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Experience with instructional design
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Creative learning strategies
July 2016-2017Professional development consultant | Edgenuity | Scottsdale, AZ
Work with sales and implementation teams to design individualized trainings for teachers and school district personnel on the use of online and blended learning.
Customize training content to meet each customer's implementation requirements.
Follow up after trainings to ensure all customer questions are answered and issues are addressed.
March 2017-May 2017Teaching AssociateArizona State University |
Enforced the Buddy System mentoring program between 1st and 5th grade students, increasing student development and enthusiasm for learning.
August 2013-May 2017Graduate Research AssistantArizona State University |
Managed multiple interdisciplinary research projects under the supervision of the Principal Investigators.
Designed and developed timelines and workflows.
Delegated tasks to undergraduate and graduate students working on the projects based on each person's level of knowledge and expertise.
Conducted human subject research that included writing research proposals and protocols that met the guidelines of the Institutional Review Board.
Collected and analyzed data using a variety of qualitative methods.
Reviewed existing scientific literature on research topics.
Presented findings in a variety of formats including presentations, white papers, and articles.
June 2014-August 2014Teaching AssociateArizona State University |
August 2011-December 2013Adjunct ENGlish FacultyGlendale Community College |
November 2011-December 2013Content Designer and Technology TrainerMARICOPA Community COLLEGES |
Part of a team that designed online professional development content for high-school Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers as part of a National Science Foundation Grant.
Developed standards-based course curriculum for CTE 210 and 230 courses in a game-based learning management system (3DGameLab).
Designed and delivered lessons using multimedia (speaking avatars, text, and video) and creating authentic assessments that address specific course competencies.
Developed a MOOC version of the curriculum that was open to the public in October 2013.
Acted as interim Project Coordinator for 3 months.
Responsible for project management including planning and assigning tasks.
January 2012-December 2012Faculty AssociateArizona State University |
September 2010-August 2011Project AssistantArizona Historical Foundation |
Part of a team that worked on a grant funded project to digitize the Sacks Collection of the American West.
Entered data from hand written index cards into a Drupal content management system.
Consulted original sources to verify citations and to ensure correct transcription.
Searched library catalogs and databases to for references to ensure content included complete references.
Coordinated with project manager to design and implement workflows that functioned to meet scheduled project deadlines.
July 2009-June 2010Teacher LibrarianScottsdale Unified School District |
Managed a 10,000+ volume library serving an elementary and a middle school.
Initiated and managed projects to ensure that the library meet user needs.
Delegated tasks library assistants and appropriate school personnel to meet project needs.
Successful initiatives included reorganizing the library space to create areas for multiple student groups; organizing and cataloging a 200+ volume collection of professional books for teachers; implemented collection development projects as needed to ensure the collection included desired materials and to remove out of date and unused materials.
Coordinated with teachers and administration to schedule library lessons, programming, and checkout times that allowed all students at both schools at least one bi-weekly visit to the library.
Collaborated with classroom teachers to design and facilitate lessons that supported the use of the library for specific learning units.
Implemented an electronic calendar reservation system for five separate library spaces.
July 2008-June 2009Instructional Technology CoachScottsdale Unified School District |
Designed and implemented pilot programs to evaluate hardware and software solutions.
Reported results to district administration including recommendations for purchase.
Developed implementation plans for software and hardware that included all aspects of training including scheduled trainings, one on one and group help sessions, and systematic job aids.
Updated and maintained existing technology training courses.
Created new online courses using Camtasia, Audacity, and Dreamweaver.
Implemented a Moodle server to provide a learning management system for online courses.
August 2000-June 2008Classroom TeacherScottsdale Unified School District |
Taught Language Arts, Social Studies and Technology classes.
Served as Yearbook Advisor for four years.
Lead students in planning and publishing a middle school yearbook of 40+ pages.
Assigned jobs and workflows to ensure that publication deadlines were met.
Negotiated contracts with vendors.
Supervised students in budget management to ensure that district spend guidelines and procedures were met and that production within budget requirements.
Built and maintained school website for 3 years using Dreamweaver.
Worked with principal and teachers to ensure that information stayed current.
Created templates for teachers to use to create their own websites using Microsoft Office tools.
Served as a chair on school Technology Committee.
Successful initiatives included implementing after-school technology related enrichment classes; needs assessment and subsequent trainings to help teachers create classroom webpages.
Served as a member of school Professional Development, Leadership, and Liaison (home-school relations) committees.
Fall 2017Doctor of Philosophy: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Spring 2009Master of Arts: Library ScienceUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZLibrary Science
Spring 1992Bachelor of Arts: Creative Writing and ItalianUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZCreative Writing and Italian