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Bethany Lucas

(706) 582-2435; (706) 570-0998;


lucas.bbml@gmail.com

SUMMARY

I am a Georgia certified teacher of Secondary Education English with twelve years


teaching experience in both middle and high school and will have my Master's in
Instructional Technology/School Library and Online Teaching Endorsement in December
2017. I desire employment in a field in education or education related.

SKILLS

Teaching, tutoring, and counseling


Clear public speaking skills
Interactive teaching/learning
Thematic study techniques
Proofreading/editing
Instructional best practices
Innovative lesson planning
Student-centered lessons
Essay writing technique development
Family/community involvement
Classroom management
activities
Differentiated instruction
Event planning
Great interpersonal skills
Bibliotherapy
Fundraising

Collaboration
EXPERIENCE

School Library Media Specialist

Dorothy Height Elementary School Benning Dr. Columbus Ga/ Sep 2017 to May 2018

Encouraged a love of reading and promoted literacy to students of all ages.


Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers, and
school administrators.
Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting
learning and student engagement.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and
maximize learning.
Replaced worn labels and barcodes to keep materials in good physical condition.

Maintained an inventory of contents for the rare books and archives collections. Kept
current on developments in the field by attending meetings and conferences.

Re-shelved books to maintain a neat and tidy reading area.

Created and implemented reading lessons for students.

Teacher of English (grades 9,10, and 11)

Hamilton, GA

Harris County High School/ Aug 2002 to May 2010 Developed standards-based lesson
plans.

Taught essay writing: persuasive, narrative, and informative.

facilitated students in learning the writing process. Implemented lessons on literature that were
engaging. Responded to student questions and student work.

Adapted lessons for students who needed modifications based on IEP's or


enrichment. Taught regular, honors, and gifted classes.
Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material.

Collaborated with my department and other teachers to achieve student success.

Coached competition cheerleading and basketball cheerleading for 5 years. Won


the State Championship in Cheerleading.
Co-chaired the Literary Magazine.

Co-chaired Junior/Senior Prom.

Member/active participant in the Touchdown Club Directed a youth cheer camp.

Established and facilitated various fundraising initiatives.

Teacher of 7th Grade Language Arts

Hamilton, GA

Harris County Carver Middle School/ Dec 1998 to May 2002

Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to


increase student understanding of course materials.
Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student
interest and receptive learning.
Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order
and positive learning environments.
Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material. Served as
a student mentor.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelor of Science: English Education

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA, United States

Enrolled in graduate program: Instructional Technology/School Library

Georgia Southern University 2018 Statesboro, GA, United States Scheduled to graduate in May 2018

Certificates/Training

Passed the GACE in School Library Feb 2018

GSBA Annual Training

Gifted Education

Georgia Performance Standards Implementation

Understanding Poverty Workshop


Classroom Management Strategies

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

Member of the Harris County Board of Education since elected in 2010. Re-elected again in 2014 to
the Harris County Board of Education

Coach of the Harris County High School Competition Cheerleading Team; we won
the Georgia State Cheerleading Championship in 2006.
Attend Georgia School Boards' Association Conference annually: current Participate
in GSBA training annually: current

Program Director for Delta Kappa Gamma local chapter for four years

Harris County Little League Opening Day Ceremony committee chair 2016, 2017,
and currently Pine Ridge PTA Membership Vice President 2015-2016
Pine Ridge PTA Special Events Chair 2016-2017

TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICES

Through my coursework, I can now implement technology to improve teaching and learning in a
classroom setting as well as a library setting. I embrace the idea of the librarian as a teacher-
librarian-- a librarian working collaboratively with teachers to facilitate learning. The librarian
should create an environment where students have access to books, information, and
technology, where they can enjoy these things in a responsible way.

I am skilled in various Web 2.0 tools and how to implement them into teaching
and learning. I am also able to use WordPress.