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Megan Howard
Lower School Principal The Walker School
Website: : Twitter: Lower School Blog: http://marymeganhoward.com/ @mmhoward http://lowerschoollearning.wordpress.com/

Experience
Trinity School
Atlanta, GA 2010 - 2012

Director of Teaching and Learning


Oversaw, supported and evaluated school-wide curriculum development and delivery; provided direct administrative oversight for innovative curricular programs (World Languages Program and Personalized Learning Portfolio) Collaborated with Associate Head of School to manage and implement professional development Supported faculty in development of lessons and units with attention to personalized learning, 21st century competencies and technology Directed parent education at Trinity School; regularly presented relevant educational topics to parent groups and members of the Board of Trustees; maintained parent education blog, Online PTRR (Parent Teacher Resource Room) Served on Academic Leadership Team, Administrative Team, and Board of Trustees Technology Committee and Personalized Learning Committee Managed and supported faculty and student web presence; shared school-wide teaching and learning through social media Contributed regularly to school-wide publications and maintained school-wide blog, Teaching and Learning at Trinity Created 2011-12 Curriculum Guide for parents Taught Cooperative Learning course to new faculty and co-led New Faculty Academy weekly meetings

Trinity School
Atlanta, GA 2006 - 2009

Sixth Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher


Designed and implemented curriculum in language arts and social studies; led innovative grade-wide blogging unit; created geography and reading units incorporating wikis, podcasts, and VoiceThread Piloted use of classroom Tablet PCs, focusing on technology integration and Web 2.0 skills; created sixth grade teachers blog and Trinity 2.0, a professional and social networking site for Trinity faculty/staff Served as community service chairperson for school; managed service task force, created service calendar, led school-wide assemblies, contributed numerous service articles in school newsletter Served as a member of Faculty/Staff Leadership Team, service liaison to Administrative Team, T.A.P (Trinity Advisory Process) liaison to Advisory Team Served on 2008 Strategic Vision Task Force to study evaluation process and organizational structure of school Implemented values and leadership curriculum, including outdoor education retreats

Atlanta Youth Academy

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Atlanta, GA 2003 - 2006

Fifth Grade Teacher


Designed and implemented curriculum in all subject areas with a focused emphasis for relevancy and experiential learning including curricular unit on T.S. Eliots work with Cats musical as culminating activity and social studies curricular trip to Washington, D.C Designated as Lead Teacher for Upper Elementary Team; led team meetings and promoted curricular continuity Served on AYA Leadership Team, Academic Grading Policy and Calendar Committees Executed first and second annual Washington, D.C. fifth grade class trip; fundraised and created budget, secured corporate sponsor (AirTran) for travel, independently planned schedule of weekly activities Voted Teacher of the Year in 2004

Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Aug 2009 - May 2010

M.A., Education Leadership, The Klingenstein Center

Teachers Institute, The Galloway School


Aug 2005 - May 2006

Georgia Teacher Certification (Middle Grades Language Arts); NGCSU

University of Virginia
Aug 1999 - May 2003

B.A., English Language and Literature

Professional Presentations
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference, February 2012, Seattle; The Tip of the Iceberg: Lessons from the First Year of School Administration Global Education Conference, November 2011, Online; Personalized Language Learning: A Self-Paced, Innovative, and Cooperative Approach to the Teaching of World Language Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Annual Conference, November 2011, Atlanta; What about Deep Reading? An Inquiry into What it Means to be Literate Today Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC), November 2011, Atlanta; QR Codes in Education Lausanne Laptop Institute, July 2011, Memphis; OnlineLearning in a World Languages Classroom Educon 2.3, January 2011, Philadelphia; From Tradition to Innovation: One School's Personalized Approach to Online Instruction Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Annual Conference, November 2010, Atlanta; The Child at the Center- A Strategic Vision for the Future of Trinity School

Other
Schenck School; Board of Trustees and Member of Schenck Strategic Vision Committee (2011-12) Atlanta Youth Academy; Friends of AYA Board Member, Co-Chair of 2009 Art Auction, school volunteer Project Zero at Harvard University (2006) and Professional Learning Practice Cohort (2007-08)

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View My VisualCV Online: http://www.visualcv.com/marymeganhoward George Jackson Academy; developed study skills summer curriculum, created writing curriculum for grades 4 - 8, and mentored writing teachers on a weekly basis (Klingenstein Internship, New York City) SAIS/SACS Accreditation Committee Work; The Peabody School (2011) in Charlottesville, Virginia EDU180ATL Project; direct and manage project with team of private and public school educators Junior High Volleyball Coach for The Westminster Schools (2008) ALTA tennis player and runner; finisher of both Atlanta ING and Kenya Safaricom Half Marathons

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