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Education

 

Ed.S. Educational Leadership

Georgia College and State University; Milledgeville, GA August 2015

 

Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction

Georgia College and State University; Milledgeville, GA 2014

  

M. A. Education, specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language

Oral Roberts University; Tulsa, OK 2000

 

B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Edwardsville, IL 1990

Certifications

ESOL (P-12)

Educational Leadership, Tier II

Early Childhood

Middle Grades (4-8) Reading 

Middle Grades (4-8) Math

Middle Grades (4-8) Science

Middle Grades (4-8) Social Studies

Other

Diploma - Children's Ministry

RHEMA Bible Training Center; Broken Arrow, OK 1998



Experience

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher

Houston County Schools; Warner Robins, Georgia

2002 - 2007; 2008 – present

Duties: Follow "pull-out" and "push-in" models to provide language support of content in mainstream classroom through small group instruction (listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English), of Middle (6-8) and Elementary (K-5) students; conduct professional learning sessions district-wide; coordinate and conduct school-wide sessions for multilingual families of ESOL students; coordinate and facilitate cultural celebrations school-wide; assess ESOL students; assist Administration on Curriculum Integration Specialist (CIS) team; assist Administration on Better Seeking Team (BST); assist Counselor on Advisory Board and with Career Day; sponsor Miller Elementary's 1st-ever multicultural club, The Culture Connection


Reading/English Language Arts Teacher, 8th Grade

Bibb County School District; Macon, Georgia

August 2007 - June 2008

Duties: Instruct 8th grade students in Reading/English Language Arts; ELA Chairperson-work with Coordinator and School Administration to assist 6-8th Reading/ELA teachers in educating students


English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Hazelwood School District; Hazelwood, Missouri

August 2000 – May 2001

Duties: Follow "push-in" model to provide language support of content in mainstream classroom through small group instruction (listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English) of Elementary (K-5) students; develop curriculum; assess students


English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Cooperating School Districts; Creve Coeur, Missouri

January 2000 – June 2000

Duties: Teach K-12 ESL students; plan and coordinate itinerant schedules


English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Assistant

Parkway School District; Chesterfield, Missouri

September 1999 – January 2000

Duties: Shadow ESL High School students; monitor student study sessions; assist ESL teaching staff


English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

University Language Institute (ULI); Tulsa, Oklahoma

July 1999 – August 1999

Duties: Teach Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Survival Skills classes to adult ESL students



Bio

My life was and is diverse. I was born on April 3rd in St. Louis, Missouri. As a child, I loved to read, write, and play piano. In high school, I wrote for the school newspaper, sang and played piano for the choirs and Masses, took Spanish for all 4 years, and was Spanish Club President and member of the Pom Pon Squad. In addition, I was in Who's Who Among American High School Students for all 4 years of my high school experience.  Also, I participated in the Pre-College and College Components with INROADS/St. Louis.  In college, I was selected as a participant in the Governor's Leadership Forum for Missouri.

For 16 years now, I have taught K-12, adult English Language Learners, and general education students. I was a 2012-2014 Executive Board Member for Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (GATESOL). Presently, I volunteer my time with Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (GATESOL) in various positions: President (2017-2018), 1st Vice-President (2016-2017), Conference Chair for the 2017 GATESOL Conference, Regional Liaison (Regions 8, 9, & 12), Secretary (2015-2016), and Program Chair for the 2016 GATESOL Conference. GATESOL selected me as a delegate to attend the 2016 & 2017 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summits in Alexandria, Virginia.  I have been a Soccer Coach of the K4/5 & 1st/2nd Boys team for Upward with Central Baptist Church.  Also I serve as an Association Representative for Georgia Association of Educators (GAE). Furthermore, I am an Alum of the 2016 Leadership Robins Region class, a member of the Macon Arts Alliance, the Tubman Museum, and a proud Lifetime Member of Phi Kappa Phi.

I am married and have 2 wonderful children, Roxanna and Kendall. In my spare time, I enjoy speaking Spanish, learning about cultures of the world, and listening to various musical genres. Diversity is my life; diversity is me.

 


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Mi vida ha sido y es diversa. Nací el 3 de abril en St. Louis, Missouri. Como un niño, me encantaba leer, escribir y tocar el piano. En la escuela secundaria, que escribí para el periódico de la escuela, cantaba y tocaba el piano para los coros y misas, tomé español para los 4 años, y era presidente del club español y miembro de la Pom Pon escuadra. Además yo estaba en Quién es quién entre los estudiantes de secundaria americana de los 4 años de mi experiencia en la preparatoria. También participé en el Pre-College y Colegio Componentes con Inroads/St. Louis. En la universidad, fui seleccionado como participante en el Foro de Liderazgo del gobernador de Missouri.

Durante 16 años, he enseñado K-12, adultos que aprenden inglés, y estudiantes de educación general. Yo era un miembro Ejecutivo 2012-2014 Junta de Georgia Profesores de Inglés para Hablantes de Otros Idiomas (GATESOL). En la actualidad, soy voluntario mi tiempo de ser un enlace GATESOL regional (Regiones 8, 9, y 12), Secretario GATESOL de 2015 a 2016, el Presidente del Programa para la Conferencia GATESOL 2016, y soy el Presidente de la Conferencia para la Conferencia GATESOL de 2017. GATESOL me seleccionó como delegado para asistir a la 2016 TESOL Defensa y Política Cumbre en Alexandria, Virginia. He sido un entrenador de fútbol de la K4/5 y 1º 2º equipo de los muchachos por arriba con la Iglesia Bautista Central. También soy un representante de la Asociación para la Asociación de Educadores de Georgia (GAE). Además, soy miembro de la Alianza Macon Artes, el Museo Tubman, y un orgulloso miembro de por vida de Phi Kappa Phi.

Estoy casada y tengo 2 hijos maravillosos, Roxanna y Kendall. En mi tiempo libre, me gusta hablar español, aprender sobre las culturas del mundo, y escuchar diferentes géneros musicales. La diversidad es mi vida; la diversidad es mí.