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Kathleen

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Location:Cary, North Carolina, United States
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ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR WITH PROFESSIONAL WRITING EXPERIENCE

Devoted English instructor with professional and creative writing experience. Interested in creative writing and providing technical writing support. Is skilled in resume writing and creating web portfolios for job seekers. I have a Professional Writing Certificate issued by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2011 Coastal Carolina University Wilmington, NC
Adjunct Professor
Facilitate Core Curriculum English Classes and uphold the following responsibilities:
• Create a syllabus that describes the main objectives and policies of the course
• Plan a vigorous schedule that includes technology-based projects and lesson plans
• Create, organize, and regularly update a BlackBoard webpage to complement the course

Feb 2010-June 2011 Ashley High School Wilmington, NC
Licensed Certified Secondary English I, II and III Teacher
Facilitate classes while upholding the following responsibilities:
• Provide differentiated instruction that is relevant to students of the 21st Century
• Facilitate a project-based units
• Attend professional development meetings
• Reflect on teaching experience
• Coach the men and women’s swim team

Jan. 2010-Feb 2010 New Hanover County Public Schools Wilmington, NC
Substitute Teacher
Gained first-hand experience working with students in the classroom environment. Also, New Hanover substitute teachers are expected to meet the highest expectations, for example:
• Arrive to assigned school on time in professional attire
• Represent New Hanover County Public Schools positively
• Facilitate the lesson plans and maintain a safe learning environment

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

August 2009-December 2009 Laney High School Wilmington, NC
UNCW MAT Program Teaching Internship
Interns are assigned a mentor teacher in the New Hanover County School system. The following are major objectives:
• Observe a renowned professional in the field and then teach the class
• Reflect on the teaching experience and create a portfolio that shows evidence of meeting the core competencies and expectations of the MAT program

August 2008-Aug2009 UNCW Wilmington, NC
Graduate Assistant
Technology Assistant in the Watson School of Education. Member of the Tech Busters Team are trained in state-of-the art technologies that enhance learning, such as: SmartBoard, Skype, Second Life, resources for teaching online, BlackBoard, a variety of software, and basic website management.
• Assist students and teachers with technological problems
• Deliver laptop carts
• Instruct students in the computer lab and assist with technological needs

January-May 2005 UNCW Print Shop Wilmington, NC
Technical Writer
Prepare text for promotional brochures and web pages with minimal direction from manager
• Write text for informational brochures promoting the services the UNCW Print Shop
• Conduct extensive research on assigned topics
• Write customer-friendly text for website

August-December 2004 UNCW Writing Place Wilmington, NC
Consultant/Tutor
The UNCW Writing Place selected a few qualified English majors to an internship. Interns worked in the Writing Place as tutors. Interns learn to provide timely feedback for diverse students with individualized needs. Additional responsibilities are listed below:
• Trained by the UNCW Writing Place to provide writing consultations for UNCW students on papers across the curriculum
• Teach students the writing process by helping students brainstorm ideas for a paper, develop an outline, writing a first draft, revising, and edit for a final draft.

RELATED OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

April 2008-Aug 2008 Triangle Aquatic Center Cary, NC
Swim Instructor
The objective of the Triangle Aquatic Swim Instructor team is to instruct clients of all ages and skill levels swim lessons and water safety skills and administer the following responsibilities:
• Teach swimming to group and private lessons
• Managed curriculum and lesson plans to meet the objectives of the American Red Cross
• Represent Triangle Aquatic Center by professionally dealing with the needs and concerns of parents who had swimmers in my class

May 2005-Oct 2007 Wrightsville Beach Fire Department Wrightsville Beach, NC
Ocean Rescue Lifeguard
The Ocean Rescue Squad overlooks the safety of beach patrons by rescuing distressed swimmers, being first responders in emergency situations, and administering preventative precautions to avoid situations that could end in injury or death. The following are additional responsibilities:
• Respond mentally and physically in stressful situation and follow strict procedures
• Initiate help in an emergency based on the responsibilities of a First Responder

June-August 2004 Regency Park Swim Club Cary, NC
Assistant Swim Coach
Motivational Swim Coach and mentor for adolescents involved in a summer recreational swim team
• Coach practices with the goal to improve swimmers' techniques and speed
• Prepare swim lesson plans for practice and meet line-ups
• Interact with parents
• Inspire team members, parents, and co-workers to maintain team spirit, good sportsmanship, and positive team values

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of North Carolina Wilmington Dec 2009
Masters in the Art of Teaching Secondary English

University of North Carolina Wilmington May 2006
B.A. English with Professional Writing Certificate
Minors in Creative Writing and Concentration in Journalism
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