and compassionate teacher who presents course materials in a clear, interesting
and innovative way. Possess exceptional people skills and sensitivity to high school
students' specialized and changing needs. Passionate about making the high
school experience a positive one for all students. Works to improve school
climate so that all students can learn course materials, as well as the social
skills they need to thrive in all aspects of their lives.
Valid and Current Teaching Certification in Mississippi
Valid and Current Teaching Certification in Tennessee
Kind and empathetic
Standardized testing techniques
Positive and encouraging
Adept classroom manager
Data-driven curriculum expertise
School Leadership Team Member
Lead History Teacher
Student Council Advisory Committee
Federal Program Advisory Committee
Lead History Teacher/ School Leadership Team August 2012 to CurrentTunica County School District － Tunica, MS
Encourage discussion of class material to promote critical thinking. Enforce both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times. Use a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. Coach students and reviewed test material in preparation for Mississippi state-wide standardized tests. Integrate technology into the curriculum to develop students' word processing and research skills. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula for special education students according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Help students develop and improve study methods and habits. Create informative and engaging lesson plan while using a variety of visual aids, textbooks and creative projects to gain student involvement. Kept accurate records of student performance, maintaining the confidentiality of student records and information at all times. Prepare students to use skills in authentic situations. Promote a safe and positive learning environment. Serve as the Lead History Teacher and provide assistance to Teachers in the history department. Perform peer observations. Work closely with the department instructional consultant to improve student academic achievement on state exams; Serve on the SLT (School Leadership Team) assisting with decisions concerning school priority plan.
Courses taught: Mississippi Studies, Geography, United States History, World History, Sociology, Psychology, Credit Recovery, ACT Prep I and II.
Business and Technology Teacher August 2009 to July 2012Marshall County School District － Byhalia, MS
Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. Alerted administrators to any concerns about student performance and progress. Planned and conducted hands-on activities to provide students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate. Worked cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula for special education students according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Participated in regular training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field. Integrated technology into the curriculum to develop students' word processing and research skills. Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking. Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators. Used a variety of visual aids, textbooks and creative projects to gain student involvement. Enforced both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times. Facilitate student learning and academic achievement. Promote a positive and safe learning environment.
Courses taught: Financial Planning, Learning Strategies, Entrepreneurship, Computer Applications, Keyboarding, Accounting I, and ACT Prep.
Credit Manager June 2008 to August 2009Wells Fargo Financial － Southaven, MS
Perform as an aggressive, self-motivated, sales person; Build relationships with existing Wells Fargo customers by selling financial services that meet their needs; Participate in a comprehensive training program which develop sales skills, thru providing a thorough understanding of risk, credit analysis, and professional business practices; Utilize referrals and company provided leads to sell clients a variety of financial service products; Train and act as a mentor to new employees; Play a key role within a close-knit team; Refers clients to proper departments to resolve issues of concern.
Advanced Manager Trainee January 2007 to November 2007Tower Loan － Holly Springs, MS
Process loan applications; Make credit decisions; Collect on loan accounts; Develop dealer relationships; Recruit and train employees; Close real estate and personal property loans; Review loan applications to insure accuracy; Provide exceptional customer service; Sell optional Credit Life and Disability Insurance; Oversee cashier for accuracy; Assist manager in completing appraisals on potential real estate loans; Attend court hearing for delinquent accounts; Complete bankruptcy documents, garnishment requests, law suits and insurance claims.
Masters of Arts in Teaching : Secondary Education, December 2010Belhaven University － Memphis, TN
Bachelor of Business Administration : Managerial Finance, December 2006University of Mississippi University － Oxford, MSMinor in Investments
Health and Fitness, Crafting and Candle Making, Reading
Microsoft Office proficiency, SMART Board familiarity, Mastery Connect familiarity, USA Test Prep familiarity, GradPoint familiarity, MAC Book (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)