Resume

Experience

Director of Student Activities, 2021- present

Blythewood High School, Columbia, SC

  • Facilitate service learning and community service projects to benefit local

and international communities

  • Empower students in creating school wide events

  • Maintain budget for Student Activities; generated reports on current and

predicted trends in Student Activities

  • Advise state and nationally recognized Student Council

  • Foster participation in extra-curricular activities including clubs,

organizations, and intramurals

Teacher, 2018-2021 and 2014-2015

Blythewood High School, Blythewood, SC

  • Taught 9th-12th standards-based Journalism, Media Production, English, Speech

  • Sponsored Junior Class and sponsored Senior Class (2014-2015)

  • Partnered with department & administration to improve student well-being

Teacher, 2017-2018

Hand Middle School, Columbia, SC

  • Created and taught Leadership curriculum to 6th-8th grade students

  • Expanded role and presence of Student Council

  • Initiated & facilitated a Teacher Advocacy Group to enhance shared leadership

  • Webmaster of school website

Instructional Facilitator, 2015- 2017

Fairfield Middle School, Winnsboro, SC

  • Collaborated with teachers on best teaching practices

  • Implemented school level professional development

  • Analyzed school and state data to improve achievement

  • Developed and executed school wide events

  • Oversaw management of STEM Early College Academy

  • Secured school wide grants to promote teaching the whole child

Director of Student Activities, 2005- 2014

Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC

  • Facilitated service learning and community service projects to benefit local

and international communities

  • Empowered students in creating school wide events

  • Maintained budget for Student Activities; generated reports on current and

predicted trends in Student Activities

  • Advised state and nationally recognized Student Council

  • Fostered participation in extra-curricular activities including clubs,

organizations, and intramurals

Teacher, Summer 2009, 2010

Invisible Children, Gulu, Uganda

  • Taught 9th-12th English grammar to Ugandan secondary school students

  • Partnered with Ugandan teachers to develop and implement curriculum

  • Presented at the Annual Teaching & Learning Conference in Gulu

Teacher, 2001-2005

Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC

  • Taught 9th-12th grade standards-based English

  • Sponsored Junior Class: duties included execution of Mr. Ridge View and Prom

Certifications & Honors

Professional Teaching Certificate

Master’s + 30

National Geographic Certified Educator

2020


Columbia Business League Phenom

2020

R2 Leading Up

2019-2020

SC SDE Foundations of School Leadership

2018-2019

CERRA Mentor

2016

SC Gifted/Talented Endorsement

2015

Staff of the Month

Fairfield Middle School

Student Council Advisor of the Year

SC Association of Student Councils

Honors School Teacher of Excellence

Ridge View High School

Education

MA, Organizational Leadership

Columbia College, Columbia, SC

MS, Forest Resources Management

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

BA, English

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


Volunteerism

SC for Ed

Founder & Board Member

Junior League of Columbia

Member