Donna Shaw

Freelance Editor & Copywriter

Location:Moosup, Connecticut, United States
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Professional Profile
Nine years of experience teaching all grades and skill levels of high school English, as well as an additional twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities.
• Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Literacy
• Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software including™ and SynchronEyes™
• Dedicated to creating lifelong learners and sharing my joy of language

Education, Honors, and Certifications

Masters of Education
University of New England 2009
Bachelor of Arts Education
Rhode Island College, 2002.
Graduated Magna *** Laude

Provisional Certifications
CT Certification (015)
Key Qualifications
Certified in English Secondary Education (015)
Served as a member of TMHS Curriculum Committee, developing and implementing the English Department Curriculum
Plan and instruct all skill levels of students in grades 9-12 using a wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning
Training in the development of study and metacognitive skills
Implement technological approaches to subject material. Research educational resources on the Internet. Assist with information retrieval

Computer Skills
• Working knowledge of the Internet, both as a classroom tool and a teaching resource
• Experience with incorporating technology in the classroom
• Experience using Microsoft editing tools

Professional Development in Education
• Tourtellotte Memorial High School , August 2002 to present
N. Grosvenordale, CT
• EASTCONN Summer School Program , July 2008
Danielson, CT

Professional Development in Human Services
• Emma Pendalton Bradley Children’s Hospital , July 1995 to Sept 2004
East Providence, RI
• Groden Center , Sept 1987 to August 1995
N. Grosvenordale, CT

Professional Affiliations
Connecticut Educator’s Association (CEA)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Professional Achievements

Designed the first T.M.H.S. Department web page

Created a virtual bookroom for the English Department

Co-creator of the T.M.H.S. English Department Manual

Founder of and advisor for The Tourtellotte Times (school newspaper)

Drama Club Advisor

Junior Class Advisor

Participant in the MyAccess™ grant program which funded a portable computer lab
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