accomplishments of note

Presenting At PBL/STEM Symposium 4/12/2011

2011 PBL Conference and Student STEM Symposium
Presenter
From good idea to good project: The evolution of an Algebra I project from small activity to an effective cross-curricular unit
04/12/2011

Duke University

Durham Teaching Fellow
Duke University
The highly competitive Durham Teaching Fellowship covers the complete cost of attending Duke University and also pays a monthly stipend while the student earns a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. In exchange the student agrees to teach for two years at a public high school in Durham after graduation.
Class of 2011

New Tech Advocate
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Promote the New Tech PBL program and coordinate between faculty, administration, and the New Tech Foundation
08/2008-05/2010

Magnet Grant Core Team
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Aided with the implementation and guided the growth of a pilot Project Based Learning program that came about after the school was awarded a multi-million dollar Federal MSAP Grant.
08/2009-05/2010

Education Matters (Article)
Author
Project Based Learning at Southeast Raleigh High
http://dmfn.net/EducationMatters.pdf
09/2009

WCPSS.net ‘Morning Announcements’
Article/Interview
Green Project Helps Student Learn Math
http://www.wcpss.net/announcements2/2009/07/green_project_h/
07/2009

New Tech Foundation Training
Project Creation/Group Management
Grand Rapids, MI
07/2008

Duke GPSC Logo

Graduate & Professional Student Council
Duke University
Duke’s Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) is a group with an annual budget in excess of $150,000 that plays an important role in the life of Duke’s graduate students.  As my program’s representative to GPSC I attended regular meetings in which I passed along student concerns, related news of import back to those in my cohort, and voted on everything from student insurance policy providers to who would represent the Graduate School on Duke’s Board of Trustees.

08/2010-06/2011

Violin Society of America
Presenter
Modal Analyses of Three Classic Violins, Initial Findings
Presented initial results of a 3-D Laser Vibrometry study of three classic violins. This study was eventually featured in the New York Times scientific supplement, The Science Times.
09/2007

VSA Papers
Researcher/Co-Author
Thoroughly Modern Modal Meets Three Old Italian Master Violins
Assisted Dr. George Bissinger in the Acoustical Physics Laboratory with the study/analyses of two Stradivarius violins (the Titian and the Willemotte) as well as a Guarneri (the Plowden).
7/2007

 

résumé

pre-amble

I have worked with a variety of students from many different age groups, backgrounds, and ability and educational levels. I have a proven track record of helping my students achieve excellent End Of Course test results while using an inquiry-based approach in my classroom. I use technology extensively in the classroom as a tool to aid in learning and comprehension.

education

Master of Arts in Teaching, Anticipated June, 2011
Duke University, Durham, NC
GPA 3.4/4.0

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, May, 2005
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
GPA 3.0/4.0

experience

Northern High School, Durham, NC, January 2011 – Present
Physics/Computer Science Teaching Intern

    • Applied best teaching practices to the area of Physics while working under the supervision of veteran teacher Charles Payne.
    • Created daily lesson plans and laboratory activities based around the Modeling approach of teaching science.
    • Evaluated student progress and maintained communication with student’s parents regarding their progress.

Hillside New Tech High School, Durham, NC, September 2010 – January 2011
Mathematics/Computer Science Teaching Intern

    • Created Projects that align with North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study for various levels of mathematics courses.
    • Worked under the supervision of Master Teacher Matthew Sears who guided me in refining and improving my teaching methods.
    • Prepared students for taking the standardized NC End of Course test for Algebra II.
    • Performed all of the administrative duties that come with being a High School Teacher in North Carolina and Durham County.

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, Raleigh, NC, March 2007 – May 2010
Mathematics Teacher

    • Created Projects that align with North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study for various levels of mathematics courses.
    • Co-ordinated with the New Tech Network on a pilot Project Based Learning program during its first three years of implementation. This included interacting between the network, other PBL teachers, our grant administrator, and Wake County’s magnet programs office.
    • Prepared students for taking standardized End of Course tests in various subject areas.
    • Performed all of the administrative duties that come with being a High School Teacher in North Carolina and Wake County.

E.C.U. Department of Physics, Greenville, NC, May 2005 – December 2006
Lab Instructor/Teaching Assistant

    • Organized and taught laboratory sections of various Physics Courses.
    • Assisted with the teaching of various classroom courses, including leading help sessions and filling in for the instructor when necessary.

Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics, Greenville, NC, June – July 2006
Teaching Assistant

    • Worked with gifted High School students in the Summer Ventures programs at ECU.
    • Planned demonstrations and lectures.
    • Assisted the lead Professor as necessary.
    • Directed individual research projects, which included experiments as well as formal papers and presentations.

of note

2011 PBL Conference and Student STEM Symposium
Presenter
From good idea to good project: The evolution of an Algebra I project from small activity to an effective cross-curricular unit
04/12/2011

New Tech Advocate
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Promote the New Tech PBL program and coordinate between faculty, administration, and the New Tech Foundation
08/2008-05/2010

Magnet Grant Lead Team
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Aided with the implementation of a pilot Project Based Learning program as it grew from its inception
08/2009-05/2010

Education Matters (Article)
Author
Project Based Learning at Southeast Raleigh High
http://dmfn.net/EducationMatters.pdf
09/2009

WCPSS.net ‘Morning Announcements’
Article/Interview
Green Project Helps Student Learn Math
http://www.wcpss.net/announcements2/2009/07/green_project_h/
07/2009

New Tech Foundation Training
Project Creation/Group Management
Grand Rapids, MI
07/2008

Violin Society of America
Presenter
Modal Analyses of Three Classic Violins, Initial Findings
Presented initial results of a 3-D Laser Vibrometry study of three classic violins. This study was eventually featured in the New York Times scientific supplement, The Science Times.
09/2007

VSA Papers
Researcher/Co-Author
Thoroughly Modern Modal Meets Three Old Italian Master Violins
Assisted Dr. George Bissinger in the Acoustical Physics Laboratory with the study/analyses of ttwo Stradivarius violins (the Titian and the Willemotte) as well as a Guarneri (the Plowden).
7/2007