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L I am a Georgia certified teacher of Secondary Education English. I have taught both middle
school and high school. I taught middle school for four years and high school for eight. I am
currently not teaching, as I wanted to stay home with my children and pursue my Master's
degree in school library/media. I am in my last semester of Georgia Southern's graduate
Bethany program in school library/media. I am also a member of the Harris County Board of Education,
Lucas where I have served as the District 5 representative for the past six years. In addition to my jobs
in the field of education, I have done contract work in the areas of writing and social media.
(706) 570-8000
(706) 582-2435 SKILLS Teaching, tutoring and counseling Clear public speaking skills
35 Lilley Court Interactive teaching/learning Thematic study techniques
Waverly Hall, GA, 31831 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

7th Grade Language Arts/Literature Teacher
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 a
positive learning environments.
Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material.
Served as a student mentor.

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.
Employed student centered learning and collaborative techniques to encourage student
learning and build community within the classroom.
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 in an effort 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.


Bachelor of Science: English Education
Columbus State University 1998
Columbus, GA, United States

Master of Arts: School Library/Media

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
This is my last semester, as I will be graduating in December from Georgia Southern University.


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 year
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


I am currently in my last semester of school and will have my Master's in School Library/Media in
December as well as my online teaching endorsement. I hold a GA teaching certificate that is
current. Through my coursework, I have learned how to implement technology to improve
teaching and learning in a classroom setting as well as a library setting. I have embraced 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 familiar with Wordpress-- how to build and maintain a Wordpress site as well as many
other tools that teachers and students can use to collaborate and communicate their

My Wordpress site:

Roger Couch, retired principal-- Harris County High School (706) 527-9444 (my former principal)
Dan Trotter, retired principal-- Pine Ridge Elementary and former member of the Harris County
Bored of Education (706)442-2982 (former
Penny Gorum, principal Aaron Cohn Middle School(706) 706-0950 (my former
supervisor/dept. chair)
Kim Cason, Coordinator for Quality Teaching and Learning, Columbus State University (706)
565-1466 (my former mentor/colleague)
Morgan Marlowe, The Auction Way & Harris County Bored of Education Member, (706)315-8260
(current colleague)
Mary Thompson, Wynnton Elementary School, librarian, (706) 527-8736 (personal reference)