I have 20+ years of experience, which blends service in the private, public and nonprofit sectors as an educator and IT Manager. When empowering and incentivizing others to act in alignment with key values and objectives, I am not only doing what comes naturally to me; I am also doing what I find most fulfilling. I am energized and inspired when others experience a breakthrough or achievement as a result of my support and influence.
I taught English, Civics, ESL on the secondary school level for five years and served as a teacher training/experiential education specialist for one year.
WorldTeach | Boston, MA, Volunteer Teacher of English & Civics - Kapchemoiywo Secondary School, Kenya
1988 - 1999
Conceived and implemented creative methods to teach English and Social Ethics in a community-funded (“Harambee”) school. Adapted syllabus for the English program to prepare students for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam. Created and administered various methods of student assessments easily implemented in a low-tech environment. Initiated, organized and supervised field trips. Coordinated international fundraising initiatives to subsidize field trips and purchase books and supplies for the entire school. Established and...
The Atlanta Outward Bound Center, Atlanta GA, Experiential Education Specialist
1993 - 1994
Developed and delivered innovative programs and professional development training to Atlanta Public Schools (APS), City Schools of Decatur (CSD) and other private and community-based organizations. Facilitated team-building and cooperative learning workshops for students. Designed the AOBC Mentoring and Tutorial Programs. Collaborated with administrators and teachers in the development of an experiential learning model implemented through the school system. Trained elementary and middle school teachers in adapting expeditionary learning...
University High School | Orlando, FL, English Teacher (grades 9-12)
1990 - 1992
Adapted and presented material in accordance with English Honors/AP, Remediation, and Standard curricula. Instructed students in effective study skills. Facilitated the exchange of ideas through guided discussion in accordance with the Socratic Method. Appointed to Teachers as Advisors Program (TAP) to create customized programs of study, monitor students’ progress and adherence to college preparation schedule and assisted with interpreting standardized test scores. Served as a counselor in the Student Assistance Program (SAP) responsible for...
Luisa Dessus Cruz Middle School | Bronx, NY, Teacher (grades 6-8)
1989 - 1990
Created lesson plans for and instructed a multicultural, economically distressed community of learners in Communication Arts, Creative Writing and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the Longwood neighborhood of South Bronx. Initiated team-teaching and small-group models to facilitate the transfer of knowledge across multiple areas of learning. Implemented in-class peer tutoring to encourage effective group learning. Assessed students’ progress and provided interpreter-aided feedback for parents and students.