attend Jones Law School in Montgomery, AL.
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-As a Board member it is my privilege to work with children from our community.
-I work closely with Tom Brubaker, the club's CPO on projects to raise money for the club.
-I was very involved with the recent Teen Center reopening.
-I coordinated with Jesup Furniture Outlet to receive furniture donations for the Teen Center.
-I served dinner to our children and their parents at our Christmas Around the World event.
-I helped carry out our Poppell Pumpkin Fun Run 5K.
-I serve as a co-sponsor for our BGC Jr. Board of Directors.
-I am working with the club to produce quarterly newsletters and recognition events for our donors.
-As a school council member, I meet monthly with administrators to discuss issues concerning the school.
-I am a member of our PTO. We have a very small PTO, so each member works very hard for our school to coordinate events such as: Fall Festival, Pet Photo Contest, Talent Show, 5th Grade Dance, Christmas Photo Packages, and Teacher Appreciation Monthly gifts.
-Chairing the gala required leading meetings with committee chairs and sub-committee chairs, a combined total of approximately 30 volunteers over a period of 6 months.
-I worked closely with Mr. John Riddle, President and CEO for the chamber, as well as Lindsey Cason, Projects Coordinator.
-We coordinated 14 participating restaurants, silent auction donations, rental company participation, ticket sales, raffle sales and items, obtaining a venue, entertainment, decorations, and promotions and marketing.
-It required appearances on the Butch and Bob Show and writing an article for the Chamber Newsletter and The Press Sentinel.
-It was the Gala's third year, and we raised approximately $20,000. That was more than either of the two previous years.
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