Marla Baldwin

Freelance Blog Writer & Presentation Designer

Location:Comstock Park, Michigan, United States
Phone: (616) 570-1375
2 Skills
Marla Baldwin

Technical writer, curriculum developer, program manager, and research analyst
equipped to exhibit abilities in a competent manner in education and business sectors.

Efficient Technical writing abilities for 10 years
Effective Negotiator 6 years’ of practice
Program planner and manager 7 years experience
Curriculum Developer 4 years’ skill
Strong strategic planning knowledge 5 years’
Competent Metadata analysis of program outcomes 3 years’
Accurate document analysis aptitude 5 years
Website Developer and Manager 4 years experience

Masters Educational Technology Graduated 12/2012
Grand Valley State University
ThinkFinity Technology Trainer Certified 6/2009
North Dakota State University
Bachelor of Science Human Services Graduated 6/2007
University of Phoenix, Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Experience
Substitute Teacher 01/2007- Current
Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
Implemented lesson plans for 5 subjects in high school curriculum
Cultivated positive interpersonal relationships with students to upwards of 250 to 500 students
Encouraged academic excellence through effective teaching methods during
Created and put into operation a classroom management program with an 80% success rate

Research Quality Manager 07/2012 – Current
Directions In Research, Grand Rapids, MI
Monitor Quality of over 200 research specialist interview presentations
Provide evaluation and feedback to interviewers
Analyze practicality and value of research scripts provide responses to client
Track specific research project directions per client request

Interviewer/Writer 01/2013 - Current
Grand Rapids Times, Grand Rapids, MI
Conduct interviews with local community members, state, and national figures
Record dialogue data via technology or script
Write stories that captivate and interest the public
Edit and submit finished article to editor for print
Distribute published articles to interviewees or direct them to the GR Times website

Community School Coordinator 08/2010 – 06/2012
Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
Create opportunities to positively affect systems of change (SOC) efforts for consumers
Generate monthly newsletters distributed to over 100 community partners online
Capacity building and collaboration with Human Service agencies for the benefit of families
Plan and manage over 10 educational community programs
Facilitate professional development trainings

Library Media Paraprofessional 11/2008- 08/2009
Gerald R. Ford Middle School, Grand Rapids, MI
Conducted 6 Thinkfinity training courses for students writing research papers
Presented classroom management strategies to 15 to 30 staff members
Utilize Microsoft and Library World applications daily
Provided research materials for students and staff on a daily basis

Regional Victim Advocate 07/2007- 09/2008
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Lansing, MI
Court Accompaniment of 30 families in compliance with Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA)
Trained 27 prospective MADD victim advocates for their certification
Conducted training and recruitment of MADD volunteers in the community
Communicated with Attorneys, Judges, and Law Enforcement officers
Coordinated vigil activities negotiated for donated refreshments from 10 local vendors

Community Outreach Worker 02/2005 – 12/2006
Kent County Health Department Grand Rapids, MI
Developed concepts to enhance case management and team building skills
Advocated for consumer life skill goals through community outreach and capacity building
Home visitor/advocate for children, HIV/AIDS issues, and financial needs of consumers
Educated and oversaw community outreach volunteer activities throughout the year
Trained as an HIV/AIDS Outreach Worker with Community Health Awareness Group (CHAG)

Certified Pharmacy Technician 08/2002 - 08/2004
Walgreens Pharmacy, Wyoming, MI
Filled 500 to 800 prescriptions daily under the direction of Board Certified Pharmacist
Protect patient information obeying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA
Communicated with physicians and insurance agencies daily
Passed state exam for pharmacy technician certification
Trained 5 new employees and promoted positive customer service

Library Media Specialist 03/1994 – 06/2001
Muskegon/ Muskegon Heights Public Schools MI
Circulation management, maintenance and inventory of a library of over 750 to 1000 books
Utilized computerized collection system daily
Data entry and card catalog maintenance every 2 two weeks
Trained students and staff to understand computerized circulation system
Ordered library media materials quarterly

Professional Development and Volunteer Experience
International Foundation For Education and Self-Help Tech Teacher 2013-Current
Growth Opportunities For Women Consultant/Trainer 2012-Current
Literacy Center of West Michigan Tutor 2012-Current
Concerned Citizens Council Board of Directors 2011-Current
Trained in Recipients Rights for Mental Health and Substance Abuse 2010-Current Certified Verizon Foundation Integration Technology Trainer 2009-Current
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Presentation Design