As a collaborative and innovative English Language Arts teacher, I am passionate about my subject and extremely motivated to instill curiosity, and joy for learning, in others. Of utmost importance are the skills I use to connect and form relationships with students in order to help them achieve their academic goals.
University of Maryland College Park, B.S. Natural Resources (2009)
Western State Colorado University-Teacher Certification and Masters of Education Program (2017)
Teaching Certification in Colorado
Creative lesson planning
Keen observation skills
Kind and empathetic
Positive and encouraging
Adept classroom manager
Microsoft Office and Outlook proficiency
SMART Board familiarity
Calm under pressure
Wilderness First Aid, CPR, EMT-Basic
Developed effective communication for a diverse work environment
Avid 4 Adventure Climbing Instructor
Multi-Sport Instructor Co-leader and Mentor for 13 Students From Pre-K-7th Grade
Guided participants through activities including: mountain biking, kayaking, climbing and outdoor education
Team building; developing camper's confidence and comfort in the outdoors
The Spot Bouldering Gym-junior climbing team instructor
Imparted Knowledge of climbing and techniques to children 9-13 years old
Laid early foundations for good discipline, responsible behavior and healthy lifestyles
Peer Tutor for international students at the University of Maryland, College Park (2006)
Rockville High School-volunteer for Saturday school (2007)
Rockville High School field hockey coach Fall 2007
Manager and Cashier August 2013 to December 2015Mountain People's Co-op - Nederland, CO
Welcome customers, document new members, take special orders
Stock, maintain appearance, and price inventory
Follow opening and closing procedures relating to the store and cash registers.
Climbing Instructor and Multi-Sport Instructor May 2013 to August 2015Avid 4 Adventure - Boulder, CO
Teach Leave No Trace Principles.
Lead groups of 13 youth in outdoor activities.
Provide a safe and inclusive learning environment.
Coordinate transport-drive 15 passenger vans.
Coordinate lunch, games and activities around the designated sport.
Lead successful parent days-parents observe and participate with their children once a week.
Snow Maker Team Leader November 2010 to January 2015Eldora Mountain Resort - Eldora, CO
1) Tends artificial snow making equipment of ski resort to produce artificial snow along ski trails.
2)Rides chair lift, drives snowmobile, and hikes long distances along ski trails to reach snow equipment.
3) Attaches hoses from snow equipment to nozzles of above-ground outlets for underground compressed air and water pipelines, using wrenches.
4) Turns outlet valves to adjust compressed air and water mixture to obtain desired snow spray.
5) Returns defective or frozen snow equipment to pump house for repair or thaw, using snowmobile, or hiking and dragging.
5) Re-positions equipment periodically to direct snowfall to other sections of trail, or closes valves to shut off equipment when snow coverage is complete.
6) Cleans dirt and frozen snow from equipment, using hand tools.
7) Trains new hires
Biological Science Technician: Soil Monitor April 2006 to September 2007National Park Service: Center for Urban Ecology - Washington, DCCollected Soil Samples with a Vegetation Team in National Parks Throughout DC, MD and VA.
High School Diploma : 2004Rockville High School - Rockville, MD
Participated in Track, Field Hockey and Softball 2001-2004
Bachelor of Science : English and Natural Resource Sciences, 2009University of Maryland - College Park, MD
Natural Resource Sciences: Conservation of Soil, Water and Environment
Dean's List Fall 2006
College Scholar Athlete: Cross Country, Track, and Field Hockey 2005-2006
Relevant Coursework: Foundations of Education, Adolescent Development, Critical Methods, Study of Literature, Concepts of Grammar, World Literature, Communications, Intermediate Spanish, Women's Studies.
Master of Arts : Teaching English and Secondary Education, 2017Western State Colorado University - Gunnison, CO
601-Methods and Strategies of Effective Reading Instruction
602-Literacy Assessment Informed Instruction
603-Content Area Learning
605-Curriculum Development and Assessment
607-Rethinking Learning-21st Century Skills
608-Methods and Strategies of Effective Writing Instruction
609-Secondary Student Teaching-Chaffee County
I have practiced yoga, running and swimming consistently since 1998. I have participated in running races, triathlons and Yoga Journal conferences.
I began climbing in 2006 and continue to enjoy this sport today.
Telemark skiing is a new hobby that I adopted in 2012. I have a ski partner that would like to ski all 53 fourteeners in CO. So far we have skiied two together successfully (Yale and Quandary).
JV Field Hockey Coach: lead by example. I enjoy training just as much as I enjoy reading. My goal is to share a passion for reading, writing and physical activity with as many students as I can through teaching, coaching and volunteering in my community.
Provide motivation through planning, leadership and good communication
Actively promote healthy lifestyles among youth through outdoor activity and education.
Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding Center
Habitat for Humanity
Mountain People's Co-op
Professional Organizations-American Alpine Club Member
ESOL Tutor at the University of Maryland Conversation Partner Acclimated Students to UMD from Places Such as Taiwan and Colombia