Jay Cullis

Covington, Ohio

jay.cullis@gmail.com


Before becoming a teacher in 2008, I spent many years making a living writing and editing newspapers, trade publications, magazines and blogs.


Teaching Experience

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


Journalism Experience

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


Education

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


Skills

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.

Writing samples and professional clips are available at jaycullis.com.

References available upon request.