THE NEW TEACHER PROJECT, San Antonio, Texas                                                         2008-present

Program Manager, Texas Teaching Fellows

·   Directed the recruitment, selection, and cultivation of motivated individuals to teach in high-needs schools and subject areas in San Antonio, Texas.

·   Ensured the program met recruitment and training contract goals by:

Ø       Creating and executing a comprehensive recruitment plan to attract high caliber applicants

Ø       Managing a rigorous selection process to ensure high quality Fellows admitted to program

Ø       Identifying, selecting, training and managing over thirty part-time and seasonal staff

Ø       Representing the program by speaking publicly at program and community events

Ø       Planning and facilitating program events, including those related to recruitment, selection, training and professional development

Ø       Creating and conducting professional development sessions for Fellows  

CITY YEAR, San Antonio, Texas                                                                                                 2007-2008

Program Manager

·   Managed the performance of six teams of Corps Members through their year of service, leadership development sessions, and civic engagement.

·   Built and maintained relationships with school district and community partners.

·   Organized and oversaw service projects in the community, leadership development sessions, corps training and performance management systems.

·   Developed Corps Members as young leaders through their experience planning and leading physical service projects, in-school tutoring/mentoring, after-school enrichment programs, and out-of-school service-learning activities. 

TEACH FOR AMERICA, Brownsville, Texas                                                                                       2005-2007

Corps Member/ Certified Teacher 10th and 11th gradeJames Pace High School

·   Served in a national service corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in underserved urban and rural public schools and become life-long advocates of educational equity.

 ·   Diversified instruction to meet the varied levels and language needs of 10th and 11th grade “at-risk” students

·  Developed and taught a rigorous, College Board approved, university level, Advanced Placement World History curriculum

.·  Met after school with students five times a week to individually assess student skills and teach in small-group setting

Student Council Sponsor                                                                                                                     2006-2007

·   Led over 35 members of Student Government, teaching leadership skills and promoting philanthropy through community service projects such as Relay for Life, Red Cross Blood Drives, and United Way “Pennies for Patients”.   Organized, publicized, and prepared budget for Homecoming Week Activities in which 500+ students attended.

TAKS Tutorial Instructor                                                                                                         2006-2007

·   Created and implemented curriculum to teach and reinforce skills needed to conquer 10th grade TAKS test


 Standard Teaching Certificates: Generalist EC-4; Social Studies Composite 8-12

Advanced Placement World History Certified 2006

Gifted and Talented Certified (K-12) 2006

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Trained 2006   


 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO, San Antonio, Texas                                     2007- present

Currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

·   GPA: 3.81

·   Anticipated graduation December 2009

·   Member of Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hill, North Carolina                                                      2001-2005

Bachelor of Arts, May 2005

·  Major in History, Minor in Spanish

·  Dean’s List 

 DON QUIJOTE LANGUAGE SCHOOL, Guanajuato, Mexico                                                             2006

Intensive Spanish Language Immersion Course, July 2006

·Course Study:  Grammar, Conversation, and Culture classes.