Dedicated and motivated educator with more than 15 years of unique experiences skillfully providing active learning opportunities for a wide range of learners from adult learners in an associate degree program to every grade from Pre K-3rd and 5th, including students with disabilities. Proven success in curriculum development, facilitating professional development and conference presenter. Consistently seeks additional on-going training through professional development classes as well as regional and national conferences to keep current on educational trends.
~Adjunct Professor for WV Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist
~Presenter NAEYC Regional Conference
~Apple Academy school wide professional development instructor
~Collaborated to create and develop a math curriculum map for NxGen Standards for Harrison County BOE
~Professional Development Instructor for Harrison County BOE- County wide and school based
~West Virginia University Benedum Education Collaborative Mentor Teacher
~Presenter at WVU Benedum Education Collaborative
~Recipient Title IV STEAM Mini-Grant to purchase robotics kits
~License: WV Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate Issued 2009
Classification: Masters +15
~Certified WV Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist Instructor
~NSTA STEM Forum and Expo- Orlando, FL
~National NAEYC Conference- Anaheim, CA and Washington, DC
~Regional NAEYC Conference- Morgantown, WV
~NCTM Summer Institute- Connecting Numbers and Operations in the Classroom for Pre-K through grade 5
~ NASA IV & V Educators Training on Rocketry and WEDO Robotic Exploration
~Math Workshop In Action 3-5 PLC- Harrison County Board of Education
~Routines and Strategies for Fluency 3-5 with Dr. Nicki Newton
~Growth Mindset Professional Development- Harrison County Board of Education
~Guided Math Inquiry- Harrison County Board of Education
~STEAM for grades 3-5- Harrison County Board of Education
~Intermediate Writers Workshop Course-Harrison County Board of Education
~Apple Technology Training Teachers Academy
~Kagan Cooperative Learning
~Wealth of experience teaching all subjects for grades Pre- K through 3. Created lessons that consisted of STEM lessons, hands-on activities, incorporating reading and math small group centers based upon varying academic levels.
~Concentrated 5th grade math instructor for 3 years. Math instruction based on researched strategies using whole group and guided math centers as well as project based learning to reinforce skills. Collaborated and Co-taught Eureka Math curriculum. Incorporated growth mindset strategies to encourage students who lacked confidence in mathematical abilities and held negative thinking patterns to prevent them from learning success.
~Currently 5th grade concentrated science instructor. Designed lessons incorporating experiments to enhance knowledge of topics and research projects to further their understanding and empower them to analyze information to form higher level thinking. STEM Lessons created include experiences for all learning styles.
~Developed and executed lessons, both small group and individualized, for a 3rd grade extended day program to benefit identified at-risk students by enhancing deficient areas as they prepared for end of year standardized testing.
~Member of school PBIS team, served on curriculum team, Faculty Senate Secretary, and 5th grade lead teacher.
~Textbook adoption committee and Professional Development Instructor
~Developed inclusive lessons to meet IEP requirements within a general ed classroom. Provided learning activities using assistive technology.
~Mentored Student Teachers enrolled in WVU Benedum Education Collaborative
~Completed classroom observations and evaluations
~Conducted conferences for plans of improvement
~Modeled current teaching trends- PBL, Kagan, STEM, group work
~Instruction on curriculum development and resource selection based upon current state wide mandates
~Adjunct Professor who facilitated classes for a 2 year associates degree.
~Developed curriculum for hands on learning using agency resources.
~Provided onsite training and supervision of experiences.
~Mentored and collaborated with workers on strategies to improve teaching in a childcare facility.
~Empowered workers to build confidence in knowledge of and applying NAEYC practices.
~Conducted conferences to produce feedback
~Conflict resolution and management of controversial topic discussion
~Provided consultation time outside of class hours
GPA 4.0 Plus 18 Graduate hours completed
Specialization in Pre-K and K. With Honors- Cum Laude
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