Alaska Type A Teaching Certificate - Business and Communications, Grades 6-12.

Teaching Experience
SERRC - Southeast Regional Resource Center

Juneau, Alaska 9/2008-present
Literacy Instructor 9/2010- present, Youth Job Developer 9/2008-8/2010
Literacy Instructor Scope of Experience: Served as lead teacher and oversaw operation of vibrant community literacy center • Developed and implemented literacy, ESL, and technology education instructional program to individuals and families with young children • Oversaw multiple grants and collaborated with numerous educational agencies • Assessed and identified literacy needs in pre-K, elementary, and adult students, and provided reading instruction and support within classrooms • Organized multiple community literacy events, and enhanced network of business collaboration
Youth Job Developer Scope of Experience: Oversaw grant focused on improving employment opportunities for young adults • Enhanced network of business & organizations willing to act as worksite host and mentors • Created employment opportunities for out-of-school youth and at-risk youth and provided instruction in job application process • Provided vocational education instruction

American International School of Budapest
Budapest, Hungary 8/2005 – 6/2008
Technology Instructor
Computer Applications, Graphic Design, Web Design, Information Technology in a Global Society, grades 9-12
Scope of Experience: Developed, implemented and assessed a project based curriculum while assisting in staff development and technology integration projects. Initiated student designed & maintained website.
Other responsibilities –
Managed and maintained MacOS student server & individual data accounts • Served as pilot and mentor teacher for new online course management software, Moodle • Assisted staff and students with technology needs including hardware and software troubleshooting, network setup and maintenance • Supervised and maintained computer lab

Mt. Edgecumbe High School 2000-2005

Technology & Business Instructor
Computer 1, Computer 2, and Webmasters, Grades 9-12
Accounting, Grades 10-12
Scope of Experience: Taught project based curriculum aligned with Alaska State Standards. Worked closely with English and social studies teachers in developing multi-disciplinary study units with emphasis upon technology. Also managed and maintained award-winning school website, www.mehs.us
Other responsibilities:
Served as primary staff trainer and client assistance for Schoolmaster electronic grade book program. • Maintained Microsoft network user accounts, including overseeing new account creation and troubleshooting• Supervised annual prom event, engaging students in leadership and responsibility-building experiences. • Sponsored Wild Foods Club, teaching students practices and techniques for harvesting and preserving wild foods. • Actively participated in school's Extended Family program. • Served as National Honor Society faculty board member. • Managed school email system - including account creation and maintenance, staff and students training, troubleshooting and client assistance, discipline and use standards.
Significant accomplishments include:
Increased student publication of Electronic Learner portfolios by nearly 50%. • Implemented innovative multi-state collaborative video project • Edited and assisted in publishing the "Successful Models of Distance Learning" preceding document. • Introduced new accounting program teaching business, finance, teamwork and leadership skills. • Enhanced technology support and service to staff members and network computer users.

Soldotna High School 8/1999 – 5/2000
Technology and Business Instructor
Computers 1-4, Internet Publishing, Grades 9-12
Desktop Publishing and Yearbook, Grades 9-12
Accounting, Business Entrepreneurship, and Marketing Grades 9-12
Scope of Experience: Developed, implemented and assessed lessons in computer instruction and business. Emphasis on project/process lessons in an innovative learning environment. Also served as Yearbook Advisor and Business & Technology Department Chair

Professional Experience Management
Alaska Nature Tours - Haines, Alaska
1997 – Office and Operations Manager
Managed daily operations and office systems. Supervised guide scheduling, flight scheduling and logistical arrangements, personnel, and dispatching. Met weekly with shore excursions personnel and enhanced existing cruise line relationships. Led natural history tours.
Alaska Discovery - Juneau, Alaska
1994 - May 1997 Sales Manager
Created sales and reservation system. Exceeded numerous sales records and supervised customer service operations for largest customer bank in 25-year history of company. Led natural history tours for families and small groups.

Professional Experience Writing
Chilkat Valley News - Haines, Alaska
1997-1998 Reporter
Reported and wrote feature news stories. Assisted in editing, layout and design, ad sales and promotions. Helped develop “At Home in Haines” feature column.
The Big Skinny Alternative Newsmonthly - Juneau, Alaska
1995-1996 Managing Editor, Publisher
Reported, edited, and participated in all aspects of newspaper publishing including: layout and design, accounts payable and receivable, ad sales, and promotion. Supervised and solicited material from volunteer staff of 10-15 contributors. Generated all revenue, from ad sales to subscription and donation income.

Additional Youth Work
1998 Haines Youth Center - Supervised teen recreation center during evening operations
1993-1997 Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Juneau - Served as volunteer youth mentor.
1990-1992 Young Life - Led youth meetings and acted as mentor to high school students with Young Life, a national Christian youth organization.

Educational History
1997-1998 Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast
Twelve month Master’s Degree program which includes a nine month in-school internship with a master teacher
1992 Bachelor of Science in Business and Communications, Cum Laud, University of Portland

Outstanding Contribution to the Community, Mt. Edgecumbe HS, 2001
Significant Achievement award, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1997