Dana M. Huff

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Objective: Teach English using progressive teaching methods, including extensive use of Socratic seminar and writing workshop, and model teaching practices for other English teachers.

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

Virgina Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Instructional Technology, December 2010; GPA 3.9


Worcester Academy; Worcester, Massachusetts; July 2012-Present

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

  • 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 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

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

Honors and Awards:

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

Publications and Presentations:

  • Writing Workshop: Collaborative and In-Depth Critique in English, Online/Blended Education Symposia for Independent Schools Conference, Boston (OESIS), October 2015
  • Telling the Story of America: Digital Storytelling in American Studies, Voices of Change: Storywork in Activism, Education, and Public Service, 6th Annual Digital Storytelling Conference September 2015
  • Telling Our Stories: Student Agency and Choice in Writing Workshop, Blogging, and Online Socratic Discussion , National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), November 2014
  • Reblended English: Integrating Technology to Develop Student Voice, Massachusetts Computer-Using Educators (MassCUE) Leading Future Learning Conference and Annual Conference, 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 Educators Through Social Media,” 2009 GISA Annual Conference, November 2009
  • “Blogs and Wikis: Professional Development Tools,” 2009 GCTE Annual Conference, February, 2009 and 2008 GISA Annual Conference, November 2008
  • “Using Blogs and Wikis in the Classroom,” 2006 GISA 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:

  • Digital Video and Audio (iMovie, Garage Band, Audacity)
  • Web 2.0 Applications
    • Weblogs and wikis
    • Website design and administration
  • SMARTBoard Interactive White Board
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Apple Keynote, Pages, iWeb, and similar document applications
  • First-tier troubleshooting
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch devices
  • Apple and PC computers

References available upon request.

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One thought on “Resume”

  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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