Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors, Cornerstone University ……  May 2012
Major: Integrated Science Comprehensive Secondary Education.
Dean’s List (4 semesters). Cumulative GPA: 3.6.
Michigan Provisional Teacher Certification, Secondary Integrated Science (DI) Endorsement.
Chemistry Teacher, Kent Innovation High School …… April 2012 - Present
  • Fostered a class culture of curiosity by developing and implementing original chemistry curriculum in a project based learning environment using Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Connected with community and educational partners like Groundswell, Heartside Ministries, Cornerstone University Film Department, Hour of Code, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU to deepen the relevance and engagement in student projects.
  • Integrated Google Apps, social media, video and audio resources, computational thinking and infographics, presentation software, and national science competitions into curriculum.
Adjunct Professor of Educational Technology, Cornerstone University …… August 2012 - Present
  • Developed and implemented original curriculum for the educational technology class for pre-service teachers using the International Society for Technology in Education standards.
  • Connected pre-service teachers to learning opportunities through Professional Learning Networks (Twitter, teacher blogs, Kent ISD professional development webinars).
Other Educational Leadership Experience, Various Locations …… 2012 - Present
  • Designed and led sessions at education conferences with topics including the project-based learning process, assessment, idea generation, and others. Led conference sessions at Michigan Science Teachers Association, EdcampGR, NovaNow, and Jackson ISD Connected Educator.
  • Co-facilitated a three day project-based learning training for staff at Scranton Middle School. Led teachers through an understanding the PBL process, and shared resources and examples.
  • Participated in the Personalized Learning Initiative through Michigan Department of Education. Shared insight from PBL perspective and helped design an initial self assessment rubric of personalized learning for Michigan teachers.
  • Worked with team of science teachers from around Kent County to “unpack” the Next Generation Science Standards and compile resources and ideas to share in Curriculum Crafter.
Technology Support Technician, Cornerstone University…… September 2009 - December 2011
  • Set up, maintained and resolved faculty and student technological problems involving the use of projectors, document cameras, audio visual equipment, learning management systems, etc..
  • Assisted students and faculty with troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing technology issues.

Commuter Cyclist. Disc golfer. Gardener.
Spoke Folks Community Bike Shop member and volunteer.
Creston Neighborhood Association member.
Church Praise Band, Youth Leader, AWANA volunteer.
Intramural Racquetball Division B Champion, 2011.
Intramural Ultimate Frisbee Team Champions, 2011.

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