WHAT I CAN DO

  • I’m a Ninja with these AUTHORING TOOLS

    • Articulate Storyline
    • Articulate Replay (screen capture/recording)
    • Adobe Captivate
    • Animation (Moovly, PowToon, Weavly)
    • Snagit (screen capture/recording)

    I Know My Way Around these LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    • Schoology
    • OpenLearning
    • Blackboard
    • Canvass
    • Articulate Online
    • Moodle
    • LearnDash
    • CourseSites
    • Most LMSs function the same way so once you master one of them, you can usually figure out the others pretty easily

    MEDIA CREATION/EDITING Tools I Have Mastered

    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Premier (video editing)
    • Picmonkey (photo editing)
    • PowToon (video editing)
    • Lightworks (video editing)
    • Windows Movie Maker

    PRESENTATION TOOLS I Use Regularly

    • PowerPoint
    • Prezi
    • Google Slides
    • Haiku Deck
    • Emaze
    • Projeqt
    • Articulate Presenter

    I have these WEBSITE CREATION / MOBILE APP tools down

    • Wordpress
    • Wix
    • Weebly
    • Squarespace
    • Appypie (mobile app creator)
    • Appsbar (mobile app creatior)

    I can do great things with these OFFICE tools

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio)
    • Google Apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms)
    • Adobe LiveCycle (intelligent form creation)
  • As an elearning developer, I

    • use authoring and media tools to create and deliver engaging online courses on a wide variety of topics
    • deploy courses in various formats
    • track learner progress using learning management systems
    • work with subject matter experts and focus groups in iterative development cycles
    • ensure accessibility
  • As an instructional designer, I:

    • collaborate with stakeholders to develop instructional goals and learning objectives
    • employ instructional approaches that focus on the student and project-based learning
    • develop scope and sequencing based on instructional cycles and performance objectives
    • design valid assessments and rubrics to measure learning mastery
    • monitor efficacy of curricula and instruction through feedback systems
    • create instructional materials such as presentations, games, and activities
  • As a teacher licensed in the states of Texas and Massachusetts, I:

    • inspire young hearts and shape young minds
    • create ways for students to see their potential and form plans for realizing their goals
    • work with parents to ensure all stakeholders understand instructional expectations and unique student situations
    • collaborate with team members to create engaging lessons, activities, and assessments
  • As a running coach, I:

    • meet runners where they are and give them the confidence to achieve their goals
    • create and modify training plans based on each runner’s unique needs
    • create online courses to support training
    • host running events
    • locate resources for runners
    • M.Ed. Instructional Technology
    • B.A. Philosophy & Art History
    • Texas Teaching Certification (English, grades 6 – 12)
    • Massachusetts Teaching License (Instructional Technology) (anticipated July 2016)
    • Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification
    • USA Track and Field (USATF) Coaching Certification
 
 

WHERE I’VE BEEN

  • 2009 – present, The Woodlands, Texas

    El Intelligence assists public school English as a Second Language and Bilingual programs in maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations. My primary responsibilities:

    • Create job aids such as best practice guides and how-to manuals, customized for various school districts in Texas and Arkansas
    • Create customized computer-based dynamic in-take forms
    • Develop and maintained an information resource website used by teachers and administrators 
    • Produce monthly email newsletter with over 500 subscribers and an open rate of over 30%
    • Present information at national and state conferences
    • Host expo booth at national and state conferences
    • Create presentation templates and materials
  • 2011 – 2016, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, The Woodlands, Texas

    My primary responsibilities:

    • Develop curricula for classes and camps for all age groups
    • Recruit and manage staff of up to 200 people
    • Develop training courses and materials for department and office staff
    • Conduct training sessions
    • Plan and host multi-day/week events
  • 1998 – 2009, English & ESL grades 6 – 12, various school districts in the greater Houston area

    My primary responsibilities:

    • Planned and implemented lessons and activities that complied with state mandated learning objectives
    • Used my cunning and wily charm to maintain a relaxed but disciplined learning environment
    • Created and hosted training sessions for teachers on servicing English language learners
    • Maintained compliance  procedures and documentation for English as a Second Language programs
  • 2013 – present, Finish Strong Coaching, Volte Endurance Coaching, The Woodlands, Texas

    My primary responsibilities:

    • Plan and conduct daily/weekly training activities for youth ages 8 – 18
    • Develop individual training plans based on athletes’ unique needs
    • Engage with clients using apps such as Coaches Eye and Training Peaks
    • Create etraining courses 
    • Attend running events to support athletes 
  • Sam Houston State University, Texas,  M.Ed. Instructional Technology, 2016

    • 4.0 cumulative GPA

    Northern Arizona University, Arizona, M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, (1997 *)

    • 3.8 cumulative GPA
    • 52 credits earned
    • *Degree was not conferred as I was unable to sit for the cumulative exams

    Northern Arizona University, Arizona, B.A. Philosophy, 1992, Cum Laude

    • 3.6 cumulative GPA
    • Minor in Art History
 
 

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I’m an instructional designer, elearning specialist, avid runner, and running coach. I’d like to help you achieve your goals through creative and innovative uses of technology.
I’m an instructional designer, elearning specialist, avid runner, and running coach. I’d like to help you achieve your goals through creative and innovative uses of technology.