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Professional Experience
08/2017 to Current
Substitute Teacher and Nanny Park Day School Oakland, CA
08/2016 to 06/2017
2nd grade ELD (English Language Development) Teacher Bryant Elementary School San Francisco, CA
  • Orchestrated social-emotional learning and conflict resolution through interdisciplinary lessons created based on restorative justice, community building activities, mindfulness practices and specific social-emotional curriculum.
  • Fostered positive relationships and partnerships with students, parents, colleagues and the community to provide a student-centered educational experience. 
08/2015 to 06/2016
1st grade Bilingual Teacher Melrose Leadership Academy Oakland, CA
  • Secured grants and partnerships to organize 5 inquiry-based field trips that aligned with academic studies.
  • Designed and implemented interdisciplinary and project-based curriculum in a dual immersion 90/10 program in Spanish. 
07/2014 to 07/2015
Graduate Student and Bilingual Student Teacher University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
08/2013 to 06/2014
After-school Spanish Teacher The Spanish Institute Boulder, CO
  • Taught immersion Spanish program that utilized kinesthetic, visual and social learning to foster 2nd language acquisition. 
08/2011 to 08/2013
Professional Server Foolish Craig's Cafe Boulder, CO
08/2010 to 12/2011
Actress Interactive Theater Project Boulder, CO
  • Collaborated with other actors and directors to foster a multicultural and inclusive community both in the troupe and in the greater community. 
  • Rehearsed and performed social-justice based scenes for college students and improvised Q&As in character after the scenes. 
01/2010 to 01/2012
Preschool Teacher The Patchwork School Boulder, CO
  • Facilitated and team taught preschool education in a democratic and consensus-based school.
  • Developed attentive programming that infused creativity into foundational academic and social-emotional lessons. 
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Education University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
  • Multiple Subject, Elementary Credential 
  • Bilingual Authorization (Spanish)
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, CO
  • Minor in Community Leadership and Community Studies
INVST Community Leadership Program Boulder, CO
  • Organized, designed and implemented a year-long social action project with a team and the local immigrant community that educated the local community about immigrant rights issues, history, bilingualism and personal stories.
  • Guided elementary students through consensus-based decision process to co-create 2 student-driven and arts-based social and environmental action projects in the local community during year-long internship with Project YES.
  • Participated in service learning and community-based education focused on social and environmental justice.
National Outdoor Leadership School: Semester Course Baja, Mexico
  • Leave No Trace Ethics Master Certification 
  • Developed leadership and outdoor living skills by collaborating effectively with other community members to successfully navigate the outdoors.  

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Professional Summary

Experienced educator with strong leadership, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills. Highly ambitious professional skilled at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure.

Work History
Curriculum Principal, 06/2019 to Current
Fulton High School Knoxville, TN

~ All duties listed in Curriculum and Professional Learning Facilitator below

~ Mentor new assistant principals and administrative assistant to provide instuctional and behavioral support

~ 504 Coordinator

~Title 1 support

~ Human capital management, working with Executive Principal and HR to assist with hiring process

9th Grade Administrator, 01/2019 to 06/2019
Fulton High School Knoxville, TN

~ Instructional Leadership and Coaching for 9th grade teachers

~ Teacher Evaluations

~ Student Discipline, including bus discipline and extra-curricular events

~ IEPs and S-teams for all 9th grade students

~ 504 Coordinator

~ 9th grade staff & student incentives and recognitions

~ Rising Freshman Transition Activities Coordinator

~ Maintain the learning environment and day-to-day operations of the 9th grade small learning community

Curriculum and Professional Learning Facilitator, 07/2017 to 12/2018
Fulton High School Knoxville, TN

~ Responsible for Instructional Leadership and Coaching

  • Conduct at least seven pop ins weekly to assess teacher instruction and provide positive feedback and a
    question to promote thinking
  • Conduct Beginning of Year conferences with teachers and perform teacher evaluations
  • Organize and lead Instructional Focus meetings with all teaching staff. These
    meetings focus on current instructional needs and ways to address them.

~ Responsible for teacher Professional Development

  • Coordinate and organize trainings for Restorative Practices and Kagan Structures
  • Monitor staff to provide additional support in these when needed

~ Responsible for overseeing the following:

  • Supervising School Counselors, Testing Coordinator, Behavior Support personnel, and Interns
  • AdviseTN liaison
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Master schedule
  • Grading and report cards
  • Nest interventions and credit recovery
  • Dual enrollment
  • Graduation

~ Teacher Evaluations

Lead School Counselor/Magnet Facilitator, 08/2012 to 06/2017
Fulton High School 2509 N. Broadway St., Knoxville, TN 37917

~ Counselor for the School of Communications with a caseload of approximately 180 juniors and seniors

~ Magnet Facilitator for four years

  • Collaborated with FulCom admin and teachers to organize magnet program offerings and implementation
  • Recruited for program by visiting middle schools and district showcase to attract students with media interests
  • Coordinated and provide in-house recruiting events including Open House and school tours/shadow

experiences for interested students and families

  • Assisted with overseeing magnet budget
  • Two time presenter at national Magnet Schools of America conference
  • Helped grow the freshman magnet cohort by 224% over four years, from 17 to 55 students

~ Lead counselor for three years

  • Oversaw a team of five counselors
  • Coordinated and led yearly teacher PD to educate Fulton teachers about counseling related topics
  • Worked closely with administration to develop master schedule
  • Attended district counselor meetings and serve as a bridge between the our building and the district
  • Organized collaboration with Project GRAD to promote college/career awareness
School Counselor, 07/2010 to 05/2012
Gresham Middle School 500 Gresham Rd., Knoxville, TN 37918

~ Responsible for counseling services for a caseload of 420 students

~ Served as testing coordinator

~ S-team/Summer Bridge coordinator

~ Master schedule coordinator

~ Organized multiple parent night events and presented information at each

~ Served on the Leadership team and led a book study on "Teaching with Poverty in Mind"

Part-time Adult ELL teacher, 03/2006 to 05/2009
Knox County Schools

~ Developed lesson plans and taught entry level English to non-English speakers two nights/week

~ Helped grow program. Increased class size by 700%, from 4 to 31 students within the first year

Interim 4th grade teacher, 09/2000 to 04/2001
Beaumont Elementary, Knox County Schools

Responsible for taking over 4th grade class after last-minute vacancy

Volunteer and Substitute Teacher, 1998 to 2000
Various International Schools
  • Substitute Teacher, American International School, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Volunteer, Child Development Program, a local school/orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Substitute Kindergarten Teacher, American International School, Belgrade, Serbia
Ed.S.: Instructional Leadership, 2018
Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN
Ed.S.: School Counseling , 2012
Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN
M.Ed.: School Counseling, 2010
Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN
B.S.: Elementary Education, 1998
University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL

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Professional Summary

Being an elementary school teacher has been the realization of a dream and my calling. Holding a Masters degree in Education and a Masters degree in Psychology has prepared me and given me the tools necessary to work with students more holistically. Through this lens, I am able to assess students, differentiate, and scaffold my classroom and my lessons to meet varying student needs.

As a former business owner, executive manager for two New York fashion companies, media sales executive, counselor, and columnist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and transferable skills that guide me within the classroom and school environment.

Being a lifetime learner and being blessed with a growth mentality, I strive to develop my career and become the best teacher I am capable of becoming.

Work History
2nd And 3rd Grade Teacher, 08/2018 to Current
Lagunitas Montessori School San Geronimo, CA

  • 2nd and 3rd grade teacher for a Montessori inspired class 
  • Teach language arts, math, science, science, history, P.E., and mindfulness
  • Incorporate Morning Message, PBL,  and Lucy Calkins
  • Extensively built a literacy program to support, engage, and enable students to build self confidence and cultivate a joy of reading
  • Differentiate instruction to meet varying needs of students both academically and with social emotional needs
  • Collaborate with colleagues with all aspects of the program
  • Partner with parents, children, and staff to ensure that students needs are being met
3rd Grade Teacher, 08/2016 to 06/2018
San Ramon Elementary School Novato, CA

  • Worked as a 60% teacher for 3rd grade, which was comprised of 22 students of varying ethnicities. Taught math, language arts, history, science, cursive, and mindfulness
  • Incorporated Bloom's taxonomy and Gardner's theory of multiple intelligence as a management tool as well as provided differentiated instruction
  • Planned, created, and taught thematic units which meet Common Core Standards and 21st-century skill sets
  • Created and executed PBL units; Pollination Project and Growing with Gratitude
  • Taught Lucy Calkins writing for language arts
  • Collaborated with my job share partner daily. Meet with grade level team weekly to plan for small groups, to scope and sequence upcoming units, benchmarks or delegation of tasks
  • Cooperated and communicated with parents to foster optimal success for students at home and at school 
  • Assisted on the 3rd-grade planning team for Novato Unified District for reading and selecting books for our grade level
  • PTA 2nd and 3rd grade representative
Substitute Teacher, 04/2015 to 05/2018
Marin County Office of Education San Rafael, CA

  • Worked as a substitute teacher for kindergarten through 8th grade throughout Marin County
  • Learned to exercise adaptability, flexibility, a sense of humor, and nurtured a gift of being able to make connections with students quickly
  • Developed and deepened relationships with students, family members, and faculty to promote optimal student learning environments
Student Teacher, 01/2016 to 05/2016
Glenwood Elementary School San Rafael, CA

  • Taught in kindergarten for 9 weeks and in 5th grade for 6 weeks
  • Instructed students individually and in small groups through lecture, discussions and project-based learning
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and provided multiple modalities to communicate learning objectives to students
  • Instituted and enforced behavioral guidelines, to maintain a safe learning environment
  • Participated in grade level planning sessions weekly
Field Manager/Sales Consultant, 06/2008 to 02/2016
The Carlisle Collection San Francisco, CA

  • Recruited, trained, and managed 27 sales consultants throughout Northern California and was responsible for ensuring fiscal growth quarterly
  • Managed the San Francisco Metro Showroom
  • Successfully hosted and managed four trunk shows a year and maintained VIP clientele
Teacher, 06/2015 to 07/2015
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco, CA

  • Designed and implemented a program called Self and the Natural World. Mandalas were used as a medium to teach the varying thematic lessons. Lessons incorporated readings, group discussions, music, poetry, writing, and time to create their mandala using elements found in nature.
  • Content was made accessible for English language learners ranging from K-5th-grade, by allowing sufficient time for interaction, giving ample wait time, and ensuring that all lessons incorporated a variety of listening, speaking, reading and hands-on activities.
Para-Professional, 02/2014 to 06/2015
Bacich Kentfield, CA

  • Assisted in 3, 3rd-grade classrooms, working one on one and in small groups during language arts and math
  • Lead reading groups and assisting with Lucy Calkins writing
  • Provided support to students with varying academic needs as well as the needs of the lead teachers
National Etiquette Columnist, 07/2010 to 12/2014 San Francisco, CA

  • Wrote an etiquette column focused on modern day manners
Divisional Sales Manager, 07/2010 to 12/2014
The Worth Collection San Francisco, CA

  • Recruited, trained, and managed sales consultants in the Bay Area
  • Planned and executed 8 preview meetings a year for each new collection
  • Responsible for the fiscal growth of the Bay Area region
Image Consultant And Stylist, 01/2006 to 12/2013
Full Bloom San Francisco, CA

  • Consulted and styled clients throughout Northern California
  • Audited closets
Counselor, M.F.T.I, 01/2005 to 06/2006
United Behavioral Health San Francisco, CA

  • Responsible for risk management, crisis management, and stabilization for persons seeking mental health counseling
Counselor, 08/2004 to 06/2006
Family Services Agency San Francisco, CA

  • Managed and counseled individuals, couples, and families suffering from grief, trauma or compounded psychiatric disorders
Account Executive, 05/1996 to 07/2004
Univision Television Group San Francisco, CA and Albuquerque, NM

  • Media sales in Albuquerque, New Mexico and San Francisco, CA
  • Managed and developed a 3.5 million dollar account list and succeeded in having low attrition
Master of Science: Education and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, 2016
Dominican University - San Rafael, CA
  • Maintained a 4.0 GPA
Ayurvedic Health Science Certificate: 2010
California College of Ayurveda - San Francisco, CA
Master of Arts: Psychology, 2002
Southwestern College - Santa Fe, NM
Bachelor of Arts: Communications and Psychology, 1993
University of San Francisco - San Francisco
  • NCAA division 1 women's tennis team

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Professional Summary

Motivated educator with an exceptional ability to establish cooperative, professional relationships with parents, staff and administration. Clear communicator who prioritizes students' success, as well as their holistic development.

  • Bilingual
  • Leader
  • Fast Learner
  • Dependable
  • Teachable
  • Creative lesson planning
  • RTI familiarity 
  • Trained in Connections: OG in 3D by Apple Group
  • Tutored children using Connections
  • Knowledgeable on TESS
  • Know how to recognize Dyslexia
  • Attended a Susan Barton Conference on Dyslexia
  • Conscious Discipline
  • Assessment tools
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education K - 6, December 2016
University of Central Arkansas
  • IDA Accredited Institution
  • Dean's List Spring 2015
  • President's List Fall 2015 - Fall 2016
  • International Honor Society in Education Member Spring 2016 - Fall 2016
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children
  • Presented at The Growing Professionally Conference Spring 2016
Professional Teaching Experience

Third Grade Teacher  2017 - 2019 

6311 Baseline Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209

  • Enrollment Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Pod Leader 
  • Presented at Professional Day for Catholic school teachers and staff
Work History
Third Grade Teacher, 2017 to 2019
St. Theresa Catholic School Little Rock
Substitute Teacher, 01/2016 to 05/2016
Springdale School District
  •   substitute experience in kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade  
Resident Assistant, 01/2015 to 01/2016
University of Central Arkansas Housing
Future Education Goals

I plan to return to graduate school to receive a Master's Degree in School Leadership, Management, and Administration. My long term goal is to become an elementary school principal.