Freelance Children's Book Writer & Writer

Location:Prosper, Texas, United States
2 Skills

Phone: 214-755-7181 2832 Driftwood Creek Trl.
Prosper, TX 75068


MS Dallas Baptist University, Reading and ESL August 2011
Graduated Summa *** Laude

BA Texas Tech University, Advertising May 2006
Graduated Summa *** Laude
Minored in English


Master Reading Teacher, Texas State Board of Educator Certificates

Reading Specialist, Texas State Board of Educator Certificates

EC-4 Generalist, Texas State Board of Educator Certificates

4-8 Generalist, Texas State Board of Educator Certificates

ESL Supplemental, Texas State Board of Educator Certificates

Trained in the Shelton Academic Language Approach (MTA), Shelton School & Outreach Center

Mentored, New York, NY (remote) October 2018 to November 2018
Curriculum Writer
• Wrote and designed 12 interactive modules for online consumption
• Wrote comprehensive assessments for each module to accurately assess understanding
• Wrote and designed enrichment activities to further understanding of objectives
• Curated extension activities for content objectives including videos, online tools, and articles

AMCO International, San Diego, CA (remote) November 2017 to May 2018
Curriculum Writer
• Authored social studies curriculum designed for ELL learners
• Designed and created extensive content including real world connections, hands-on learning and application of literacy and mathematical skills to help gain proficiency in the English language
• Designed Global Citizenship units to help learners gain the knowledge and understanding of having rights and civic responsibilities

Connections Education, Pearson Columbia, MD (remote) November 2017 to May 2018
Curriculum Writer
• Authored social studies content designed to meet the needs of all learners
• Developed course outlines to meet state and national standards
• Developed lessons, which will be delivered online, to meet state and/or national standards
• Authored scripts for online interactive tutorials;
• Designed and developed innovative instructional strategies to teach concepts and skills
• Collaborated with the Editorial and Curriculum Development teams to develop a comprehensive and consistent academic program
• Reviewed interactive/online courses in an online/Web-based format

Trinity Basin Preparatory, Dallas, TX July 2011 to May 2013
Teacher Trainer
• Assists teachers in choosing appropriate instructional methodologies and differentiation methods
• Organizes, coordinates, supports, designs, and facilitates professional development opportunities for staff
• Assists teachers in analyzing student achievement to design instruction
• Conducts curriculum and instructional walk-throughs to provide data and feedback
• Advocates for school and district initiatives

Trinity Basin Preparatory, Dallas, TX August 2009 to July 2011
RTI Specialist
• Created/implemented targeted differentiated reading instruction and planned interventions
• Developed academic goals for at-risk students based on regular progress monitoring probes
• Provided small group instruction and interventions in both inclusion and pull-out models
• Planned and managed extensive reading and writing tutoring
• Mentor Teacher
• Leadership Team Member
• Campus Events Team Leader

Trinity Basin Preparatory, Dallas, TX August 2007 to August 2009
Teacher, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th
• Campus Leadership Team Member
• Campus Events Team Member
• Created and implemented lesson plans that incorporated TAKS reading and writing objectives for diverse learners
• Developed thematic units around major instructional goals
• Implemented a positive discipline plan that promoted student responsibility and accountability
• Planned and managed extensive TAKS reading and writing tutoring


Workshop, “SIOP-ZANO Strategies for ELLs: Assessing Prior Knowledge, Building Background, Increasing Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Lesson Plan Delivery, Lesson Preparation, SIOP strategies, Making Input Comprehensible, Assessment, Review, Feedback and Recognition,” September 2011-April 2012,

Workshop, “Funderstanding: Assessment Development,” August 2011

Workshop, “Behavior Management Plans,” September 2011

Workshop, “Guided Reading for Instructional Assistants,” September 2011

Workshop, “Advanced Technology in the Classroom,” September 2011

Workshop, “Pacing Strategies,” October 2011

Workshop, “Universal Screening,” December 2011

Workshop, “Effective Tier II Reading Interventions,” January 2012

Workshop, “Luminous Literacy Technology Tools,” February 2012

Workshop, “The Inquiry Model,” October 2012

Workshop, “Data Analysis: Using Benchmark Data to Drive Instruction,” October 2012

Workshop, “The Memory Model,” December 2012

Workshop, “The Attainment Model,” February 2013

Workshop, “Parent Education: Choosing a Just Right Book,” February 2013

Work samples and references are available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Children's Book Writing