Glidden, IA *****
****- **** ****** ** ********* Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership
****-********** ** *******s Degree in Education in Guidance and Counseling
2001-2003 Bachelor of Arts Degree- University of Northern Iowa in elementary education with endorsements in Social Studies, English, Science, Secondary General Science, and coaching
1998-2001Associate of Arts, Des Moines Area Community College, Carroll, IA
1982-1995High school diploma, Glidden-Ralston Community School
EMPLOYMENT and EXPERIENCES
March 2013- Current- Curriculum Developer and Consultant at Franchise Capacitybuilder LLC- Engineeius Educational Advisory Board (EEAB) for Engineeius
The Advisory Board will be meeting once every 6 to 10 weeks to discuss issues related to the curriculum of Engineeius and provide recommendations (for the US market).
Engineeius is specialized in developing after-school programs and camps in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for kids and teens (Grades K to 12)* in a highly engaging and fun environment. We offer our programs under the following themes: Engineering, Game and App Programming, Digital Media, Robotics, and Math.
As a consultant I discussed and helped develop a curriculum and framework for a private company’s academic camp based on science and engineering and STEM principles
Developed all materials and curriculum framework for a student engineering day camp, following and integrating the Next Generation Science Standards, and by following the UbD (Understanding by Design) methodologies
Organized the technical framework for developing in depth curriculum
Des Moines Area Community College May 2016- Current- Introduction to Psychology Professor
I taught a survey of psychology including theoretical and experimental findings and applications from areas such as neurobiology, learning, memory, personality, social, abnormal and therapy.
Teaching faculty, provide instruction aligned with the college's strategic goals and evaluate students' progress to facilitate achievement of their educational goals.
August 2014- Current- OABCIG- High School Professional School Counselor
●Counsel students in crisis
●Assist students who demonstrate poor academic progress
●Help students with college and career planning
●Act as a community resource liaison
●Utilized as a resource for OABCIG staff
●Help with conflict resolution within the building
May 2015- Current (Summer 2015), - Highmark/ Pearson- Senior Education Specialist
I worked for Highmark Companies/ Pearson and Pearson, as a Senior Education Specialist. I have to demonstrate knowledge of curriculum products, effective coaching and training to teachers and teacher leaders.
I was responsible for delivering professional development and technical assistance to school clients, for school- based interventions, professional development, and coaching.
This position required me a deep knowledge and extensive experience with academia, standards-based school reform and the ability to deliver high quality job embedded professional development and site-based technical support to school personnel using innovative products, technology resources and/or research based methodologies.
October 2013- December 2013- Race to the Top – District Peer Review Panelist and Consultant for the United States Department of Education
●I reviewed, analyzed and scored district- county applications for the Race to the Top Educational grant competition
●In depth grant analysis, collaboration and reflection based on quantitative and qualitative evidence
August 2004- current- Master Educator: Fourth- Sixth Technology, Seventh Grade Technology, Fourth- Sixth Science, Junior High through Ninth grade Science Instructor, Anatomy and Biology, Fifth Grade Social Studies at Glidden- Ralston Community School
●As an educator in Technology and Science I was solely responsible for preparing all curriculum for that level in the technology and science departments
●Served as team member of the Educational Leadership Group, which collaborates, develops and handles professional development for the G-R staff, and delivers the training to the staff as needed
●Served as a team member of the technology curriculum and management group, which handles periodic instruction to faculty members on various technologies
●Prepared and applied a curriculum map for the junior high- ninth, anatomy and biology curriculum to ensure mastery of the science standards and benchmarks according to the Iowa Core Curriculum
●Created, sponsor of, and organized the Glidden- Ralston Science and Service Club. I established this club to provide my students with educational opportunities in the community service and science domains
●Organized and managed science fair competitions at the local, college, and state level
●Coached junior high and high school volleyball for successful seasons at Glidden-Ralston
●Coached outstanding high school dance teams, select dance teams, football cheerleaders, and basketball cheerleaders at Glidden-Ralston
August 2003-August 2004, Language Arts Instructor, Dallas Center – Grimes Community School District
As an educator of Language Arts I had the sole task of instructing all Language Arts students to ensure mastery of the Standards.
●Race to the Top – District Peer Review Panelist
●Vice President of UNI’s cohort council
●Phi Theta Kappa honora member
●National Honor Society
●DMACC Foundation scholarships
●J.Y.Chapter of PEO Scholarship
●Received two Garst scholarships for the education of teachers
●UNI Golden Key Honor society
●Special positions held in clubs
●National Society of Collegiate Scholars member
●Coordinated work with my Science and Service Club: food drives, work at multiple food pantries, served at homeless shelters, cleaned and restored prairies and State Parks in Iowa
●Carroll County Relay for Life active member
●Lead staff meetings and trainings
●Church volunteer work, St. Elizabeth Seton, Peace Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church
Organized work at food pantry for local FEA group