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Tonya Bowen

645 North Louisville Street


Harlem, GA 30814
706-466-0310
E-mail: tlpdbowen@gmail.com

Objective
To obtain either a Media Specialist position, middle school English/Reading
teaching position, a high school English teaching position, or a middle school Social
Studies teaching position.
Education
Masters of Education in Instructional Technology with School Library Media
Concentration from Georgia Southern University. I will complete the degree
December 2015 and currently have a 3.87 G.P.A.
B.A. degree in English with a French minor and teaching certification (grades
6-12) from Georgia College & State University. Graduated spring 1996 with
overall G.P.A. of 3.97 (Summa Cum Laude).
High School Diploma (Advanced Academic) from Brentwood Academy.
Graduated May 1992 with honors.
Teaching Experience
Media Specialist
Veterans Memorial Middle School in Newton County
2015 - present
Plan all Scholastic activities (book fairs, order forms, documents).
Plan all budgets for book orders, periodical orders, and supply orders.
Review books, magazines, and reference items and place orders for
those materials.
Use Destiny (Follett) system for book circulation, fines, and reports.
Repair, maintain, and shelve collection.
Co-teach and collaborate with classroom teachers to provide lessons in
the media center.
Serve on school's Technology Team.
Serve on school's Design Team.
Serve on school's Leadership Team.
Coordinate Reading Bowl and AR/STAR for school.

Media Specialist
Harlem Middle School in Columbia County
2013- 2015
Plan all Scholastic activities (book fairs, order forms, documents).
Plan all budgets for book orders, periodical orders, and supply orders.
Review books, magazines, and reference items and place orders for those
materials.
Use Destiny (Follett) system for book circulation, fines, and reports.
Repair, maintain, and shelve collection.
Co-teach and collaborate with classroom teachers to provide lessons in the
media center (for example, a 6th grade English class lesson on The Cay).
Data Director coordinator
Fixed Assets coordinator (CSI and Smart Fusion programs)
Assist with standardized testing.
Textbook coordinator
Parent Portal contact for school
Middle Grades ELA teacher (grades 6 and 8)
Harlem Middle School in Columbia County
2007 - 2012
Planned, organized, and implemented CCGPS (the new Georgia common
core performance standards) and served on CCGPS committees as a grade
representative.
Helped to create sample unit plans for CCGPS for 6th grade for not only
HMS but also the other middle schools in the county.
Added Middle Grades Social Studies certification to enhance crosscurricular teaching for gifted students.
Completed Gifted Certification and taught gifted classes.
Planned and implemented differentiation strategies for co-taught ELA
classes.
Coached cheerleaders.
Served on various county and school committees such as QPA (quarterly
progress assessment testing), CCGPS, and Principal's Advisory.
Worked with vertical planning groups on reading lists, common grammar
practices, and a school writing program.
Worked with other grade level teachers with "protected planning" to share
assessments, compare student work, and do data analysis.
Worked with data including CRCT, benchmarks, etc. to chart growth of
students as well as kept data portfolios to be submitted yearly.
Teacher of the Quarter nominations in 2011-2012 and in 2012-2013.

English teacher (grades 7-12)


Glascock County Consolidated School in Gibson, GA
2002- 2007

Planned, organized, and implemented grade-level appropriate curriculum


according to state standards and create units with programs such as
www.ubdexchange.org (Units include essential questions, knowledge to be
learned, tasks, products, etc.).
Taught grammar using materials such as Daily Oral Language Plus and
Daily Grammar Practice.
Taught literature using programs such as Jr. Great Books.
Taught writing and speech/communications with programs and materials
such as Writing to Win, 6+1Writing, and www.writingprocess.net.
Formally and informally assessed student progress and mastery of skills
with various programs including OAS benchmark (online testing), graphic
organizers, and rubrics.
Collaborated with special education co-teacher in the development of the
curriculum using the Georgia Performance Standards.
Collaborated with special education co-teacher for differentiation to meet
the needs of inclusion students.
Collaborated with colleagues on one-act play, literary events, and
yearbook.
Collaborated with colleagues during common planning period as part of
middle school team.
Collaborated with gifted teacher for differentiation to meet the needs of
gifted students in my classroom.
Supervised Yearbook class, spring literary events, and prom events.
STAR Teacher 2003.
Yearbook dedications 2004 and 2007.
Yearbook tribute 2008.

English teacher (grades 8-12)


John Milledge Academy
1996-2002

Planned, organized, and implemented grade-level appropriate curriculum.


Planned and organized summer reading lists for students.
Helped 12th graders with joint-enrollment English classes taken at Georgia
College & State University.
Planned and organized projects for 12th graders to prepare for college
(Projects included college visits, SAT prep, application assistance, etc.).
Served as one-act play advisor (placed at region and state levels of
competition).
Served as literary advisor (placed at region and state levels of competition).

Collaborated with colleagues for events such as dinner theater,


homecoming, etc.
Yearbook dedication 2002.

Professional Growth Workshops and Training


Veterans Memorial Middle School
Various trainings for Canvas, Safari Montage, and One Note
Harlem Middle School (2007 - 2015)
Standards Based Classroom training, Gifted Endorsement, Co-Teaching
Strategies, CCGPS Trainer, Designing Instruction, Differentiation in the
Classroom, Effective Grading Practices, Learning Focus (LFS), GACE
testing for Middle Grades Social Studies, various trainings for fixed assets
(Smart Fusion program), Data Director, and Nettrekker
Glascock County Consolidated School (2002-2007)

Reading Endorsement Program, Jr. Great Books, Orion Training, Reading


Endorsement Certification Training, Differentiation and Raising
Achievement PLC, Georgia Performance Standards, Motivating
Uninterested, Disillusioned, and Disruptive Students conference, 6+1
Writing Traits, Pyramid of Intervention, In-Tech, Standards Based
Classroom training, Response to Intervention/OAS training, i-Cue online
attendance and grading training, SEMS training (online intervention folder
training).

John Milledge Academy


Various computer training
Volunteer Experience
Union Baptist Church
Warthen, GA
1992-2002

Teacher for Sunday school


Teacher for Vacation Bible school

Georgia Military College


Milledgeville, GA
1992-1996

Tutor for middle school students