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3 Kenmar Drive, Unit 2 Billerica, MA 01821 EDUCATION Masters of Arts in Teaching English Tufts University September 2012 - August 2013 Phone: 339-234-1045 E-mail:

Bachelor of Arts GPA: 3.89 University of Massachusetts Amherst September 2008 - May 2012 Commonwealth Honors College (within UMass Amherst) Major: English w/ Creative Writing Specialization Honors: Deans List 2008-2019 Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in English. Study Abroad in Oxford Trinity College, Oxford (through UMass Amherst) Studied British Literature and Creative Writing (Fiction). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Student Teacher: Winchester High School, Winchester, MA September 2012 May 2013 Observed classes for three months. For four months instructed and designed Common Corestandard lessons to foster student success for 11th-grade British Literature and 10th-12th-grade Creative Writing classes. Responsible for classroom management for classes throughout the school year, with responsibilities including behavior management and individual instruction. Collaborated with teachers to develop lesson plans, forms of assessment, and teaching strategies to engage a variety of learners with diverse learning styles. Utilized a variety of technological tools in teaching, including a WordPress blog for students (, lectures constructed on Prezi and PowerPoint, and grade management on GradeQuick, and classroom/parent communication via edline. ABA Therapist: Nashoba Learning Group, Bedford, MA Summers beginning in 2009 - 2012 One-to-one educator working as part of a team of educators for five special needs students in implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Management Plans. Engaged daily in behavior management and lesson delivery problem-solving while working with students with individualized educational and behavioral needs. Participated with lead teachers in Individualized Education Plan (IEP), behavior plan, and lesson plan construction via monthly team meetings.

July - August 2010

Classroom Assistant: Nashoba Learning Group, Bedford MA Summers beginning in 2008 - 2009, January 2011 & 2012 Prepared worksheets, workbooks, and other requested instructional materials to instructor specification for use with special needs students. Directed three peers in the development and implementation of a Microsoft Access computer database to catalog skill development milestones for special needs students. Performed organizational and office management tasks, including filing and data entry. Writing Tutor: Writing Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst September 2009 May 2012 Tutor of undergraduate and graduate student writing, including personal essays, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Completed two semesters of preparatory courses covering writing and tutoring pedagogy. Writing / Language Arts Tutor: Academic Achievement Center, Amherst Regional High School January May 2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS and OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE Publication and Writing Experience: Assisted in the design, creation, and publication of the Ellipsis freshman literary journal at UMass Amherst in 2008 Fall Term. Published poem The Beginning in the online journal Greensilk Journal (Fall 2010). Avid writer who has written dozens of poems, short stories, and works of creative nonfiction in and out of academic courses throughout educational career. Composed novel, The Island of Mota-Mota, for Capstone senior thesis at UMass. Technological Experience: Utilized WordPress in student teaching placement to create a class blog for British Literature students. Experienced in training self to utilize new programs, applications, and other pieces of technology in teaching (WordPress, edline, GradeQuick, Prezi, PowerPoint).