Motivated, enthusiastic educator with 5+ years experience fostering a cohesive student learning atmosphere.
Teaching, tutoring and counseling
Effectively work with parents
Innovative lesson plans
Clear public speaking skills
Learning style assessment
Creative lesson plan development
Created [materials, curriculum] targeting [types of learners] to create an engaging educational experience.
Developed [process or procedure] that resulted in [positive outcome].
Team Building and Leadership
Created collaborative classroom experience through [process, initiative].
Delivered training modules to inter-departmental teams to ensure smooth adoption of new program.
Completed training on-time and under-budget.
Increased student math standardized test scores by 20% by introducing more effective learning techniques such as technology integration and student-run lesson plans.
Established clear objectives for all lessons/projects and communicated with students, achieving a total understanding of grading rubric and overall class expectations.
Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to encourage student interest and enjoyment.
Marketing Coordinator and Workshop Educator September 2015 to April 2016Chatham Housing Initiatives, Inc － Siler City, North Carolina
Career and Technical Education Business Teacher January 2014 to June 2014Orange County School System － Hillsborough, North Carolina
Forged relationships with in the community, building business partnerships and grant funding opportunities to support all programs offered by the initiative.
Developed marketing plans and curriculum for submission toward community outreach activities and workshop grant solicitation.
Taught monthly community workshops and seminars throughout the community under the Home Ownership Academy: the home buying process, lending and mortgage institutions, credit and budgeting.
Established brand recognition and social media presence to highlight the services and programs of the housing authority throughout the community and neighboring counties.
Cedar Ridge High School, CTE Business and Marketing Teacher(Interim).
Professional Educator's License North Carolina Teaching skills enhanced through the ability to prepare lesson plans that creatively increased participation, engagement and enthusiasm at all student's comprehension levels resulting in average of 89% proficiency on EOC exam.
Teaching skills enhanced through the ability to prepare lesson plans that creatively increased participation, engagement and enthusiasm at all student's comprehension levels resulting in average of 89% proficiency on EOC exam.
Marketing Director/Owner March 2004 to CurrentBHS, Inc － Carolina
dba Hester*Smith Real Estate and Insurance Services and Keeping The Promise Academic and Life Coaching.
Top Sales Agent created marketing opportunities within the community to showcase national companies and broaden personal brand awareness as an agent to aid future sales opportunities in life and health insurance.
Workshop and seminar presenter to North Carolina communities on topics such as: home buying, personal finance, career change for adults, financial management and healthcare.
Created educational advising program to assist in identifying future educational goals, available programs and scholarships and provide support for preparation to enter college or trade careers.
Trade show presenter and display experience through various industries.
Education and Training
Master of Business Administration : Business and MarketingCampbell University － Creek, North CarolinaBusiness and Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration : Business and EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina － Charlotte, North CarolinaBusiness and Economics
North Carolina Teacher's License
Career and Technical Education * Insurance * Real Estate
Preparing Your Student For Success Are You Ready For Homeownership? Budgeting, Finance and Saving, Oh My! Marketing and Entrepreneurship Today
Equity Stakes in Education and the Cultural Divide: Keynote speaker and presenter at one day seminar for professional development of Forty staff and administrators. Cascade Middle School. Auburn, Washington.
Carving your future: knowing your needs vs your wants and what preparation you will need to achieve your goals. Hawfields Middle School, Mebane, North Carolina
Youth Group Motivation: What is your career right now? Miles Chapel Baptist Church, Mebane, North Carolina
Parent Workshop and Presentation: Keeping The Promise Academic Coaching and how your student can improve in school.
Cascade Middle School, Auburn, Washington.
ABSS Career and Technical Education High School. Burlington, North Carolina.
Cedar Ridge High School. Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Licenses Career and Technical Education * Insurance * Real Estate Community Involvement Workshop Presentations Preparing Your Student For Success Are You Ready For Homeownership? Budgeting, Finance and Saving, Oh My! Marketing and Entrepreneurship Today
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Volunteer
Curriculum Content Designer, Professional Development facilitator, Workshop Creator and Presenter, Interpersonal Skills Expert