Experience:
7 Years Teaching in St. Tammany Parish Schools
12 Years Teaching (Mississippi, Colorado, & Louisiana)

Education:
Master of Education in Elementary Education
William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Education of the Deaf
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 2002

Certifications:
LA Teaching Certificate: Education of the Deaf
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, 3.5

Professional Activities:
2013-Present Webmaster for Covington Elementary

2011-Present Blackboard Moderator for DHH Dept.

2011-2012 Chairperson of FAE Family Involvement

2011-2012 Blackboard Co-Moderator for Florida Avenue Elementary: Slidell, LA

2012 English II End of Course Testing Biased Review Committee; Jackson, MS

2011 DHH: ETS Standards Setting Praxis Certification Panel; Princeton, NJ

2009 Pearson MCT 2 Passage Review Committee; Jackson, MS

2008 Pearson MCT 2 Item Review Committee; Jackson, MS

Grants:
2011 PTA Grant "Creating ASL Videos for AR Books"

Professional Memberships:
Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators
Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana

Languages:
American Sign Language, Pidgin,
Signed Exact English, Visual Phonics

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook
Adobe CS 6 Suite: PhotoShop,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Reader Pro
Blackboard, Earobics, Dibels Next, Quizmo, Mindplay, Teacher Web
Typing: 76 words per minute

Hobbies & Interests:
Photography, Editing Images in PhotoShop,
Digital Scrapbooking
Ballroom Dancing, Writing Novels,
Designing Webpages

 

2009-Present:
St. Tammany Parish Schools Deaf Ed Department

Covington Elementary Webmaster:
Designed Dynamic New Web Layout with simple navigation features and updated documents.  Maintain current images, announcements and dates daily.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Dept. Blackboard Moderator: Proposed, Designed and Launched Blackboard site for the DHH Department in 2010.  This site contains over 1,000 documents and 110 folders worth of information (352MB).

Chair of Community & Family Involvement Committee:
(FAE) Founded this committee that oversaw the Parental Involvement side of Title I.  Held monthly meetings with Action Team, facilitated contact with NNPS and Title I Parental Involvement Liaison for STPSB, submitted weekly photgraphs & articles to local newspaper, completed the NNPS School Action Plan, Brainstormed with Action Team new ways to meet the needs of students while getting parents and business leaders involved in the process.

Florida Avenue Elementary Blackboard Co-Moderator: Managed the Community & Family Involvement information for Blackboard.  Posted: NNPS newsletters, meeting agendas & notes, Action Team contact list, scanned images of FAE’s newspaper articles, FAE’s School Action Plan.

2006-2009:
Picayune School District; Picayune, MS
Sixth Grade Teacher: Pioneered a journaling curriculum that increased student product output by 200%.  Increased ELA test scores.  Assigned English, Reading, & Spelling instruction for all sixth grade students after first year’s standardized test scores were returned. Introduced round tables to the school and received wall-sized projector screen for large-print instruction via computer projector & overhead projector.

2004-2006:
Heritage Christian Academy; Fort Collins, CO
Kindergarten (All Day) Teacher: Pioneered the first all-day kindergarten at this school.  Adapted the half-day curriculum for full-day students.  Utilized new, Classical Education, program the second year.  Created portfolio binders for students to create/take home.  Organized curriculum into subject-color-coded binders for teachers.

2003-2004:
Jefferson Davis School District; Prentiss, MS
Founded 1st Deaf Education Program: Taught students who had never had a DHH teacher before. Taught communication, writing, math, & preacdemic skills.