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About Me

Summary of Qualifications

Hardworking, self-motivated individual with an excellent working knowledge of writing, art and teaching and the ability to adapt lessons, work as part of a team, manage a classroom and think critically and objectively about various topics.

Several years of experience working both with groups and one on one with students to help guide them through the writing process, as well as adjust formatting (MLA, APA and AP).

Education/ Technical Skills

Master of Arts, Teaching

California University of Pa, California, Pa

  • Major: Secondary Education, Concentration in English

GPA: 3.89


Bachelor of Arts, English

California University of Pa, California, Pa

  • Major: Journalism and Literature; Minor: Drawing

Honors Earned: Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

GPA: 3.86


Technical Skills: Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Publisher.

May 2011





May 2009


Job Experience

Assistant Band Director, Carmichaels Area High School, Carmichaels, Pa (July 2015- Current)

  • Help to facilitate all high school band practices, as well as run low brass sectionals, plot drill, and instill the fundamentals of marching.

Teacher, Carmichaels Area High School, Carmichaels, Pa (September 2012- Current)

  • Currently teach the subjects of ELA 9, ADV ELA 9, ADV ELA 10, and Broadcasting (I,II,III)

  • Previously have taught English 8, Reading 9, Drama Productions, and Journalism

Student Teacher/ Substitute Teacher, California Area High School, Coal Center, Pa (January 2011- May 2012)

  • Taught 11th grade honors, academic and technical English.

  • Edited various styles of student papers as well as worked on formatting.

  • Used PowerPoint to present new information to students.

Contracted Hierarchy Developer and Facet Writer, Pikimal, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa (August 2010- August 2012)

  • Worked with Excel and Google Docs to organize and prioritize product information.

  • Wrote and edited user friendly facet copy.

Teacher, Penn State Fayette Kids in College, Uniontown, Pa (June 2011- July 2011)

  • Served as facilitator for a middle school summer program that had approximately 40 participants.

  • Created and presented lessons on the topics of Crime Scene Investigation and the Science of Weather.


Resident Advisor and Tutor, Upward Bound, California, Pa (May 2007 – July 2009)

  • Managed a staff and approximately 60 high school students during a summer program.

  • Tutored students in all secondary grade levels in the subjects of English and Chemistry.

  • Produced and edited a parent newsletter using Publisher.

Writing Consultant, Writing Center at Cal U, California, Pa (September 2006- December 2010)

  • Served as both a graduate assistant and writing tutor.

  • Managed a staff of writing consultants and worked to develop their tutoring and research skills.

  • Tutor attached to an upper level evolution course to edit student papers.

  • Worked with a variety of students, including both graduate and ESL, to help edit their papers for content, grammar, and formatting (APA, MLA and AP).

  • Contributed to and helped edit a staff newsletter.


Professional Development

  • Presented original artwork at the annual Women’s Studies Exhibition held at Cal U, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

  • Attended the Society of Professional Journalists National Conference in Detroit, 2007.

  • Attended the Society of Professional Journalists National Conference in Pittsburgh, 2008.

  • Presented an original memoir at the annual Undergraduate Conference of the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) held at Cal U, 2008.

  • Presented at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Las Vegas, 2008.

  • Presented at the Regional Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Delaware, 2010.

  • Presented at the Cal U Showcase on Education, 2010, 2011.

  • Attended the Aspiring Teachers Workshop at Duquesne University, 2011.


  • Was published in several outlets such as The Herald Standard, GreeneSpeak, The Cal Times, The California Focus, and The Valley Independent.

  • Received the Eleanore C. Hibbs Writing Award (Cal U) in 2006 for best expository essay.


  • Member and Peer Instructor of the California University of PA Band (August2005- December 2008)

  • Treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists (Cal U Chapter) (September 2006- May 2007)

  • Member of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)- (September 2010-August 2011)

  • Past Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta (The English Honor Society) and life member


  • Hold up to date Act 35 and 151 clearances as well as an FBI background check

  • Completed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People workshop (July 2005)

  • Level II certified in English (7-12) and Communications (7-12)