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Torey Diggs


Analytical, motivated, and highly innovative instructional designer and educator looking to
assist in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of courses,
instructional packages, or major programs


West Springfield High School

08/12- Present
9.5-months Hours Per Week: 40

Chemistry Educator
Designed and Developed challenging, enriching and innovative classroom, web, and instructional
aids that address the diverse interests and needs of learners while providing a stimulating and
motivating learning environment. Utilized needs analysis to design develop and implement
instruction in a variety of methods, in order to meet the needs of the learner and support IDEA laws.
I evaluated the strengths and weakness of instructional practices and instructional materiel
through the analysis of both formative and summative evaluation. Applied design methods to
improve instructional effectiveness. By using effective instructional design principles and practice,
98% of learners have met the required proficiency of final summative evaluations during my tenure.
Develop quarterly and end of the year surveys to continuously evaluate and modify curricula in order
to deliver quality instruction.
Utilized effective technology design practices to develop effective blackboard sites, web 2.0 tools
and other emerging web-based instructional technologies to ensure learners were able to achieve
learning outcomes from a distance. Supervisor: Becky Brandt, (703) 913-3800, may be contacted.
West Springfield High School

08/13- 08/14
9.5-months Hours Per Week: 20

Intervention Specialist
Worked independently and with collaborative teams to develop, advise, and manage multiple
projects within the schools response to intervention program. Assisted in the management and
development of the intervention database from conception to implementation that was used to help
track and monitor the instructional intervention delivered to learners. Through analyzing feedback
from program and training evaluations that I conducted, modified and created a new intervention input
method that helped reduce database input time by 50%.
Utilized Microsoft and Adobe products to design job-aids, create printed guides, and implement
trainings and workshops to help adult learners navigate through the program process. I Collaborated
and facilitated meetings with subject matter experts to create intervention plans and instructional
materials for at-risk learners. I monitored aspects of the responsive instruction program in order to give
senior management advise on appropriate action to take achieve the program intended objectives.
Conducted research on the current trends and practices related to the response to intervention
process to develop new instructional methods to improve the schools current response to intervention
program. My efforts helped decrease the D/F ratio of at-risk children by 15%, thereby helping the
school maintain an on-time 98% graduation rate. Supervisor: Erin Lenart, (703) 913-3800, may be
Franklin Military Academy
Chemistry/Physics Educator

08/07- 06/12
9.5-months Hours Per Week: 40

Taught a diverse population of at-risk learners in order to ensure they met the required
learning-outcomes. Utilized standards of learning to plan and integrate the addition of
nanotechnology into the curriculum. Developed and implemented teacher trainings at DistrictWide professional development meeting on how to integrate technology into the classroom.
Worked on a committee to update and revise the City of Richmond chemistry curriculum.
Utilized criterion-referenced test items and performance-based test to assess if the required
learner objectives were met.
Reviewed the validity and reliability of content-based assessments question for Virginia
Department of Education (VDOE) created by Educational Testing Services (ETS) to ensure
testing measurement is valid, reliable, ethical, and free from bias. Analyzed VDOE chemistry
standards of learning content, and provide technical assistance in how to improve the content.
Supervisor: Sterling Stokes - retired, (804) 795-1851, may be contacted
Circuit City Corporate Office
No longer in Business

06/05- 08/07
Hours Per Week: 40

Training Specialist and Product Advisor

Worked in inside sales and training for Circuit City web sales department, and help the
department reach 1-billion dollar in sales during 2006 by bringing in 1.2 million dollars in sales.
Developed excellent communication skills through making quality-base sales, provided technical
support for customers, and helped reduced company cost by maintaining 100% documentation
and data integrity.
Worked with training team to review, revise and design our web department intranet website
to include web-based trainings, instructional media, and job-aid materials to help with employee
and organizational efficiency and productivity. Traveled to attend trainings and product
conventions to bring back training and product information to help evaluate, review, and develop
our Circuit City Direct Department existing training programs and products needs. I provided
senior management with feedback to help enhance the quality, relevance, and usefulness of our
departments training materials. Supervisor: Makeda Houston, N/A


October 2014
Walden University
Minneapolis, MN
M.S. Instructional Design and Technology
Coursework: Learning Theories, Instructional Design Practices, Program Evaluation,
Instructional Product Development, Distance Learning, Multimedia Design, Foundations of
Research, Project Management in Education and Training.
January 2008
Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA
Some college coursework completed: Classroom Behavior Management and Reading in the
Content Area
May 2005
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
B. A. Chemistry

& Licensure


Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology

Commonwealth of Virginia Post-Graduate Professional License Chemistry
Commonwealth of Virginia Technology Standards
Commonwealth of Virginia Child Abuse intervention certification

Agile Design, ADDIE design, Microsoft Office, Sales, Training, Education and Training
Assessment Development, Collaborative Team Development and Building, Responsive instruction,
Kirkpatrick four-level training evaluation model, Oral Communication, Written Communication,
508 Compliant designs, Curriculum Development, Response to Intervention, Supervision, Outlook,
Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
Illustrator, Adobe Captivate, Blackboard. Blackboard Collaborate, Learning Management Systems,
Google Apps


West Springfield High School Chemistry Team Leader

Lead a 6-member chemistry team that maintains a 95-97% pass rate on end of the year Standards of
Learning chemistry testing.
West Springfield High School Academic Intervention Specialist
Supported and lead the academic Response to Intervention program with an extensive focus on the
school most at-risk student population.
2010-2014 VDOE Standards of Learning Item and Test Review EOC Chemistry- represented
all of Fairfax County Public school as one of only 10 chemistry teachers in the entire State of
Virginia to review and revise the State of Virginia Chemistry standards of learning end of course
summative assessment.
Fairfax County Public Schools High School Leadership Cohort Selected as the a teacher
leader for West Springfield High School, and learned in this cohort how to maximize my leadership
abilities back in West Springfield High School Building
2012 VDOE Standards Content Setting Committee EOC Chemistry - represented all of Fairfax
County Public school as one of only 10 chemistry teachers in the entire state of Virginia to review
and revise the State of Virginia newly aligned Chemistry standards of learning cut-off scores.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Noyce Teaching Fellow Worked as a teacher
mentor for all Noyce teacher scholars. Received training to be an effective mentor in order to
successfully help Noyce Scholars navigate through there student teaching and 1st year teaching
2009 VDOE SOL Assessment Content Review Committee EOC Chemistry- represented all of
Richmond City Public school as one of only 10 chemistry teachers in the state of Virginia to
review, revise, and set the State of Virginia newly aligned Chemistry standards of learning
National Service Experience: Faith Landmark Outreach Ministry- Richmond, VA 07/10-07/12
Volunteered 3-4hrs on Saturday twice a month to go into disadvantage communities and talk to
people on the streets, in order to inspire hope into their lives.
National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)

Honors &

Altria Nanotechnology Fellow

National Science Teacher Association New Science Teacher Academy Amgen- 2009 NSTA
Richmond Free Press Personality of the Week 2009
School Board of the City of Richmond Employee Recognition 2009
National Deans List