6-12 Washington State Residency Certificate; K-12 Permanent Substitute Certificate
HQ in History, Social Studies, and Mid-Level Humanities; endorsements in same plus Theater Arts
- “Twenty-first Century” Learning
- Ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environments
- Collaboration with colleagues
- Consistent use of State standards
- Cooperative Instruction
- Creating safe-learning communities
- Danielson Framework
- Differentiated instruction
- Experience teaching 6th to 12th grades
- Family Communication
- Multicultural awareness
- One-to-One Devices
- Quick & easy rapport with student
- Real-world connections
- SAMR model curriculum development
- Student-focused instruction
Everett , Monroe, Mukilteo, & Snohomish School Districts
Taught multiple grade levels (6th through 12th grades) at multiple schools in four school districts. Created safe and positive learning environments, managed classroom behaviors, taught according to regular teachers’ lesson plans, taught multiple subject areas with no preparation and/or no lesson plans. Created lesson plans on the fly.
Long Term Substitute — College and Career Readiness Seminar, Marketing (DECA)
Cathy Woods, Cascade High School, Everett School District, Everett WA
May 2019–June 2019
Taught 12th grade CCRS and mixed 9th–12th grade Marketing (DECA) at a AAAA suburban public high school with a diverse population from early May until the end of 2018/19 school year. Three-day substitute assignment with no lesson plans, no schedule, no contact with regular classroom teacher, and out-of-control students extended to an emergency long-term contract by request of school principal based on business experience and classroom management skills. Continually adapted lesson plans on-the-fly to accommodate unannounced guest speakers. Worked closely with school administrators, district compliance staff, and students to ensure senior credit completion and graduation. Increased percentage of seniors completing class requirements and passing CCRS from <79% to >98%.
Long Term Substitute — US History, Ancient Civilizations
Ed Crow, Monroe High School, Monroe School District, Monroe WA
February 2019–May 2019
Taught 10th grade AP World History, 9th grade Global Studies, and 9th Grade English Language Arts at a AAAA rural public high school with a large minority population from start of 2nd Semester (beginning of February) until the beginning of May 2019. Out-of-control classroom became a safe learning environment due to application of classroom management skills. AP students demonstrated and self-reported more retention of content and skill in first three weeks of substitute assignment than in entirety of first semester.
Classroom Teacher — Summer Teen Program
Bellevue College, Bellevue WA
Taught Acting: Scene Development, Shakespearean History, and History of the Golden Age of Piracy to 8th–12th graders in the Summer Teen Continuing Education Program at Bellevue College.
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 8th grade US History and 12th grade US Government/Senior Project in a Bellevue School District Choice School (& Microsoft Showcase School) in one of the top nationally-rated schools in one of the top school districts in Washington State. The Administration and fellow staff requested a transfer from:
Susan Thomas, Tyee Middle School, & Jen Rose, International School, Bellevue School District, Bellevue WA
July 2016–February 2017
Taught 6th grade Social Studies, 6th grade English Language Arts, 8th grade US History, and 9th & 10th grade AP World History in a minority-majority district, one of the top school districts in Washington State.
Permanent Substitute Teacher — WA History, Honors English, & Leadership
Dawn Marks, Skyview Junior High, Northshore School District, Bothell WA
December 2015–June 2016
Taught 7th grade World Geography/WA State History, 8th grade Challenge English, and Junior High Leadership to a mixed class of 7th–9th graders in one of the top school districts in Washington State.
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 (October through November) at a AAAA rural public high school with a high percentage of Hispanic and Special Education students. Team taught during the remainder of the internship (November through December).
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
Cooperatively and solo taught 10th grade AVID, 10th grade AP World History, 12th grade Government (from September to March) at a AAAA 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
EPIC Events are 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. The non-profit’s motto “Creative communities save lives” helped guide it to build on-going safe communities for disadvantaged, special needs, LGBTQ, and other high-risk youth using writing and live-action role-playing games. EpicWrite also runs writing workshops and retreats for teens and adults.
TeenWrite LLC, Duvall WA
TeenWrite started the programs and mission that EpicWrite continued.
ACT Workshops (Four-Hour Acting Workshops for Young Adults)
EpicWrite, Mill Creek WA
Taught four-hour 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 high school actors went on to win awards at a regional theater competition.
Saint Martin’s University, Lacey WA, Masters in Teaching Program: Secondary Education, 2012–2014
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: Drama & Photography, 1980
Microsoft Corporation; Safeco Insurance Corporation, Diversity Training, 2001–2011
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Advisor for Model UN, GSA, DECA, APWH History Study Sessions; Member of Building Leadership Team, Faculty Tech Team, AP History Professional Collaboration & Support Team; NCCE participant.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Honor’s List: Saint Martin’s University (GPA: 3.97), 2013
Cast Member; Dramaturge & Ship’s Officer — B.O.O.M. Privateers, an historical reenactment, black powder, & stage fighting performance 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