6-12 Washington State Residency Certificate; K-12 Permanent Substitute Certificate
HQ in History, Social Studies, and Mid-Level Humanities; endorsements in same and in Theater Arts
- “Twenty-first Century” Learning
- Ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environments
- Adapted to multiple prep-periods at multiple school
- Collaboration with colleagues
- Consistently use State standards to develop curriculum
- Cooperative Instruction
- Creating safe classroom environments
- Danielson Framework
- Differentiated instruction
- Experience teaching all grades from 6 to 12
- Family Communication
- Multicultural awareness
- One-to-One experience
- Quick & easy rapport with students
- Real-world connections
- SAMR model curriculum development
- Student-focused instruction
- Whole class, small group, & individual learning
Everett , Monroe, Mukilteo, & Snohomish School Districts
January 2015 — Present
Teaches multiple grade levels (6th through 12th grades) at multiple schools in four school districts. Creates safe and positive learning environments, manages classroom behaviors, teaches according to regular teachers’ lesson plans, teaches subject areas with little to no preparation and/or no lesson plans. Creates lesson plans on the fly. Adapts quickly to the constantly changes circumstances in a classroom.
Classroom Teacher — US History, Senior Project, AP World History, Social Studies, & English Language Arts
Jen Rose & Lisa Scott, International School, Bellevue School District, Bellevue WA
February 2017 — June 2017
Taught multiple grade levels (8th, & 12th grades) in a BSD Choice School (& Microsoft Showcase School) in one of the top schools in the nation. Taught 8th grade US History, and 12th grade US Government and Senior Project.
Administration and fellow staff requested I transfer from:
Susan Thomas, Tyee Middle School, & Jen Rose, International School, Bellevue WA
July 2016 — February 2017
Taught multiple grade levels (6th, 9th, & 10th grade) in one of the top school districts in Washington State. Taught 6th grade Social Studies, 6th grade English/Language Arts, 8th grade US History, 9th grade World History, and 10th grade AP World History.
Permanent Substitute Teacher — WA History, Honors English, & Leadership
Dawn Marks, Skyview Junior High, Northshore School District, Bothell WA
December 2015 — June 2016
Taught 7th through 9th grade in one of the top school districts in Washington State. Taught two 7th grade Social Studies (World Geography and WA State History) 8th grade Challenge English, and Junior High Leadership to a mixed class of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.
Long Term Substitute — US History, Ancient Civilizations
Janet Gillingham, Heatherwood Middle School, Everett School District, Everett WA
April 2015 — June 2015
Taught 8th grade US History, and 6th grade Ancient Civilization at a suburban Middle School with a large Asian population from mid-April until the end of the 2014/2015 school year.
Teacher Intern — US History, Modern World History
Tyson Horner, Monroe High School, Monroe School District, Monroe WA
September 2014 — December 2014
Cooperatively and solo taught 11th grade US History, and 10th grade Modern World History at AAA rural public high school with a high percentage of Hispanic and Special Education students. Team taught during the remainder of the internship.
Teacher Intern Practicum — AVID, AP World History, & US Government
Bridget Shee-Anderson, Henry M. Jackson High School, Everett School District, Mill Creek WA
September 2012 — March 2013
Team and solo taught 1 section of 10th grade AVID, 4 sections of 10th grade AP World History, and 4 sections of 12th grade Government at a AAA suburban high school with a large Asian population.
EpicWrite StoryCraft, Mill Creek, WA
Taught multiple acting and movement workshops to fiction and non-fiction writers, helping writers create characters with distinct movements, appearance, speech patterns, and backgrounds.
EpicWrite (TeenWrite’s non-profit successor), Mill Creek WA
Taught multiple acting workshops, including voice, movement, and character development for EPIC Events — Day, Overnight, & Summer Camp, Live-Action Role Playing and Writing Events for Teens and Young Adults. Mentored and counseled youth, created a confidential atmosphere in which youth were able to share either with the group or privately issues they struggle with, including sexuality, self-harm, and suicide ideation. EpicWrite built on-going safe communities for disadvantaged, special needs, LGBTQ, and other high-risk youth using writing and live-action role-playing games. The non-profit’s motto is “Creative communities save lives.”
TeenWrite LLC, Duvall WA
Mentored and counseled youth, created a confidential atmosphere in which youth were able to share either with the group or privately issues they struggle with, including sexuality, self-harm, and suicide ideation. TeenWrite LLC built on-going safe communities for disadvantaged, special needs, LGBTQ, and other high-risk youth using writing and live-action role-playing games.
ACT Workshops (Four-Hour Acting Workshops for Young Adults)
EpicWrite, Mill Creek WA
Taught multiple acting workshops to disadvantaged and/or high-risk youth, including voice, movement, and character development.
Fine and Performing Arts Department — Assistant Director & Character Coach
Carrie Wright, Archbishop Murphy High School, Everett WA
Assistant Director and Character Coach for Once Upon a Mattress, Footloose, Beauty and the Beast, and Oklahoma! After coaching, two of his high school actors won awards at a regional theater competition.
Saint Martin’s University, Lacey WA, Masters in Teaching Program: Secondary Education, 2012 — 2015
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA, Master of Divinity Program: Northwest Cohort Program Seattle WA, 2000-2002,
University of Washington, Seattle WA, Bachelor of Arts: Classical Greek & Roman Art, 1984
Everett Community College, Everett WA, Associate of Arts Program: Drama & Photography, 1980
Microsoft Corporation; Safeco Insurance Corporation, Diversity Training, 2001-2011
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Faculty Tech Team, MUN, GSA, BLT, AP History PCS & Study Sessions, NCCE participant
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Honor’s List: Saint Martin’s University (GPA: 3.97), 2013
Troupe Member, Crewmate, & Advanced Gunner: B.O.O.M. Privateers: historical reenactment & stage fighting entertainment troupe, 2015-present
“For duties above and beyond assignment”: Performing Arts Department, Gig Harbor Renaissance Faire, 2006
Best Supporting Actor, Fiddler on the Roof: Northwest Savoyards Musical Theater Society, 2004
French and German — speak and read with basic competence
EpicWrite, Mill Creek WA: Treasurer and Director, 2013–Present
TeenWrite LLC, Duvall WA: Chief Operating Officer, 2011–2013
Private-Sector High Tech Companies throughout Puget Sound: Systems & Network Operations Engineer positions, through 2011