I am a fully certified Pre-K through 6th grade elementary school teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I earned my M.Ed. in Reading and Literacy as well as my Gifted Endorsement, and I have served in numerous school and district
leadership positions. I am passionate about helping children develop a love for learning and grow in their self-confidence in the process. I cultivate productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administrators. I have strong communication, creativity and technology skills.
Appointed to leadership positions throughout
Opened new Title I school
Developed Curriculum for grade level
IEPs knowledge, experience with struggling
Served on Vertical Instruction Teams
Appointed as grade chair
Successfully modified instruction for various
learning styles of students
Adept in classroom technology
Professional Development Instructor for teaching
using effective math strategies
2nd, 3rd, 5th and Gifted Education Teacher
Gwinnett County Schools / Margaret Winn Holt E.S.
Opened a new school, M.Winn Holt E.S., in 2004 and taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades and gifted education
Earned my M.Ed. in Reading and Literacy
Earned my gifted certification.
Taught effective math strategies to grade level teachers as appointed member of Math and Literacy Vertical
Teams (6 years).
Appointed Grade Chair over 14 colleagues.
Led the implementation of National Common Core Curriculum Standards across my grade level.
Communicated successfully with parents, students, colleagues and administrators.
Implemented "Learning Celebrations", where students could showcase their work, that later became a standard
practice within my school.
Known for conflict resolution, ability to help behaviorally challenging students and positive communication with
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
1st Grade Early Intervention Program Teacher
Barrow County Schools / Auburn E.S.
Implementing the brand new Early Intervention Program
Worked with small groups of students struggling in reading and language arts by reinforcing basic skills and
strengthening their reading and writing strategies
Supported all 1st grade teachers with their language arts curriculum and teaching strategies
5th Grade Teacher
Plano Independent School District / Carlisle E.S.
Nominated for best "1st Year" teacher of the year
Worked with a team of 5 teachers to teach all subjects to 5th grade students
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction
Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level
Served on the Finance Committee
M.A: Reading & Literacy
Reading & Literacy
B.A: Interdisciplinary Studies & Elementary Education
University of North Texas
Interdisciplinary Studies & Elementary Education
High School Diploma: All subjects
Plano Senior High School