217 Jefferson Place ▪ Decatur, Georgia 30o30 ▪ 404-378-4725▪ EDUCATION:
PhD. Candidate: Educational Policy/Social Foundations. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, current Urban Graduate Research Fellow. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA current Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, GPA 4.0 July 2007 M.Ed. Adolescent Science Education. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, GPA 4.0, December 2004 NY Professional Teacher Certification Training. D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, GPA 3.9, May 1996

Georgia Professional Teaching Certification; Educational Leadership Georgia Professional Teaching Certification; Life, Earth and Physical Science {grades 6-8} Georgia Professional Teaching Certification; History, Government, Sociology and Economics {grades 7-12} Georgia Professional Teaching Certification; Gifted Education {grades 7-12}

THE LOVETT SCHOOL, Atlanta, Georgia Instructor of American History, 1850 - present: Grade 6 (August 2003-May 2008) • Develop a progressive History curriculum focusing on experiential, relevant field learning experiences while integrating technology in the curriculum. Assistant Dean of Students: Grades 6-8 (August 2005-May 2007) • Member of Middle School Discipline Council. • Analyzed ERB test results and developed reports of grade and subject scores to identify areas of academic need. • Supervisor of Extended Day After School Program. Middle School Team Leader: Grade 6 (August 2004-2006) • Provided leadership for five academic teachers and 75 students. • Coordinated an off campus service learning project for the sixth grade. • Facilitator of team meetings, focusing on student issues and team business. Leadership and Curriculum Experiences: Middle School/Upper School • Trip Coordinator and guide for Middle School student expeditions to Santa Rosa, Ecuador. {current} • Member of the Siempre Verde Steering Committee, aiding in the development of curriculum to be used in correlation with an off campus research facility in Santa Rosa, Ecuador. {September 2006 – present} • Member of the Collaborative Technology Committee: 21st Century Learning Project {November 2007 – 2008} • Member of the Middle School Admissions Committee. {February 2005 – May 2008} • Member of Teacher Mentor Developmental Committee {September 2006- May 2007} • Member of the Educational Environment Committee, aided in the development of a new strategic plan focusing on curriculum and the educational environment. {September 2005 – May 2006} • Head Junior Varsity boy’s lacrosse and girl’s fast pitch softball coach. {September 2003 – May 2007} CHRYSALIS EXPERIENTIAL ACADEMY, Roswell, Georgia Instructor of Science and World Geography: Grades six through eight. (August 2002 to June 2003) • Assisted the physical set-up and development of curriculum for a first year school. • Developed the middle school science and geography curriculum. THE COTTAGE SCHOOL, Roswell, Georgia Instructor of Science and History: Grades six through eight. (January 1999 to May 2002) • Facilitated IEP meetings and coordinated the development of individualized student academic plans. • Instructed students with various learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, and gifted capabilities in Life Science, Earth Science and American History. • Secured grant monies, and facilitated a service learning partnership with the Dunwoody Nature Center. • Coordinator and lead guide for science field experiences. - Seventh grade – Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont, North Carolina. - Eighth grade – Marine Resource Center, Key Largo, Florida.

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ROTTER & BECKER EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS FOR TEACHERS, Roswell, Georgia Instructor (June 2000-September 2001) • Developed and instructed a Staff Development Unit course: Methods of Incorporating Environmental Education in the Classroom.

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia Graduate Research Assistant (August 2007 – 2008) • Author literature reviews, conduct research, organize data and maintain a blog and wiki site for an on-line class for an Assistant Professor of Educational Law and Educational Leadership. NORTH GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia Institute for Teacher Certification (December 2007 – 2008) • Mentor, conduct classroom observations and provide feedback for an Upper School Instructor obtaining professional teaching certification in Secondary English for the State of Georgia. CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER, Roswell, Georgia Naturalist Interpreter (September 1998 to September 2001) • Lead naturalist for guided evening canoe trips: Three-mile canoe trip that taught participates about the history and ecology of the Chattahoochee River. Developed and implemented an adult educational lecture series. BLACK HILLS REPTILE GARDENS, Rapid City, South Dakota Assistant Curator of the Bird Dept./Raptor Rehabilitation Center (December 1997 to August 1998) • Aided with the training and care of parrots and raptors for the summer Wings of Adventure Bird Program. • Consulted with local Veterinarians in determining a diagnosis and treatment for injured birds of prey. ADIRONDACK PARK VISITOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER, Saranac Lake, New York Seasonal Naturalist Interpreter (May- September 1997) • Conducted natural history programs, including nature walks and an Interpretive Bird of Prey Program. BUFFALO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Buffalo, New York Naturalist Interpreter / Trainer (September 1996 to May 1997) • Lead animal trainer and caregiver of animal collection for the Education Department. • Designed and implemented educational programs dealing with the concepts of ecology and biodiversity. • Served as the lead presenter for the Zoo's summer Bird of Prey Show; created show theme and trained birds. Zoo Aide Coordinator l Zoomobile Coordinator (May 1995 to September 1996) • Supervised a staff of 20, 15 to 17 year-old volunteers; designed workshops promoting zoo procedures. • Educated students on the basic characteristics of birds, mammals, and reptiles through a zoo outreach program.

• • REI Gear Grant: Provided Backpacking/Camping gear for eight students. {$5,000.00} Outdoor Classroom Grant: Provided funding for the construction of an outdoor classroom. {$800.00}

American Educational Research Association {Current Member} Philosophy of Education Society {Current member} American Educational Studies Association {Current Member} International Society For Technology in Education {Current Member}

Erie County Clean Water Committee and Environmental Bond Act Committee, Buffalo, New York • Implemented public initiatives for the passage of a voter referendum promoting environmental legislation.

217 Jefferson Place ▪ Decatur, Georgia 30o30 ▪ 404-378-4725▪

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