Summary Statement

Instructor with fifteen years experience teaching, designing and editing content in a variety of educational contexts. Versatile and reliable individual and team member with over four years in a leadership role requiring strong attention to detail, organization, and interpersonal skills. Further successful experiences include leading teacher professional development and UX design.


Professional Experience

  • Area Director > Innovation Learning, Medford, OR > 2019 – Present
    • Establish relationships and coordinate between key stakeholders, including principals, school staff, site coordinators, parents, and students, at five elementary schools across Medford School District to ensure Innovation Learning is engaging students in fun, safe, educational after school STEM programs.

  • STEAM InstructorTalent Maker City, Talent, OR. 〉2018 – 2019
    • Design, teach, and promote K-12 project-based learning science, technology, engineering, art, and math curriculum through classes and professional development sessions throughout Southern Oregon.
    • Work closely with regional STEAM Hub, Migrant Education, and Oregon Youth Authority to target impacted student populations.

  • EFL Department CoordinatorTunghai Elementary School, Taichung, Taiwan 〉2009 – 2018
    • Taught English as a Foreign Language to grades K-6
    • Guided department-wide curriculum development to fit the needs of EFL students

  • GEPT Prep Instructor 〉Language Training Center, Taichung, Taiwan 〉 2006 – 2009
    • Differentiated instructional methods and assessed prior knowledge in order to identify and correct misconceptions of 9-10 grade students preparing for Taiwan’s General English Proficiency Test

  • Business English Teacher 〉University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina 〉2004 – 2006
    • Taught Business English to young adults in the School of Economics and Business
    • Classroom management expertise were heightened tailoring culturally sensitive content for ethnically diverse classes.

Skills & Accomplishments

Team Building Led a multi-national team of eleven teachers, fostering a no-ego work environment that was highly productive, collaborative and respectful.

Curriculum Design Spearheaded department-wide curriculum development that rejuvenated the English department, boosting student performance and enrollment.

Teacher Training Interviewed, hired and trained new teachers while supporting others in honing their skills and progressing in areas of weakness. These efforts resulted in increased average teacher retention rate.

Public Presentations Prepared and delivered annual department presentations to audiences of 200-300 prospective parents.

Project Management – Planned and led the creation of a reading resource website to assist students learning English outside of school.