Shana Burton

Freelance Creative Writer & Copywriter

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Location:Macon, Georgia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/shanaburton
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$25
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Shana Johnson Burton

204 Adams Way * Macon, Georgia 31220 * Phone 478.474.7832
Work 478.803.4605 Cellular Phone 478.320.3854 * E-Mail shana.j.burton@gmail.com

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
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Successful education services professional with a solid record of accomplishments emphasizing student development, promoting an environment conducive to learning, and enhancing relationships with parents, students, and the local and regional community.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
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Macon, Georgia USA Virginia College

Virginia College is a private, proprietary institution of higher education committed to offering certificates and associate’s degrees.

General Education Program Director 1/2011 - 3/2013

The General Education Program Director serves as the academic leader and manages the administrative functions of the general education program. Responsibilities include course scheduling, fiscal management, faculty development, student management, and special projects.

* Created several initiatives, such as New Student Week, a campus-wide mentoring program, and "Another 48 Hours" to increase student retention; started a campus fitness program; developed a job-readiness program that included job-shadowing, volunteering, relationship building with area businesses, and Georgia Work Ready Certification

* Took appropriate and timely action to respond to administrative department reports

* Scheduled and conducted regular program and advisory board meetings to discuss curriculum, department initiatives, and strategies to improve delivery of instruction.

* Managed instructional personnel by interviewing, hiring, and building an instructional bench for appropriate academic assignments.

* Coached and developed instructors by conducting formal and informal instructor observations.

* Achieved monthly and quarterly student retention goals.

* Conducted regular audits of programs with programmatic accreditation to ensure compliance with the accrediting body's guidelines.

* Developed an annual budget.

* Monitored classroom instruction to ensure program requirements were met, syllabi were followed, and that students and instructors followed campus rules and acted in a professional manner.

Deer Park, New York USA Urban Christian/Urban Books, LLC

Urban Christian Publishing is a tradition book publishing house that focuses on African-American books with themes that highlight everyday struggles and the quest for redemption and uplifting story-lines that inspire and motivate.

Author 12/2007 - 3/2013

Author must complete manuscripts of approximately 100,000 words each, suitable for the Urban Christian fiction line pf books.

* Drafted five bestselling novels under the Urban Christian imprint

* Promoted to "Lead Author" status for Urban Christian

* Created a marketing campaign for book promotion

* Received "Book Club Favorite" award for excellence in writing

* Nominated for several "Top Books of the Year" lists

Macon, Georgia USA Northeast High School

Secondary magnet high school with a focus on health-science, medicine.

English and Journalism Teacher 8/2006 - 1/2011

Must meet Highly Qualified teacher requirements, have knowledge of Learning Focused Schools, differentiated instruction and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Instructor needs to be an effective communicator, good team member, dependable and reliable, and have good interpersonal skills, and hold a Georgia Teaching Certificate in English.

* Attended all meetings called by teacher supervisor.

* Developed course descriptions, syllabi, and training material lists.

* Assumed continuous responsibility for the well-being, health, and safety of students.

* Interacted with others in a communicative and respectful manner.

* Conducted classes.

* At the conclusion of each session, completed a written behaviorally phrased evaluation of each student in each class.

* Provided support services required during the final day of each session.

* During the school hours, served as a general resource to students for advising and problem solving.

* Created the Phenomenal Goddess and Gents Scholarship Pageant to benefit Northeast's students; Coordinator for Black History Program; Served as a mentor teacher; adviser for the drama club, book club, yearbook staff, and spirit team.

Milledgeville, Georgia USA Baldwin High School

English Teacher 1/2003 - 6/2006

Instructor for this position must hold a clear renewable teaching certificate in ENGLISH (grades 6-12). Other criteria include: Knowledge of a standards-based classroom and "best practices" instructional strategies; excellent classroom management skills, organizational skills, and communication skills; ability to work positively and cooperatively with the entire school population, staff, and parents; willingness to be regularly involved in extra-curricular activities that sometimes occur after school hours; ability to utilize technology for both instructional use and administrative tasks; ability to analyze data and design instruction for increased student learning.

* Attended all meetings called by teacher supervisor.

* Developed course descriptions, syllabi, and training material lists.

* Assumed continuous responsibility for the well-being, health, and safety of students.

* Interacted with others in a communicative and respectful manner.

* Conducted classes.

* At the conclusion of each session, completed a written behaviorally phrased evaluation of each student in each class.

* Provided support services required during the final day of each session.

* During the school hours, served as a general resource to students for advising and problem solving.

* Served on principal's interviewing committee; member of Teacher of the Year selection committee; small learning community adviser for senior class

Macon, Georgia USA Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) is a member of Georgia's system of technical colleges and an institution of higher education that supports the educational, economic, and community development climate of its seven-county service area.

Adjunct English Instructor 1/2002 - 12/2002

Instructors must provide a superior level of academic and technical education, student support services, customized business and industry services, continuing education, and adult education services through traditional and distance modes of delivery which are responsive to the workforce needs of public and private sectors.

* Attended all meetings called by teacher supervisor.

* Developed course descriptions, syllabi, and training material lists.

* Assumed continuous responsibility for the well-being, health, and safety of students.

* Interacted with others in a communicative and respectful manner.

* Conducted classes.

* At the conclusion of each session, completed a written behaviorally phrased evaluation of each student in each class.

* Provided support services required during the final day of each session.

* During the school hours, served as a general resource to students for advising and problem solving.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
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B.S. Education Georgia Southern University 1999

Statesboro, Georgia USA

M. Education Cambridge College 2010

Cambridge, MA USA

SPECIAL TRAINING
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* Teacher Support Specialist endorsement; Advanced Placement (English/Language Arts) certification

TECHNICAL SKILLS
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* Print Design -
* Production -
* Packaging Design -
* Packaging -
* Performance Management -
* Change Management -
* Talent Management -
* Integration -
* Team Building -
* Team Leadership -
* Employee Relations -
* Corporate Communications -
* Talent Acquisition -
* Recruitment/Retention -
* Microsoft Office Specialist certification

AFFILIATIONS
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* Georgia Writers Association, The Writer's Voice of Macon, Leadership Macon

PUBLICATIONS
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* Author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, Flaws and All, Catt Chasin', Flaw Less, Flawfully Wedded Wives

AWARDS & HONORS
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* Georgia Author of the Year nominee (2009, 2011), Teacher of the Year (2008), Employee of the Quarter (Fall 2012)

KEYWORDS
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* Writer, editor, proofreader, education, administrator, teacher
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Copywriting