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LAURA GAIL SWEENEY

LauraSweeneyWrites@gmail.com
589 Palisade Drive, #558, Brunswick, Georgia 31523
(347) 987-1662
www.lauragailsweeney.com

OBJECTIVES
To provide students and businesses with the support they need to succeed in their presentations and
studies.

EDUCATION
National University
2010 MFA in Writing, MA in English (Degree in Strategic Communication in Progress)
 Published books
 Made presentations across continents

Nova Southeastern University
2005 EdD in Curriculum and Instruction
 Published books
 Conducted research on ESOL

West Virginia University
1993 MA in Education
 Specialization in Language Education
 Specialization in Art Education

Middlebury College
1988 MA in Italian Language, MA in English
 Studied in Florence, Italy
 Explored Italian poetry and literature

SCAD-Atlanta
1985 BFA in Visual Arts

 Painting
 Visual communication
 Art history

EXPERIENCE
Freelancer | Online
Independent English Teacher, Mentor, Life Coach, and Writer

Present

Wall Street English | Italy
TEFL Communicative English Teacher November 2015 – November 2017
Using the Wall Street Method to teach English, private lessons, business English lessons, classes in
the public schools

Henry County Schools | Georgia
ESOL English Teacher August 2009 – May 2015
Teaching the Common Core Curriculum: 4 years at the high schools; 6 years at the middle schools;
and 2 years at the elementary schools. This position involved a lot of travel from school to school.

Gwinnett County Schools | Georgia
High School Literature and ESOL January 2006 – August 2009
Teaching Shakespeare, short stories, poetry, essay writing, exam strategies

Walton County Schools | Georgia
Middle and High School English Teacher August 2001 – Januay 2006

Ware County Schools | Georgia
Visual Arts Teacher August 1994 – May 2001

Clarke County Schools | Georgia
Art Teacher Pre-K through 5 January 1994 – May 1994
Collaborated on curriculum and exam development in visual arts. Organized a yearly Celebration
of the Arts Festival.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Independent Author and Publisher

May 2001 – Present

LAURA GAIL SWEENEY, EDD

Developed course syllabus and overall structure of class with emphasis on teaching writing skills,
literary analysis, reading, writing, listening, and communications.

Publishes chapters on education, technology, writing, and art in various publications and magazines.

PUBLICATIONS
Brighid, Keeper of the Celtic Hearth, Kindle Books on Amazon, by Laura Sweeney, 2011.
Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health. Ed L'Abate. "Applications of Emotional
Intelligence to Schools and Workplaces," 2005. ISBN- 13: 978-0-387-36898-6.
Book Review of “Relational Competence Theory: Research and Mental Health Applications.” The
American Journal of Family Therapy, 39: 1-4, 2011. ISSN: 0192-6187 print.
Discover Courtly Love Through Shakespeare. Atlanta: Avant Garde Books, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-57800537-9.
Writing Research in Mental Health, edited by Luciano L’Abate and Laura Gail Sweeney. Yorkshire,
England: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0857249555.
L'Abate et al., L. (2012). Paradigms in theory construction. New York: Springer.
Hooper, Lisa M., Luciano L'Abate, Laura G. Sweeney, Giovanna Gianesini, and Peter J. Jankowski.
Models of Psychopathology: Generational Processes and Relational Roles. New York: Springer, 2014.
Print.
Sweeney, Laura G. Irish Giants Poetry Chapbook. Atlanta: Avant Garde, 2011. Print.

SKILLS





Speaking English, Italian, and Spanish
Calligraphy
Drawing
Painting
Poetry
Writing

LAURA GAIL SWEENEY, EDD