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Education

Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
Ed.D. August 2003- December 2006
Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Curriculum Planning

Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
M.Ed. June 1999- August 2000
Elementary Education

Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
B.S.E. January 1997- May 1999
Elementary Education

Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi
B.S. August 1990- May 1994
Agriculture Economics


Teacher Licensure(s)

Tennessee Department of Education, Nashville, Tennessee
Certification in the areas of K-8.

Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson, Mississippi
Certification in the areas of K-8, Biology, Social Studies, and Physical Education


Work Experience

Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tennessee
August 2007-Present
School of Education
Assistant Professor
• Instruct K-6 Undergraduate students in math methods courses
• Instruct K-6 Undergraduate students in science methods courses
• Instruct Secondary (7-12) Undergraduate students in Reading and Writing courses
• Instruct Secondary (7-12) Undergraduate students to enhance their classrooms by utilizing different materials, methodologies, and strategies in their respected discipline area
• Instruct Master’s levels students in math methods courses

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee
August 2006- May 2007
Thomas Edison Elementary School
Fifth Grade Self-Contained Classroom
• Plan and implement student lesson(s) according to the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools standards and the Tennessee Department of Education standards.
• Ensure student(s) growth academically, emotionally, and socially.
• Coordinate field trips (team and classroom)
• Possess all the duties of a classroom teacher

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee
August 2001- May 2006
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Sixth Grade PreAlgebra, Social Studies, and Mathematics
• Plan and implement student lesson(s) according to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools standards and the Tennessee Department of Education standards.
• Ensure student(s) growth academically, emotionally, and socially.
• Coordinate field trips (team and grade level).
• Advisor of the National Junior Honor Society
• Possess all the duties of a classroom teacher

Cleveland School District, Cleveland, Mississippi
August 1999-May 2001
Cypress Park Elementary School
Fourth Grade- Self-Contained Classroom
• Planned and implemented student lesson(s) according to Cleveland School District standards and The Mississippi Department of Education standards.
• Ensured student(s) growth academically, emotionally, and socially.
• Coordinated field trips.
• Possessed all the duties of a classroom teacher.

Cleveland School District, Cleveland, Mississippi
August 1997- May 1999
Substitute Teacher
• Completed assignments left by the teacher.
• Ensured rules and procedures of the teacher were followed in the teacher’s absence.
• Possessed all the duties of a substitute teacher.

In-services that I have conducted:

Thomas Edison Elementary School faculty- Advanced Math training
August 2006

Thomas Edison Elementary School faculty- Math Club
September 2006

Metro Nashville Public School District- Gifted and Talented Education Committee
August 2004- May 2005

Metro Nashville Public Schools- Antioch Cluster Math Group
August 2004- May 2005

John F. Kennedy Middle School faculty- School Improvement Plan (Chair)
August 2004- May 2006

John F. Kennedy Middle School faculty- National Junior Honor Society
August 2002, August 2003, August 2004, and August 2005

John F. Kennedy Middle School faculty- Gifted child training
August 2003

Presentations

Trevecca Nazarene University Student Teachers Orientation “Boys and Reading”
Research
August 2007

Trevecca Nazarene University ASCD Student Chapter "Title I" March 2008

Publications

Dissertation: “Alternative Schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School District:
Are They Meeting or Exceeding their Expectations?”
Tennessee State University, Nashville Tennessee
December 2006



Honors and Activities

Mu Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Lambda, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Education Field Honors

New Teacher of the Year 1997-1998, Cleveland School District, Cleveland, Mississippi.
Runner-up for Teacher of the Year 2005-2006, John F. Kennedy Middle School,
Nashville, Tennessee


Educational Affiliations

Tennessee Educators Association, National Educators Association, Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Learning Disabilities Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and the World Wide Curriculum Council