My teaching philosophy has been to be structured, methodical, and clear, but infused with analogies, anecdotes, examples, and humor so as to make learning a joy, and not a drudgery. I want my students to become life-long lovers of learning.
I have taught high school students for over 40 years in English, Spanish, theater and recently served as a guidance counselor. My passion is to ignite a passion for learning. I have a BA in Secondary Education plus graduate hours.
Donna Christine Eames
3314 NE Chippewa Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116
Cell Phone: (concealed information)
Seasoned educator with many years of experience as an English, Spanish, theater, rhetoric, and ACT Prep teacher, and as an administrator/coordinator and guidance counselor in private, independent schools and educational organizations. Originally from Mesa, AZ, but in Kansas City, MO, for the past 16 years.
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education
18+ hours in graduate level work
University of Arizona –foreign study in the Spanish language through cultural immersion
Undergrad work in Guadalajara, Mexico
University of Phoenix
Graduate level work in Education
Summit Christian Academy, Lee’s Summit, MO, 6 years
Guidance Counselor/ACT Prep teacher
Advised both US and international students with their post-high school plans by developing a student portfolio including a resume, employment and college applications, transcript, letters of recommendations, extracurricular records, accomplishments, and any other information needed to help them achieve their future educational/vocational endeavors.
Association of Christian Schools International, Colorado Springs, CO, 1 year
Academic Services - Administrative Assistant & Certification Evaluator
Worked with adults seeking certification either as a teacher or administrator through evaluating transcripts, suggesting professional development alternatives, and by providing information and support to ACSI schools nationally and internationally. Assisted the Director of Academic Services in the educational accreditation process for ACSI schools worldwide.
Faith Christian Academy, Kansas City, MO, 8 years
Helped to establish a new Classical/Christian and University Model school. Taught English, Literature (European, American, Classical, British), and Rhetoric II. Served on Administration team, as Secondary Coordinator and as college advisor/counselor. Also served ass the theater director and directed major theatrical productions, including three Shakespeare plays.
Redeemer Christian School, Mesa, AZ, 17 years
Taught 8th grade (all subjects), Pre-Algebra, Bible, English, Literature (World, Classical, British), and Spanish. Served as secondary coordinator, guidance counselor and high school volleyball coach. Directed 3 major drama productions.
Paradise Valley Christian School, Phoenix, AZ, 5 years
Middle School Teacher
Helped establish the school. Taught English, P.E., Spanish, and History. Served as coach and Secondary Coordinator.
All Saints Episcopal Day School, Phoenix, AZ; 3 years
Middle School Teacher
Taught Bible, Social Studies, and Guitar.
Camelback Desert School, Phoenix, AZ; 4 years
Taught Spanish and Guitar. Also served as bus driver and coach.
Maricopa County Parks & Recreation, Phoenix, AZ; Summer
Summer Youth Camp Supervisor
Other Miscellaneous Work
Arizona State University, Admissions Office
Maricopa County Highway Department, Phoenix, AZ; Summers
OTHER RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Served on four ACSI Accreditation teams throughout the Rocky Mountain region
• Taught teacher training classes at ACSI conventions
• Attended ACCS annual teacher training conference four times
• Served as the Southwest District Chairman of the ACSI Spelling Bee (3 years)
• Extensive experience in planning events for junior/senior high school
• Presented educational workshops for teacher training
• Produced newsletters, kept files, and created reports related to student records
• Directed numerous drama productions
• Participated in numerous in-service and teacher training programs
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Powerpoint & Publisher
• Renweb school software
• Sycamore Education software
• Naviance College & Career
Donna is an extremely knowledgeable teacher. Outstanding writer. She helped me multiple times with proofreading and giving me writing assistance. Donna has knowledge on many subjects. Donna is an extremely patient encouraging person. I witnessed many times demonstrating her willingness to help others. I found Donna to be very trustworthy.
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