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B.S. in Chemistry 3.5 GPA 1985 California State University Long Beach, CA
Dean's List, honor society, peer tutor, undergraduate research with analytical professor (High school National Merit Scholar) Completed half of course work at University of Arizona
Secondary Education Licensure Program NMHU Las Vegas, NM
4.0 GPA (2002)
Masters in Secondary Pedagogy: Eastern New Mexico, Portales, NM
4.0 GPA (2011)
Additional Nondegree Coursework
University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Alamosa State University, etcetera
4.0 GPA (ongoing)
Highly Qualified Level III Instructional Leader
7-12th grade endorsements in Mathematics, Science, and Gifted from State Public Education Department
2012-2016 Maxwell Municipal Schools, Maxwell, NM
MATH Teach 7th Grade through high school seniors math (courses have included 7th and 8th grade math, Algebra, Integrated Math 1, Geometry, Integrated Math 2, Algebra 2, Integrated Math 3, and Financial Literacy)
2005-2012 Raton Public Schools, Raton, NM
MATH Teach 9-12th grade math (including Vocational Math, Remedial Math, Intervention Math, Algebra 1, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, and Integrated Math 3. ACT Test Preparation) Math Department head
SCIENCE Physical Science, Chemistry, ACT Test Preparation, Alternative School (Biology, Anatomy, Astronomy), Summer school
1999 - 2005 Des Moines Municipal Schools, Des Moines, NM
MATH Teach 8th-12th grade math (including Individualized Math, 8th Grade Math, Algebra 1, Integrated Math 1, Geometry, Integrated Math 2, Algebra 2, Integrated Math 3 and Advanced Math.) K-6 Math Mentor
SCIENCE Chemistry and Physics. K-6 Science Mentor, Science Fair.
PNM Earth Science Grant “What our Water Ought to be!”
Facilitated PBS Teacherline Inquiry-Based Learning in the Classroom K-12
Presented “Netlogo: the James Bond of Agent-based Modeling” at June 2014 STEM symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mentorship Preparation Program -Northern New Mexico Network
Curriculum maps, pacing guides, and units for all district secondary math courses
Intel Math K-8th Grade
National Honor Society Sponsor
Educator Rising! former Future Educators Assocation Sponsor, Teacher Cadet Course
Chess Club Sponsor
Class Sponsor (graduation, fundraising, concessions, theatrical plays, proms, dances, etcetera)
NMEPSCoR New Mexico Educational Plan to Stimulate Competitive Research
Science and Math field Trips (Capulin Volcano National Monument, Sugarite State Park, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Volcanic Field)
STEM and career: Avionics and Aeronautics field trip (Kirtland Air Force base)
Leadership & Implementation Teams for MC2 Common Core Math Standards
RECENT ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MC2 Mathematically Connected Communities and its predecessor MathStar from New Mexico State University (including annual weeklong summer institutes in Las Vegas, Espanola, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, New Mexico.)
MC2 Virtual Learning Network – CTLC Collaborative Teaching Learning Cycle (weekly Zoom online professional learning community of middle school and high school math educators in Northeastern New Mexico)
PED Division of Assessment and Accountability: End Of Course Exams Standard-Setting, Item Writing and Setting Pass Scores for EOCs in math and science
PED Using Math Discussions to Support Math Common Core Standards and Math Practices in the Classroom
Teachscape Learn (Foundations of Effective Mathematics Teaching, Essential Teaching Strategies, High Yield Strategies, Creating the Environment for Learning, Helping Students Develop Understanding, Helping Students Extend and Apply Knowledge, Instructional Strategies to Improve Student Achievement and Strategies to Deepen Student Learning)
PED STEM conference in Albuquerque, PRESENTER at PED STEM Computer Science For All
CS4All.NM Tech in Socorro, New Mexico, Weeklong summer institute Computer Science For All CS4All including Mindsets
Stanford University Jo Boaler, EDUC115S How to Learn math for Students: Mindsets for math learning, completed within all 7-12th math classes
ASCD: Virtual Learning Network Mathematics
ASCD: Implications and Applications of Latest Brain Research for Learners and Teachers
SIMFA: "Just the Basics - How to Get Started with SMG". The Stock Market Game program in your classroom
ExCELL: Expediting Comprehension for English Language learners: Technically, all students are English-Language Learners by Margarita Calderon and Hector Montenegro
Education Week: Curriculum Associates Overcoming Student Reluctance to Write
MC2 Count Down to PARCC Professional Development
Renaissance Learning: It’s Time: How to “Go deep” to meet the new math standards
Texas Instruments Deciphering Ratios with TI-Nspire™ Technology: Are They Fractions?
Learning Sciences Recording and Representing Knowledge: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Accurately Organize and Summarize Content
NON-EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE
1992 – 1999 Law Firms in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Raton, NM
Legal Secretary, Paralegal, and Office Manager
Civil law firms engaged in insurance defense, multidistrict and other litigation.
Volunteer tutor for two years with Literacy Volunteers of America
1986 - 1992 San Francisco Laboratory Center, California
Forensic Chemist: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Analyzed explosives and arson evidence, reported findings, trained scientists, testified in state, local and federal courts, participated in search warrants/crime scene investigation including ATF's National Response Team. FTIR, GC/MS, IR, Xray Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscope equipment, in addition to physical and wet chemical tests and analyses. Chemical hygiene committee.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA).
New Mexico National Science Teacher Association (NMNSTA)
New Mexico Council of Teachers of Math (NMCTM)
Former member of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM).