• Career of achieving consistent success at the secondary level as a teacher in the state of Indiana; 
  • Proven track record of creating learning environments for all students: high achieving, special needs, at-risk, and linguistically diverse; 
  • Professional development specialist and mass-communicator in public education.


Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Mishawaka, IN. , 1998-present 

    • Teach Honors/English, English as a New Language, Mass Media, Broadcast Journalism, Film Literature, and Mass Communication in Science, & Radio and TV Internship;
    • Design, write, and implement curricula for language and media classes;
    • Publish and supervise Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) that adhere to state and federal guidelines for second language learners;
    • Manage confidential student data and maintain district compliance with Indiana Department of Education;
    • Train teachers  in methods of sheltered instruction;
    • Provide basic Spanish-English translation services;
    • Supervise pre-service teachers from University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Indiana University South Bend;
    • Created & managed district’s E.N.L. web page,
    • Oversee and manage all operations of high school television studio;
    • Explore, adopt & purchase new technology for instructional broadcast studio;
    • Maintain school’s primary news website, using CMS;
    • Serve on site leader’s communications team & PLC (2013-2016);
    • Instruct students in film-making, host annual film festival (2005-2013);
    • Organize and direct multi-age media summer camps;
    • Produce professional development films for the P.H.M School District;
    • Oversee multilingual, cross-age tutoring and mentor program;
    • Design professional development and graduate classes for instructors;
    • Serve on resource adoption committees and PLCs;

Professional Development Specialist

    • Developed & implemented district-wide teacher training course: Social-Emotional Learning 
    • Created and taught district-wide teacher training course: Teaching Multilingual Learners 
    • Participated in and wrote about statewide Teacher Externship: WNIT, PBS Affiliate
    • Produce Professional Development films for P-H-M School District;
    • Offered Faculty Training for Indiana University South Bend: Five Tips for Running a Successful Summer Camp, Summer;
    • Served as Technical Liaison for Indiana Teachers of Writing/National Writing Project;
    • Instructed a graduate-level technology course through IUSB School of Education;
    • Instructed graduate-level technology courses for adults  through Saint Francis University and The Connecting Link;
    • Conducted Indiana DOE-sponsored, large-group teacher training sessions through IWIN (the Indiana Writing Initiative) throughout northern half of Indiana;
    • Served as Applications Consultant in university computer lab (MAC & PC) at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College;
    • Participated in and published work of Indiana Teachers of Writing (National Writing Project)
    • Offered large-group seminars on Best Practice in Writing Instruction;
    • Supervised pre-service teachers for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and I.U.S.B. in areas of English, English as a New Language, & Broadcast Journalism


Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English,   2000

    • M.A. English 
    • Dulcie Scott Merit Scholar, 2000  
    • Dewitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow, 1996-1998

Indiana University,  Bloomington, IN.      1994

    • B.A. English, Spanish minor

Technical Skills

    • Manage television production studio, teaching all roles, all hardware, many software titles, including Adobe Creative Suite;
    • Develop curriculum and instruction in Professional Learning Community model;
    • Manage Instruction with Learning Management System (Canvas), and instruct other teachers in the use of Canvas LMS;
    • Use database & student information systems (SIS) for ENL record-keeping and publishing essential stakeholder communications;
    • Publish websites with CMS (WordPress).