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Keshia L. Dixon, Ed.S., MPH

EDUCATION:

Liberty University Lynchburg, VA

Doctoral of Education Candidate December 2015

(projected)
Educational Leadership Certification Atlanta, GA

September 2013


Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction July 2012


Gifted Certification Griffin, GA

Metro RESA January 2012



Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Atlanta, GA

Master of Public Health May 2003

Major: Health Policy and Management

Lettie P. Whitehead Rollins School of Public Health Scholarship Recipient



Spelman College Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science in Biology May 2000



Dean’s List (1996-1998); National Alumnae Association of Spelman College Scholarship Recipient
CREDENTIALS:

  • Curriculum and Instruction:

    • Broadfield Science Certification for grades 6-12

    • Gifted Endorsement Certification

    • Certification in AP Chemistry

    • Hospitality and Tourism Small Learning Community Science Chair

    • Lead Science Teacher (Atlanta Public Schools High School Summer Academy)

    • Lead Chemistry Teacher

    • New teacher mentor; and Faculty Advisor for Teach for America Cohort Candidates

    • 100% Pass Rate (Physical Science EOCT); 80-86% Pass Rate (Georgia High School Graduation Test in Science for First Time Test Takers)

    • Developed and monitored implementation of instructional calendars/agendas for science content courses

    • Developed and monitored implementation of lesson plans and instructional strategies for science content courses

    • Analyzed standards based data for determination of mastery and needed remediation in science courses for the assessment of student achievement based on instructional strategies

    • Presented aligned Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) science instructional units and lesson plans to teachers in district level professional developments (Atlanta Public Schools)

    • Facilitate and provide professional development at science professional learning community meetings with content instructors

  • Advanced courses in:

    • Instructional design

    • Comparative education

    • School law and ethics

    • Educational leadership

    • Health policy and administration

    • Behavioral sciences

    • Biological and physical sciences

  • Proven leadership and organizational abilities

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Outstanding ability with handling multiple projects with high level of accuracy and efficiency

  • Skilled in working with diverse cultures and socio economic groups

  • Proficient use of technology and computer applications—Microsoft Office, statistical, and internet applications

EXPERIENCE:

Atlanta Public Schools—Frederick Douglass High School Atlanta, GA

Science Instructor/Chemistry Lead Teacher/Head Cheerleading Coach July 2005-Present

  • Provide extensive instruction in science—physical science, chemistry, and biology—for students in grades 10-12th.

  • Prepare students to demonstrate minimal 80% proficiency on State of Georgia standardized assessments—End of Course Test (Biology and Physical Science) and Georgia High School Graduation Test.

  • Prepare students to demonstrate proficiency on the Advanced Placement Exam in Chemistry.

  • Expertise in curriculum development and instructional design evident through facilitation of district level professional development series where by training provided to APS teachers to help with improvement in the areas of science across all grade levels.




  • Assist Science Instructional Coach with Departmental meetings and administrative duties as delegated by principal.

  • Provide extensive guidance and preparation for Teach for America Corps Members in the capacity of Faculty Advisor.

  • Establish and manage contractual agreements between schools, districts, and non-profit organizations.

  • Interface with members of Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, state and local officials, administrators, and parents.

  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills by managing and coordinating efforts between administrators, assistant cheerleading coaches, parents, and cheerleaders.


Cobb County School District—Frank P. Lindley Middle School Austell, GA

Science Instructor November 2007-July 2008

  • Provided instruction in physical science for students in grade 8.

  • Prepare students to demonstrate proficiency on State of Georgia standardized assessments.

  • Interface with members of Cobb County Board of Education, state and local officials, administrators, and parents.

  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills by managing and coordinating efforts between administrators and parents.


National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service Program Atlanta, GA

Partnership Program Coordinator December2003-July 2005

  • Partnered with non-profit agencies, organizations, and institutions in the community with the Cancer Information Service Partnership Program.

  • Managed governmental contracts and budgets with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service and parental institutions.

  • Provided cancer awareness, cancer education, cancer resources/materials, and training for public health advisors, physicians, executive directors, and lay health advisors.

  • Interfaced with Georgia Cancer Coalition Leadership Workgroup and coordinated efforts to revise the State of Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Strategic Plan.


Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health Cancer Control Sections Atlanta, GA

Professional Education/Chronic Disease August 2002-November 2003

  • Coordinated preparation and submission of reports, and ensured completion of program objectives and evaluation processes.

  • Coordinated responses from major partners for the development and implementation of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Professional Needs Assessment Survey.

  • Demonstrated creative skills by researching available tools, design, test questionnaire, and distribute via email.

  • Conducted literature scans and reviewed to inform statewide staff of trends on Breast and Cervical Cancer Research.

  • Partnered with Comprehensive Cancer Control Program department team (CCCP) to assist in retrieving data and analyzing information pertaining to Colorectal Cancer Screening Survey.

  • Facilitated for Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical (GSAMS) Prostate Cancer Training Education Project.

  • Interfaced and maintained coordinated efforts amongst partners and contractors.


Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital Atlanta, GA

Planning and Development Specialist October 2001-April 2002

  • Performed inpatient service assessment (Patient Advocacy).

  • Active co-lead in coordination of Office Manager’s Luncheons.

  • Participated in Strategic Planning Meeting with Hospital Administrators, Chiefs of Staff, and Department Chairpersons.

  • Proficient use of hospital data base system conducting outpatient referrals, insurance remits, inpatient daily census, and inpatient summaries.

  • Coordinated bi-monthly Birthday Celebration of Hughes Spalding Children’s Club (Hughey Buddy Club).

  • Communicated with primary care physicians and insurance companies regarding admitted patients.



Emory University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Pathology Atlanta, GA

Research Coordinator/Specialist June 2000-March 2001

  • Demonstrated laboratory and technical skills by examining, logging in, and performing two dimension (2D) reconstructions on tissue/blood specimens.

  • Recorded data sent from participating clinics involved in Submacular Surgical Trials (SST) clinical study.

  • Provided guidance, technical assistance, and coordination to Principal Investigator, Chairpersons, and Clinic Coordinators participating in the SST Clinical Study.

  • Ensured compliance with local, state, and federal requirements and enforced quality assurance measures.

  • Mastered knowledge of study by presenting results and data to Executive Committee and SST Research Meetings.


Association membership(s): National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)


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