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Professional Summary

Engaging educator with 9 years of experience in intermediate classroom instruction in high-needs settings. Expressive, fastidious writer and speaker with a B.A. in English Literature and M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. Designs powerful, cohesive, culturally responsive, anti-bias instructional units that scaffold and increase student learning. Ready to apply writing and editing talents, research skills, and teaching expertise to the dynamic Junior Staff Writer position at

  • Missouri Certified Teacher with Elementary Endorsement
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Intuitive curriculum development, alignment, adaptation, and evaluation with extensive backward design experience
  • Inclusive discourse facilitator
  • Creative and critical thinker
  • Common Core and Missouri GLEs fluent
  • Differentiated instruction specialist
  • Responsive and receptive collaborator
  • Expert knowledge of Zoom, MS Office, G Suite, Google Classroom, Nearpod, and IXL
University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri Expected in 2015 Master of Arts : Curriculum and Instruction - GPA :

Institute for Urban Education Scholarship Recipient and Graduate, GPA: 3.93

University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri Expected in 2007 Bachelor of Arts : English Literature - GPA : Dean's List 2005-2007

Missouri Elementary Education Endorsement Grades 1-6

  • Selected to teach departmentalized English Language Arts program as well as Integrated Social Studies/ELA.
  • Receives high praise from instructional observations for creating interactive, rigorous, and culturally relevant lessons.
  • Leader in building at integrating culturally responsive teaching material and methodologies.
  • Composed original learning scales for writing units that were used as examples in a large district.
  • Instructed students whose writing won 3rd place out of 4,000 elementary students.
  • Assisted students in achieving multi-year percentile gains on MAP and STAR assessments.
  • Created innovative lesson plans, project based assignments, formative and summative assessments for all subjects throughout career.
Work History
Shelby County School District - Virtual Teacher - Math, ELA, Science - 5th Grade
Millington, TN, 09/2020 - 05/2021
  • Innovative virtual educator adept at managing Zoom for instruction of classes up to 28 students, utilizing integrated tools seamlessly.
  • Evaluated and revised course content to facilitate virtual classroom discussions, maintain school community, provide inclusive, student-centered learning, and increase student understanding.
  • Increased participation, rigor, and achievement in lessons using Nearpod, offering immediate feedback.
  • Integrated culturally responsive content to emphasize matters of social justice, respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network.
Raytown School District - Fleetridge Elementary - Classroom Teacher - Math, ELA, Science - 5th Grade
City, STATE, 08/2017 - 09/2020
  • Grade level lead for writing instruction, as well as incorporating culturally responsive materials and emphasizing matters of social justice, respect for diversity, inclusivity, and racial equity in lessons.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to meet students’ learning levels and prepare them for higher-level education requirements.
  • Provided effective virtual instruction, adept at managing Zoom and other online instruction modules.
  • Collaborated with parents, administrators, and counselors to develop improvement plans for struggling students.
  • Helped students achieve multi-year growth on STAR assessments in Reading and Math.
KCK USD 500 - Whittier Elementary - 5th Grade - Reading, Integrated Social Studies and Writing
City, STATE, 08/2015 - 07/2017
  • Encouraged students to explore issues in their lives and the world around them by creating diverse, interdisciplinary, hands-on activities that reflected their educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Utilized exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills to produce engaging units, lessons, and targeted assessments.
  • Researched latest instruction techniques and employed culturally responsive texts to teach students to draw inferences and comprehend nuances in word meanings and figurative language.
  • Collaborated with teachers in Speech and Special Education disciplines to identify and adopt successful instructional strategies.
  • Increased students' MAP Reading achievement by more than a year's growth between Fall and Spring.
KCK USD 500 - Whittier Elementary - 4th Grade - Classroom Teacher
City, STATE, 07/2012 - 08/2015
  • Adapted instruction and supported students in persevering with challenging tasks.
  • Set and communicated classroom ground rules based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Mentored and counseled students with adjustment and academic problems.
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
  • Provided individualized instruction and created unique interventions for struggling students.
  • Doubled yearly MAP score growth in 75% of students in Reading and Math.

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