K-12 Public Educaton

Virginia Teaching License #PGP-369571, English, Grades 9-12:                 1993 – present

Completed VDOE licensure renewal requirements five times since initial licensure. Licensure renewal entails dyslexia, training, child abuse training, First Aid, CPR & AED Certification, and earning 180 renewal points, and a complete application. With a change from 5-year to 10-year renewal, my next renewal will be 2029.

AYP School Division Improvement Reading Coach, Rockingham County Public Schools: 2004-2005

Hired Nov-Feb of 2004, reviewed students’ 504 and IEP plans for one elementary and one middle school, observed these students in class to ensure needs were being met. Hired again Sept – Dec 2005 to work with one elementary school and one 8th-grade English department, shared curriculum, observed classes, met with individual teachers and department as a whole, attended a day-long professional development training on use of Interactive Notebooks.

Writing Evaluator, Rockingham County Public Schools: 2000

Evaluated 791 6th-grade writing samples.

Yearbook and Newspaper Judge, Columbia Scholastic Press Association: 1999

Evaluated yearbook and newspaper publications.

Reader/Critiqued YA Novels, Rockingham County Public Schools: 1999  

Based on the Action Research Project results from my Master of Arts in Education, I was hired to read and recommend young adult novels using the RCPS Bookfinders program, especially YA novels with strong female protagonists.

English and Photojournalism Teacher, Rockingham County Public Schools: 1993-1999

Taught English 9, 10, and Photojournalism I, II, & III at Broadway High School, Coached J.V. Volleyball in 1993.