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Professional Summary

Exceptionally detail-oriented Management Professional with over 20 years of expert level business and operations management experience coupled with a willingness to take on added responsibility to meet requirements and deadlines. Seeking the opportunity to apply extensive administrative and financial knowledge to improve processes of compliance and operational success.

Work History and Experience
Volunteer Administrator, 08/2017 to Current
Three Rivers Bread Basket Three Rivers, CA
  • Organize and implement monthly food distribution to Three River residents and refer families to food resources and outreach programs.
  • Maintain new Client Intake computer system in compliance with government requirements and regulations.
  • Confer with representatives of local food distribution organizations, Central California Food Bank and FoodLink, to assess and meet our community needs.
  • Maintain certification requirements for quality assurance program, on site evaluations and internal audits.
Business Consultant, 08/2018 to 05/2019
Pulley Tax Service Downey, CA
  • Provided personalized business consulting for startup tax business in areas of marketing, budget and logistics.
  • Developed operational strategies for new client assessment and current client retention.
Human Resources Manager - Contract position, 04/2017 to 07/2017
Compac Sorting Equipment - OfficeTeam Visalia, CA
  • Contract position managing the human resources needs as the company transitioned to new ownership.
  • Conducted employment and job evaluations resulting in quality job specifications.
  • Ensured compliance and directed employees in immigration and visa matters.
  • Coordinated employment and recruiting events.
  • Submitted employment offers to prospective employees.
  • Educated and advised employees on group health plans, voluntary benefits and 401(k) retirement plans.
  • Maintained appropriate and confidential filing of personal and professional documentation.
  • Answered a high volume of email inquiries.
  • Filed paperwork and organized computer-based information.
Office Manager / Senior Tax Consultant, 01/2007 to 10/2016
Triple Check / H & R Block Lakewood, CA
Office Management and Human Resources Role
  • Developed and facilitated all new-hire orientations, maintained employment records and contracts, skill and continuing education requirements for staff of 19 hourly office and tax professional employees.
  • Developed and maintained internal control and processes for payroll and commissions of tax professionals.
  • Achieved increase each year in client retention by hiring superior personnel and quickly and efficiently resolving any complaints or concerns expressed by clients or employees.
  • Ensured proper tax compliance processes were in place and followed.
  • Attended national meetings to ensure company compliance and advanced tax training for personal and educational licensing requirements.

Tax Preparation and Client Consultant Role

  • Prepared and filed Federal and State tax returns. 
  • Reconstructed accounting, bookkeeping and tax records from clients checks, statements and cash receipts for tax compliance and audits.
  • Analyzed and researched technical and complex tax issues for clients. Designed and developed tax and bookkeeping strategies for clients in the entertainment industry, small business owners and rental investors to individually educate each client in their daily and tax records.
  • Designed and developed tax and bookkeeping strategies for clients in the entertainment industry, small business owners and rental investors to individually educate each client in their daily and tax records.
  • Directed all phases of application and maintenance of workers compensation, unemployment claims, social security and disability benefits, green card and work authorizations for clients.
  • Educated and advised clients on selection of life and health insurance, 401(k) and other retirement plans. 
Consultant / Purchasing Manager, 03/1994 to 12/2006
Complete Design Systems Norwalk, CA

Program design and implementation 

  • California Highway Patrol Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program for Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. 
  • Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing (CSAT) Program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • The Hazardous Materials Inventory and Business Emergency Response Plan Program required by the Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau.
  • Safety Management including OSHA weekly safety meeting requirements. 
  • Estimating and Purchasing Department procedures and policies.
  • Articulate and detailed
  • Highly organized and accurate
  • Works well under pressure and deadlines
  • Practices due diligence
  • Maintains high confidentiality
  • Outstanding verbal/written communication
  • Dependable and flexible
  • Proficient in training new employees
  • Complex problem solver
  • Decision-making ability

  • Database entry and management
  • Computer and MS Office proficient
  • Technical and scientific writing
  • Strong customer/vendor relations
  • Excellent phone and communication Skills
  • Program planning and development
  • Accounting and Expense Reports
  • Money Reconciliation and Deposits
  • Project Management
  • Sales / Marketing
Master of Science: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Science: Physiology and Exercise Science University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Register Tax Preparer and PTIN: Current
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
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Professional Summary

Organized, detail-oriented educator with over twenty-two years of experience, including more than fifteen years of tutoring and teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Flexible, compassionate problem solver with ability to prioritize and work independently or on a team. Proficient in traditional writing pedagogies and a willing, ongoing learner of technology-enhanced teaching methods.


• Familiarity with multiple citation styles

• English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
• Multimodal teaching applications
• Writing, revising, editing, and polishing

• Articulate and well spoken

• Approachable communication style

Work History
09/2005 to Current Lecturer II University of Southern Maine | Portland, ME
  • ENG 201, Creative Writing 2012 to present - ten sections; University of Southern Maine, Portland and Gorham
  • ENG 100, College Writing 2012 to present - thirteen sections, scheduled to teach one online and two face-to-face sections in Fall 2018; University of Southern Maine, Portland and Gorham
  • ENG 104, Enriched College Writing 2008 to 2013 - seventeen sections; University of Southern Maine Portland, Gorham, and Saco
  • ENG 120, Introduction to Literature 2009 to 2011 - three sections; University of Southern Maine, Portland
  • ENG 009, Developmental Writing 2006 to 2007 - two sections; University of Southern Maine, Portland
  • FRS 180, Academic Self-Management 2005 to 2006 - two sections; University of Southern Maine, Portland
02/2015 to Current Case Manager/IEP Coordinator Child Development Services-York | Arundel, Maine

• Single contact point within the CDS system for catchment area families
• Coordinating and scheduling meetings that require the coordination of multiple individuals' calendars; facilitate conferences; record meeting minutes
• Identify and select contracted service providers; complete evaluation and service referral processes
• Coordinate therapeutic services across agency lines; assist in developing transition plan from preschool to public school; screenings and observations
• Communicate in person, by phone, and by e-mail with families, therapists, medical personnel, daycares, and preschools
• Prepare Special Education documents; record communications synchronously and asynchronously; data entry; database maintenance; paper files
• Maintain documentation appropriate to Procedural Safeguards under IDEA 2004, Chapter 101; thorough understanding of confidentiality and FERPA regulations

08/2015 to 05/2017 Professional Writing Consultant University of New England - Portland Campus | Portland, Maine
  • Offered writing support and consultation for graduate students, primarily in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Nurse Anesthesia, and Social Work fields
  • Familiar with terminology specific to several healthcare professions
  • Provided ongoing writing and pre-publication support of up to two years to writers of theses, dissertations, capstone projects, and research projects, including multi-author research articles
  • Guided student writers, through a coaching model, toward independently utilizing  discipline-specific citation manuals
  • Assisted students drafting letters, program and scholarship applications, statements of purpose, and other professional writings
  • Explained error patterns in student writing, modeled options for adjusting syntax, diction, grammar, and punctuation
  • Utilized gradual release methods to support students learning to recognize error patterns and deploy revision strategies independently
  • Recognized organizational lapses in student writing, facilitated student revision toward a logical, reader-friendly style
  • Aided students organizing research, detecting consistencies and inconsistencies among sources, recognizing gaps in research, and creating writing plans
  • Taught student writers concision and clarity techniques.
03/2015 to 03/2015 Temporary Grader Bowdoin College | Brunswick, Maine
  • After a professor suffered a medical emergency and was unable to return to teaching, provided grading services for essays written in an introductory-level course in Shakespearean Drama.
09/2003 to 05/2009 CRLA-Certified Master Tutor University of Southern Maine | Portland, Maine
  • Supported students in small groups and one-on-one in Writing, Study Skills, ESOL Conversation, and ESOL Writing
  • Helped students in essay composition, planning, drafting, revising, editing, and polishing their work with fading support
  • Articulated challenge areas in student writing, presented ideas to remediate errors, encouraged students to attempt revisions first with support and then independently
  • Provided specialized learning and writing support to deaf, blind, and medically fragile students as well as to students with severe anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, medication-related side effects, and impaired intellectual functioning due to traumatic brain injury
  • Consulted with writers of theses and dissertations.
11/2008 to 02/2013 Co-Owner VeritasDolls Ragdoll Cattery | Arundel, Maine
  • Managed business finances
  • Maintained the VeritasDolls website and blog to boost internet traffic, advertise expected litters, and announce cat show awards
  • Researched, sought, and obtained genetic testing, veterinary care, and feline health optimization
  • Interviewed, checked references of, selected kitten buyers
  • Researched legal responsibilities and drafted sale contracts
  • Arranged travel, hotel accommodations, and meals nationwide and in Canada
08/2006 to 05/2008 English Teaching Assistant University of New Hampshire | Durham, New Hampshire
  • Instructor: ENGL 401, First-Year Writing 2006 to 2008 - four sections; University of New Hampshire, Durham
09/2005 to 06/2006 Dissertation Editor Dr. Sarah Lockridge | Portland, Maine
  • Dissertation Editor: "Conceptions of Power and Empowerment: A Case Study of Women's Associations in Ségou, Mali" by Sarah Lockridge, submitted to the Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences of American University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology - 2006.
08/1998 to 06/2003 Educational Technician Mildred L. Day Memorial School | Arundel, Maine
  • Worked one-on-one and in small groups to teach K-3 children reading and writing skills under teacher supervision; conducted reading assessments for K-8 students; participated in PET meetings; daily recess, lunch, and bus duties.
06/1997 to 08/1998 Teacher's Assistant Country Lane Nursery School | Arundel, Maine
  • Worked with children aged three to five in nursery school and daycare environments.
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telesales consultant with more than 2 years of experience .  Flexible, Focused, Gifted, Hands-on, Hardworking, Highly motivated, High-performing, Innovative, Mature, Meticulous, Motivated, Multi-task-oriented, Organized, Outstanding, Performance driven, Personable, Positive, Pragmatic, Proactive, Productive, Proficient, Reliable, Resourceful, Responsible, Results-oriented, Seasoned, Self-directed, Service-driven, Skilled, Strategic, Superior, Talented, Versatile, Well-qualified, Accomplished, Adaptable, Ambitious, Analytical, Articulate, Award-winning, Business-savvy, Client-focused, Committed, Conscientious, Consistent, Creative, Customer-focused, Customer-service focused, Deadline-driven, Deadline-oriented, Dedicated, Dependable, Detail-oriented, Disciplined, Driven, Dynamic, Effective, Energetic, Experience, Expert
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communications audits
  • Internet marketing
Value analysis
  • Marketing materials development
  • Re-seller relationship optimization
  • Client acquisition
Telesales Consultant 02/2015 to 08/2017 t-mobile one touch direct Tampa, fl Collected customer feedback and made process changes to exceed customer satisfaction goals.
Made reasonable procedure exceptions to accommodate unusual customer requests.
Provided accurate and appropriate information in response to customer inquiries.
Demonstrated mastery of customer service call script within specified timeframes.
Improved customer ratings by 20%.
Built customer loyalty by placing follow-up calls for customers who reported product issues. 
Properly directed inbound calls in phone queues to improve call flow.
Education and Training
High School Diploma 1999 wade hampton high school hampton, SC
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University Graduate looking for an engaging teaching opportunity. Passionate, dynamic teacher with experience in a variety of classroom settings. Dedicated to students' growth and development. Extensive experience managing youth. Committed to investing in and mentoring students in order to help them succeed.

  • TESOL certified ESL instructor
  • Effective, dynamic teacher
  • Strong leader
  • Good communicator
  • Motivated, task oriented
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid certified
01/2017 - Current Teacher/Volunteer Gateway Christian Community | Winnipeg , MB

Assisted in the installation and operation of two community English class. Worked as both a conversation leader and classroom teacher, managing a fun, engaging classroom that fosters both learning and relationship. 

04/2015 - Current Teacher/Expedition Leader Canadian Cadet Program | Winnipeg , MB

Taught 12-18 year old cadets a wide variety of subjects, including citizenship, leadership, instructional techniques, wilderness survival, and outdoor adventure skills. I have also been employed as an expedition team leader on a variety of backcountry adventure trips, ranging in duration from 3 to 18 days. My responsibilities in this organization include office administration, day-to-day management of classes and teams, formal instruction, and individual youth mentorship. 

05/2017 - 05/2017 Educational Assistant The King's School | Winnipeg , MB Worked as an educational assistant during a staff member's brief absence. Assisted in classrooms ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 10
05/2018 - 06/2018 Teacher Great Heights Academy | China

Responsible for managing four different international classes ranging from elementary to high school age. Developed and taught my own curriculum during 6 week posting at GHA. Subjects included English Literature, ESL, World Geography, Drama, and Public Speaking. 

During my time at GHA, I effectively managed a variety of classes, establishing clear ground rules of respect, responsibility and teamwork. I worked to mentor and develop students in both academic and personal areas. I assessed student learning in a variety of ways, including formal quizzes and tests, but also group activities, games, and projects. 

Education and Training
2014 Kaléo Certificate Briercrest College and Seminary | | Caronport, SK, Canada
2017 Occupational Training Course Canadian Armed Forces RCSU NW J3 Training School | | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

CF training course in youth education, instructional techniques and classroom management. 

2018 Bachelor of Arts: Intercultural Studies Providence University College & Theological Seminary | | Otterburne, MB, Canada
2018 TESOL Certificate Providence University College | | Otterburne, MB, Canada
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Executive Summary
Ambitious professional driven to launch a career as a public relations practitioner specialized in crisis and media management. Experienced in various industries with excellent time management and problem solving skills. 
  • Critical thinker
  • Rapid learner
  • Planning/coordinating
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Multitasking and problem solving
  • Team leadership
  • Professional demeanor
  • Public speaking
  • Time Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in quotes, media plans and budgets
  • Proficient in travel reservation systems
  • Proficient in databases like LexisNexis, Mintel, Factiva and Statista
  • Proficient in social media campaigns 
January 2018
US Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Marketing Service Washington, DC National Organic Program / Standards Division Intern
  • Intern with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities  
  • Support development of appeals summaries; monitor appeals tracker.
  • Developed creative materials and activities for consumer faced conferences that covers all target markets. 
  • Translated legal documents that arrived at the Office of Compliance and Enforcement. 
  • Educational Programming: Support cross-program development of educational training materials; script development and production recording. 
  • Support public comment webinar preparation; updates to National Organic Standards Board Recommendations Library. 
  • Support reviews of National Organic Program list of allowable and prohibited materials. 
  • Reviewed public comments for new rulemaking on the National List. 
  • Deliver real time customer care support in front office daily. 
August 2017
December 2017
The Library of Congress Washington, DC National and International Outreach / Educational Outreach Intern
  • Intern with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Re-purposed educational presentations for more engagement and relevance before removal from the website. 
  • Conducted research using the Library's collections on diversity and women in history.
  • Co-created a blog post series on Alexander Hamilton's papers and their organic connection with the musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton. 
  • Conducted bilingual story time at the Young Readers Center
  • Researched on new ways to reach students, teachers and educational institutions.
  • Worked on a systematical procedure to fix broken links in the lesson plans posted on the Library's website. 
June 2017
August 2017
US Department of Veterans Affairs / Office of Inspector General Washington, DC Audits and Evaluations / Edit Staff Intern
  • Created a seasonal webinar series called "Editnars" focused on reinforcing writing and editing concepts auditors can later translate into better report writing. 
  • Re-designed the VA OIG's editing SharePoint webpage for better engagement and to improve auditor writing skills. 
  • Created logs to track progress in editing and proof reading reports and publish them before the end of the fiscal year. 
  • Wrote newsletter articles focused on improving auditor's writing and editing skills, especially with the use of social media. 
  • Wrote holiday messages on behalf of the head of the department. 
  • Read, edited and proof read reports for publication on the OIG's website. 
December 2016
June 2017
3.14 Public Relations San Juan, Puerto Rico Jr. Account Executive
  • Event planning of press conferences and product launches. 
  • Worked on social media campaigns for celebrities, companies and non-profit organizations. 
  • Conducted a social media campaign for a non-profit organization that gained 1,100 likes on Facebook and $4,000 in donations in 20 days. 
  • Worked in post-production of New York Fashion Week with Stella Nolasco.
  • Conducted interview training for clients when presenting in media outlets.
  • Worked on media research for new clients searching for any type of publicity or media exposure six months prior to campaign launch. 
  • ​Ran media tours in different radio stations and television channels with clients. 
  • Worked on media monitoring for clients after publication and creation of publicity reports. 
April 2015
January 2017
A&A Tours Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Travel Consultant
  • Worked on the weekly manifest report that verifies any discrepancies with any cruise booking for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. 
  • Generated a monthly income of approximately $50,000 in reservations.
  • Coordinated activities and meetings for the group trips. 
  • Worked on successfully preparing travel quotes, electronic referrals, onboard bookings, electronic travel documents, and processed electronic payments. 
  • Distributed requests from the company email to all the travel consultants. 
  • Customer service and data entry
December 2014
March 2015
David's Bridal Carolina, Puerto Rico Jr. Stylist
  • Focused on assisting brides and bridesmaids in choosing gowns for the event.
  • Assistance to stylist in their appointments with brides.
  • Customer service and sales representative
March 2014
August 2014
Education Department in the Mayor's Office Carolina, Puerto Rico Human Resources Assistant
  • Conducted interviews for future recipients of the work study scholarship provided by the city. 
  • Approved payroll, time sheets and schedules of work study students around the different departments in the city.
  • Worked directly with assistance to other departments within the Mayor's office.
  • Creation and distribution of outreach materials to schools K-12 to promote the new activities in any of the specialized schools the department was responsible for. 
  • Worked in office assistance with filing and call distribution. ​
January 2013
May 2013
Press and Communications Department at the Mayor's Office Carolina, Puerto Rico Advertising and Media Assistant
  • Created media plans with a budget of $15,000 for press and radio advertising. 
  • Media purchasing for advertising slots. 
  • Maintained effective communication between the department and the media outlets. 
  • Worked negotiations for free slots in radio stations of high rating and demand. 
  • Assisted in advertising materials to be published in print media. 
  • Worked with rating systems like Arbitron and Nielsen.
  • Assisted in the city's cultural activities. 
  • Assisted in office duties. 
Education and Training
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Washington, DC, USA Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • Coursework in communications research, writing, reputation and digital strategy 
  • 3.67 GPA
  • Member of the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón San Juan, PR, USA Bachelor of Arts: General Communication
  • Minor in Public Relations 
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude 
  • 3.98 GPA
  • Recepient of the PROGRESAH Scholarship in 2016 from the Superior Education Council of Puerto Rico
  • Recepient of the Portico Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2016
  • Recepient of the Highest Grade in the Communications Department Medal in 2017
Extra-Curricular Activities
Theater Background (2009 - Present)
Actress in Musicals:
  • The Little Mermaid (2010) - Chorus 
  • Aladdin (2011) - Main Character (Princess Jasmine)
  • Disney on Stage (2011) - Ensemble
  • Broadway Spectacular (2011) - Soloist
  • Cats (2013) - Secondary Character (Exotica)
  • West Side Story (2014) - Secondary Character (Anita)
  • The Sound of Music (2014) - Chorus (Nun)
  • Chicago (2017) - Secondary Character (June)
Additional Theater Experiences:
  • Una historia jamas contada (2016)  - Soloist
  • Hasta que los Zombies nos separen (2014) - Extra
  • Dance Recitals (2013 & 2014) - Backstage hand
  • LOVE Love love (2015) - Backstage hand 
  • Steam Lab (2015) - Recorded Singing Voice 
  • Dance Recital (2017) - Folk Dancer 
Volunteer Work
  • National Book Festival 2017
  • RYLA Seminars Leader 2012 & 2013
  • Puerto Rico Open 2012
  • Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2009 & 2011
  • Special Olympics 2009
  • Member of the Public Relations Society of America 
  • Member of the "Asociación de Relacionistas de Puerto Rico"
  • Three term intern with the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities
  • HACU National Internship Program 2017 - 2018
  • Community Member at The Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society
  • Guest reader at Young Readers Center at the LOC
  • Volunteer at Puerto Rico Open
  • Communications Volunteer at San Agustín del Coquí
  • Advertising Week 2016
  • Volunteer at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Volunteer at Special Olympics
  • Berklee in Puerto Rico 2012
  • Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina 2011-2014
  • Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico 2010-2011
  • Supporter and volunteer of One Love since 2016
  • Team leader at RYLA 2013
  • Volo City DC 
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Dedicated education professional driven to promote and enhance the lives of students with disabilities.

  • Certified Special Education Teacher
  • Experience working with special needs students in urban schools.
  • Familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention assessments and implementation.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint and use of internet.
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Behavioral analysis
  • Time management
  • Database management 
Master of Arts, Educational Administration 2010 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Graduated with a 4.0 cumulative GPA
Bachelor of Arts, Teacher of the Handicapped 2007 Kean University Union, NJ
Educational Consultant Oct 2015 to Current

  • Plan coordinate and deliver training to educators, school personnel on positive interventions and behavioral supports at designated locations.
  • Provides advanced level consultation, technical assistance and training services consistent with identified project goals and objectives.

Sep 2007 to Current
John F. Kennedy School Newark, NJ
  • Lead and participate in collaborations with team members to provide solution focused assistance that advances the school.
  • Implement positive behavior interventions.
  • Develop project elements and timelines in collaboration with supervisor and  coworkers.
  • Develop curriculum and curriculum based instruction for disabled students.
Activities and Honors

Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YANA-PGRS, Nonprofit Organization

2017 Graduate of RWJMS/Boggs Center's NJ Partners in Policymaking 

2016 Graduate of Global Alliance Advanced Leadership Program


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Professional Summary
Experienced elementary educator with skills to affect change and growth in schools. Served in many different capacities from reading specialist to district level lead teacher.
Work History
National Educational Consultant, 01/2014 to Current
  • Provided professional development to Benchmark customers throughout the United States.
  • Professional development included product implementation, demonstration lessons, and literacy instruction.
District Elementary Lead Teacher, 01/2011 to 01/2014
Davidson County Schools NC
  • Supports all elementary schools through professional development, coaching sessions, demo lessons, and school support visits.
  • Works closely with elementary administrators and school level lead teachers to guide and facilitate growth in student achievement.
  • Plans and conducts professional development at the district level.
  • Assists in writing all elementary, district curriculum publications.
  • Trained all elementary teachers and reading specialists in Reading 3D.
  • Analyzed district data of mCLASS assessment and designed interventions to support classroom teachers with at-risk students.
First Grade Teacher & Reading Specialist, 01/2010 to 01/2011
Davidson County Schools NC
  • Instructed class of at-risk first grade students.
  • Served as reading specialist for all of first grade students.
  • Instructed Tier 3 RtI students using Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention System.
  • Conducted training and professional development on NC FALCON for the school staff.
  • Served on CSS team, Title 1 team, and RtI committee.
  • Attended International Reading Association Conference in Florida at own expense.
Literacy Coach, 01/2009 to 01/2010
  • Developed and wrote literacy plan at the school level.
  • Conducted all staff developments pertaining to literacy instruction and the implementation of reader's workshop as well as the use of research-based best practices.
  • Analyzed school-wide data to determine professional development needs and accelerate student learning.
  • Built and sustained a book room at the school level.
  • Implemented the use of classroom libraries.
  • Attended International Reading Association's RtI workshop at the Reading Recovery Conference in Ohio.
  • Received full training from NC DPI on RtI.
Business Owner, 01/2005 to 01/2008
The Monogram Shoppe, Inc NC
  • Created business plan, received funding, and established The Monogram Shoppe, Inc.
  • The Monogram Shoppe was a high-end personalized gift shop where clients could purchase items ranging from bed linens, baby items, one-of-a-kind monogramed sandals, handbags, jewelry, and more.
  • Oversaw day-to-day operations of a corporation, including managing sales and employees.
  • Maintained profitable sales and established a loyal customer base.
Masters of Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, 2011
Walden University -
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
NC Reading Specialist Certification & NC K-6 Certification:
B.S: Elementary Education, 1994
Appalachian State University -
Elementary Education