Last update: May 2013

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English teacher at Shirley C. Heim Middle School (Stafford, Va.)… Wrestling and Track & Field coach at Shirley C. Heim Middle School… Interned at Chartiers Valley High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.), a Pennsylvania Classroom for the Future member school, for the entire 2011-12 school year…Experience with digital learning and literacies… Member of the National Council of Teachers of English


University of Pittsburgh School of Education June 2012
Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary English Education 3.82 GPA

University of Pittsburgh May 2010
Bachelor of Art in English Writing with a Concentration in Journalism Dean’s List
Accompanying minor in Political Science with a Concentration in American Politics


English Teacher, Shirley C. Heim Middle School (Stafford, Va.) September 2012-Present

  • Planned, prepared and taught seventh grade English for 60 students in 90-minute blocks every day
  • Planned, prepared and taught eighth grade English for 30 students in a 90-minute block every day
  • Designed and executed my own English curriculum for fiction, non-fiction and writing
  • Identified learning issues with students and used RTI to increase test scores
  • Collaborated with and observed other teachers to improve teaching in my own classroom
  • Introduced digital learning tools into the classroom as a way to improve student learning

Intern, Chartiers Valley High School (Bridgeville, Pa.) August 2011-June 2012

  • Planned, prepared and taught 12th grade World Literature (College in High School) for entire school year
  • Observed teachers in all disciplines
  • Expanded digital literacies in the classroom
  • Initiated class wikis for collaboration
  • Experimented with and utilized various technologies
  • Focused on multimodal forms of literacy development
  • Worked with special education and developed literacy tests and plans
  • Counseled seniors completing the Future Life Experiences Program, a graduation requirement

Tutor, Hampton High School (Allison Park, Pa.) August 2010-June 2011

Sports Editor, The Pitt News April 2009-April 2010


Experience utilizing blogs, wikis, online discussion and other digital learning strategies in the classroom to enhance student learning.

Wrestling Coach, Shirley Heim Middle School 2012-2013
Track & Field Coach, Shirley Heim Middle School 2012-2013
University of Pittsburgh Men’s Ultimate Frisbee, Captain 2007-2009
Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Youth Club, Assistant Coach 2009

References available upon request

Old resumes:
Teacher oriented (April 2012): PDF | DOC
Teacher oriented (April 2011):  PDF | DOC
Journalism oriented (2010): PDF | DOC