National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST)
Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)
Science and Children
Technology and Engineering Teacher
Administrator for district and school-wide Saturday Academy's, 2002, 2005
Collaborate with administration in planning and implementing explicit effective instruction in all subject areas.
Served leadership roles as: grade-level chairperson, science lead teacher, science fair coordinator, and School Management and Planning Team (SPMT) chairperson.
Selected as 2005 Teacher of the Year for both Bellevue Elementary and top ten amongst Richmond Public School teachers.
Math and Science Coordinator, 01/2007 to Current MathScience Innovation Center – Richmond, VA
Guide a team of educators to implement new programs for students that teaches core concepts through futuristic examples.
Lead the development and implementation of professional development programs for educators that strengthen core knowledge and that make connections to emerging fields.
Curriculum Writer, 01/2006 to 01/2008 Rocket – Brandon, FL
Developed curriculum and assessment tools for 4th - 7th grade mathematics instruction.
Trained teachers on the use of the programs mathematics curriculum.
I Mathematics Teacher, 01/2005 to 01/2007 Richmond Public Schools – Richmond, VA
Coached and modeled effective instructional strategies for teachers and students in grades K-5.
Worked with community members to provide services for students in grades K-5.
School Principal, 07/2006 to 01/2017 Richmond Public Schools – Richmond, VA
Coordinated mathematics and language arts summer instructional programs for Pre Kindergarten through fifth grade students.
Secured area community leaders to provide volunteer services for students in grades PK-5.
Fifth Grade Teacher, 01/1998 to 01/2005 Richmond Public Schools – Richmond, VA
Served as lead science teacher for school establishing partnerships with area businesses and coordinating student science fairs and parent workshops.
Established collaborative partnerships with parents and students through parent workshops and take-home science kits.
Mathematics Adjunct Instructor, 01/1997 to 01/1998 Columbus State Community College – Columbus, OH
Taught developmental mathematics to adult learners.
Seventh/Eighth Grade General Science Teacher, 01/1996 to 01/1997 Columbus Public Schools – Columbus, OH
Instructed seventh and eighth grade science classes based on Ohio science curriculum standards.
Post-Master's: August 2006 Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA
Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction, December 2004 Central Michigan University - Richmond, VA Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Mathematics, June 1996 Otterbein College - Westerville, OH Elementary Education, Mathematics