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6751 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA. 30328
(404) 917-2500

Objective To integrate technology and English language arts and facilitate students' communication skills through writing and reading in the secondary school.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
Master of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology

University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Bachelor of Science in Education, English Education
August 1997
GPA 3.72; Major GPA 3.89

Experience The Weber School, Atlanta, GA.
July 2004-Present
English Teacher
  • Newspaper Sponsor, 2010-Present
  • Department Chair, 2008-2009
  • Designed and implemented department goals and curriculum, 2008-Present
  • Designed and implemented professional development in Web 2.0 applications for teachers, January 2007
  • Sponsor, National Honor Society, 2005-2006, 2007-2010
  • Sponsor, Book Club, 2006-2007
  • Grade Level Adviser, Class of 2008, 2006-2008
  • Student Adviser, 2006-Present

Private Tutor

  • Tutor secondary students in reading, grammar, and composition.

Snellville Middle School, Snellville, GA
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, GA.
August 1998-June 2001
English Teacher

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

Twiggs County High School, Jeffersonville, GA.
August 1997-June 1998
English Teacher

  • Sponsor, Literary Magazine
  • SACS Steering Committee Member
Honors and Awards

National Council of Teachers of English Teacher of Excellence, 2010
Georgia Council of Teachers of English Secondary Section Teacher of the Year, 2010
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Delta Epsilon Iota Education Honor Society
Presidential Scholar
Dean's List

Publications and Presentations

Shakespeare Set Free Act V: How to Create Meaningful and Authentic Assessments for Your Shakespeare Unit, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, November 2010

No Teacher is an Island: Connecting with Other Educators Through Professional Learning Networks, Georgia Independent Schools Association Annual Conference, November 2009

Using Blogs and Wikis for Professional Development, Georgia Independent Schools Association Annual Conference, November 2008 and Georgia Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, February 2009

Using Blogs and Wikis in the Classroom, Georgia Independent Schools Association Annual Conference, November 2006

"Toward 'Moral Perfection': Integrating Judaic Concepts and Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography," English Journal, July 2006

A Question of Honor, Young Adult novel, March 2007

Beowulf: A Teacher's Guide, Penguin-Putnam, 2001

Technology Skills

Windows PC's and Apple Computers

Web 2.0 applications

  • Weblogs and wikis
  • Website design and administration
  • Google applications

SMARTBoard Interactive White Board

Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Apple iWorks; Apple iLife; Inspiration; Curio; Comic Life; and similar document and project management applications

Facilitating technological professional development

Digital video and audio editing

Macromedia Flash

Professional References Available upon request