Education & Teaching Experience

EDUCATION:

  • Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Education, Doctoral Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  • Gifted Endorsement Certification Program, James Madison University Online, Harrisonburg, VA

  • M.Ed., English as a Second Language, Marymount University, School of Education and Human Services, Arlington, VA

  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Spanish Minor

 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Norine Odland Fellowship in Children’s Literature

  • University of Minnesota Full Graduate Assistantship

  • Grades 3-5 Multi-media VSTE Student Technology Integration Challenge First Place

  • Education Graduate Student of the Year, Marymount University

  • Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia– Teacher Researcher Award

    • Research Project: “Teacher Attitudes about ELL Inclusion in Mainstream Classrooms and Their Preparedness to Teach ELL Students in Mainstream Settings.”

  • Marymount University Full Graduate Assistantship

  • Outstanding Senior, University of Idaho

  • Dean’s List, University of Idaho

 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Curriculum and Instruction Library Supervisor, January 2015 to Present

  • Instructor for CI 3401W Diversity in Children’s Literature, January 2016 to Present

  • Alternative Pathways to Education Administrative Assistant, May 2016 to August 2016

  • Elementary School Clinical Experiences Supervisor, September 2015 to May 2016

  • Marguerite Henry Graduate Assistantship for Children’s and Adolescent Literature, September 2014 to May 2015

  • Curriculum and Instruction Library Graduate Assistant, September 2014-December 2014

 

 UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, CI 3401W Diversity in Children’s Literature

  • Adjunct Professor, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, ED 311 Reading and Language Arts: Grades 3-6 and ED 323 Diagnostic & Corrective Literacy Instruction,

 

K-12 TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Special Education Summer School Reading Teacher, Grades 3-4, Arlington Public Schools Reading Camp, Arlington, VA

  • Resource Teacher for the Gifted, Grades K-5, Arlington Traditional School, Arlington, VA

  • Instructional Support Teacher and Testing Coordinator, Grades K-5, 0.5 position Arlington Traditional School, Arlington, VA

  • Special Education Summer School ESOL/HILT Teacher, Grades 2-5, Arlington Public Schools Reading Camp, Arlington, VA

  • Classroom Teacher, Grade 4, Arlington Traditional School, Arlington, VA

  • ESOL/HILT Teacher, Grades 2 and 5, 0.5 Position, Drew Model School, Arlington, VA

  • Classroom Teacher, Grade 6, Mountain View Elementary School, Boise, ID

  • Classroom Teacher, Grade 6, Cole Elementary School, Boise, ID

 

TEACHING CERTIFICATION:

  • Elementary Education, PreK-6, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2008 to 2013, 2013 to 2018

  • Gifted Education, K-12, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2013 to 2018

  • English as a Second Language, PreK-12, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2008 to 2013, 2013 to 2018

  • Spanish, PreK-12, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2008 to 2013, 2013 to 2018

  • Standard Elementary, All Subjects, K-8, Idaho Education Credential, 1998 to 2008

  • Spanish, K-12, Idaho Education Credential, 1998 to 2008