Enthusiastic and experienced high school English and media teacher with demonstrated
capabilities and proven student success in journalism, media, broadcast, video and TV/
film. Committed to student success through developing skills for producing quality,
student publications and broadcast projects. Caring, motivated professional who continues
to improve personal media and video skills through a variety of professional and volunteer
services outside of the classroom.
01/1995 to 01/2001
Teacher, Advisor, Supervisor, Coach
Experience with connecting students and high school student media
with mentors, internships, and media associations
opportunities Experience traveling with students to
Expertise with AP Style, media law, and national student media conferences and
community standards workshops
Expertise in fundraising, event
management, and producing Downers Grove North Hish School, District #99 - Downers Grove, Illinois
Taught English, journalism, radio and television to students grades 9-12 at a large
high school in the Chicago suburbs.
Advisor of student-run, radio station (WDGC 88.3)
Advisor for district cable television station (Cable 99), led all live and pre-recorded
24-hour, student television content.
Collaborated for shared programming slots for
Cable 99 and WDGC with Downers Grove South High School.
Advised school video "yearbook" Freeze Frame.
Advisor of the The Omega newspaper and magazine, collaborated with print
Advised award-winning, weekly and monthly student publications and
managed student staffs
Taught a variety of subjects during a 8 period class day, including: intro to journalism
and media, advanced news and publications, intro to radio, Radio I, Radio II, radio
internships, Television I, advanced TV and film, sportscasting, 9th grade English,
senior English composition, and sophomore literature.
Supervised, managed and coordinated all reporters, photographers, camera
operators, lighting and audio technical crews, producers and all on-air talent during
all live coverage events broadcasted from campus or from in-house studios.
Supervised all on-air, live radio and TV shows produced in-house and managed all
editing and computer lab days for students after school.
Managed all paid and adult volunteer station supervisors, technical directors and
Helped students arrange and edit interview footage for broadcast using non-linear
systems and CGI units.
Coached students to write, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms.
Maintained station files and licenses.
Served as a spokesperson and representative for the station at assigned station
events, district events and other community forums.
Organized new school and district "standards" and an official stylebook for media
students and staff to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Coordinated with the office of student activities and athletics to maintain accurate
schedule of events and information.
Established regular broadcast news curriculum and programming.
Worked with district to maintain all FCC and community standards for all broadcasts
Collaborated constantly with colleagues in other departments to coordinate cross-
departmental technical support.
Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students.
Introduced hundreds of students to professional skills they use in their careers to this
Implemented a co-ed cheerleading program at the school as head coach for the
freshmen, JV, and varsity cheerleaders.
01/1992 to 01/1995
English and journalism teacherF.J. Reitz High School － Evansville, Indiana
Managed classrooms of 20 to 34 high school students in grades 9-12 in a traditional,
laboratory, and studio setting.
Taught 9th grade English, word power (SAT prep course), senior composition, intro
to journalism and media, photography and dark room, and advanced media/ news
staff during an 8-period day.
Advised student publications including an award-winning student newspaper and
yearbook by creating an interactive classroom atmosphere to facilitate learning and
create student interest.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and to
include the evolving technology to support student publications.
Head coach for the nationally-ranked cheer program.
Coordinated a coaching staff of
five to lead three teams.
Implemented the co-ed cheer program, placing second at
Coordinated with the drama department as an assistant director for plays and
Advised and chaperoned all dances, sporting events and activities each semester.
Head CounselorHigh School Journalism Institute - INDIANA UNIVERSITY
National Scholastic Press and Columbia Press Association.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: JournalismIndiana University － Bloomington, IndianaJournalism Recipient of Ernie Pyle School of Journalism scholarship
Recipient of journalism in secondary education scholarship
Murray State University － Murray, KYFull academic scholarship for broadcast, journalism
Adobe, Premiere, AP Style, audio, broadcast, budget, Cable, CGI, coach, coaching, conferences, content, designing, editorial, editing, edit, English, event
management, film, Final Cut Pro, Frame, fundraising, journalism, law, lighting, director, materials, office, word, newspaper, photography, camera, Press, producing, programming, publications, Radio II, radio, Radio I, SAT, set design, staff management, stories, teacher, teaching, technical support, Television I, TV, television, video, workshops, composition