Curriculum Vitae


Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (2017)

Johns Hopkins University

School Administration and Supervision Certificate (2015)

Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English (2010)                                        

University of Maryland, College Park 

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (2008)


Professional Experiences

Adjunct Professor – Johns Hopkins University                                                                                                                                                          February 2017–Present                                                                                                                                                                                         Facilitate synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for masters students and student teachers in the Graduate School of Education. Organized and built robust curriculum and content to meet the needs of teachers

Technology Integration Specialist – Baltimore City Public Schools                                                                                                                       July 2017–Present                                                                                                                                                                                          Solutions-oriented technology innovation team focused on optimizing Special Education student learning through incubation, design, and application of technological solutions.

Director of Technology and Creativity – Liberty Elementary School                                                                                                          August 2015–July 2017                                                                                                                                                                                               Work collaboratively with students and teachers to provide creative experiences through the use of technology integration, Genius Hour, coding, fabrication, and making. Foster spaces of risk taking and curiosity, while also being a thought partner on new initiatives and projects. Oversee larger technology initiatives and help drive long-term technology vision.

7th/8th grade Language Arts Teacher & Middle School Lead – Patterson Park Public Charter School                                                           August 2011–June 2015                                                                                                                                                                              Developed an environment of respect, passion, and self-directed learning. Prepared and implemented 21st century and innovative instruction to best serve students at varying ability levels and students with Individual Education Plans. Worked collaboratively with a progressive team of teachers to create innovative, engaging, student-centered learning environments where all students can thrive

Notable Contributions:


Leadership Experiences

Urban Teachers – Curriculum Writer and Facility                                                                                                                                        January 2017–Present                                                                                                                                                                                   Contracted to transition the Content Area Reading course into a synchronous, remote learning experience for UT residences. Worked closely with UT Director of Literacy to meet course requirements and develop an engaging online learning experience for all students.

Baltimore City Public Schools – Professional Peer Review Committee                                                                                                          May 2013–August 2014                                                                                                                                                                                       Serves alongside a group of trained peers to evaluate and score candidates requesting Career Pathway movement.

Johns Hopkins University – Intern Supervisor/Mentor Teacher                                                                                                                  August 2011 –June 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oversaw and managed the year-long  internship of a Johns Hopkins graduate student. Supported and evaluated instructional progress, including collaboration and implantation of best practices.  Modeled best practices, research-based instructional techniques, and data driven instruction.

Digital Harbor Foundation – EdTech Link Fellow                                                                                                                                               May 2012–June 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                         Engaged in training and support to become change-agent both in my school and in the larger global community through the use of innovative technology and pedagogy. Pushing the envelope of educational technology and fueling the local tech economy through collaboration, advocacy, research, publication, networking, and strategic partnerships during a summer internship (2012). Served as a Tech Coach to bring about larger change by providing professional development and peer-coaching throughout Baltimore City. Served on the Teacher Advisory Board for the CyperPoint Life Journeys Council.


Professional Association Contributions

Edcamp Baltimore

  • Co-Organizer- Serving on the organizing committee to provide an annual unconference event for educators in the Baltimore area

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • Conference Reviewer- Worked collaboratively with a team of esteemed educators to review, score, and select the 2015 ISTE conference presenters, panel and round-table discussions, and poster sessions
  • Panelist (June 2015)- Serving as an education expert on the 2015 ISTE Conference Panel Growing Super Connected Communities through Digital Classrooms

Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET)

  • MSET Presenter- Connected with educators throughout the state of Maryland as a digital leader and content area expert

EdTech Women Baltimore

  • Chapter Co-Organizer- On the founding chapter committee to organize, start, and maintain a collaborative and supportive space for women in the Baltimore Area to meet and network through the common interests and careers in Educational Technology

Certifications

Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership

School Administration and Supervision: Focus in Digital Leadership

Lead Teacher: Promoted through a highly selective application process to work as a district teacher-leader with the goals of expanding professional practice and igniting growth in schools around the city.

Model Teacher: Selected from a highly competitive cohort of teachers to advance to Model Teacher pathway.

Advanced Professional Certificate: Secondary English (grades 7-12)

Endorsement: Middle School Language Arts (grades 4-9)