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KENYA L. LAWRENCE

(804) 638-9824

K ENYA L. L AWRENCE (804) 638-9824 <a href=kenyalawrence@gmail.com Teaching Portfolio: www.infiniterange.weebly.com GOAL Teacher Leader and Collaborator with an organization that maximize the services provided to its community of learners by remaining on the cutting edge of new educational initiatives that promote student achievement in STEM/STEAM areas and whose educational model serves as a model for other schools. STRENGTHS  Enthusiastic, committed, resourceful, and reliable  Strong organizational and planning skills  Works well individually and in a team environment through effective communication  Motivated learner, willing mentor and trainer. EDUCATION N ORTH C AROLINA C ENTRAL U NIVERSITY , Durham, NC Master of Arts in Educational Technology Double concentration in Instructional Technology and Online Instructional Design. After completion, I will qualify for a the following endorsements 077 – Instructional Technology Specialist Computer and 079 – Technology Endorsement M EREDITH C OLLEGE , Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and 6-12 Licensure/Minor in Spanish GPA: 3.1  Pi Mu Epsilon, National Honor Society for Mathematics - Spring 2007  Sigma Delta Pi, National Honor Society for Spanish - Spring 2007  Rebecca Murray Teaching Scholarship – Spring 2006  Paschal Scholar – Spring 2006 N ORTH C AROLINA S TATE U NIVERSITY , Raleigh, NC (8/99-12/01) Coursework in Mathematics Education/Mathematics PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS National Council of Teachers of Mathematics North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Association for Women in Mathematics National Education Association North Carolina Association of Educators PROFESSIONAL Y ALE F ELLOW – Y ALE N ATIONAL I NITIATIVE , Y ALE U NIVERSITY , 2013 DEVELOPMENT Curriculum Unit Plan: http://teachers.yale.edu/curriculum/viewer/initiative_13.05.05_u S ECONDARY M ATH P EDAGOGY , M ATH AND S CIENCE I NVESTIGATION , U NIVERSITY OF R ICHMOND Fall 2012 – Fall 2013 RELEVANT WORK K ENNEDY C HARTER P UBLIC S CHOOLS - Charlotte, NC EXPERIENCE Math Teacher, Upper School, (6/14-present) C HARLOTTE M ECKLENBURG P UBLIC S CHOOLS - Charlotte, NC Math Teacher, Phillip O. Berry Academy, (1/14-6/14)  Develop and implement vertical-articulated unit and lesson plans subject to the National  Common Core Standards for Math I and Math II and Core Knowledge utilizing research-based initiatives to accommodate and facilitate learning in a supportive and nurturing environment. Differentiate instruction based on data collection of formative and summative  assessments and learning styles. Integrate instructional technology in an effective manner based on data collection of  formative and summative assessments and learning styles. Use best practices shared in curriculum teams to maintain high expectations and  improve student mastery and retention. Communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis about progress of students and  upcoming events via online system. Maintain weekly office hours twice a week for math tutoring and nightly homework help via Coursesites.com or phone. " id="pdf-obj-0-11" src="pdf-obj-0-11.jpg">

Teaching Portfolio: www.infiniterange.weebly.com

GOAL

Teacher Leader and Collaborator with an organization that maximize the services provided to its community of learners by remaining on the cutting edge of new educational initiatives that promote student achievement in STEM/STEAM areas and whose educational model serves as a model for other schools.

STRENGTHS

Enthusiastic, committed, resourceful, and reliable

Strong organizational and planning skills

Works well individually and in a team environment through effective communication

Motivated learner, willing mentor and trainer.

EDUCATION

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY, Durham, NC Expected Graduation: Dec, 2017 Master of Arts in Educational Technology

Double concentration in Instructional Technology and Online Instructional Design. After completion, I will qualify for a the following endorsements 077 Instructional Technology Specialist Computer and 079 Technology Endorsement

MEREDITH COLLEGE, Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and 6-12 Licensure/Minor in Spanish

Graduated: May, 2007 GPA: 3.1

Pi Mu Epsilon, National Honor Society for Mathematics - Spring 2007

Sigma Delta Pi, National Honor Society for Spanish - Spring 2007

Rebecca Murray Teaching Scholarship Spring 2006

Paschal Scholar Spring 2006

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC (8/99-12/01) Coursework in Mathematics Education/Mathematics

PROFESSIONAL

ORGANIZATIONS

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Association for Women in Mathematics

National Education Association North Carolina Association of Educators

PROFESSIONAL

YALE FELLOW YALE NATIONAL INITIATIVE, YALE UNIVERSITY, 2013

DEVELOPMENT

SECONDARY MATH PEDAGOGY, MATH AND SCIENCE INVESTIGATION, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

Fall 2012 Fall 2013

RELEVANT

WORK

KENNEDY CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Charlotte, NC

EXPERIENCE

Math Teacher, Upper School, (6/14-present)

CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Charlotte, NC

Math Teacher, Phillip O. Berry Academy, (1/14-6/14)

Develop and implement vertical-articulated unit and lesson plans subject to the National

Common Core Standards for Math I and Math II and Core Knowledge utilizing research-based initiatives to accommodate and facilitate learning in a supportive and nurturing environment. Differentiate instruction based on data collection of formative and summative

assessments and learning styles. Integrate instructional technology in an effective manner based on data collection of

formative and summative assessments and learning styles. Use best practices shared in curriculum teams to maintain high expectations and

improve student mastery and retention. Communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis about progress of students and

upcoming events via online system. Maintain weekly office hours twice a week for math tutoring and nightly homework help via Coursesites.com or phone.

RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Richmond, VA

Math Teacher, Franklin Military Academy, (8/10-1/14)

Lead Teacher of Math Department, Administrative Team member, 2011- 2014

Work collaboratively within the School Planning and Management Team (SPMT) and

the School Indistar Improvement Team to achieve the overall purposes of the school program. Provide professional development focused on research-based instructional methods to

increase student engagement and mastery. Target Leader for the strategic planning process by assisting the school in examining

where we are, where we want to be, and how do we allocate our resources to make our target goals. Serve as a mentor for new and developing teachers.

Provide constructive feedback and support teachers in the process of reflecting and

modifying to perfect their role as teachers as well as facilitators. Select and order appropriate materials and textbooks for department.

Achieved 79%-93% of students scoring Proficiency or Advance on state exams.

Design and implement vertical-articulated unit and lesson plans subject to the Virginia

Standards of Learning for Algebra I and II, Algebra Functions and Data Analysis and SAT Math Prep utilizing research-based initiatives to accommodate and facilitate learning in a supportive and nurturing environment. Differentiate instruction based on data collection of formative and summative

assessments and learning styles. Integrate instructional technology in an effective manner based on data collection of

formative and summative assessments and learning styles. Use best practices shared in curriculum teams to maintain high expectations and

improve student mastery and retention. Communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis about progress of students and

upcoming events via online system. Maintain weekly office hours twice a week for math tutoring and nightly homework help via Coursesites.com or phone.

WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Raleigh, NC

Math Teacher, Wakefield High School, (8/07-6/2010)

Design and implement age appropriate lesson plans subject to the North Carolina

Standard Course of Study for Algebra I and II, Geometry, Tech Math and AFM. Achieved 84%-98% of students scoring a level 3 or 4 on state exams.

Differentiate instruction utilizing research-based initiatives to accommodate and

facilitate learning in a supportive and nurturing environment. Contributor to the SACS Accreditation Best Practices Database on behalf of WHS

Differentiate instruction based on data collection of formative and summative

assessments and learning styles. Use best practices shared in curriculum teams to maintain high expectations and

improve student mastery and retention. Communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis about progress of students and

upcoming events via online system. Advise student officers for WHS chapter of Key Club International and liaison for

supporting Kiwanis Club. Member and Case Manager on Student Support Team

Served as a member on the Scholarship, Sunshine and Positive Behavior Support Committees

RECOMMENDATIONS

Letters of recommendation and phone references available upon request

R ICHMOND P UBLIC S CHOOLS - Richmond, VA Math Teacher, Franklin Military Academy, (8/10-1/14) 

Kenya Lawrence

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