Curriculum development and content area specialist with a focus in the social sciences. I have seven years of experience in the classroom and a BA in History from the University of Florida.
Master’s in Education in Secondary Social Studies
Bachelor’s in History
Create digital content for a state eLearning charter school.
Work directly with a team of editors, instructional designers, and other subject matter experts to create engaging curriculum for Honors level students.
Research, analyze, solve critical challenges, and provide solutions with background in the social sciences.
Plan and develop content for student and teacher materials.
Demonstrate strong understanding of pedagogical issues and create content that aligns with state standards and other assessment criteria.
Demonstrate strong understanding of curriculum design, and create engaging, research-based content that aligns with Florida state standards and more widely used frameworks.
Work directly with contractors and copyeditors to answer content questions, provide targeted or general feedback, and ensure quality or accuracy of curriculum materials.
Complete detailed analysis of competitive materials and stay current on market trends and shifts.
Work with development, Research and Development, and marketing team members to ensure the successful use of the product in school districts in Florida.
Stay up-to-date with emerging educational and curriculum trends.
Wrote lesson plans to meet learning objectives set by the Florida Department of Education and the Alachua County School District. Created units of study to prepare multiple ability levels to take the end of course exam set by the district in a school of over 2,700+ students.
Used student data to effectively meet the needs of students that needed remediation as well as enrichment.
Communicated with guardians and school leadership to effectively guide students towards success.
Taught two years during the pandemic using the Canvas LMS to guide students through the curriculum in a hybrid style. Half of my students were in a distance school model, the other half in the classroom.
This position involved three roles:
ESE Co-teacher: With a caseload of students with IEPs (Individual Education Plans) I supported and made the general curriculum accessible to them based on their plans and learning needs.
ACCESS Points Geometry teacher: I taught one period of students on ACCESS Points. ACCESS Points is a curriculum that is outside of the standard curriculum set by the state of Florida for students that meet the qualifications due to disability (namely Down’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Syndrome). The goal is to effectively accommodate students’ varied ability levels to enable them to earn a high school diploma.
IEP Case Manager: Coordinated instruction and related services for students with learning disabilities. Act as the primary contact for the parent. Assure compliance with procedural requirements, communicate and coordinate among home, school, and other agencies, regular and special educational programs, facilitate placement, train classroom staff, and schedule team meetings.
Paired with another teacher, maintained a ratio of 1:10 of teacher to student in a 4th grade classroom at a secular private school. Co-teaching model of our classroom was content area specialties, mine being Science, Social Studies, and Math. During instruction time, cooperating teachers were actively involved in the classroom by using either the one teach/one observe or one teach/one assist strategy, allowing for optimum support but also cross-curricular learning units to develop.