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Jana M.
Social Studies Teacher for 4 Years; Science Center Educator for 5 Years; Maritime Archaeology Trained
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About Jana
I was born and raised in WV, lived in PA for five years where I worked at the Carnegie Science Center, but moved to NC to pursue a Master's Degree in Maritime Studies. Through that degree, I have been fortunate enough to be trained in underwater archaeology and artifact conservation as well as maritime history. I currently teach Middle School Social Studies in North Carolina. My one major hobby is living history, where I portray a character from the early 18th century and educate the public on life at that time. I am also a new first-time mom.
Teaching Experience
At the Carnegie Science Center, my job was to educate the public (usually, but not always, children) in all manner of science-related topics. You can find them here: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/ During my graduate school career, in addition to writing my thesis, I worked as a teacher's assistant which required tutoring sessions to be held for the college freshmen as well as higher level history courses. I currently work as a Social Studies teacher at a Middle School where I teach/have taught World History and North Carolina...
Education
East Carolina University
History
Master's Degree
2010 - 2014
West Liberty University
Education
Bachelor's Degree
2003 - 2005
Wheeling Jesuit University
History
Other
2001 - 2003
Work Experience
Beaufort County Schools, Social Studies Teacher
2013 - Present
Served as 7th and 8th grade department chair and then school-level department chair, developed lesson plans, conducted class lectures and activities, administered and graded classroom and standardized tests, attended various faculty meetings and trainings, attended field trips, provided living history demonstrations on “The Life of Sailors” and “The Age of Enlightenment.”
East Carolina University, Graduate Assistant
2010 - 2013
Graduate Assistant, College of Education Office Assistant June 2012-July 2013 Conduct qualitative analysis for various office related projects, perform needed work within the office with the analysis programs available, and create reports to summarize the information. Graduate Assistant, Teacher’s Assistant Sept. 2010-May 2012 Attend undergraduate classes taught by Dr. Don Parkerson; teach lessons if Dr. Parkerson was unavailable, administer examinations, grade examinations.
Carnegie Science Center, Education Coordinator
2006 - 2010
Program Presenter April 2006 – July 2008 Learn and present science topics to the general public on various exhibit topics, train staff on Bodies: The Exhibition and the Titanic Exhibition Staff Educator of Special Weekend Events July 2008 – June 2009 Plan, coordinate, and execute themed weekend-long events, schedule and train staff for these events, contact and work with community organizations related to the designated theme Education Coordinator of SportsWorks June 2009 – June 2010 Interview and hire staff, create and...
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