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Teaching science allows me to promote proactive, positive thinking about the future of our societies and planet. My goal is for students to have meaningful, authentic learning experiences in which they are engaged, reflective, and motivated. I am a dynamic, creative, and hands on science educator. I empower students to think independently. I lead an inquiry based classroom where I strive to build student’s analytical and critical thinking skills.

Core Competencies
  • Imaginative Lesson Planning
  • Variety of Instructional Strategies
  • Knowledge and Passion of Subject Matter
  • Classroom Organization and Management
  • Technology Proficient
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Strong Professional Ethics

Education

MEd. School Counseling

University of West Alabama
Pending May 2021

MEd. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Framingham State University

2011-2013

BS. SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION

University of Maine
1999-2004

Skills

  • Growth Mindset
  • Developing Esteem in Students
  • UbD Planning
  • Technology Integration
  • Brain Based Learning
  • Project Based Learning
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Emotional Intelligence Teaching
  • Science Labs
  • Formative Assessment
  • Differentiated Instruction

Other

  • Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Actively Involved in Professional
    Development

Experience

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HO CHI MINH CITY
2016 – 2018

Grade 6, 7 & 8 MYP Middle School Science Teacher
  • Lead weekly science collaborative team meetings to brainstorm, plan and discuss lessons, goals, and student needs
  • Conducted regular labs which enabled students to work through the scientific processes to practice and build scientific thinking skills
  • Provided a challenging and inspiring learning atmosphere for all students

ANGLO AMERICAN SCHOOL OF SOFIA
2013 – 2016

Grade 7 & 8 Middle School Science Teacher
  • Conduct weekly labs to give students hands on learning opportunities
  • Implement a wide variety of assessments to reach all types of learners
  • Integrate technology, art, reading and writing to promote interdisciplinary lessons and units
  • Implemented use of Next Generation Science Standards in primary and secondary school

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
2010 – 2013

Grade 7 Science Teacher
  • Implemented one to one laptop initiative new to the school
  • Served as grade 7 Team Leader
  • Created and taught a yoga class as a middle school elective
  • Coached middle and high school cross country

NASA ACADEMY OF PROGRAM & ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP
2005-2010

Curriculum and Knowledge Sharing Manager
  • Worked as a full-time contractor for NASA to design and implement courses, forums, conferences, publications, and multimedia that provided NASA’s workforce with information needed to enhance work success.
  • Determined areas in which NASA program managers and engineers need development and training.
  • Work with instructors to ensure training meets NASA’s needs.
  • Completed cycle by assessing trainees to determine quality of training, information, knowledge attained as well as their capabilities enhanced and skills applied on the job.