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METRO ATLANTA * Individualized and Supportive K-12 & College Instruction from a Former Curriculum Developer, Current College Interdisciplinary Faculty Multi Age Level Tutor Extraordinaire

• Doctorate – with 15 years experience teaching at K-12 and the college levels
• Extensive experience with English language learners, at risk youth, and non-traditional students in public and private schools
• Certified in more than a dozen K-12 areas including special education, reading, ESOL, gifted and multiple contents
• Experience with standardized test item development and the administration/proctoring of multiple high stakes tests including the ACT and SAT

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I teach homework help, academic tutoring, reading, test prep, literacy. Lessons are available for the following levels: primary school, junior high / middle school, sophomore, junior, senior, college, adult education

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Lisa's Experience

• Individualized, one on one, holistic approach with over 5,000 students advancing grade levels and graduating in public and private schools
• Emphasis on integration of cross curricular skills and content knowledge mastery
• Primary goal of learner independence, confidence building K-12 and beyond

Lisa's CV

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed.D) June 2006 - October 2010
University of Phoenix
Concentration in administration – focus service learning and graduation completion.

Masters of Education, Reading, Language, and Literacy January 2001 – May 2002
Georgia State University
Dual concentrations in reading and English for speakers of other languages

Bachelor of Science, Middle Grades Education January 1998 – December 2000
Georgia State University

Undergraduate Studies – Business and Biology August 1980 – December 1986
Georgia State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Faculty January 2011 – Present
Argosy University
• Undergraduate instruction via face to face and online formats in American history, contemporary science, philosophy, sociology, academic writing and remedial English, remedial math, critical thinking, and introduction to college learning
• Experience with non-traditional students with learning and language challenges
• Committee work in student and faculty support

Teacher – 6th Grade Gifted Science July 2012 – May 2014
Atlanta Public Schools
• Lesson planning with adaptations for all levels of learners for all 6th grade science teachers
• Support of school-wide Science Fair
• Coverage for absent teachers in all disciplines at all grade levels
• Summer support – direct instruction of below level special education student

Curriculum Program Specialist – Science July 2008 – June 2012
Fulton County Board of Education
• Curricular support of over 93,000 students and 3,000 general and special educators in over 90 schools
• Direct development of K-12 lessons and assessments
• Co-direction of the state’s largest regional Science Fair
• Grant development and oversight
• Community outreach
• Safety supervision
• RFP evaluation
• Purchasing oversight
• Liaison to the Georgia Science Supervisors Association and Georgia Science Teachers Association

Student Support Specialist – 6-12 Alternative School July 2006 – June 2008
Fulton County Board of Education
• Registration and orientation of over 400 adjudicated middle and high school students
• Academic and behavioral evaluations of all general education students
• Initiation and management of the RTI and 504 processes for all general education students
• 504 coordination
• Training of the staff in a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention System
• Coordination of school-wide state mandated testing
• Representative to system required Principal and Curriculum Assistant Principal meetings

Teacher – High School ESOL July 2005 – June 2006
Fulton County Board of Education
• Sole providers of all instruction and assessment in an English for Speakers of Other Languages program – all juniors in the program passed the state mandated writing exam
• School-wide coordination of the RTI and 504 processes supporting an enrollment of 1,000+ students in a Title I environment

Student Support Team Chair July 2003 – June 2005
Fulton County Board of Education
• School-wide coordination of the RTI and 504 processes supporting an enrollment of 700+ students in a Title I K-5 environment
• Management of over 250 open case files with a 20+ weekly meeting schedule
• Coordination of special education evaluations for 30+ children annually

Teacher - K-5 ESOL & Department Chair January 2001 – June 2005
Fulton County Board of Education
• Supervision of three teachers and three paraprofessionals
• Raised reading levels 3-6 years of every student consistently over a five year period
• Saturday and extended day supervision of K-5 supports
• Authoring and coordination of multiple outdoor classroom grants
• Liaison to a community-based Arbor Day grant project that resulted in the community receiving a Tree City USA designation
• Planning and coordination of a school-wide and community oriented Earth Day celebrations that included the participation of over 800 students and community members
• Development of an ethnomathematics teaching initiative in conjunction with the University of Georgia’s inaugural CLASE (Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education) project
• Peer elected membership on the Local School Advisory Council
• On-call facilitator for in-school Anti Defamation League diversity training.

OTHER TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DOE – Title II, Improving Teacher Quality Grants Evaluator 2012-2014
Georgia Aquarium

DOE – Title II, Improving Teacher Quality Grant Evaluator 2011
University of Georgia

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Reviewer 2009-2013
Yale University School of Medicine

Site assistant coordinator, administrator, and proctor 2006-2013
College Board

Education Ambassador 2005
People to People International
• Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
• Early childhood, ESOL, special education, and literacy representative

Professional Learning Instructor 2001-2009
Fulton County Board of Education
• Exceptional Children and Youth
o Curriculum development
o co-authoring of an updated, digitalized text for the course
• 50 contact hour state required course; students included pre-service, new in-service and veteran educators, paraeducators, support personnel, state DOE personnel, and system administrators (including the system superintendent)

Additional Business Experience

Bug Busters Pest Control
• Growing family business from a staff of three to a staff of 60+ with multi-million dollar revenues with offices in five states over a 15 year commitment; continued intermittent support

Rich's Department Store and Georgia State University
• Programmer/Analyst – responsible for payroll, personnel, inventory control, grants and contracts, and a multitude of cross departmental functions via a variety of programming languages (COBOL, Assembly, RPGII, Easytrieve, and SPSS among others); heavy interface with user groups translating end product needs to the programming group

Additional Science Experience

SmithKline Bioscience, Interface Research, CryoLife, Georgia Donor Services, RTI
• Reference laboratory general shift work
• Research assistant support of microbiology and chemistry labs including patent research
• Dissection, and training of dissectionists in work with human heart valves, greater saphenous veins, and knees; development of FDA regulated protocols and IDE submissions
• Coordination of organ and tissue recovery


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

• American Chemical Society – associate
• American Red Cross – volunteer
• Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development – member
• Council for Exceptional Children – member
• Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity – Life Member, multiple chapter and regional offices including chapter president and district advisor
• Fulton County Educators Charitable Fund – Board of Directors, executive committee
• Georgia Council for Exceptional Children – member
• Golden Key International Honor Society – member
• Georgia Science Supervisors Association - member
• Georgia Science Teachers Association - member
• Georgia TESOL (Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages) – member
• Habitat for Humanity – volunteer
• High Museum of Art Teachers Advisory Panel – member
• Keeping South Fulton Beautiful, Board of Directors, member
• National Association of Educators – member
• National Coalition Building Institute – trainer
• National Middle Level Science Teachers Association - member
• National Science Teachers Association - member
• National Youth Advocacy Coalition – conference planner
• Pets are Loving Support – volunteer
• Phi Delta Kappa International Educational Fraternity – member
• Pi Lambda Theta International Education Honor Society – member
• Professional Association of Georgia Educators – member
• Project Open Hand – volunteer
• Reaching Out in the South Conference for Youth – conference planner and presenter
• Southern Fried Productions Theater Group – volunteer, stage manager
• Southern Poverty Law Center – Teaching for Tolerance – member
• United Nations, International Treaty Conference & Symposium -The Carter Center – delegate
• Zoo Atlanta Education Committee – member 2001-2014
• Zoo Atlanta Teachers Advisory Council – member 2009-2014


ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

• Educational and Humanitarian Ambassador nominee to China 2006
• Who’s Who Among American Teachers nominee for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
• Who’s Who Among American Teachers 2004-2005
• Educational and Cultural Ambassador to Russia 2005
• Pi Lambda Theta International Education Honor Society 2001
• Bagwell Scholarship Recipient 1987-1988
• Served on the Curriculum Advisement and Library Advisement Committees, along with faculty members, developing degree program requirements and physical building plans of existing and planned structures. 1984-1985
• Associate and Chief Justice, Student Court, Georgia State University – interviewed and internally elected positions respectively 1983-1985
• Circle K International Service Organization, Georgia State University - Chapter President and International Convention Delegate. Managed and designed service projects, coordinating services between Georgia State University and greater Atlanta businesses and Kiwanis International. 1983-1984
• Senator College of Business, Georgia State University Students Government. 1982
• Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity, Georgia State University – held internally elected and nationally appointed positions. Was the first female president in the 65 year history of the collegiate chapter and re-elected to a second term. Took the chapter from probation status to national recognition within a year, supervising a staff of 15 elected positions. 1981-1985
• Distinguished Graduate South Central Air Force Leadership School, Barksdale AFB SAC NCO Academy 1977
• Beta Club honor Society Officer 1975-1977
• Governor’s Honors nominee in English, Social Science, and Biology 1975-1977


PUBLICATIONS

Alexander, L. (Spring, 2004) ESOL reading strategies and assessment modifications for the general classroom. Georgia Journal of Reading 27(1). Georgia Reading Association.

Alexander, L. Book Review; Literacy assessment of second language learners. Georgia Journal of Reading. 26(1). 2001-2002 (39-40). Georgia Reading Association.

Alexander, L. (October, 1990) Precious Tissues: Educating Your Patients About Organ Donation. Georgia Academy Family Physicians Journal. 12(3). 10-12.

Burke, K. (2006). From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps. 1st Ed. Corwin Thousand Oaks, CA. Performance task unit.

PRESENTATIONS

Georgia Science Teachers Association 2012
State Conference
“The Nouns and Verbs of Science Literacy”

Georgia Science Teachers Association 2011
State Conference
“Data, Data Everywhere – What Do You Know About Your Students”

Georgia Science Teachers Association 2011
State Conference
“High Incidence Disabilities in the Science Classroom”

Georgia Science Teachers Association 2011
State Conference
“Improving Content Accessibility for English Language Learners”

Georgia Science Teachers Association 2011
State Conference
“Making Friends with Unfriendly Science Textbooks”



CERTIFICATIONS

Exceptional Child Course: Yes
The educator's certification level is 7 effective 11/10/2010.

Teaching


Type Field First Issued Current Issued Begin Validity End Validity

SRT SP ED SOCIAL SCIENCE COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8, 6-12) [FLD942] 02/12/2008 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT SP ED SCIENCE COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5) [FLD920] 02/06/2012 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT SP ED READING COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8, 6-12) [FLD952] 07/16/2006 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT SP ED MATH COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5) [FLD910] 02/06/2012 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT SP ED LANGUAGE ARTS COGNITIVE LEVEL (P-5, 4-8, 6-12) [FLD932] 06/24/2007 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT SP ED GENERAL CURRICULUM (P-12) CONSULTATIVE [FLD798] 07/16/2006 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT READING SPECIALIST (P-12) [FLD732] 03/16/2006 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT READING ENDORSEMENT [FLD833] 08/06/2002 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT MIDDLE GRADES (4-8) - SOCIAL SCIENCE [FLD854] 02/19/2001 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT MIDDLE GRADES (4-8) - SCIENCE [FLD852] 02/19/2001 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT HISTORY (6-12) [FLD755] 02/12/2008 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT GIFTED IN-FIELD [FLD881] 09/13/2005 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT ESOL ENDORSEMENT [FLD825] 03/21/2002 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT ENGLISH (6-12) [FLD730] 06/24/2007 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


SRT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (P-5) [FLD808] 02/06/2012 06/04/2015 07/01/2015 06/30/2020


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