Melissa Teets

Freelance Editor & Grant Writer

Location:Clayton, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
I have worked in the field of education for 15 years. I have worked in low-performing schools, a wilderness school, and am presently the Advanced Placement Facilitator for a STEM school in Durham, NC.

Melissa Noel Teets, M.A,.NBCT
personal: (919) 649-9398
1204 Dover St. Roxboro, NC

1997: West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV); M.A. in Secondary Education with an English Specialization; 4.0 G.P.A.

1994: Bethany College (Bethany, WV); B.A. in English Education; 4.0 G.P.A.

Work Experience
May 2011-June 2011: U.S. Department of Education
-Grant Reviewer
• I worked with other educators across the country to review grant applications for the AP Implementation Grant Program.

2010-Present: Hillside New Tech High School
(Our school is a part of the New Tech Network and the New Schools Network)
-AP Coordinator (January 2011-present)
• I have designed a contract for parents and students outlining the guidelines and expectations for our AP program. Our school only offers Honors level and AP courses and this is our fourth year as a school. Students were enrolling in the AP courses without really understanding the amount of work that would be required of them.
• I supervise the coordination of major assignments among AP teachers, including summer assignments
• I meet with students who appear in our AP Potential program, but are not initially enrolled in an AP course to find an AP course that they may benefit from.
• I monitor summer programs and workshops for AP and AIG students; I work with them on their applications, finding financial aid, meet any other needs
• I oversee teacher training in summer workshops and presentations
-New Teacher Mentor
• implementation of Project Based Learning in my classroom
• courses: AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, Creative Writing
-Supervisor, Dr. William Logan:

August, 2010 to Present: Durham Technical Community College
-I teach evening courses: Developmental College Reading and Developmental
College English
-Supervisor, Robi Muckenfuss:

August 17-September 21: Three Springs of NC; Pittsboro, NC (laid off; facility is now closed)
-Teacher, English
-Students are not grouped by grade level; I design individualized lessons based on the NC Standard Course of Study, the student’s reading level, and his or her interests
-Supervisor, Ann Scott, (919) 542-1104

I resigned from Person County schools due to health reasons. I acquired toxic mold poisoning from my classroom and had some serious health issues.

June, 2009-Present: North Carolina Virtual Public School
--Teacher, American Literature
-- I work with online tools like Wimba, Pronto, Teacher Tube, Speech Archives, to teach American Literature to high school students. I am responsible for contacting each student by phone once per week, keeping grades, and submitting a number of forms to my supervisors.
-Supervisor, Michelle Lourcey, (919) 218-8680

August 2006-June 2009: Person High School; Roxboro, NC
-Teacher, Advanced Placement Language and Composition;American Literature; Speech and Debate
-Faculty Advisor (and founder), African-American Leaders of Person High School
-Nominee, Teacher of the Year (for Person High School)
-Teacher Mentor to Three Teachers
-Assistant Varsity Coach, Men’s Basketball
-Curriculum Advisor for Advanced Placement Audit Process
-Coordinator, NC Project Graduation
-Supervisor, 2006-2008 Margaret Bradsher, (336) 599-0202

March 2004-Present: Curriculum Specialist, Durham Public Schools
-I have designed over 100 lesson plans for the system-specific lesson plan database (including an entire course for African-American Literature and English I)
- I have designed literature units for young adult novels and short stories that align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study
-I wrote an entire AP Language Course, including, “What Does it Mean to be Poor in America?” and “How Have the Events of September 11th Affected Our Civil Liberties?”
-Supervisor, Anna Frost, (919) 560-2000

August 2003-June 2006: Northern High School; Durham, NC
-Designed and taught African-American Studies Course
-Teacher, English I, Advanced Placement Language, Journalism
-Advisor, School Newspaper
-Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball Team
-Member of the AVID site team (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
-Supervisor, Dan Gilfort, 919 560 9190 x11222

July 1997-June 2003: Pinecrest High School; Southern Pines, NC
-Teacher, English I; English III; African-American Studies
-Director of Sports Medicine
-Assistant Athletic Director
-Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball Team
-Member, Superintendent’s Leadership Academy
-Lead Teacher, Ninth Grade Academy
-Nominee, Golden Apple Award for Classroom Innovation
-Supervisor, Paula Boyer, (910) 692-6554

Additional Skills and Training
New Tech Network Training
-trained in the application and practice of Project Based Learning
-trained in practice and application of integrating technology into every
daily lesson

College Board
-AP Language and Composition
(I received a scholarship from college board to attend this training because I designed a program that taught AP Language to our AVID students, of which 86% were a minority.)

“Teaching an Online Course”
-I completed this course offered through Learn NC (30 CEU credits) on how to design and conduct online courses.

Blackboard Training
-I have used Blackboard as a part of my AP courses for the past two years, and presently for my community college courses.

I scored SAT essays for Pearson education during the 2008-09 school year.

As part of the technology that we emphasize at New Tech, I have a great deal of experience with wikis, online grading systems, google docs, google sites, movie maker and other Web 2.0 tools as they relate to my curriculum.

AVID Training: Advanced Methods for The English Classroom

William Logan, Principal, Hillside New Tech High School
(919) 697-5030

Dan Gilfort, Principal, Durham Performance Learning Center
(919) 560-9190 x.11222

Kathryn Stuver, colleague, Hillside New Tech High School
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing