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Professional Summary
Highly skilled and experienced educator specializing in multi-sensory literacy instruction and interventions by coaching teachers and helping children develop reading proficiency 
  • Orton-Gillingham Level 2 Specialist Certification, Institute of Multi-Sensory Education 
  • New Jersey Permanent Licenses: Reading Specialist, Reading Teacher, ESL Teacher, Elementary Education(K-8), Special Education
Core Qualifications
  • Orton-Gillingham Methodology
  • Multi-sensory Education
  • Coaching
  • Literacy Development
  • Facilitating Staff Development  
  • Tutoring
  • Reciprocal Teaching
  • Data Collection 
  • English Language Learners
  • Special-Needs Students
District Teacher Coordinator-Interventionist/Reading Specialist Sep 2017 to Current
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Coach teachers in Orton-Gillingham methods, interventions, and multi-sensory best practices across 10 elementary schools
  • Identify and design targeted interventions for struggling learners
  • Design and facilitate workshops and staff trainings throughout the district 
  • Collaborate with school based I&RS teams 
  • Screen students for dyslexia
  • Instruct children individually or in small groups using multi-sensory instruction
Lead Orton-Gillingham Coach-Emerson School Jan 2015 to Jun 2017
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Led teachers in developing OG school based program and coordinated in school training 
  • Modeled best practices in classrooms and observed teachers, providing feedback 
  • Facilitated PLCs on Orton-Gillingham and literacy best-practices 
  • Developed and Coordinated School-Wide Literacy Initiatives​
  • Collected and Analyzed School-Wide Data
ESL Teacher-Emerson School Sep 2014 to Jun 2017
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Taught ESL and literacy to grades K-5, employing an Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Developed and delivered language and literacy lessons with differentiated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instructional focus 
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers to enhance language learning for all students
  • Administered the ACCESS test to qualifying PreK-5 students​
Orton-Gillingham Literacy Coach Jun 2016 to Jul 2016
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Performed as a Literacy Coach in an Orton-Gillingham Summer Intervention Program by modeling methodologies, observing, and providing feedback to teachers 
  • Facilitated staff trainings on multi-sensory reading comprehension
  • Administered Assessments, Collected and Compiled Program-Wide Data 
1st Grade and 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher Sep 2008 to Aug 2014
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Taught all subject areas in regular education classrooms including differentiating instruction, progress monitoring, benchmarking, assessing, and behavior management
Reading Specialist, Let's Read Interventionist Sep 2000 to Jun 2008
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield, NJ
  • Implemented a Reading Recovery modeled intervention program  
  • Mentored and coached new reading specialists
  • Developed and facilitated district-wide staff literacy training
  • Designed, prepared, and presented literacy program research
  • Administered Assessments-DRA, DIBELS, Marie Clay's Observation Tasks
  • Created district-wide informal literacy assessments
Special Education Teacher, Common Branch Teacher Sep 1996 to Sep 2000
New York City Public Schools Queens, NY
  • Taught 4th grade general education and K-3 self-contained special education for students with learning disabilities
Special Education Teacher Sep 1995 to Aug 1996
Highbridge Advisory Council Bronx, NY
  • Provided special education services to at-risk preschoolers in an early intervention school setting and in a home-based setting 
Consultant Teacher-7th Grade Sep 1994 to Jun 1995
Baltimore County Public Schools Baltimore, MD
  • Provided Special Education Services in an Inclusion Model
Teacher Coordinator-Interventionist Sep 2017 to Current
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield , NJ
Teacher Coordinator-Interventionist Sep 2017 to Current
Plainfield Public Schools Plainfield , NJ Reviewed and provided comments on the adequacy of documents and took necessary steps to cure any deficiencies.
ESL Drexel University Philadelphia, PA GPA 4.0/4.0
Master of Science, Reading Education Queens College, CUNY Flushing, NY High Honors in Education GPA 3.9/4.0
Bachelor of Science, Special Education & Elementary Education Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA GPA 3.9/4.0 Summa Cum Laude
New Jersey Governor's Teacher of the Year Award: 2002

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Professional Summary
Dynamic instructional leader with demonstrated capabilities in inspiring, motivating, and uniting others to achieve best practices school culture, teaching, curriculum, and assessment. Articulate communicator able to effectively interact and maintain excellent relationships with diverse populations of students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Self motivated professional with strong planning, organizational, multi-tasking and leadership skills.
Professional Development
  • ELAT Start Strong School
  • Multisensory Reading Trainer
  • Data-Driven Dialogue
  • Change Process
  • Coach 2 Coach
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Common Core, Capturing Kids' Hearts, and Leadership Blueprint by the Flippen Group
  • Diversity Training

Mentor Induction Program Creator

Professional Development System

Needs Based Professional Development

K-2 Math Trainer

Six Traits "Trainer of Trainers Institute"

Mentoring in the 21st Century

Performance Based Budgeting

Cognitive Coaching Days 1, 2, 3, 4

Work History
07/2017 to Current
Professional Development Director Pueblo School District 60 Pueblo, CO
  • Created, submitted, and facilitated the teacher and administrator/principal induction programs
  • Aligned professional development opportunities with strategic plan
  • Managed district professional development system
  • Supervised five principals to include supervision, evaluation, and coaching 
07/2015 to 06/2017
Elementary Principal/Curriculum Specialist at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy Falcon School District 49 Colorado Springs, CO
  • Successfully implemented the use of professional learning communities, Edivate PD System, and the CDE evaluation rubrics.
  • Awarded Title 11 grant and the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Grant to obtain PLC training and two years of data coaching for our Kindergarten and First Grade teachers.
  • Data coaching and targeted instruction resulted in highest ever student growth in DIBELS Next Scores at BLRA
  • Facilitated needs based teacher growth and development in understanding of best practices in reading instruction

07/2011 to 06/2015
Principal at Woodmen Hills Elementary Falcon School District 49 Peyton, CO
  • Led staff in teacher evaluation, effective teaching strategies, change process, development of our Unified Improvement Plan, professional development planning and implementation, conflict resolution, mentoring of new teachers, building new teacher orientation, data analysis, and communication with staff, families, and community.
  • National PTA School of Excellence Award
  • CDE Healthy Schools Champion Award
  • WHES was recognized by the Gazette as a "standout" for academic achievement. 90%, proficient and advanced in fourth grade reading, (highest ever) 92% third grade math (highest ever), 90% in fourth grade math (tied for highest ever). 
  • Collaborative Leader in the areas of budget priorities, professional development needs, school goals, curricular material adoption, action research, implementation of change, and our building social contract.
  • Encouraged/Facilitated leadership development of all teachers.
07/2010 to 06/2011
Curriculum and Instruction Administrator-Instructional Coach at Woodmen Hills Elementary and Stetson Hills Elementary Falcon School District 49 Peyton, CO
  • Partnered with building leadership teams and staff to provide data driven, relevant, and results based professional learning opportunities for teachers in two elementary buildings.
  • Provided/facilitated embedded professional learning opportunities for elementary teachers to include modeling, co-teaching, co-planning, and observation with feedback while building trusting relationships to increase teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
  • Provided the following district and school-based training: New Colorado Standards Implementation, Treasures Implementation, Accessing Text for All Students and Mentoring in the 21st Century.
  • Utilized the Standards Assessment Inventory to target school based professional development improvement with proven results.
  • Supported teachers with improvement in classroom management, differentiating instruction, instructional design, best practice instructional and assessment strategies.
  • Participated in Target Coach2Coach ENI training program to include 1:1 on site coaching focusing on coaching conversations, fierce conversations, professional learning communities, data collection and usage, and defining coaching roles/responsibilities.

07/2007 to 06/2010
Professional Development Coordinator Falcon School District 49 Peyton, CO
  • Assisted Curriculum and Instruction and Administrative teams in coordinating professional development learning opportunities for paraprofessionals, teachers, and administrative staff that align with district data and our focused areas of improvement.
  • Planned for, coordinated, and provided training for our districts' New Teacher Orientation, Mentor/Induction program, Electronic Registrar Online System, and the Standards Assessment Inventory for professional development.
  • Responsible for professional development budgets with consistent focus on increased organization, utilization of current technology, and continuous improvement.
  • Provided staff with a variety of ways to gain professional development opportunities to include online courses, in-district courses, project-based learning, teacher observations, and book studies.
  • Led Staff Development District Committee to plan, develop, and implement our CDE approved differentiated Induction Program.
  • Mentor/Induction Program recognized by CDE as one of the best in the state.
07/2006 to 06/2007
Literacy Coach at Woodmen Hills Elementary Falcon School District 49 Peyton, CO
  • Provided coaching and resources for teachers and parents to make positive effective changes in student literacy development.
  • UCCS Site Coordinator who observed and evaluated teacher candidates.
  • Co-wrote School Improvement Plan
  • Supervised and evaluated three reading paraprofessionals.
  • Planned and implemented comprehensive coaching program for teachers, which included training, collaboration, modeling, and peer coaching.
  • Planned for and purchased "Imagination Station" program to provide an additional reading intervention for one hundred twenty four k-6 students, by staff which I hired and mentored.
  • Provided instructional leadership and training for successful implementation of BRI, DIBELS, Multisensory Reading, and Study Island.
07/2001 to 05/2006
First Grade Teacher at Remington Elementary and Woodmen Hills Elementary Falcon School District 49
  • Consistently brought students below grade level up to, or above grade level by end of year, demonstrating significant improvement between pre and post testing for academic skills.
  • Assisted to write and attain grant for multi sensory reading and multi district training, which provided students with a remedial summer school program as well as multi-district teacher training in the Pikes Peaks Region.
  • Supervised summer school for district in both Multisensory sites.
  • Clinical teacher for teacher candidates for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
  • Multisensory Reading and Math Investigations district trainer for three years.
  • Mentor Teacher" to assist new teachers.
07/1996 to 05/2001
Speech/Language Pathologist at Remington Elementary School Falcon School District 49
  • Provided diagnostic, direct, collaborative and consultative services to specified speech/language students.
  • Provided modeling of whole class instruction using multisensory reading techniques for Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers.
07/1995 to 05/1996
Speech/Language Pathologist at Wasson High School and Doherty High School Colorado Springs District 11 Colorado Springs, CO
  • Provided consultative and collaborative services for designated Speech/Language students to increase students' self advocacy and communicative competence.
  • Co-taught various English and Vocational Education classes.
Principal Licensure Program
University of Denver - Denver, CO

Master of Science: Speech Pathology and Audiology
University of Northern Colorado - Greeley

Bachelors of Science: Education Speech Pathology and Audiology State University of New York - Buffalo
Education Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Professional Summary
A highly-skilled and well-rounded employee with a degree and experience in Education, a master's degree in progress in Software Engineering, and a background in Finance with a Quickbooks Online certification.
  • Organized and detailed
  • Personable and approachable
  • Advanced clerical knowledge 
  • Accounting systems and software
  • Rapid data entry skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Intuitive people management skills
  • Math aptitude
  • Curriculum development and training
  • Cash handling expertise
I speak, read, and write English and Spanish fluently and have taken four years of American Sign Language.
British University Vietnam Academic English Professor | Hai Ba Trung, Hà Nội | August 2016 - August 2017
  • Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to all participants.
  • Developed and delivered engaging lectures to undergraduate students.
  • Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials.
  • Fostered students' commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course materials to broader themes and current events.
Pasco County School District Information Communications Technology Literacy Coach | Land O' Lakes, FL | September 2013 - August 2016
  • Managed, organized, and conducted training for 42 teachers throughout the year.
  • Created online training courses using Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Assumed ownership of all training program initiatives.
  • Used a variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instructional methods.
  • Administered performance reviews to evaluate each participant's progress.
  • Conducted one-on-one sessions for employees.
  • Assessed training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups and consultation with managers.
Pasco County School District Technology Specialist | Land O' Lakes, FL | September 2012 - August 2013
  • Conducted research to address customer concerns.
  • Followed up with clients to ensure optimal customer satisfaction.
  • Identified and solved technical issues with a variety of diagnostic tools.
  • Used ticketing systems to manage and process actions taken.
  • Installed software, modified and repaired hardware and resolved technical issues.
Wells Fargo Bank Personal Banker | Dade City, FL | November 2011 - August 2012
  • Protected all sensitive information and followed confidentiality protocols.
  • Made outbound calls to produce revenue.
  • Assisted walk-in customers with servicing of their accounts.
  • Advised clients on mortgage, educational and personal loans.
Pasco County School District Elementary School Teacher | Land O' Lakes, FL | April 2010 - October 2011
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
  • Drafted lesson plans and submitted them for review and feedback in a timely manner.
  • Developed students' computer and technology skills through demonstrations and practice.
Bank of America Fraud Specialist | Tampa, FL | June 2009 - December 2009
  • Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.
  • Resolved issues accurately and efficiently minimizing call times.
  • Analyzed accounts to ensure proper procedures were followed. 
  • Filed customer fraud claims.
BankAtlantic Teller | Brandon, FL | January 2005 - June 2009
  • Executed customer transactions, including deposits, withdrawals, money orders and checks.
  • Executed wire transfers, stop payments and account transfers.
  • Processed exchange and foreign currency.
  • Answered telephone inquiries on banking products including checking, savings, loans and lines of credit.
Master of Science Software Engineering Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL | In progress
  • 30/45 degree program credits completed 
  • Overall Masters GPA - 3.70
Bachelor of Arts Education University of South Florida Tampa, FL | 2009
  • GPA - 3.795
Associate of Arts General Studies Atlantic/Cape Community College Hamilton Township, NJ | 2004
  • Professional Florida Teacher's Certificate
  • English Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) Endorsed
  • Quickbooks Online Certified

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An enthusiastic educator with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers, and administration. Strives for excellence in delivering quality instruction and meeting the unique needs of diverse learners.
Holds the New Jersey Standard Certificate for Teacher of the Handicapped and has completed the requirements for P-3 Standard Certification and awaiting approval from the State of New Jersey.

  • Creator of Mindful Munchkins, a literacy-based, multisensory experience for preschoolers in Burlington County
  • Workshop presenter for the NJ Early Childhood Conference, May 30, 2003, and NJPSA May 21, 2003
  • Founded and implemented a comprehensive parent involvement program at the IMPACT Center, Vineland, NJ
  • Designed and conducted professional development workshops in School Climate and Organizational Practices for the IMPACT Early Childhood Center staff in 2001-2003
  • Designed and conducted professional development workshops in Balanced Literacy, Motivation, Differentiated Instruction, and Organizational Practice for the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Early Literacy
Integrated Preschool Teacher - AM Session Sep 2018 to Current
Moorestown Township Public Schools Moorestown, NJ


  • Implemented Tools of the Mind hands-on, play-based strategies such as dramatic play, storytelling, games, and crafts for experiential learning and development of self-regulation
  • Created and implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles
  • Observed children, using the Teaching Strategies GOLD to record development, interests, and skills
Creative Visualization Coach May 2015 to Jun 2018
Light's Child, LLC Marlton, NJ
  • Provides individual and group sessions supporting mindfulness, stress management, learning, literacy, and growth mindset
  • Shared Mindful Munchkins, a literacy-based mindfulness program for preschoolers, at the Evesham Library, Mount Laurel Library, and Medford Community Center
Academic Advisor Apr 2010 to Apr 2015
Rowan College at Burlington County Pemberton, NJ
  • Assisted students in the development of an academic plan. Facilitated group workshops and developmental programming which enabled students to choose appropriate educational and career goals.
  • Conducted individual and group meetings for newly admitted students to facilitate choices of appropriate course and program selection
  • Participated in retention-based outreach and intervention with identified students
Early Literacy Coach Jul 2003 to May 2004
New Jersey Department of Education
  • Provided in-service training and support in the areas of child development, balanced literacy, writing instruction, and assessment for at-risk elementary schools in South Jersey.
Early Childhood Program Coordinator Aug 2001 to Jul 2003
IMPACT Center Vineland, NJ
  • Coordinated Vineland's in-district early childhood program. Supported
  • Developmentally appropriate practice and the demonstration of the NJ Early Childhood Standards of Quality.
  • Combined role of Master Teacher and Whole School Reform Facilitator
Preschool Teacher Jul 1999 to Jun 2001
Oceanside Charter School Atlantic City, NJ
  • Implemented a developmentally-appropriate curriculum, High Scope, and Responsive Classroom which addressed a variety of learning styles.
Special Education Teacher Jul 1996 to Jun 1999
Discovery School North Hanover, NJ
  • Designed early childhood curriculum for children with Autism
  • Supervised and trained paraprofessionals
  • Conducted evaluations of students and created IEP goals/objectives.
Transition Teacher Jul 1993 to Jun 1996
Children's Center of Monmouth County Neptune, NJ
  • Designed an integrated preschool program for children with autism and other neurological impairments.
Master of Arts, Early Childhood and Special Education Dec 1993 Teachers' College, Columbia University NYC, NY
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education and Teacher of the Handicapped May 1990 University of Vermont Burlington, VT