Before becoming a teacher in 2008, I spent many years making a living writing and editing newspapers, trade publications, magazines and blogs.
The Miami Montessori School
Troy, OH, 2011-present: Elementary Co-Teacher and Technology Director
Taught first through sixth grade in all areas of curriculum
Co-designed school website
Coordinated print, digital, social media and radio marketing
The Montessori School of Raleigh
Raleigh, NC, 2008-2011: Technology Teacher and School Librarian
Hired to create a new school library and manage catalog
Taught blogging, photography, and digital art to first through ninth grade students
Designed fundraising campaign media with school’s marketing department
The Bryan Times
Bryan, OH, 2006-2007: Reporter, copy editor, and assistant editor
Co-managed newsroom team of a dozen reporters, photographers and designers
Covered all news and features, and wrote a weekly editorial column
Designed and copy-edited newspaper pages
The Ojai Valley News
Ojai, CA, 2003 to 2006: Reporter
Covered all news, arts, government and crime
Coordinated feature projects
Contributed feature articles to a travel guide distributed to hundreds of local businesses
BA English (Writing), DePauw University, 2003
Elizabeth B. Powell Prize for “outstanding ability in the area of written communications”
Semester abroad at Oxford University studying Shakespeare and T.S. Eliot
Graduated 3.5 GPA, cum laude and selected for Phi Beta Kappa honors
My greatest strength is the ability to learn new skills and achieve proficiency quickly. I work well in groups, and excel on my own. I’m a self-starter, able to make quick decisions, and I know when to ask for help. I’m proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and Google Docs. I’ve designed websites in Wordpress and Squarespace. I have a working understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, digital photography, social media marketing, and HTML.
Additionally, I’ve written two novels.
References available upon request.