Alisha Adkins

Freelance Proofreader & Writer

Location:New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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I am an independent author of horror and literary fiction. My published works include Flesh Eaters, Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse, and Twisted Tales for Twisted Minds.


Oct. 2009-Oct. 2012 Scholastic, Inc. New York, NY (corporate office)
Implementation Consultant
? provided instructional coaching and software support to up to 42 teachers in 15 schools
? held advisory conferences with school administrators
? provided ongoing phone and e-mail support to teachers and administrators
? provided daily SAM (Scholastic Achievement Manager) data management for up to 15 schools
? created and delivered trainings
? created a variety of written materials for school districts, including training materials, student lessons, and middle and high school pacing guides that are currently used district-wide.
? edited and contributed to monthly district newsletter for teachers
? correlated internal Scholastic documents with educational frameworks

August 2008-August 2009 Algiers Charter Schools Association New Orleans, LA
? Taught 9th grade English I and 10th grade Civics and Free Enterprise to students of varied ages and abilities
? conducted GEE English and social studies student pull outs
? responsible for the entry in PowerSchool of all discipline data for Algiers Technology Academy
? assisted with grant writing and instructional purchasing decisions
? member of High School Redesign, testing, and expulsion hearing committees

March - May 2008 Pearson Educational Management Dallas, TX
Advanced Scorer
? Worked on TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) 2008 Project scoring 7th grade English compositions.
? Awarded resolution duties
? Consistently earned performance bonus for ranking in top 10% of scorers based upon speed and accuracy

January 2005– December 2007
Rhapsody in Lime Clothing Delights
eBay Business Owner
? Owned and operated a "Powerseller" eBay business
? Responsible for developing and maintaining site, marketing, sales, and all other aspects of business

August 2004–September 2005; January 2006–June 2006
Edna Karr Secondary School New Orleans, LA
? taught 12th grade World History A.P., 11th grade American History A.P. and Honors, and 10th grade English II Honors.
? responsible for up to 180 students each academic year
? trained a student teacher through university-based teacher training program
? co-founder and sponsor of Japan Club. Organized, conducted fund-raising, and chaperoned summer 2006 club trip to Tokyo, Japan.
September 2004–September 2005
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church New Orleans, LA
GED Instructor
? taught night classes in pre-GED English, social studies, math, and science skills to students ranging in age from 17 to 55.

August 2002–July 2003
Isahaya Senior High School Isahaya, Japan
? team-taught English as a foreign language to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Japanese students of varying abilities.
? responsible for planning and implementing lessons for approximately 480 students each week.
? collaborator and chief editor of Nagasaki Prefecture’s regional high school English college preparatory examination, 2003 edition

August 2003–June 2004,
August 1997-June 2002
Jefferson Parish Public Schools Marrero, LA
? taught 7th and 8th grade English/Language Arts, 9th grade World Geography, 10th grade Free Enterprise, and 11th grade American History to students of varied ages and abilities in both block and standard schedules.
? responsible for between 150 to 180 students each semester or academic year

K-12 Computer Literacy teaching certification (2008)
Secondary English teaching certification (2005)
Secondary Social Studies teaching certification (1997)

M.Ed. (1997-2002), University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies Education with focus in Educational Technology - 4.0 GPA -- Phi Delta Kappa member, Aug. 1997 – present -- participant in U.S./Japan Foundation’s Urban Teachers of the South study tour of Japan, July 1998
-- participant in Columbia University’s Japan Institute, Oct. 1996 – Mar.1997

B.A. (1990-1995), University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Baccalaureate in History, minor in Psychology – 3.2 GPA
-- recipient of Louisiana TAP scholarship --recipient of UNO Decennial Honor Award scholarship
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