Resume

Work Experience
Organizations/Memberships
Areas of Strength
Education
Certifications
Presentations

WORK EXPERIENCE
Educational Technologist
Department of Defense Education Activity- DoDDS Okinawa, Japan
August 2016 – Present

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Appointed to the DoDEA Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Teacher Advisory Board- goal of the board is to create two-way communication between the CILs and teachers while also lending a voice to the development of a systematic teacher mentorship model for all three of the CILs
• Member of 2018 DoDEA/DoDDS Pacific South Teacher of the Year selection committee
• School Facebook Admin
•School Website Webmaster
• Head Coach Kadena High School Junior Varsity Volleyball District Champions
• Community Awards and Achievements:  2016 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Sigma Gamma Gamma Chapter’s Citizen of the Year Award recipient

Special Education (Resource- LIMM), Teacher
Department of Defense Education Activity- DoDDS Okinawa, Japan
August 2013 – June 2016

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• 2016 DoDEA/DoDDS Okinawa-Pacific South District Teacher of the Year
• Received cash award  for meritorious service
• Co-founder of Teachers Teaching Teachers- School-level professional development program that promotes professional development through lessons and presentations made at the school level which focus on differentiation, accommodating and modifying for all learners, assessment and data, and researched-based instructional strategies
• Member of 2017 DoDEA Pacific South Teacher of the Year selection committee
• Member of DoDEA Pacific South Kadena Middle School Principal selection committee
• Head Coach- Kadena High School Freshmen Volleyball team

Social Studies- United States History, Teacher
Department of Defense Education Activity- DoDDS Okinawa, Japan
August 2010 – June 2013

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Nominated for 2015 DoDEA/DoDDS Okinawa District Teacher of the Year
• Nominated for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Teacher of the Year Award Click here to visit website
• Received cash award for meritorious service
• Served as the 8RED team leader
• Served as the deployment support specialist/ DownRangers Coordinator supporting students with deployed parents.  Provided support for teachers dealing with the deployment of student’s parents
• Served as the Professional Learning Team (PLT) coordinator

LEADERSHIP
Teachers Teaching Teachers Co-Founder– The Purpose of TTT is to promote professional development through lessons and presentations made at the school level which focus on: differentiation, accommodating and modifying for learners with special needs, assessment and data, researched-based instructional strategies, and open forum dialogue to discuss educational advancements and latest developments.

Case Study Committee (CSC) Special Education Chairperson

Instructional Team Leader

Professional Learning Team (PLT) Facilitator

 SCHOOL COMMITTEES
Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Assessment Committee; CSI Professional Development Committee; Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) site team member; English as a Second Language (ESL) Review Committee; National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Faculty Council; STEM Committee; School Advisory Council (SAC) Faculty Representative; CSI Student Committee; CSI Intervention Committee; Technology Committee; Gradespeed Committee; Gifted Review Committee; Special Education Review Committee; Student Support Services Committee

ORGANIZATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS
• National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) Click here to visit NNSTOY website
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated  Click here to visit Alpha Kappa Alpha website

AREAS of STRENGTH
Curriculum Support & Technology Integration, Professional Development, Parent Relations, Collaboration, Stakeholder Involvement, Classroom Management, & Communication

EDUCATION
Virginia Tech, Educational Specialist- Instructional Technology (to be completed in 2018) Click here for program information

National University, Master of Arts Teaching- Educational Technology (October 2012)   Click here for program information   Click here for program information

University of Maryland University College, Bachelor of Science- Social Science (May 2010) Click here for program information

CERTIFICATIONS
DoDEA Educator Professional Certificate (expires 08/25/2022)- Teacher Elementary 1-8; Teacher Compensatory Education Reading Elementary; Teacher Social Studies 6-8; Teacher Humanities 6-12; Teacher Language Arts/Reading Specialist Elementary; Teacher Special Education LIMM grades 1-12; School Educational Technologist

Presentations/ Speaking Engagements

DoDEA/DoDDS District Superintendent’s Office Okinawa, Japan
Presentation consisted of the following topics:
-Edmodo- learning management system for teachers and students
-Online Assessments
-Differentiated Assessments

Kadena Middle School Okinawa, Japan
Presentation consisted of the following topics:
-KMS Professional Learning Team Training (3-day training)
-Help participants deepen their understanding of differentiated instruction
-Provided time for collaboration
-Identified a common focus for a year-long inquiry study

DoDEA/DoDDS District Superintendent’s Office Okinawa, Japan
Presentation consisted of the following topics
-Kadena Middle School’s Professional Learning Community/Team
-What is a PLT?
-How does a PLT benefit student achievement?

Kadena Middle School Okinawa, Japan
Presentation consisted of the following topics:
-Accommodations vs. modifications
-What is differentiation?

Bowie State University- Teacher Education Program Okinawa, Japan
Presentation consisted of the following topics:
-Path to becoming a DoDEA teacher
-Examples of effective collaboration
-Useful technology for teachers
-Twitter- tool for teacher professional development
-Differentiation strategies
-Top teacher twitter hashtags

Lester Middle School- Career Day Extravaganza
Presentation consisted of the following topics:
-Why I became a teacher
-What does an educational technologist do?
-What is the benefit of being an educational technologist?