Qualifications/ Achievements

  • Co-lead school-wide efforts to develop effective teaching strategies in order to improve school’s Academic Performance Index

  • Created English Language Learner Master plan for Mount Diablo Unified School District

  • Facilitated writing and reading workshops focusing on SDAIE methodologies and Kate Kinsella practices

  • Modeled effective strategies and peer coached for staff developments

  • Participated in various ELA content development and Common Core professional developments for grades K-12

  • Created curriculum and taught intervention classes for CAHSEE and focused on BEST Practice

    Education and Certifications

  • Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: August 2015- present, Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Single Subject Clear Credential: August 2005-2009, Project Pipeline, Sacramento, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree English: August 2000-May 2003, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

  • MFA Post Baccalaureate Creative Writing Program: August 2013- Present, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Employment/ Experience

  • Contributing Writer, The Culture Trip SF,  Present
  • Contributing Writer, The Campanil, Present
  • Writing Consultant, February 2016- Present, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA
  • Research Assistant, August 2015-2016, Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Middle School Language Arts Teacher, August 2014- June 2015, American Canyon Middle School, American Canyon, CA
  • High School English Teacher, August 2010-June 2013, Olympic High School, Concord, CA 94519
  • Literacy Coach, August 2010-June 2013, Olympic High School, Concord, CA 94519
  • English Teacher Equity Release October 2009-June 2010, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, Ca
  • Middle School Language Arts Teacher June 2005-June 2009, Central Junior High School, Pittsburg, Unified School District
  • Department Chair ELD August 2007-June 2009, Central Junior High School, Pittsburg, Unified School District
  • 9th grade English Teacher June 2006-August 2006, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Unified School District
  • Teacher Adult ESL October 2006- May 2007, Pittsburg Adult Education Center, Pittsburg, Ca
  • Teacher 8th grade Language Arts June 2004-May 2005, College Road Preparatory School, Vallejo, Ca
  • Tutor Private English December 2004-June 2005, Vallejo, Ca
  • Teacher Substitute June 2003-June 2004, Fairfield Suisun Unified School District, Fairfield, Ca, 94533
  • Tutor AVID June 2000-May 2003, San Diego State University, San Diego, Ca

Volunteer Events

  • Prospective Graduate Students Event 2016

  • Off the Richer Scale: Writing from Life, Litquake, 2013

  • Creative Writing and Medicine, California Institute of Integral Studies, Litquake, 2013

Topics Presented at Professional Trainings and Developments

  • Strategies for Reading for English Language Learners, Mt. Diablo Unified, 2012

  • Learning Strategies for Special Education Students, Mt. Diablo Unified, 2012

  • Common Core Instruction, Mt. Diablo Unified, 2012

  • Shakespeare in the Classroom, Mt. Diablo Unified, 2011

  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary, San Francisco Unified, 2010

  • Explicit Direct Instruction, San Francisco Unified, 2010

  • Step Up to Writing: Five Paragraph Essay, Pittsburg Unified, 2008

Affiliations/ Memberships

  • Association of Writers and Writers Programs 2016

  • Litquake, San Francisco, 2012

  • National Council of English Education, 2014

  • California Teachers Association, 2005

  • National Educators Association, 2005

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