Naomi Garcia, Ph.D.
*** *. ****** ***., *** Antonio, Texas, 78214
210. 710.0298 (c.) email@example.com
PhD. Education- Adult, Professional and Community Education Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Degree conferred December 2015
Dissertation: Erlebnis—A Phenomenological Study of the Stream of Experience and Ideation of Three Adult Educators Living and Working in Turkey (https://GarciaDissertation) M.A.A. Applied Administration
The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Degree conferred May 2008
The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Degree conferred May 2006 (Cum Laude)
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
College Access and Success Advisor
San Antonio Education Partnership- Upgrade Program, San Antonio, TX (2017-2018)
Lead advisor to the City of San Antonio employees who were counseled on degree options and other educational programs, utilizing a case-management approach
Generated and implemented new approaches in an effort to increase the number of city employees being served to effectively advocate the mission and work of SAEP, via in-person and online workshops on educational topics, and an online classroom for all advisees with educational tools and resources
Built strong relationships with key stakeholders at the City of San Antonio
(CoSA) by networking and creating promotional materials, as needed to highlight services being offered to CoSA employees
Managed a schedule to include advising hours, group presentations at CoSA offices, including public speaking engagements with the Manager of CoSA and other key stakeholders
Proven ability in working closely with multiple partners such as San Antonio College- Public Administration Department, City of San Antonio- 33 departments, and other educational resource centers and government officials Educational Skills Specialist II
Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio, TX (2008)
Counseled students on degree options or 2+2 transfer program
Set-up additional counseling sessions with advisors or counselors from universities participating in the 2+2 transfer program
Advised students on educational/career goals
Conducted evaluation of transcripts of assigned students ensuring that they were on-track with degree requirements
Hosted and provided group presentations during college open house informing students and parents of college degree plans, and options for career planning
Collaborated as a team member on the revamp of the Student Code of Conduct book utilized by the Alamo Colleges- Northeast Lakeview College Student Development Specialist III
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (2007- 2008)
Advised students via counseling sessions, providing information regarding graduate admission policies, registration, financial aid, and program development
Counseled students on policies and procedures; demonstrated use of the university website and banner web
Processed complex transcripts; registered/withdrew students; generated, maintained, and distributed transcripts and letters of verification
Interacted with university departments, deans, directors and student groups Admissions Counselor
University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), San Antonio, TX (2006—2007)
Supervised Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and San Antonio High Schools territory
Coordinated travel and special events for faculty, alumni, staff, and prospective students
Assisted with admissions on-campus and off campus recruitment events, as well as orientations, open houses and college nights
Hosted and conducted tours of the University campus and gave public speeches at open houses, college nights, and at commencement
Served as in-house editor and reviewer for all Admissions Office publications and announcements
Stellar Consultants, San Antonio, TX (2011- 2015)
GRANT FUNDED through W.K. Kellogg Foundation
In collaboration with AVANCE, a non-profit organization in south Texas, my primary responsibilities included the following:
Directed a team of trainers and administrators in the revamp of the Toy Making Manual
Coordinated a committee of external and internal reviewers to assess the current curriculum for a needs-assessment of the Parent-Child Education Program once committees were identifies, coordinated efforts to revamp and update AVANCE’s Parent-Child Education Program
Directed and analyzed data collected for the external evaluations of AVANCE’s program and its effectiveness—drafted and published final external evaluations submitted to Kellogg as part of grant requirements
Managed a budget, alongside the Program Director, to ensure that the appropriate financial controls were in regards to the curriculum review and update TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professional Development Faculty Member/ SIGS
The University of the Incarnate Word- SOM (August 2018- present)
As a Small Group Interactive Sessions (SIGS) facilitator, I met weekly with small groups of eight (8) or nine (9) student doctors.
Provided learners with two patient-centered cases related to the theme of the week from which they collaboratively compose session objectives (SO) related to the learning outcomes (LO) of each case.
Evaluated and analyzed report out of the small group through learner-facilitated group learning activities.
Guided and evaluated the learning process and professionalism of student doctors
Conducted formative and summative evaluations of each learner to ensure that they were meeting the standards of SIGs. Directed students to the appropriate office if in need of assistance.
ESL Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Alamo Colleges, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX (2016- present)
Prepared lessons for Adult Education classes (Ventures levels)
Created a hybrid online and in person ESL class
Maintained accurate records for attendance and grades
Followed all the college’s policies and procedures
Provided adequate accommodations for students
Identified each student's instructional needs, including those of limited English proficiency and developed a curriculum to meet those needs English Language Arts/English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher A.C. Jones High School, Beeville, TX (2015- 2016)
English III (11
grade) and IV (12
grade) teacher and ESOL (grades 9-11)
Developed and facilitated learning experiences conducive to state standards
Delivered clear instructions to students, other teachers, parents and administrators
Ensured instruction and lessons engage students with diverse backgrounds and abilities
Ensured education program and all curriculum was consistent with state and federal education requirements
English Skills Specialist
Çınar Kollegi, Istanbul, Basaksehir, Turkey (2011—2012)
Lesson planned for 26 different classes held on a weekly basis
Prepared students for the Trinity College exam
Planned the necessary time, resources, and materials to support general education teachers in accomplishing all educational goals
Administered tests to evaluate student’s progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress
Coordinated events geared around English immersion learning
Provided instructional leadership, direction and feedback to education staff including facilitators, teacher aides and English as a Second Language Coordinators in order to ensure the proper implementation and success of the Bilingual/English as a Second Language program.
English Language Teacher
Time Education Group, Istanbul, Turkey (2010 —2011)
Provided individual and group instruction for ELL on a regular basis
Led “conversation club” offering level appropriate English topics for discussion
Scheduled and conducted Language Proficiency Assessment Committee meetings to ensure appropriate identification, placement and services for students limited in their English proficiency
Collaborated with general education teachers and administrators to provide staff training in ELL strategies to assure appropriate assistance to and understanding of ELL
Ensured continual assessment of ELL students’ progress by benchmark testing and general coursework progress reports; evaluated findings in order to assure ELL students’ success
Reviewed and assessed the education program delivery and made recommendations to staff for improvement as needed National Training Specialist
AVANCE, Inc. - San Antonio, Texas (2010—2011)
Developed and delivered a comprehensive working knowledge of AVANCE’s Parent-Child Education Program standards and requirements at a national level
Implemented the Parent-Child Education Program- Training Models including: o Reviewing the training materials, guides and visuals and observing the delivery of training to AVANCE staff, research partners, and licensees o Implementing, monitoring, and tracking training completed by staff o Developing processes to utilize technology to deliver training services that include conducting reviews, providing recommendations, and implementing the use of technology to disseminate the training services to audiences in diverse settings
Doctoral Research Assistant
Texas State University- San Marcos, Texas (2008-2010)
Research assistant to Dr. Kathleen Fite -area of expertise- Early Childhood Education
Doctoral Instructional assistant to Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon- area of expertise- Adult Education
Ensured manuscripts and publications were ready for submission
Consistently communicated with editors of various academic journals to ensure submitted manuscripts were received
Confirmed receipt of returned manuscripts and made necessary edits or changes as requested by editors
Garcia, N. (2007). University of the Incarnate Word—The Universe is Yours. Private Colleges and Universities Magazine Southwest Edition, January 2007: 118-119. Westford, MA: Carnegie Communications.
Garcia, N. (2007). University of the Incarnate Word. Private Colleges and Universities Magazine-- Health and Medicine Edition, January 2007: 63. Westford, MA: Carnegie Communications.
Garcia, N. (2006). Students Shine at “Evening on Broadway.” Logos, December: 3. San Antonio, Texas: University of the Incarnate Word.
Garcia, N. (2004). Rome. Logos, December: 4. San Antonio, Texas: University of the Incarnate Word.
REFEREED PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Garcia, N. (2015). Intercultural Competency-- A Study of Adult Educators Abroad.
(Paper). Accepted for presentation at the 40th Annual Adult High Education Alliance
(AHEA) Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Garcia, N. (2015). Examining Intercultural Competency through the Experiences of Three Adult Educators Living and Working in Turkey. (Paper) Accepted for presentation at the Engaging Culture & Elevating Disciplined Inquiry Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Garcia, N. (2015). Applying the Intercultural Competency Learning Model to the Experiences of Adult Educators Living and Working Abroad. (Paper) Accepted for presentation at the 57th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) in Charlottesville, South Carolina.
Garcia, N. (2011). Jude’s Inferno—A life engulfed in guilt and shame: An existentialist look at a man’s search for meaning. (Roundtable) Accepted for presentation at the International Transformative Learning Conference in Europe 9th International Conference on Transformative Learning. Athens, Greece. Garcia, N. (2009). Self-Reflective Inquiry- A Study Abroad Perspective. (Paper) Accepted for presentation at the 1st Annual International Research Conference, Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas.
Garcia, N. (2018). Empowering Students through International Educational Opportunities, Leadership Summit, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N. (2018). Understanding Your Personality for Career Choices. Women Empowered Conference, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N. (2010). The History of the Latino Student in Higher Education. Latino Empowerment Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Garcia, N (2006). Modern Language Association--MLA Style. Writing Workshop. Student Success Program--University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N (2006). The Rhetorical Techniques of Martin Luther King, Jr. Persuasion Forum. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N. (2004). F. Scott Fitzgerald--A Literary Life and Love. Presentation for Professional and Technical Communication Forum. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX.
Garcia, N. (2004). Dress for Success. Presentation for Professional and Technical Communication Forum. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. LANGUAGES
SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
2014— Volunteer, 11th Annual Transformative Learning Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, New York.
2009-2010— Volunteer, Tomas Rivera Book Award. College of Education, Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas.
2009— Proposal Reviewer for the International Journal of Leadership in Education, Routledge.
2009— Volunteer, STELLAR Summer Institute. College of Education, Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas.
SERVICE TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES
2017- present- Member of the Alumni Board at the University of the Incarnate Word 2009-2010-- Co-President for College of Education Doctoral Student Organization- Texas State University, San Marcos.
2006-- University Representative for The University of the Incarnate Word-Espacio Vanguradia USA- a group of the top 100 Latino/a students in America chosen to represent select universities. (http://www.esmas.com/vanguardialatina) 2005-- Student Ambassador Study Abroad- John Cabot University- Rome, Italy 2004-2005-- Study Abroad Student, Rome, Italy.