Higher Education Experience
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, 2008 – present
Assistant Professor of Education: 2014- present. Teach a variety of courses to classes averaging 20 students, supervise teacher candidates, advise both liberal studies and secondary education teacher candidates, work toward accreditation preparation.
EDUC 140: Introduction to Foundations of American Education
EDUC 200: Educational Psychology
EDUC 332: Intermediate Literacy
EDUC 334: Literacy in the Content Area
EDUC 380X: Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques
EDUC 470: Student Teaching
EDUC 480: Internship
ENG 350: Literature for Young Adults
Secondary Education Coordinator: 2017 – present. Advise PK-12 teacher candidates earning licensure in French, Music, Spanish, Theatre, Art, ESL endorsement, Health and Physical Education and 6-12 teacher candidates earning licensure in Biology, Chemistry, English, Family & Consumer Science, History & Social Studies, Mathematics, and Physics.
Library Acquisitions Coordinator: 2014 – present. Coordinate with teacher education faculty to ensure allocated funds utilization for educational library materials.
Testing Coordinator: 2008 – present. Support teacher candidates in one-on-one, small group, and whole class test preparation for teacher licensure, assist in registration and financial assistance processes, inform candidates of licensure assessment requirements across programs by presenting to all introduction to education sections.
Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy: 2011 – 2016. Reported to executive director Dr. Mark Hogan 2011-2014. Created curriculum and taught seminars with Dr. Alice Trupe and Ms. Dee Grimm, NBCT to elementary, middle, and high school teachers to hone writing skills and to learn to teach writing more effectively. Coordinated teacher licensure renewal points approved by the Virginia Department of Education and led marketing efforts to enroll teachers.
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA: 2013
University Consultant for Student Teaching. Supervised student teaching experience at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater, VA for graduate student earning an MS in Instructional Strategies in Teaching: Secondary English Education, Grades 7-12. Coordinated through video conferencing with the professor assigning final course grades in the School of Education.
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: Fall 2011 – 2014
Graduate Teaching Assistant. Taught and co-taught graduate courses; led program recruitment efforts, including presentations to undergraduate English majors; supervised student teaching; served as a reference for candidates, and maintained weekly office hours.
Courses taught for M.A.Ed. in Curriculum Instruction: English Education
EDCI 5964: Field Experience, Fall 2011–2014
EDCI 5444: Teaching Adolescent Readers, Fall 2011-2013
EDCI 5454: Teaching Composition, Spring 2014
Search Committee Member, May 2013: Assisted in the search for Coordinator of Pre-Education Advising.
Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA: 1999-2011
Adjunct Instructor. Taught a variety of courses to classes averaging 10 students, supervised English Education teacher candidates, and participated in an accreditation visit as an interviewee, attended one department meeting per semester.
ED 340: Young Adult Literature, Spring 2011
EDCC 552: Action Research (Teacher Assistant), Spring 2010
ED 373: Special Methods for Middle and Secondary Teaching, 2007-2010
ED 451: Middle School Student Teaching, 2007-2010
ED 452: High School Student Teaching, 2007-2010
LANG 111A: Reading and Writing for College I, Fall 2006
COMM 101: Principles of Composition, Fall 2001
Action Research Project Editor, 2003 – 2011. Masters of Arts in Education program. Served as the final action research project editor prior to their publication. All action research projects were bound and shelved in the library. Contracted separately to conduct a study on a random sample of action research projects to assess their writing quality based on the university’s writing rubric.
Praxis and Curriculum Library Coordinator, 1999-2011. Support teacher candidates in one-on-one, small group, and whole class test preparation for teacher licensure, assist in registration and financial assistance processes, inform candidates of licensure assessment requirements across programs by presenting to all Exploring Teaching classes.
Committee on Teacher Education (as alumni), 1999-2003. Particpated in monthly meetings.