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Professional Summary
Teacher focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance.  Dedicated team player with personable and caring style.  Experienced in working in diverse classrooms of all student skill levels.  Adept in maintaining compliance and classroom discipline.
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, 2017
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
Work History
Physics Teacher, 08/2018 to Current
Dallas Independent School District Dallas, TX
  • Created and taught engaging physics lessons and activities. Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons in an effort to increase student understanding. Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Substitute Teacher, 04/2018 to 06/2018
GISD Harris Hill Administration Building Garland, TX
  • Substituted in chemistry, biology, and inclusion support at N. Garland, S. Garland, Naaman Forest High School and multiple middle schools.
Substitute Teacher, 02/2018 to 06/2018
McKinney ISD Central Administration McKinney, TX
  • Substituted in physics, chemistry, aquatic science, and inclusion support at McKinney North, McKinney Boyd, McKinney High School and multiple middle schools.
Substitute Teacher, 04/2018 to 05/2018
Allen School District Adm Office Allen, TX
  • Substituted in biology, CTE, resource, and P.E. at Allen High School, Lowery Freshman Center, and Curtis Middle School.
Substitute Teacher, 04/2018 to 05/2018
Dallas ISD Substitute Office Dallas, TX
  • Substituted in CTE and biomedical science at Hillcrest, W.T. White, Skyline High School and multiple middle schools.
Substitute Teacher, 03/2018 to 05/2018
Kelly Educational Staffing Plano, TX
  • Substituted in math, inclusion support, and science at Celina ISD, Melissa ISD, and A+ Academy located in Pleasant Grove.
Substitute Teacher, 02/2018 to 05/2018
Prosper ISD Administration Prosper, TX
  • Substituted in biology, chemistry, and CTE at Prosper High School and multiple middle schools.
Science Teacher, 08/2017 to 01/2018
Pine Tree Independent School District Longview, TX
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.  Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.  Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.  Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
Correctional Officer, 07/2016 to 07/2017
Bradshaw State Jail operated by CoreCivic Henderson, TX
  • Oversaw 256 offenders in a correctional dormitory setting.  Conducted routine and emergency head counts.  Directed the activities of inmate crews working on maintenance and cleaning projects.
  • Escorted offenders to and from cells, discipline hearings, hospitals and medical appointments.  Physically restrained offenders when disturbances required physical intervention.
  • Verified facility security by inspecting outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.  Searched the building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
Professional Activites

My  professional interests are in the use of instructional technology in the classroom.  This includes blended learning, digital assessments, interactive graphic organizers, as well as digital citizenship to encourage students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online.

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Caring, dedicated, and motivated Instructor with a passion for education and commitment to creating a better future through today's children. Exceptional Teacher with strong communication skills and the drive to get students excited about learning. Specializes in creating a stimulating and comfortable environment that helps students achieve their full potential.

  • Florida Department of Education Certification
  • Florida Department of Children and Families Childcare Training

Helped ESOL students to succeed in achieving kindergarten readiness.

Developed stimulating and developmentally appropriate curriculum and routines to accommodate the varying and challenging needs of a class of 14 prekindergarten students.

Substitute Teacher (Long-Term) 08/2013 to 04/2015 Connections Education Baltimore, MD
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and volunteers.Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
Employed a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials.
Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education.
Prekindergarten Instructor 08/2012 to 08/2013 Six Mile Charter Academy Fort Myers, FL

Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.

Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.

Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.

Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.

Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and volunteers.

Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.

Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.

Employed a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials.

Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education.

Substitute Teacher 04/2012 to 08/2012 Brown Academy Fort Myers, FL

Managed classrooms of 10 to 22 students during the absence of assigned teachers.

Classroom Assistant 03/2009 to 02/2010 Columbia Elementary School Mukilteo, Washington

Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.

Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.

Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.

05/2009 to 09/2009 Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Kirkland, Washington

Assisted special needs children with limited speech, sight, hearing, and/or mobility with horseback riding therapy and lessons.

Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.

Elementary Education 2015 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL Teacher Immersion Program - Completed necessary coursework to obtain Professional Florida Teaching Certification
Bachelors of Science: Journalism Kent State University Kent, Ohio

Additional coursework in Biology, Genetics, and Psychology 

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To parlay my 22 years of successful, consistently top performing Oncology Sales experience to an oncology-based pharmaceutical/biotechnology organization. Professional, hard working individual with a genuine passion for oncology. Solid experience with reputable oncology organizations and a variety of tumor types and oncology drugs. Developed years of exceptional relationships with oncologists, academic teaching institutions, key opinion leaders and cancer organizations throughout Florida. Considered a leader among my Genentech and Merck colleagues for my clinical expertise and many years of sales training and oncology experience. Have collaborated with Marketing, Career Training & Development and many other internal stakeholders on National projects.

Oncology Specialist Jan 2018 to Current
Merck Oncology Ft. Lauderdale - Palm Beach, FL

Promoting Keytruda (PD-1 Inhibitor) for Lung Cancer,  Hodgkins Lymphoma, MSI-High, as well as, Lynparza (PARP Inhibitor) for Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer to Medical Oncologists and Gynocologic Oncologists (co-promotion with Astra Zeneca).

  • Director's Award - 2018 (First year at Merck)

Senior Clinical Oncology Specialist Jun 2002 to Jan 2018
Genentech BioOncology/Roche Oncology Ft Lauderdale - Melbourne, FL
  • Promoted Herceptin, Perjeta & Kadcyla (antibody drug conjugate) for HER2+  breast cancer to oncologists & surgeons. Promoted Xeloda in breast and colorectal, Avastin in colorectal, Tarceva in pancreatic cancer & Erivedge in basal cell carcinoma. Training in gastric/head & neck.
  • Sales Excellence Awards - 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Two time Sales Consistency Award Winner.
  • Summit Award - 2016 (top 5%).
  • President's Club Award (PCA) Winner - 2009.
  • Special Achievement Award - 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2009.
  • 2017- lead a Field to Home Office Marketing Project designing a launch piece.
  • Region Career Dev. Ambassador & on National DevelopU Team.
  • Product Team-lead contributor for key breast cancer marketing materials.
  • Co-created selling to surgeons workshop/e-learning with Marketing.
  • Roche First 100 Volunteers Award for Community Service- 2005.
  • Presented at several Divisional, Regional & National Sales Meetings.
  • Completed the Roche Mgmt. Program - 2005 & Genentech Mgmt. Program-2010.
  • Regional Sales Trainer for many years.


Senior Territory Manager - Oncology Specialist Jan 1998 to Jun 2002
Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Miami, FL

Promoted Taxol, Paraplatin, Ifex and Megace to medical, radiation and surgical oncologists - specialty in breast, lung, gynecological, prostate, bladder  & lymphomas.

  • District Sales Trainer.             
  • Award of Excellence in 1998, 1999 & 2000.  



Hospital Sales Representative Dec 1996 to Jan 1998
Merck & Co Albany, NY
  • Sales of IV antibiotics, antihypertensives, GI, HIV & asthma drugs to physicians & hospitals.
  • "Award of Excellence" in 1997.
Biology Teacher Sep 1993 to Dec 1996
Mohonasen Schools & S Glens Falls Schools Albany, NY
Medical Sales Representative Jul 1989 to Jun 1992
Smith & Nephew Richards, Inc Albany, NY
  •  Promoting orthopedic prosthesis - total knee & hip replacements, trauma & blood products to physicians & hospitals.
  • Instructing hospital staff intraoperatively & postop on equipment.   
  • "Number One Producer" in the Country in 1991.
Marketing Representative Aug 1987 to Jun 1989
Health Care Data Systems Syracuse, NY
  • Promoting medical computer billing systems to physicians & hospitals.
Education and Training
Master of Arts, Teaching - Biology Chemistry, General Science Union College Albany, NY
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition with a Minor in Business Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
Dale Carnegie Sales Training Course
Activities and Honors
YMCA of Boynton Beach - Board Member/Chairman of the Board (2011-Pres)
Member of Broward & Palm Beach Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Gilda's Club of S Florida (non-profit cancer org) - Board Member (2002 - 2007)            
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Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology - Minor in Business , 2014
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Dean's List (required GPA >3.5), 6 semesters, 2011-2014
  • Athletic Directors list (required GPA >3.98), 2014
  • Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Award for top academic and athletic performance
  • Rho Rho Rho Marine Biology Honor Society 
  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
  • Scuba Club President
  • NSU Track and Field Athletic Scholarship - $35,000 total
  • NSU Travel Scholarship to Galapagos Islands - $3000
Master of Science: Marine Biology, April 2018 (expected)
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Emphasis in Fisheries
  • Studied the Age and Growth of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus)
  • Received Florida Sea Grant Newell Travel Scholarship - $1000
Skills / Relevant Education
Federal Grant Writing
Project management
Data Analysis in R
Fish ageing/dissection

Coral Ecology/identification 

Fish Biology/identification

Shark/Ray Biology

Invertebrate Zoology

Island Geology & Ecology


Marine Ecology 


Florida Master Naturalist

Captain (OUPV)
PADI Dive master
PFI Freedive Instructor

Work History
Commercial Diver, 05/2018 to Current
Southeast Diving Services Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • In charge of ensuring Yachts are loaded onto ships with safely and efficiently. 
  • Job involves underwater construction and trouble-shooting.
PFI Freedive Instructor, 05/2017 to Current
Self Employed
  • Lecture
  • Teach Freediving safety and rescue in both pool and pelagic ocean environments. 
PADI Dive Master, 01/2013 to 2017
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Organized and led club dive trips.
  • Assist in teaching PADI certification courses
Lead Marine Biology & Biology 2 Lab Assistant, 08/2014 to 04/2017
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Designed labs.
  • Lectured
  • Taught students hands-on during labs.
  • Handled logistics for each lab (e.g. travel, acquiring materials, collecting fresh samples).
Track And Field Coach, Specialty Event-Pole Vault, 01/2014 to 01/2017
Westminster Academy / Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Coach ages 12-22
  • Designed practices 
  • Coached a Collegiate NCAA All-American, and two high school state champions
Paid Internship, 07/2013 to 08/2013
Okaloosa Artificial Reef Program Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Worked with the core of engineers to get artificial reef plans approved.
  • Developed and conducted artificial reef economic importance survey.
Research Experience

Internship with NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) Port Agent in Wilmington, NC: 2018

  • Gained experience with the Trip Interview Program (TIP) protocols for dock side sampling of commercial fishing vessels. 
  • Skills learned include, ototlith removal, spine removal, primary and secondary sex identification, species identification, and TIP data entry.

Graduate Thesis Work
Age and growth of hogfish in Southeast Florida: 2016-2018

  • Wrote $214,000 project proposal for the NOAA Fisheries S-K Grant program. Pre-proposal was selected out of over 600 submissions for final review. The final proposal was not chosen for funding. 
  • Managed all aspects of the project
  • Worked with local spearfishing community
  • Collected fishery independent data
  • Measured, aged (via otoliths), removed gonads, and genetic samples for over 350 hogfish. 
  • Data  analysis in R studio
  • QGIS used for special data analysis

Additional Graduate Research Experience

HECS Electroreception Research: 2017-2018 

  • Project Manager  
  • Designed and executed experiments
  • Constructed electromagnetic field probe
  • Collected test specimens via fishing and diving

Shark and Ray Cancer Research: 2017-2018 

  • Collected nurse sharks and yellow stingrays via hook and line, nets, and by hand. 
  • Handled sharks during tissue sample collection

Invasive Lionfish Research: 2014-2016

  • Assisted with experiments in lab.       
  • Live reef fish capture with various techniques.         
  • Maintained aquariums.

Undergraduate Independent Study
Comparing the biodiversity of artificial reefs to natural reefs: 2012

  • Fish counts
  • Benthic surveys
  • Fish and coral identification
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Dynamic, experienced teacher with strong classroom management skills demonstrated through 7+ years classroom experience. Skilled teacher with proven ability to improve student learning through implementing research based strategies for struggling learners, data analysis of assessments, student led goal setting, implicit teaching of critical thinking skills.
  • My teaching philosophy is simple, to engage all learners by implicitly teaching critical thinking skills and engage students to the point where they are taking their classroom learning beyond the walls of the walls of the classroom into application in their own lives.
  • In order to work on this mission, I strive to stay current in education by learning and being involved in Keller Leadership Development Academy, Keller Literacy Institute, Discovery Education Ambassador Training, Co-teaching Implementation with Dr.
  • Marilyn Friend and Leading Professional Development "Increasing Rigor in Your Classroom" to colleagues this year.
Work History
Teacher 08/2014 to Current
Indian Springs Middle School Keller, Texas
  • Special Education (Inclusion & Co-teach) Co-taught 8th grade History and Science, Inclusion 7th grade,5/6th ELA and Math utilized small groups based on student needs Acted as a resource for fellow teachers in regard to accommodating and differentiating lessons, developed IEPs.
  • Led staff professional development "Increasing Rigor in Your Classroom", served on Campus Improvement, Avid Binder Committees and FACT.
  • Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool, such as the Discovery Education, Moby Max, ELM and blubbr.
Biology/IPC Teacher 08/2011 to 08/2014
Springtown High School Springtown, Texas
  • Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Implemented a remedial program for students requiring extra help.
Biology Long Term Substitute Teacher 08/2009 to 04/2011
Saginaw High School Saginaw, Texas
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.
  • Encouraged discussion of class material to promote critical thinking.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Led Science Lab experiences that encouraged scientific thought.
Master of Education: Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas
Bachelor of Arts: Biology/Chemistry University of North Texas - Denton, Texas Biology/Chemistry
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Secondary Ed Biology Teacher possessing exceptional people skills and sensitivity to high school students' specialized and changing needs. Highly effective at building rapport and inspiring learning. 

AZ & UT Teaching License, ID reciprocity in progess

Trilingual in Span., Port. and English

Adept, positive classroom manager

Creative lesson planner, focused on experiential learning

Voracious learner with both real world & educational experiences

02/2018 to Current
University of Idaho Ext. Bonneville County 4-H Program Assistant University of Idaho Co-Op Ext Idaho Falls, ID

Lead 4-H STEM education classes during and outside of school hours

Assist with the creation of multi-lingual, culturally appropriate education classes for youth

11/2012 to 07/2017
Natural Health and Aromatherapy Educator and Sales Self Employed Mountain View, CA

Taught Healthcare Professionals and families about natural health solutions in public education classes; initiated aromatherapy protocols in two Kaiser Permanente hospital departments (Pediatrics & OB/GYN)

09/2002 to 06/2003
Middle School Science/Reading/ESL Teacher Tucson Unified School District Tucson, AZ

Worked with high-risk, Spanish speaking youth teaching Science, Reading and ESL

01/2000 to 08/2002
Portuguese/Spanish Teacher & Teacher Supervisor Missionary Training Center Provo, UT Taught and supervised Portuguese and Spanish teaching instruction; assisted in curriculum creation, scheduling and new hire decisions
01/2002 to 05/2002
Student Teaching - Biology Composite Teaching Lone Peak High School Highland, UT Taught Sophomore/Junior Biology, assisted with AP Biology
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biology Composite Teaching Brigham Young University Provo, UT, United States Additional coursework: Spanish, Portuguese, BYU Symphony Orchestra
Activities and Honors
Bonneville County Distinguished Young Women Judging Co-Chair (2 years), Weekly Elementary School Volunteer (9 years), Lead Organizer of Joy School Preschools (6 years), Idaho Falls Community Garden/Master Gardener classes, LDS Mission to Florianopolis, Brazil (1), LDS Primary President (current), Crossfit & various sports events/races, Sugar Glider Breeder
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Enthusiastic with a passion for teaching and making a difference in the lives of others.  Creative and versatile with in-depth knowledge and a wide range of experience in both General and Special Education.  Innovative in promoting an inquiry-based environment and hands-on approach to problem-solving with years of success in grant writing.  
Education and Training
Real Estate 2011
Broker's License obtained
Supplemental Authorizations in Chemistry and Mathematics added to Biology Credential.
Single Subject Teaching Credential: Biology with ELA 1 2006 California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, United States Supplemental Authorizations in Chemistry and Mathematics
Bachelor of Science: Biology 1998 California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, United States Cum Laude, Presidential Scholarship Recipient and School Ambassador
Biology Los Angeles Harbor College , Wilmington , CA Board Member of Honor's Society
Associate of Science: Business El Camino College , Torrance, CA
Edison High School/HBUHSD Huntington Beach, CA Special Education Aide - Moderate to Severe 01/2015 to Current Special training and experience with autism, seizures, trach and respiratory care, experience in the hygiene center, providing one on one instruction in Algebra to individual students.  Pro-Act trained for emergencies and current certification in CPR with AED and First Aid. Assisted teachers in all areas of care and instruction for a wide range of students with various disabilities.  
Independent Real Estate Broker 09/2011 to Current
South High School/ TUSD Torrance, CA Biology Teacher 09/1999 to 06/2011 Taught all levels of Biology, Integrated Science, and Physical Science of the Earth.  Many years of successful grant writing to implement college-level AP Biology labs and provide an inquiry-based, hands-on learning experience focused on problem-solving and real world experience for all students.  
Activities and Honors
Numerous grants won from Exxon Mobile Pegasus and Torrance Education Foundation in the fields of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Physiology, Forensics, and Environmental Science. 
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  • 2017 B.S. Business Administration
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Emphasis - Finance, Pre-Med
  • 3.1 GPA
  • 2018 Post Baccalaureate Studies
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Biological Sciences
  • 3.75 GPA
Relevant Coursework
  • Financial Modeling and Databases
  • Investments
  • Financial Accounting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Portfolio Analysis & REITS
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Intermediaries and Markets
  • Corporate Finance
Work Experience
Steve Fleischer, Century 21 Real Estate Columbia, MO Home Remodeling / Landscaping 07/2014 to Current
  • Coordinated and led small teams to remodel and landscape residential and commercial property
  • Developed leadership qualities and delegated responsibilities effectively to team members
  • Developed a diverse skill-set through years of performing a wide variety of jobs using various equipment, tools, and techniques

Mizzou Tennis Complex Columbia, MO Assistant Director of Tennis Operations 05/2014 to 08/2018

  • Utilized effective communication skills and influential dialect to sell tennis equipment and club memberships in person and via phone
  • Appropriately communicated and established relationships with a diverse group of customers from different ethnic backgrounds and ages
  • Coordinated with instructors, collegiate coaches, and director of operations to create and implement tennis clinics
  • Handled all monetary transactions at register
University of Missouri, Biological Sciences Dept. Columbia, MO Molecular Biology Lab Assistant 06/2018 to 08/2018
  • Conducted a variety of molecular biology techniques such as restriction digests, PCR, transformation of plasmid DNA, growing E. Coli cultures, minipreps, and gel electrophoresis in effort to study the effects of gene disruption on plant abscission
  • Interpreted existing academic research for application of our project

Log Hill Properties Columbia, MO Maintenance Employee 06/2012 to 06/2014
  • Maintained residential value of 4 different housing complexes, consisting of more than 100 total units through landscaping and maintenance of exteriors
  • Worked independently, was solely responsible for completion and quality of all tasks