3427 Lyleburn Place

Cincinnati, OH 45200

(513) 961 – 3382


Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Master of Education, in English, Summer 1998; Overall GPA: 4.0

Recipient of the Ohio State University Fellowship Award (1997)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Arts, English and Psychology, May 1996; Overall GPA: 3.9

Graduated with Highest Honors


DeVry University; Cincinnati, OH; 11/06 – present

Adjunct Instructor

· Teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate level English course

· Address the learning needs of an array of students, including non-native speakers and students with remedial skills

· Create online content for hybrid courses I teach and manage online threaded discussions relating to course content

Miami Jacobs Career College; Cincinnati, OH; 3/04 – present

Adjunct Instructor

· Teach multiple English Courses: Critical Reading and Thinking, English 101, English 102, and Literature

· Construct lesson plans aligned with course curriculum and students’ career goals

· Individually work with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

· Attend monthly professional development sessions

Private Tutor; Cincinnati, OH; 3/04 – present

· Work individually with high school students on various English assignments

· Offer feedback on students’ written work via email exchanges

Pearson Educational Measurement; online; 3/05 - present

Professional Scorer

· Read and score essay responses from the SAT Writing Section

· Participate in ongoing scoring training

· Maintain high levels of scoring validity and reliability

University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, 9/04 – 9/05

Adjunct Instructor

· Taught three English courses: Preparatory Composition (099), English 101, and English 102

· Participated in student writing assessment activities

Wilson Senior High School, Washington D.C., 9/99 – 9/03

Secondary English and Peer Mediation teacher

· Taught ninth and tenth grade English and a multi-grade Peer Mediation class

· Sponsored the Wilson Peer Mediation program, overseeing and assisting in the daily efforts to reduce conflict in the school; the program was recognized by DCPS as “Distinguished” during the four years I ran it

· Co-sponsored the Diversity Workshop Program that brings trained student leaders to classrooms around Wilson and the city to promote discussion regarding issues if diversity

· Served as Ninth Grade Committee Chairperson for English Department to revise and implement department-wide standards and curriculum

· Invited and hosted community organizations to facilitate classroom instruction, such as the Young Playwright’s Theatre and the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program

· Coordinated and ran the After-School Writing Center


· Co-published “A Framework for Teaching Writing and Literature: Instructional Scaffolding as a Principled Approach to Teaching Secondary English,” Ohio Journal of the English Language Arts, Spring 2001, Volume 41, Number 2

· Presented at the Spring 2000 National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference

· Presented at the Spring 1999 NCTE Conference


· Board Member of Turning the Page, a Washington D.C.-based literacy non-profit, 1999 - present

· Awarded the Vincent E. Reed “Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2002 – 2003 school year

· Selected as a “Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2001 – 2002 school year

· Honored by Wilson High School’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) as an Outstanding Teacher, 1999 2000 school year

· Recognized by the National Peace Foundation as a Community Peacemaker


· TOESL Certification (for teaching non-native English speakers); October 2007

References Available Upon Request