Curriculum Vitae

Dana Huff

dana at huffenglish.com

Education

MAEd, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Instructional Technology, December 2010

BSEd, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; English Education, magna cum laude, August 1997

Teaching Experience

Worcester Academy; Worcester, Massachusetts; July 2012-Present

2014-Present English Department Chair
2012-2014 Technology Integration Specialist and English Teacher

  • Chair the English department
  • Lead English department in implementation of school’s mission in teaching English
  • Writing workshop ambassador and cheerleader
  • Serve on school’s Vision Committee and Curriculum Committee
  • Teach three sections of English (currently World Literature I, American Studies in Literature, and AP English Literature and Composition)
  • Advisor
  • Sponsor, Knitting Club
  • Sponsor, Book Club

Folger Shakespeare Library

2014 Technology Integration Facilitator and Consultant

  • Facilitated learning and use of technology tools for Teaching Shakespeare Institute participants creating lessons

The Weber School; Atlanta, Georgia; July 2004-June 2012

Technology Integration Specialist (August 2011-June 2012)

  • Developed training in Edline, GradeQuick, and SMARTBoard hardware and software
  • Trained faculty one-on-one and in small groups on a variety of technology applications
  • Wrote biweekly technology newsletter
  • Offered first-tier troubleshooting of hardware and software issues
  • Developed technology integration lessons with faculty
  • Team-taught lessons integrating technology with faculty
  • Developed training and maintained Konica-Minolta BizHub copiers

English Teacher (July 2004-June 2012)

  • Chaired the English department, 2008-2009
  • Designed and implemented professional development in Web 2.0 applications for teachers, January 2007
  • Designed professional development in Creating and Teaching Websites and Podcasts, June-July 2010
  • Sponsor, Newspaper, 2010-2012
  • Sponsor, National Honor Society, 2005-2006, 2007-2010
  • Sponsor, Book Club, 2006-2007
  • Grade Level Advisor, Class of 2008, 2006-2008
  • Student Advisor, Class of 2010, Class of 2014

Private Tutor, 2007-Present

  • Tutor secondary school students in reading, grammar, and composition and test preparation

Snellville Middle School; Snellville, Georgia; July 2002-August 2004

Eighth Grade Language Arts, 2002-2003
Journalism Connections 2003-2004

  • Sponsor, School Newspaper, 2003-2004

Warner Robins High School; Warner Robins, Georgia; August 1998-June 2001

English Teacher

  • Sponsor, Poison Pens, 1999-2001
  • SACS Mission Statement Committee, 1999-2000

Twiggs County High School; Jeffersonville, Georgia; August 1997-June 1998

English Teacher

  • Sponsor, Literary Magazine
  • SACS Steering Committee Member
Publications

Huff, D. (2017). Telling the story of America: digital storytelling projects in American literature. English Journal, 106(3), 32-37.

Huff, D. (2006). Toward moral perfection: integrating Judaic concepts and Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography. English Journal, 95(6), 33-36.

Huff, D. (2005-present). HuffEnglish.com. Retrieved from http://www.huffenglish.com

Huff, D. (2001). A teacher’s guide to the Signet classic edition of Beowulf [Pamphlet]. New York, NY: Penguin.

Cooke, D. (2000). Determining guilt in “Porphyria’s Lover.” Ideas Plus, 18, 44-45.

Conference Presentations

“Telling the Story of America: Digital Storytelling in American Studies,” New England Association of Teachers of English Conference, October 2016

“Writing Workshop: Collaborative and In-Depth Critique in English,” Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools, OESIS Boston, October 2015

“Telling the Story of America: Digital Storytelling in American Studies,” Digital Storytelling Conference, StoryCenter (formerly the Center for Digital Storytelling), September 2015

“Telling Our Stories: Student Agency and Choice in Writing Workshop, Blogging, and Online Socratic Discussion,” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference, November 2014

“Reblended English: Integrating Technology to Develop Student Voice,” Leading Future Learning Conference, Massachusetts Computer Using Educators, October 2014

“Teaching the Hero’s Journey: Understanding Our Past, Creating Our Future,” NCTE Annual Conference, November 2011

“Shakespeare Set Free Act 5: How to Create Meaningful and Authentic Assessments for your Shakespeare Unit,” NCTE Annual Conference, November 2010

“No Teacher is an Island: Connecting with Teachers Through Social Media Tools,” Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) Annual Conference, November 2009

“Using Blogs and Wikis for Professional Development,” Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conference, February 2009

“Using Blogs and Wikis for Professional Development, GISA Annual Conference, November 2008

“Using Blogs and Wikis in the Classroom,” GISA Annual Conference, November 2006

Honors and Awards
  • Teacher of Excellence, National Council of Teachers of English   (2010)
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year, Georgia Council of Teachers of English (2010)
  • Teacher of the Year, Kindercare Learning Center 2002
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2012)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society (1997)
  • Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society (1997)
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Dean’s List

References available upon request.

Note: This is an abbreviated version of my full CV. Please contact me for a pdf of my complete cv.

One thought on “Curriculum Vitae”

  1. Hi Dana,

    My name is Erika Johnson and I came across your website while searching for "best practices in teaching high school english". I am so inspired by your site! I have been teaching English Language Arts for 12 years and sometimes I still feel like I am not doing enough. I recently completed a master's in Currriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Reading and I am getting ready to pursue National Board Certification.

    I am so intimidated by the National Board Certification process that I have taken the steps to ward it once or twice, yet always pulling back. Do you still blog on your site? I was loiking at the dates and it doesn't look like anyone has posted since 2007. Pleas keep this going; you have no idea how you are inspiring others to be better teachers.

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