Laura Blowers Moyer
Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration and license in English and writing – University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN B.A. English, music performance minor – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Career Experience Common Core ELA Assessment Writer – McHugh Writers – Present
Freelance Assessment Writer for English Language Arts Common Core Assessment content.
General Education English faculty, The Art Institutes International, Minneapolis, MN
2001 - Present
Directed freshman composition courses, generated and presented professional development workshops for faculty, spearheaded an on-campus writing center, and collaborated with communication colleagues to establish assessment criteria and data accumulation.
English Teacher, Mahtomedi Middle School, Mahtomedi, MN
Taught seventh grade English, maximized curriculum development through differentiated instructional methods, and formulated lessons pioneering Smartboard technology.
Managing Editor, Division of Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Orchestrated the production and publication of the university student yearbook, The Aquinas, the Aquinas website, the student directory and additional student affairs publications. Hired and trained student staff, collaborated with university departments procuring photos and publication materials. Trained in Adobe Creative Suites, including In-Design and Photoshop, Quark and Microsoft Office. Wrote and edited Student Affairs publications.
English Teacher and Yearbook Publications Advisor, Hill Murray School, Maplewood, MN Taught Honors and Regular sophomore English and yearbook publication. Developed yearbook curriculum to allow students to obtain course credit. Engaged in staff development workshops and training, wrote and reviewed curriculum.
Yearbook Sales Specialist, Herff Jones Incorporated, Colorado Springs, COs
Independent Contractor for Herff Jones Incorporated: Directed sales, marketing, and customer training of yearbook publications; prospect and client base consisted of colleges, high schools, and middle schools. Championed principals, teachers, and yearbook staffs in their development of yearbook programs and publications.
Community College Teaching
Adjunct English Faculty, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Taught freshman English composition, wrote curriculum and lessons, and generated assessment data.
Adjunct Faculty and Administrative Assistant, Colorado Mountain College, Vail, CO Taught American Nature Writing, and served as an administrative assistant.
Overseas Teaching and Working with Non-Traditional Students
Credit Recovery and Targeted Services Instructor, Stillwater Schools, MN
English credit recovery and targeted services teacher.
English and Social Studies TeacherWanganui Boys’ College, Wanganui, New Zealand Taught Fourth Form English and Social Studies, developed curriculum
and assessment with faculty team.
Scholarly Activity Courses -
Doctoral Coursework in Curriculum Development – Argosy University, Minneapolis, MN
SEED course on diversity education, for graduate credit,
The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
Carol Ann Tomlinson summer workshop/course - differentiated instruction for graduate credit, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Projects, Papers, Memberships, and Awards –
Listening Point Foundation, Writers’ Workshop Assistant – September 2013– Listening Point, Ely, MN
Board Member – St. Croix Valley ArtReach Literary Committee, Current - Collaborate with committee colleagues to create writing programs, workshops, contests, and assist with visiting author and publisher presentations.
Board Member – St. Croix Soccer Club – Secretary, Current –Generate applications for Equipment and Field grants through MYSA, attend monthly meetings, maintain club communication including quarterly newsletter.
Presenter for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
National Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MN Teaching Environmental Writing: Some Practical Approaches for Instructors
Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Education Department,
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, Dr. Seehwa Cho, Professor of Education