Resume

Education

University of Colorado – Denver, CO

Master of Arts Information & Learning Technologies, K-12, Endorsement Instructional Technology Specialist, K-12 (Fall 2017)

California State University – Fullerton, CA

Educational Technology- Postgraduate education credits for professional credentialing

Biola University – La Mirada, CA

Bachelor of Arts, English and Education

Certification

Colorado Secondary Language Arts Credential (7-12)

Colorado Elementary Education Credential (K-6)

Professional Experience

Skyview Middle School – Colorado Springs, CO

Media Specialist, 2015-16

  • Manager of the school library on a day-to-day basis with the primary focus of meeting the needs of staff and students, encouraging learning through reading and technological methods.

  • Support and collaborate with staff on research, recommend and implement instructional technologies to enhance online learning experiences and media use.

Pinky Wish Press Publishing – Monument, CO

Writer and CEO of small publishing company, 2011-present

  • CEO of publishing company to focus on children’s fiction and non-fiction with educational content. Current projects involve novel and ESL children’s picture books

  • Worked with a team of editors, formatters, and digital artists to produce and publish a 74,000 word children’s novel.

  • Next: Go Digital with storytelling!

High Country Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Coach, Administrator and Teacher, 2002-2011

  • Leadership role for enrichment program serving over four hundred families, partnering with them to educate their children.

  • Provide support, assistance, and training for a team of teachers, prepare and file class paperwork adhering to Colorado State standards and objectives.

  • Work with teachers, administrators and families to provide clear direction, implementing class standards and discipline, develop lesson plans, create and implement lesson plans

  • Develop and teach multiple subjects in the creative arts, reading, math, history, and science.

Chino, Yorba Linda, and Whittier School Districts – California

Substitute Teacher, 1994-1997

  • Stepped into teaching for friends and colleagues on an “as needed” basis for various semesters around the raising of my children.

Topaz Elementary – Yorba Linda, California

Elementary Teacher, 2nd Grade, 1992-1993

  • Worked with children from diverse backgrounds, including economically challenged and immigrants with little formal linguistic training in English.

  • Utilize multi-sensory, phonetic structured teaching methodology with a focus on building reading and writing skills.

  • Use innovative methods and materials to develop math skills via kinesthetic, auditory, and color manipulation for increased memory retention.

  • Developed engaging lesson plans that incorporated a mixture of technology, creative hands-on activities, and group activities.

Granada Middle School – Whittier, California

Language Arts Teacher, 6-7, 1989-1992

  • Trained to implement the Writer’s and Reader’s workshop curriculum by Lucy Calkins.

  • Team leader school self-improvement committee E.S.L. representative. Development of adaptive curriculum for literature units to be used district-wide.

  • Books and literacy are my first love. Trained as a reading specialist, it is was always my first goal to teach the love of literature to my students.

  • Developed a wide variety of learning experiences to grow readers and writers. Incorporated brain puzzles, art, Editor in Chief games, Excellence in Writing activities, grammar challenges, dioramas, organizers…. many varied and wonderful ways to teach students to express themselves through words.

  • Created and directed after school Theater One-act Plays.

SOFTWARE

WordPress
Canvas LMS
SEO, Web 2.0 / Social Media
MS Suite
iLife (GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto)
Google Apps
Zoom / Skype / Google Hangout
HootSuite, Voicethread, Hypothes.is
Gimp / Canva / ThingLink
Adobe Creative Suite
Audacity / SoundCloud
Explain Everything/Prezi
GoAnimate/Animoto/Flowvella

Skills

  • Online / Blended Learning

  • Curriculum Design

  • Blogging / Social Media

  • Digital Video / Multimedia

  • Transmedia Design

  • Innovation and Classroom Technology

  • podcasting/animations

Awards

  • Howard and Mamie Nichols Academic Fellowship

  • Bank of America Award of Achievement in Foreign Languages

  • The Business and Professional Women’s Award of Achievement

 Community Involvement

  • Library volunteer: Concierge and Repair Room Tech.

  • Kern Environmental Education Program Teacher and Counselor

  • The Springs Rescue Mission Special Events Volunteer

  • YMCA Pre-school Teacher

  • Rotary Club