EducationM.Ed. Special Education - Grand Canyon University, 2011 4.0 GPA
Graduate Student (incomplete) UNiversity of Nevada, Las Vegas. All courses completed for a M.S. in Geology, thesis to be completed Spring 2016. 3.35 GPA
B.A. Theater, 1989, Salem State College 3.32
B.Sc. Geology, Salem State College, 1999- 3.5
April 2015 to Present
Test correcting- PARCC.
Middle School Teacher, Greenway Middle School, 3001 E. Nisbet Road, Phoenix Arizona
Academic Year 2013-2014
First half of the year, taught small self contained classes for students in math, and supported 8th grade language arts teachers as part of full inclusion. Second half of the year, taught Honors Core (Gifted) Language Arts classes for 7th and 8th Graders, Future Problem Solving, as well as a remedial reading class. Students in the reading class showed dramatic increases in reading levels; up to four grade levels in one quarter.
Volunteer: Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County 729 E. Hatcher Road Phoenix, AZ 85020
October 2011 to Present
Tutor adult English Language Learners and GED students.
Teacher’s Aid: The Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies 5430 West Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
December 2010 to August 2011
Worked with high school aged and students in sixth to eight grade classes as well as providing respite care for students with severe disabilities.
Teaching Assistant: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Geologic Sciences 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89154
Subjects taught included Metallic Ore Deposits, Geographic Information Systems and Geology 101.
Tutor: Salem State College 352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
1997-1999 Part time
Tutored college a student with severe learning disabilities in college level courses, in subjects ranging from English to advanced geology courses.
Staff Member: Fidelity House, Inc., Lawrence Massachusetts
Assistant House Manager 1992-1993
Helped establish volunteer newsletter Connecting Links.
M. Ed. Grand Canyon University, Phoenix (online program)
April 2009 to November, 2011
Special Education. Graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A. Also completed requirements for full K-12 Structured English Immersion endorsement.
Student Teaching Assignment: North Canyon High School, 1700 East Union Hills Drive, Phoenix
August 2011 to November, 2011
Taught four sections of a remedial reading class and one study skills section. Lesson plans included introducing students to new authors. Created and taught a short biographic lesson on Charles Dickens, followed by an introduction to the French Revolution preparatory to class reading an abridged version of
A Tale of Two Cities.
Arizona Department of Education Certificate number 4518862:
Provisional Cross Categorical Special Education K-12
Secondary Language Arts
Middle School Language Arts
Middle School Science
HobbiesSociety of Creative Anachronism
Volunteer- Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County
Phoenix Film Foundation - volunteer
PCAT Verbal Ability, PCAT Reading Comprehension, PARCC, Poetry Writing, Persuasive Writing, PCAT Writing, OAT Reading Comprehension, PSAT Writing Skills, PSAT Critical Reading, Pre-Algebra, OAT Survey of Natural Sciences, LSAT Reading Comprehension, LSAT Essay Section, IB World Religions SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Theatre SL, IB Theatre HL, IB Film SL, IB Film HL, General Biology, Evolution, DAT Reading Comprehension, CLEP Introductory Psychology, CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology, CLEP English Literature, CLEP College Composition, CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, CLEP American Literature, ASPIRE Science, ASPIRE Reading, ASPIRE English, AP United States History, AP Music Theory, AP Environmental Science, COMPASS Writing Skills, COMPASS Reading, College Essays, CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present, CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648, CLEP Natural Sciences, CLEP Introductory Sociology, Writing, World Literature, World History, World Civilization, WISC IV, Voice, Vocabulary, US History, US Constitutional History, TOEFL, The Modern World, Technical Writing, Summer Tutoring, Study Skills And Organization, Study Skills, STAAR Grades 3-8, STAAR EOC, STAAR, SSAT- Middle Level, SSAT- Elementary Level, Special Education, Singing, Short Novel, Shakespeare, Science, Science, SAT Writing, SAT Verbal, Zoology, Kindergarten - 8th Grade, Journalism, Middle School Math, Middle School, SAT Subject Test in World History, SAT Subject Test in United States History, SAT Subject Test in Literature, SAT Critical Reading, Religious Studies, Reading, Public Speaking, Medieval Literature, MCAT Verbal Reasoning, Literature, Literary Analysis, Life Sciences, Introduction to Poetry, IB Literature and Performance SL, IB Literature and Performance, Introduction to Fiction, IB Language A: Literature SL, IB Language A: Language and Literature SL, IB Language A: Language and Literature HL, HSPT Verbal, IB Extended Essay, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, HSPT Reading, HSPT Language Skills, Honors, Homeschool, History Of Science, History, Handwriting, Guitar, GRE Verbal Reasoning, GRE Verbal, GRE Subject Test in Literature in English, GRE Analytical Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Graduate Test Prep, GMAT Quantitative, GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment, Gifted, Geology, GED, Fiction Writing, Expository Writing, Executive Functioning, Essay Editing, ESL/ELL, Environmental Science, Earth Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, Ancient and Medieval Heritage, American Literature, AIMS, Advanced Placement, ADHD, ADD, ACT Writing, GMAT Verbal, ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension, ACCUPLACER ESL, 9th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Reading, 9th Grade math, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade math, 7th Grade, 6th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Science, 6th Grade Reading, 6th Grade math, ACT English, ACCUPLACER WritePlacer, 5th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Science, 5th Grade Reading, 5th Grade math, 5th Grade, 4th Grade Writing, 4th Grade Science, 4th Grade Reading, 4th Grade math, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Science, 3rd Grade Reading, 3rd Grade math, 3rd Grade, 12th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Writing, 10th Grade Reading, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Reading, 1st Grade Writing, 1st Grade Reading, ACT with Writing, ACT Science, ACT Reading, 2nd Grade math, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade math, Ecology, Elementary Algebra, Dyslexia, Developmental Biology, Elementary Math, English, DAT Survey of the Natural Sciences, 6th Grade, Pre-Calculus, Physical Science, Paleontology, 9th Grade, 8th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Science, 8th Grade Reading, 8th Grade math, 8th Grade, 7th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Science, ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills, Creative Writing
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