Innovative professional with invaluable experience in diverse fields as a teacher, computer technician, and journalist. Possesses superior interpersonal and oratory skills. Adaptable, excels in both routine and changing environments. In addition, demonstrates expertise in the following:
Providing customized instructional aids and assistance regarding diverse subject matter.
Overseeing event planning and coordination, including creative and on-location learning and public speaking events.
Achieving objectives with limited supervision or instruction.
Organizing operations, and developing and implementing policies and procedures.
Employment History Coordinator/Facilitator,Be the Dream Nonprofit Organization 2000-2001
Co-founded service to address youth related issues. Selected and secured venues and vendors. Developed and managed media relations, including three radio interviews. Acquired speakers and facilitators and co-hosted seminars. Managed expenses and other accounting.
Lead Teacher/Science Teacher,Scottsdale Horizons Charter School 2000-2001
Assisted students in grades five through eight with their individually paced studies in various subjects. Tracked student files, ordered supplies, conducted class meetings, organized special activities, evaluated work, and delegated tasks to two assistants. In addition, taught afternoon science classes, developing the curriculum, ordering supplies, and modifying materials for each grade level.
Substitute Teacher,Kyrene, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe School Districts 1996-1997, 1999-2000
Taught grades pre-K through eight in all subjects. Conducted classes with limited and sometimes vague instructions left by the full-time teacher.
Fifth Grade Teacher,Saguaro Elementary 1997-1999
Planned, organized, delegated, and implemented daily lessons, utilizing a variety of instructional styles, including group work, individual work, classroom lectures, hands-on instruction, private tutoring, and journal writing. Developed consistent routines to provide clarity and enhance le arning for students with diverse academic capabilities, including ESL, gifted, mildly retarded, and emotionally unstable students.
Reporter/Coordinator,Islands News 1992-1994
Attended local board and committee meetings and composed feature articles for a community news publication. Sold space to advertisers and oversaw printing and delivery.
Engineers’ Aide,Dionics, Inc. 1979-1982
Build circuit prototypes from schematics designed by engineers using concrete components. Operated mainframe computers and ran diagnostics. Drafted digital electronic schematics.
Education B.A., Elementary Education, 3.86 GPA, summa cum laude, Arizona State University
Technical Degree, Digital Computer Technology, Suburban Technical School