As a site supervisor, I facilitate communication between the School of Education, teacher candidate, mentor teacher and placement site. Each semester, I conduct an introductory meeting with the mentor and candidate, along with four formal observations and reviews. I maintain digital records of observations and feedback, Assessments of Professional Behaviors and Dispositions, and time sheet compliance within the LiveText platform.
I teach online sections of Educational Research (Research I) and Data Collection and Analysis (Research II). I guide MAT candidates through quantitative and qualitative research projects that meet rigorous rubric-based standards. In Research I, I help candidates refine an appropriate research topic and design. In Research II, I facilitate an introduction to statistical analysis and guide MAT candidates through their data analysis. Because the program offers Special Education and Reading certificates, much of my work is in these two domains.
I work in north Georgia graduate cohorts. I teach EdS Introduction to Scholarly writing to all candidates entering the program. I also teach Differentiation and UbD and Communication for Professional Practice. All courses are standards-based. I have designed courses within the Moodle platform and currently use the Canvas platform. I have taught courses in: Union, Towns, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Gainesville, Lumpkin and Forsyth Counties.
To meet the growing writing demands of our MAT candidates, I worked with the Graduate Education Chair and all full-time graduate Education faculty to create a system of online writing support. We created the Graduate Writing Matrix as a synthesis of characteristics of strong writing. This matrix served as the foundation for feedback from writing lab consultants. For three semesters, I managed the "live" service. Duties included: creating and maintaining consultant resource Moodle site, creating and conducting consultant training (including video meetings with full-time Lead Academic Coordinators of core courses), managing the online submission and feedback process, supervising and supporting staff writing consultants, facilitating communication between lab employees and course instructors and providing summaries of lab activity.
I am a consultant for both the Data Analysis Lab and Graduate Online Writing Lab. I supervise all qualitative research in the MAT program. Through the lab, students can email or schedule phone conferences for support. My primary responsibility is to guide students to a solid qualitative data analysis plan and assist with preparation of results. For the Writing Lab, I provide digital feedback for MAT candidates. I also provide phone conferences for those who benefit from talking through writing concerns and process.
For five years I was a 3rd grade general education teacher, then became the art specialist. Because of funding, my art position was a blended one. During my seven years in the art room, I also provided Tier III 4th Grade Reading Intervention, 3rd and 4th Grade Tier II Reading and Math Intervention and designed and taught a second-grade integrated Health/Art course. I had numerous leadership roles, including: Lead Writing Instructor, AdvancEd team leader and writer, SGT secretary, Parent Involvement Coordinator, DIBELS site administrator, RESA literacy coaches representative, Work-Based Learning apprentice supervisor, professional development instructor and new teacher mentor.
I was part of the inaugural staff of MES. During my first year, we worked within a parallel block schedule. I taught Social Studies and Science for second grade and a 2/3 combination. I became a K-5 art specialist after a change in the schedule funding. I held multiple leadership roles, including: Humanities grade level chair, Artist in Residence grant writer and manager, Behavior Management formation committee member and TOTY finalist.
I served as a 5th grade general education teacher at RES. I was moved to MES when the area was redistricted.