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CYNTHIA HANKS

Professional Curriculum Vitae
Business:
Meadowbrook Academy
4741 SW 20th Street
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 861-0700
chanks@mbcocala.org

Home:
12 Hialeah Drive
Ocala, FL 34482
(352) 615-7199
gchanks@hotmail.com

PROFESSIONAL GOAL:
To utilize my instructional technology and e-learning experience to facilitate change in the
field of educational as a curriculum specialist, instructor and course developer. To provide
product for both classroom and blended learning teachers to assist integration of
technology into the classroom and in online learning environments.

EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
M.A. (May, 2015)

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Major: Educational Technology, Instructional Design and
Technology, with an additional certificate in e-Learning.

B.S. (August, 1989)

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Major: Elementary Education

A.A. (August, 1984)

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Major: Liberal Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2000-present

Teacher/Media Specialist
Meadowbrook Academy, Ocala, Florida
Responsibilities have included teaching middle school
English, history, Bible, science and math. Current
responsibilities include serving as Media Center/Library
teacher. Teach computer lab and library skills to K5-5th grade
students. Provide resources for students and classroom
teachers for grades K5-12th. Provide guidance to teachers in
the areas of policy, procedures, and technology assistance.
Assist in troubleshooting computer issues for faculty and staff.
Serve as the school's Florida Virtual School Facilitator.
Communicate routinely with online teachers on student
progress. Create and update a weekly report on student

progress. Attend school improvement meetings for the purpose
of re-accreditation proceedings. Proofread and upload
accreditation documents. Collect artifacts for evidence of
school improvement, technology implementation, and
compliance. Provide professional training to colleagues in
matters of curriculum, teaching strategy, and technology
implementation. Provide support to students, faculty and staff
as the designated Accelerated Reader coordinator.
Summer 2014

UCF Instructional Design Intern
21st Century Learning Solutions, Winter Springs, Florida
Responsibilities included shadowing a course developer
in the production of online courses. Attended a summit
meeting, worked on course planners, providing resources
and ideas for the course. Researched professional articles for
adherence to learning objectives. Added resources and activity
ideas to the course planner. Served as a subject matter expert
in elementary mathematics (SME) and created narrative to an
online teacher training course, adding narrative about current
educational issues, learning strategies, and course content.
Researched online resources for the course that adhere to the
learning content objectives. Created media for the course, in
the form of PowerPoint presentations and screencasts.

1995-1998

Administrative Assistant, I.T. Department
World Outreach Center, Benny Hinn Media Ministries
Orlando, Florida
Responsibilities included answering incoming informational
calls about upcoming events. Served as administrative
assistant to associate pastors, responsible for typing up
documents and service notes, and setting up reservations for
ministerial conferences nationwide. Served as administrative
assistant to the informational technology department, fielding
phone calls and setting up IT support appointments for staff
members at the organization. Set up Microsoft Office training
sessions for staff for professional development purposes.

1990-1992

Elementary School Teacher
Union Park Elementary/Brookshire Elementary
Orlando and Winter Park, Florida
Responsibilities included teaching 1st and 2nd grade
students in all subject areas. Utilized organizational and
planning skills to provide for effective classroom management
and teaching strategies.

1989-1990

Elementary School Teacher
Beverly Shores Elementary
Leesburg, Florida
Responsibilities included teaching 1st grade students in all
subject areas. Utilized organizational and planning skills to
provide for effective classroom management and teaching
strategies. Successfully completed the state of Florida
Beginning Teacher Program.

CERTIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES:
E-Learning Graduate Certificate
University of Central Florida, Instructional Design and
Technology (Expected to receive in May 2015)
Professional Educators Certificate, Florida (DOE# 659390)
Department of Education
Elementary Education, K-6 (1989-2001)
Reinstatement of certificate during the summer of 2015

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:
Projects Completed
Hanks, C. (2014-2015), K-5th Grade Technology Skills Online Course (In process)
Creating a complete Kindergarten through 5 th grade technology course using
Blackboard Learning Management System. The course will be designed to train K5th grade students in useful and relevant technology skills. The purpose of this
course is to present an online lab environment for our current K-5 th grade students
in order to help them to become independent and interactive learners in a lab
setting and online setting, with facilitators available for assistance. This project will
be completed by the end of the 2014-2015 school year for implementation in the
2015-2016 school year.
Hanks, C. (2014). Core Math Concepts for Elementary. (21st Century Learning Solutions
Internship).
Served as subject matter expert and created narrative for a course module for a
course to teach beginning teachers elementary math teaching strategies, while
providing relevant resources, references, and media. (PowerPoint presentation and
screencasts).
Hanks, C. (2014). E-portfolio.
Created an internship and graduate school e-portfolio using Google Sites. Eportfolio is located at the following URL:
https://sites.google.com/site/cindyhankseportfolio/home-1
Hanks, C. (2014). Technology Skills 6 Online Course.

Created this online course using the Blackboard Learning Management System.
Course is designed to train 6th grade students in useful and relevant technology
skills. Site is located at http://www.coursesites.com. (Login information is required).
Hanks, C. (2013). Multi-media project.
This project was my first real experience with creating a website using
Kompozer. Site is located at the following URL:
http://rhartshorne.com/summer-2013/chanks777/mm_project/index.html

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ATTENDED:
November 2014

2014 National Christian Educators Conference
Doubletree Hotel, Orlando, FL
November 6-7, 2014
This conference once again assembled educators from
around the world who take part in multiple conference
offerings, emphasizing academic integrity and excellence, best
practices strategies, and integration of the Biblical worldview
into the curriculum. The focus of the conference was to provide
strategies for reading, math, science, effective administrative
practices and school operations.

July 2014

Comprehension - Going Beyond Fluency
Online Webinar
July 18, 2014
Presented by Dr. Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., this webinar
covers some approaches for helping students to take part
in reading text with meaning and purpose. This webinar
will assist me in my role as media specialist and
Accelerated Reader coordinator.

June 2014

Blending Traditional and Online Learning 101: Best
Practices to Get Your School Started
Online Webinar
June 12, 2014
Discussed the role, purpose, and effective strategies for a
blended or hybrid classroom, demonstrating how to
successfully manage online and face-to-face educational
experiences. This webinar was very timely for me as it
has assisted me in creating my own online course.

November 2013

2013 National Christian Educators Conference
Hilton Hotel, Daytona Beach, FL
November 7-8, 2013
The purpose of this conference assembled educators from
around the world who took part in multiple conference

offerings, emphasizing academic integrity and excellence, best
practices strategies, and integration of the Biblical worldview
into the curriculum. The focus of the conference is to provide
strategies for reading, math, science, effective administrative
practices and school operations. Technology implementation
was a spotlight at this conference, as well as emphasizing the
role that Internet safety and security plays in the 21st century.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONDUCTED:
April 2015

Native American Curriculum Unit Development
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
April 7, 2014
Taught a curriculum unit overview for my UCF peers on the
topic of Native American History. Included in this unit, we
implemented state standards, technology activities, and created
an interactive online module for the students to use during the
teaching of the unit.

April 2013

Using Animoto in the Classroom
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
April 13, 2013
Conducted a professional development for my UCF peers
on the topic of Animoto and how to incorporate this digital
tool in the classroom.

August 2012

Lesson Planning In-Service
Meadowbrook Academy, Ocala, FL
August 15, 2012
Conducted an in-service for my faculty in the creation of lesson
planning documents. Discussed the importance of including
detailed learning objectives and outcomes, as well as
documentation of state and national standards, lesson content,
and teaching strategies used.

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:
Meadowbrook Academy Accreditation Team
Administrative Team
Meadowbrook Academy Drama Department
Sound and Lights Crew

AWARDS AND HONORS:

University of Central Florida Dean's and President's List
Scholarship Recipient – Lake County Moose Lodge

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES:
Lisa Panzer (Professional and Personal reference)
Former Dean of Students, Meadowbrook Academy
School Social Worker – Marion County Schools
(352) 671-6870, ext. 55776 (office)
(352) 208-0123 (cell)
Linda Brown
Teacher, Meadowbrook Academy
(352) 861-0700
lbrown@mbcocala.org
Dr. Glenda Gunter, PhD
Professor/Advisor
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Glenda.gunter@ucf.edu
Margie Pruitt
Florida Virtual School – Instructor
(352)-484-5699
mpruitt@flvs.net
Autumn Merritt
Florida Virtual School – Instructor
(727) 835-6234
amerritt@flvs.net
DeAnne Watson
Florida Virtual School, District Liaison
(352) 949-1831
dwatson@flvs.net
Lillian Lorenzo
Florida Virtual School, District Liaison
(305) 417-8974
llorenzo@flvs.net