Teacher focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance. Enthusiastic educator with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners.
Master Literacy Trainer
National Board Certified Teacher
Creative lesson planning
Well versed in how to access curriculum information and resources
Instructional best practices
SMART Board aptitude
In depth knowledge of Power Schools
K-6 Elementary Teacher, 01/2001
to 06/2012 Wilkes County Schools – Wilkes County
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, and state.
Instructional Specialist, 08/2012
to Current Wilkes County Schools – Wilkes County
Facilitate Professional Learning Communities in which teachers planned instruction, unwrapped standards, and decided upon instructional strategies to best meet student needs.
Provided differentiated professional development on a district and school level.
Involved in creating curriculum support documents for the district.
Provided training and support for Reading 3D.
Provided training and support for Power School.
Mentor to beginning teachers.
Facilitate sessions in which teachers analyze assessment data.
Master of Arts: Reading ,
2015 East Carolina University - Greenville,
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education K-6,
2001 Appalachian State Universitsy - Boone,