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In all of my days working, no job has been more rewarding than being an educator!

The road that I have traveled has been an unorthodox path. Please take a moment to explore some of the crossroads in my life. If less than impressed, and I suspect you will be, send me an email and I will forward you a detailed resume!

Teaching Experience

Substitute Teacher
Jefferson Co. Public Schools
1/2018 - Present
Louisville, KY
  1. Responsible for maintaining class routines, keeping learners on task, creating a positive learning environment and encouraging cooperative learning techniques
  2. Complete professional development activities related to instructional strategies and accommodating the diverse needs of students as well as behavioral intervention and restraint
  3. Awarded 93 assignments at 40 schools; facilitated courses for more than 2,500 learners
TEFL Specialist
Independent Contractor
8/2003 - 5/2017
Northeast Asia
  1. Facilitated nearly 10,000 hours of face-to-face ESL courses: subjects included business, exam prep, grammar and reading comprehension
  2. Developed and delivered lesson plans that incorporated appropriate teaching techniques
  3. Employed a plethora of instructional strategies to meet different learner aptitudes
  4. Administered language assessments for initial learner placement and to evaluate progress
  5. Maintained accurate records of learner progress
  6. Assisted supervisors with teacher recruitment and administrative duties as needed

Training

Web Development
<Code> Louisville
1/2015 - 9/2015
Louisville, KY
  1. Utilized online curriculum to learn full-stack development best practices
  2. Met with mentor and cohort peers weekly to formulate strategies to complete <code> challenges
  3. Awarded Certificates of Completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Android
Microsoft Office CERT
Microsoft
2/2010
Online
  1. Demonstrated proficiency using Office Suite
TEFL CERT
ITTT Inc.
6/2007
Online
  1. Completed a 100-hour curriculum on topics that included classroom management, lesson planning and teaching English grammar
B.A. Political Science
the University of Louisville
1/2000 - 5/2003
Louisville, KY
  1. Business Co-Op with The Econ Village Group
  2. Office of Budget Review Intern with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
  3. Elected chapter President of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honors Society)
  4. Student Assistant for Office of the President
  5. Mentor + Tutor with the Louisville Urban League

Talents

Jack-of-all-trades, I am not, but my unique skill set helps be be the change that I want to see in the world!

Pedagogical Methods 82%
Adaptable | Collaborative | Tech-infused
Writing & Editing 85%
Creative | AP & MLA Style | Research | 55 wpm
Interpersonal 90%
Articulate | Ethical | Problem Solver | Weird A.F.
Web Design 77%
HTML5 | CSS3 | JavaScript | PHP7 | IA/UI/UX
Application Deployment 74%
Server Configuration | Version Control | SFTP

Talk is cheap: check out my portfolio to evaluate my work for yourself!