Objective: To use my teaching ability, extensive technological experience, and excellent interpersonal skills to acquire a position that would be both fulfilling and challenging to my students and myself.
Graduate School of Education - Glassboro, New Jersey September 1999 - Present
Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program - Computers in the Curriculum - GPA 3.7
Waiting to enter Rowan's new Masters in Education and
Technology - January 2001 (tentatively)
Highlights of Coursework include: Creation of extensive technology standards and assessment tools for K-12, seminars in multimedia across PC and Mac platform, creation of numerous lessons that incorporate technology into the curriculum, intense discussions and reflections concerning the current topics of including technology into the curriculum, computer programming course in Visual Basic, and independent study.
Graduate School of Education - New Brunswick, New Jersey September 1997 - May 1999
Five Year Teacher Certification for Secondary Education Program / Masters of Education - GPA 4.0
Member of the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society for Education
Douglass College - New Brunswick, New Jersey September 1994 - May 1998
Bachelor of Arts in English - GPA 3.44
Mt. Holly, New Jersey September 1998 to December 1998
Teacher, English / Student Teacher, English
I was hired as a full-time English teacher responsible for creating and implementing lessons for freshman standard classes, senior core classes and senior standard classes. Highlights include career presentation project with students using PowerPoint presentation software, research project with students publishing both on hard copy and on the Internet, creation of various web quests and computer presentations to foster learning, and integration of various print and non-print media into the classroom. Other responsibilities include taking of minutes for technology committee for the school, creating and maintaining a web site for the English / Basic Skills department and advisement concerning department computer lab.
As a student teacher, my requirements included the creation and implementation of lesson plans for a freshman honors English class and a junior standard class. I began teaching from the beginning of the school year and had full control over classroom management, curriculum implementation, and assessment. Highlights of my experience included the creation of a web site by the freshman class about a novel they had read, HSPT / HSPA preparation, and writing tutorials. I also assisted with the school web site and worked with teachers on creating an instructional research skills packet.
Pitman, New Jersey
Co-Owner and Marketing Director
Along with my partner, I started a web design and computer consulting business in order to promote small businesses on the Internet and create custom-designed web pages for their companies. This position requires contacting of potential customers, intense creative design in tandem with the customer, and encoding the HTML with information to help promote the customers site. This position also carries with it the responsibility of all financial concerns (accounts payable, accounts receivable, reporting), marketing, and communication with clients.
Marlton, New Jersey
Information Systems Manager, North East Regional Computer Trainer
This position required the management of information systems, network administration, trouble shooting, data transmissions (both inflow and outflow), data translation, consulting to management regarding all aspects of computer systems, training of personnel on the computer programs, and custom web page design for in-house Internet access. With the acquisition of OraCare by United Dental Care of Texas, the responsibilities of managing the conversion of data from one system to another, the training of personnel on the new system as well as the local and regional programs, all fell under this positions jurisdiction as well. As the chief holder of information on the system, responsibilities of this post included communication and implementation of compliance-reporting issues to the State of New Jersey and the transition of those reporting mechanisms to the appropriate departments in the main office in Dallas.
Camden, New Jersey
Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry, Editor of Newsletter
This position included extensive planning and management of special events, communication with membership, design of publishing and marketing materials, working with the Core Team Leaders and various committees, leading and design of training seminars, as well as the editing and desktop publishing of a bimonthly newsletter.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Assistant to the Chief Actuary, Administrative Assistant
The responsibilities of this position included creation of complicated spreadsheets to transform raw data into informative statistics that could be utilized by both the Chief Actuary and clients, creation of extensive reports documenting those statistics, entering of data, all clerical responsibilities of a small office, and on-site computer management and maintenance.
Nanny to 2 elementary-aged boys - 1 year
Manager of a Telemarketing department - 2 years
Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop -
Director of small musical folk group, singer, guitarist - 5 years
Site Coordinator for a 1 week service experience in Paterson, N.J. - 3 years
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, HTML, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Windows 98 & NT 4.0, Page Maker, FrontPage, Multimedia Software, Sound and Video hardware, Communication Software, DOS, UNIX, etc.
With over nine years computer experience, I possess advanced knowledge in the Windows / NT / PC environment and I am proficient in the Mac environment. I have begun work on my MSCE certification by attending Microsoft's Course #803: "Administering Microsoft Windows NT 4.0" (3 day course).