Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. (in progress), Reading & Literacy Education (Minor in Educational Leadership; Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Ed.S., Reading & Literacy Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Graduation: August 2013.

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education (Language Arts Emphasis), University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Graduation: May 2011.

B.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education (K-6 One Endorsement, One Concentration Licensure), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. December 2009.

Diploma, New Hope High School, Columbus, MS. May 2001.

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

Louisiana Level 3 Certificate
-PreKindergarten
Kindergarten
-Elementary Education 1-6
-English 7-12
-Social Studies 7-12
-Journalism 7-12
-Reading Specialist 1-12

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016-present
Glen Oaks Park Elementary School
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Full-time librarian & literacy specialist.

2013-2016
Central Primary School: Grades 3 & 5.
Gonzales, Louisiana
Full-time instructor.

2012-2013
Episcopal High School: Grade 1.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Full-time instructor. 

2011-2012
Episcopal High School: PreKindergarten.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Full-time instructor.

2010-2011
Pierce Street Elementary School: Grade 5.
Tupelo, Mississippi
Full-time instructor.

2009
Nora Davis Magnet School: Kindergarten.
Laurel, Mississippi
Eight-week teacher internship.

2009
East Jones Elementary School: Grade 6.
Laurel, Mississippi
Seven-week teacher internship.

2009
South Jones Elementary: Grade 6.
Ellisville, Mississippi
Teacher observation & practicum.

2008
DuBard School for Language Disorders: Grade 2.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Teacher practicum.

2008
N.R. Burger Middle School: Grades 6 & 7.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Teacher practicum.

2008
F.B. Woodley Elementary School: Grade 2.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Teacher practicum.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Service

  • Chair, Arts & Letters Guild, Glen Oaks Park Elementary School, 2016-present.

  • Vice President, Capital Area Reading Council, 2015-present.
  • Apprentice Fellow, Louisiana A+ Schools, 2015-present.

  • Ambassador, Milk + Bookies, 2014-present.

  • Curator, Collaboration & Capacity Building Curation Team, NCTE, 2014.

  • Chair, Arts & Letters Guild, Central Primary School, 2014-2016.

  • Webmaster, Louisiana Reading Association, 2014-2016.

  • Curriculum Milestones Development Committee, Episcopal High School, 2011-2012.

  • Vice President of Communication, The Scholars, University of Southern Mississippi, 2008-2009.

  • Building Representative, Mississippi Professional Educators, 2008-2010.

Affiliations

  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

  • Capital Area Reading Council (CARC)

  • International Literacy Association (ILA)

  • Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT)

  • Louisiana Reading Association (LRA)

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

  • Whole Language Umbrella (WLU)

Presentations

  • Citizens of the World: Finding Joy through International Picture Books, Louisiana Reading Association Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. September 2015.

  • Today is a Good Day: Celebrating Literacy All Year Long, Alabama Reading Association Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL. November 2014.

  • What Works for Me: Google Chrome, Hashtags, & Other Easy Ways to Be Efficient & Effective, Nicholls Reading Council Fall Meeting, Thibodaux, LA. November 2014.

  • Beyond Pinterest: Turning “Cute” into Effective, Capital Area Reading Council Mini- Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. August 2014.

  • Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: Putting New Coats of Paint on Old Walls, Louisiana Reading Association Leadership Meeting, Marksville, LA. January 2014.

  • Social Media & Literacy: Connecting with Learners in the 21st Century, Louisiana Reading Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. December 2012.

Grants & Honors

  • “Unlock the Potential,” Co-Author, Ascension Fund Teacher Grant, 2015, $2500.

  • Macy’s Believe Grant, Production for Yes, Virginia: The Musical, Principal Writer, Macy’s, 2014, $1000.

  • Janet Langlois Teacher Travel Grant, Principal Writer, Louisiana Reading Association, 2014, $500.

  • Imagination Press Grant, Principal Writer, EATEL, 2014.

  • “The Reality Is…: Fulfilling a Need for Varied Types of Nonfiction Text,” Principal Writer, Louisiana Reading Association, 2014, $500.

Press

REFERENCES

  • Ms. Shelley Farmer, Master Teacher, Central Primary School, Gonzales, LA 70737. Tel: 225.391.7700, email: shelley.farmer@apsb.org

  • Mrs. Bridget Henderson, Head of Lower School, Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Tel: 225.753.3180 ext. 1111, email: hendersonb@ehsbr.org

  • Mrs. Jennifer Keith, Visual Art Teacher, Kehoe-France School, Metairie, LA 70003. Tel: 504.733.0472, email: keithj@kehoe-france.com

  • Ms. Sara LeBlanc, Lower School Counselor, Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Tel: 225.753.3180 ext 1178, email: leblancs@ehsbr.org

  • Mrs. Mia McDaniel, Special Education Coordinator, Ascension Parish School Board, Gonzales, LA 70737. Tel: 225.391.7211, email: mia.mcdaniel@apsb.org