I develop instructional materials as a teacher and trainer who designs and delivers curriculum for use online and in classroom settings.
Bringing technology to the classroom has little impact if devices are used simply as replacements for traditional curriculum. I aim to empower teachers to think differently about the learning environment.
Learning is inherently social, so as a teacher I design collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and project-based learning experiences, even in eLearning environments.
Lead school-wide educational technology programs. Developed and implemented iPad 1:1 program for secondary students, and shared iPad carts for elementary classrooms. Led IT infrastructure updates, including moving local server to hybrid local/cloud solution. Led a year-long teacher training program for iPad and Microsoft Teams / OneNote adoption. Integrated current SIS with MDM and LMS solutions, emphasizing student collaboration in heavily Project Based Learning environments. Ongoing at-the-elbow support for teachers and students.
Design, develop, and implement effective curriculum. Teach 7th–12th grade English classes including AP Literature and AP Language. Teach various elective classes including: Computer Apps, Tech and Media, High School Robotics, Greek and Norse Mythology, and Church History. Manage scope and sequence as English Department Chair.
Edit scholarly manuscripts, many of which require familiarity with Greek, Latin, and German. Work with editors and authors to move manuscripts from submission and acceptance to publication. Review manuscripts to ensure text is well written and logically structured; correct grammar and spelling errors; ensure manuscripts conform to appropriate style guidelines; fact check and raise queries with authors. Proofread typeset manuscripts: ensure that typesetting styles are consistently applied, that the copy edit is thorough, and that mistakes are not introduced during the editorial process.
Served on the Curriculum Development Committee and in an editorial capacity for a course book titled Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability. Editorial responsibilities included pursing permissions contracts, copy editing, and writing ancillary content. The target audiences for this book are college classrooms, workplaces, and religious institutions.
Assisted with graduate-level Church History course. Responsibilities included leading the online portion of the course, teaching, grading, and developing course material.