University School

College of Education, East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN 37614


Academic Preparation:

         2006- National Board Certification           Early Adolescent Social Studies

         2003- East Tennessee State University      Ed. S. Degree- Classroom Leadership

         2001-Union College, KY                             Master’s Degree- Administration

         1998- Tusculum College, TN                     Bachelor’s Degree- K-8 Education

Professional Experience:

       Current- 2005       University School- 6th Grade Language Arts; 6-8 Social Studies

         2005- 2001         University School- 8th Grade Language Arts; 7-8 Social Studies

        2007- 2004      East Tennessee State University- Adjunct Faculty, EDFN

          2001- 1998        Doak Elementary- 8th Grade Language Arts

          1997-1995         Jefferson County Schools- K-12 Substitute teacher

  Professional Association Memberships:

          Current- 2006                Tennessee Geographic Alliance

          Current- 1998                NEA- National Education Association

          Current- 1998                TEA- Tennessee Education Association

          Current- 2004                Tennessee Social Studies Association

          Current- 2003                National Middle School Association

 Leadership Activities:

            2014                     Instructor, 4220 CUAI- Integrating Social Studies

             2012                   Instructor, 5453 CUAI- Middle Grades Language Arts

            2008-2007            Instructor, 4220 CUAI- Integrating Social Studies

            2007- 2004          Instructor, 2100 EDFN - Intro to the Teaching Profession

            2007- 2001          Mentor Teacher for Student Teachers

            2007- 2000          Job Shadowing Day Coordinator

          2007- 2003         National Board of Professional Teaching Standards candidate

            2005- 2004          National Geographic Bee Administrator

            Current- 2003     Student Support Team Chairperson (K-12)

            2004                   Teaching Language Arts in the Middle Grades workshop

            2004- 2001         High School s’ Basketball Coach (University)

            2004- 2003         English Textbook Adoption Committee

            2004-2003          Curriculum Mapping Committees

            2003                   Six-Trait Writing Workshop attendee

            2003                    Chair- Search Committee- 6th grade position, University

            2003                   State NTE Testing Committee- Middle School Social Studies

            2003                   Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee

            2000                  Gateway English II Workshop

            2000- 1998         Middle School Volleyball coach (Doak)

            1998                   K-12 Language Arts Conference, Knoxville, TN


           2013                    Presenter at National Council of Social Studies

            2013                   Presenter at Association of Middle Level Educators

            2006                   Presenter at Gilbreath Council

            2006                   Presenter at Tennessee Council of Social Studies

            2005                   Presenter at National Middle School Association Conference

            2005                    Presenter at Tennessee Council of Social Studies

Awards and Recognition

              2008                ETSU Tenure

              2006                 Teacher of the Year, University School (Grades 6-8)     

              2005                 Highly Qualified Status- MS English/Social Studies

              2005                 Pilot Classroom- Global Classroom Connection Project

              2001                 Awarded Tenure, Greene County Schools

 Grants Received:                 

2007                                Dean's Collaboration Grant ($500.00)

2005                                Junior League of Johnson City Grant ($200.00)