Resume

About Me

English language arts teacher with 6 years of experience and a proven knowledge of classroom management, curriculum development, and course design.

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Author: The New Teacher’s Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges | Providing Voice & Choice for Your Students pp. 61-62 | October 2020
  • Presenter: Illinois ASCD Social Emotional Learning Summit | Isolation vs. Integration: Authentic SEL in the Classroom | July 2020
  • Guest: The Learning Podcast: Episode 124 | July 2020
  • Guest: Intelligogy The Podcast | Season 2, Episode 18 | Season 3, Episode 2 | June 2020
  • Guest: The Planning Period Podcast| February 2020
  • Guest: Teach Better Talk Podcast Episode 135 | January 2020
  • Guest Writer: AIMS Network Blog | Personalizing Products, Pacing, and Content in Language Arts | December 2019
  • Presenter & Session Chair: NCTE Annual Convention | Action Research in the Classroom | November 2019
  • Guest: Teachers on Fire Podcast Episode 46 | September 2018
  • Guest Writer: NCTE Literacy Blog | April 2018 & June 2017
  • Co-Author: Illinois Reading Council Journal | Blogging as Professional Development | Fall 2017

Additional Positions

  • Challenge ELA Teacher
  • Special Education/General Education Co-Teacher
  • SIP Team member
  • New Teacher Mentor
  • Assistant Track Coach

Skills & Abilities

  • Innovative curriculum design
  • Great communication to build partnerships
  • Reliable & professional
  • Organized & thorough in planning
  • Collaborative team player
  • Dedicated to research-based, best practices of teaching
  • Critical & creative thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Involved in research & professional development

Employment History

Sixth Grade Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher, Barrington Middle School, Prairie Campus | August 2020 – Present
  • Foster a classroom culture where students are valued & respected
  • Implement Lucy Calkins reading & writing units of study
  • Collaborate successfully with colleagues, administrators, and families

Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher, Kaneland Harter Middle School | August 2014 – May 2020
  • Communicate with family & community members to foster connections for growth
  • Design & implement engaging curricula aligned to Common Core Standards
  • Personalize student learning by incorporating authentic opportunities for student choice & voice

Gifted Education Instructor, Northwestern University Center for Talent Development | April 2019 – Present
  • Design unique, challenging curriculum in STEAM, creative writing, & behavioral economics
  • Cultivate inquiry and critical thinking skills in a hands-on & engaging environment
  • Promote collaboration & thoughtful discussion among students
Training & Development Specialist & Speakers Network Speaker, Teach Better Team | September 2019 – Present
  • Edit, organize, & format blog posts for content & optimization
  • Coordinate content schedule for maximum impact
  • Engage educators in meaningful professional development regarding best practices & personalized learning


Education

Northern Illinois University
M.S.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction | June 2018
  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
  • Overall GPA 4.0/4.0
  • Completed coursework for mentoring and induction of pre-service/early career educators
  • Explored the roles of the teacher leader and how to best incorporate them into my practice
  • Reviewed the Charlotte Danielson framework for effective teaching practices in depth
Bradley University
B.S.Ed. Summa Cum Laude | May 2014
  • Professional Educator License
  • Self-Contained General Education (K-9)
  • English Language Arts Middle School (5-8) Endorsement
  • Mathematics Middle School (5-8) Endorsement
  • English Language Arts Senior High School (9-12) Endorsement
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