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Beth Coen Welch

bwelch@horrycountyschools.net
bethwelch.weebly.com
843-907-3110
301 Sea Turtle Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Objective

To be considered for the Instructional Coach position at Forestbrook Middle School

Professional
Experience:

English Language Arts Teacher seventh grade and eighth grade


Forestbrook Middle School
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Aug. 2012-present

English Language Arts Teacher seventh and eighth grade


Black Water Middle School
Conway, SC 20526

Aug. 2008-June 2012

Secondary English Intern ninth and eleventh grade


Dutch Fork High School
Columbia, SC, 29063

Aug. 2007-Apr. 2008

Secondary English Intern tenth and eleventh grade


Spring Valley High School
Columbia, SC, 29229

Aug. 2007-Nov. 2008

Doctor of Education
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Major: Curriculum and Instruction GPA: 4.0
Cognate: Educational Leadership

Expected Graduation
May 2018

Master of Teaching
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Major: Secondary English GPA: 4.0

May 2008

Bachelor of Arts
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Major: English GPA: 3.99

May 2007

High School English Certification


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

May 2008

Middle-level Language Arts Certification


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

May 2008

Gifted and Talented Endorsement


Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

Aug. 2008

Education:

Certification
Information:

Related
Experiences:

English Language Arts Department Chair


Aug. 2013-present
Forestbrook Middle School
Host monthly collaborative meetings with teachers, administrators, and staff
Present content-area reading and writing strategies at monthly faculty meetings
Discuss and implement vertical alignment of language arts content
Collaborate with other content area department chairs and teachers
Middle School English Curriculum Development Team Leader
June 20016-present
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Support teachers in creating curriculum units
Ensure effective coverage of grade-level standards
Collaborate with teachers to implement engaging instructional strategies
Middle School English Curriculum Development
June 2008-present
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Create district curriculum documents aligned with state standards
Create inquiry-based research unit for 7th and 8th grade curriculum
Pair literary and informational text around common themes as instructional models
New Teacher Mentor
Aug. 2013-present
Forestbrook Middle School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Support new teachers with district curriculum materials, school procedures, and South
Carolina ADEPT requirements
Horry County Schools Job Fair
Mar. 2016
Recruited new teachers to apply for positions in Horry County Schools

Managing Digital Content Presenter


Feb. 2016
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Presented strategies for effectively using digital content in the ELA classroom
Demonstrated classroom management tools
Demonstrated how to use digital content data to inform instructional decisions
New Teacher Academy Presenter
Aug. 2013-Aug. 2015
Presented curriculum implementation and classroom management strategies to new Horry
County Schools middle-level English teachers
Cooperating Teacher for Coastal Intern
Supported the growth of a pre-service teacher
Modeled lesson plans and teaching strategies
Evaluated teaching performance

August 2014-May 2015

ACT Aspire Presenter


Feb. 2015
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Presented teachers throughout the district with information about the new state test
Created strategies for test preparation
Highlighted curriculum best suited for Aspire success
Middle School Curriculum Presenter
Aug. 2008-Aug. 2014
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Present curriculum documents and teaching strategies to Horry County English teachers

Visual Arts and Language Arts Collaboration Presenter


Aug. 2014
Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Collaborated with visual art teacher to promote shared strategies between disciplines
Presented collaboration strategies to Horry County visual arts teachers
Forestbrook Middle Schools PASS Madness Edmodo Contest
Mar. 2014-Apr. 2014
Forestbrook Middle School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Collaborated with content-area teachers and school instructional coach to create a
school-wide, technology-based review contest
District Novel Instruction Committee
Developed district policy on novel instruction in the classroom

Mar. 2014-May 2014

Horry County Schools ELA Textbook Adoption Committee


Jan. 2014-Apr. 2014
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Analyzed materials presented to select a product best suited for students in Horry County
Common Core State Standards Summit
Nov. 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
Analyzed new generation assessments and strategies to meet the demands of the Common
Core State Standards
Middle School Grammar SmartBoard Templates
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Created digital templates for grammar instruction
Coached teachers to implement the instructional templates

Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014

Middle School ELA Summer Literacy Institute Presenter


July 2012-Aug. 2013
Presented inquiry-based writing strategies
Created unit templates for teachers to implement the Common Core State Standards
English and Social Studies 6-12 Vertical Alignment Collaboration Sept. 2012-Apr. 2013
Collaborated with English and social studies teachers to align instructional strategies
Presented strategies in faculty and department meetings
SCCTE Conference Presenter
Jan. 2013
Kiawah Island, SC
Presented close reading strategies for informational text with a colleague
Middle School English Common Core Think Tank
Jan. 2013
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Analyzed informational and literary nonfiction texts for text complexity as part of the
Common Core State Standards Initiative
School Liaison for the Jackson Center Ethics Program
Black Water Middle School, Conway, SC
Nominated students for program participation
Coordinated student and parent involvement

Aug. 2010-Apr. 2012

Technology Integration Presenter


Aug. 2011
Horry County Schools District Office, Conway, SC
Facilitated instruction on how to implement Edmodo into the language arts classroom

Washington, DC 8th Grade Filed Trip Coordinator


Black Water Middle School, Conway, SC
Planned itineraries and coordinated adult volunteers
Organized fundraisers to support scholarships for students

June 2008-June 2012

Junior Beta Club Sponsor


June 2008-June 2012
Black Water Middle School, Conway, SC
Organized ceremonies, field trips, and fundraisers for Junior Beta Club members
Youth Volunteer
July 2011-June 2013
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach, SC
Planned weekly youth meetings for a group of 100 students
Mentored groups of students through weekly meetings and mission trips
University of South Carolina Professional Development Office
Aug. 2005-Aug, 2007
Columbia, SC, 29208
Assisted with organization of training materials
Managed print and web-based event calendars and evaluation materials
Publications: The Journal of Perinatal Education, Vol. 13 #1

Analyzed research results with a university professor

Crafted a summarizing article for the parents of neonatal intensive care patients

Jan. 2004

Holy City Chronicle


Created an inspirational piece entitled Why Worry? for an audience of adults

Nov. 2003

Professional
Associations:
References:

Association for Middle Level Education


South Carolina Council of Teachers of English

Sept. 2014-present
Jan. 2013-present

Joey Trail
ELA Teacher
Forestbrook Middle School
4430 Gator Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-236-7300
jtrail@horrycountyschools.net

Melanie Gentzler
Coordinator, Library Media Programs & Grants
Horry County Schools
335 Four Mile Road
Conway, SC 29526
843-488-6568
mgentzler@horrycountyschools.net

April Scott
Executive Director of Middle Schools
Horry County Schools
335 Four Mile Road
Conway, SC 29526
843-488-6970
ascott@horrycountyschools.net

Gretchen Ayers
Middle Level ELA Learning Specialist
Horry County Schools
335 Four Mile Road
Conway, SC 29526
843-488-6754
gayers@horrycountyschools.net

Jamie Carson
ELA Teacher
Forestbrook Middle School
4430 Gator Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
412-691-1012
jcarson@horrycountyschools.net