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With unique skills in information, media, and critical literacy, I will be a tireless and creative advocate for meaningful
student-centered learning.

Illinois Professional Educator License #2024137
Endorsements: Library Information Specialist (2014), English Language Arts (05), Secondary Education (03)
Google Educator

Masters in Library and Information Science, Dominican University, May 15.
Masters in Education, Secondary English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 04.
Bachelor of Arts, Literature, Science & the Arts, University of Iowa, 99.

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Oak Park & River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL: 2014- present.
Instruct students in large, small, and 1:1 supportive learning environments while leveraging educational
technology as a transformational tool.
Plan and deliver professional development and daily support to faculty, staff, and Chromebook Pilot on trends in
educational technology and emerging online tools by modeling best practice and innovative approaches.
Utilize blog and Intranet to foster collaborative relationships with faculty and staff across divisions.

English Teacher
Courses: 8 to 9 Connection (summer 2012-ongoing); Elements of Reading and Literacy Support (2013-14).
Envision, coordinate, and implement Friday Morning Speaker Series.
Collaborated, co-taught, and differentiated instruction of reading strategies using Scholastic Read180 curriculum
and skill-based inquiry projects via explicit instruction with and without Special Education teacher.
Maximized instructional technology in a supportive and engaging learning environment.

English Teacher, Curie Metro High School, Chicago, IL: 2005-08
Courses: Reading in the Language Arts, Survey of Literature, Step-Up to High School, International Baccalaureate
Theory of Knowledge and IB Extended Essay
Guided student exploration of reading strategies, literature genres and writing styles.
Designed dynamic and engaging curriculum alone and with a team.
Created student-centered, IB-aligned Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay learning opportunities.

Floating Library Assistant, Oak Park Public Library, Adele Maze Branch: July 2012-14.
Assistant Examiner, International Baccalaureate, 2009-12.
GED Instructor, Family Start Learning Program, University of Illinois at Chicago: 2003-04.
Writing Consultant, University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College Chicago, 2002-03.
K-12 Substitute Teacher, Chicago Public & Bloomington-Normal Schools: 2001-03.

Presenter Learn Model Humanize Illinois Golden Apple Teachers for Tomorrow Conference (2014)
Coordinator Meeting of the Minds panel discussion, Dominican University (2013)
Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed (14); Universal Design for Learning (14); IB Extended Essay Teacher
Training (07); IB Theory of Knowledge Teacher Training (06); Chicago Shakespeare Theater Workshops (04).
Conference Attendee & Memberships: ALA, ICE, ILA, ISLMA, NCTE, IRA (2004-present)
National Service: AmeriCorps State & AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Catholic Charities, Denver, CO: 1999-01.