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2310 Van Dyke Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607

North Carolina State University 2004-2008

B.S. Elementary Education cum laude
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics focus
University of North Carolina Charlotte 2009-2010
Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education Graduate Certificate
North Carolina State University 2014-2016
M.Ed. New Literacies and Global Learning, K-12 Reading Specialization
North Carolina Highly Qualified Teacher Licensures:
Elementary Education (K-6)
Spanish (K-12)
Academically/Intellectually Gifted Specialist (K-12)

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Specialist
Fred A. Olds Elementary School, Raleigh, NC: August 2014-June 2016
Green Valley K-8 School, Boone, NC: January 2010-June 2014


Follow me to Finland

Screened, referred, and identified high ability learners using

comprehensive, consistent, and equitable criteria
Collaborated with classroom teachers to differentiate instruction
across content areas in grades K-8
Instructed elementary school students qualifying for whole-grade
acceleration in advanced middle school mathematics courses
Led school and countywide professional development sessions on
topics including Curriculum Compacting, Problem-Based Learning,
Socratic Seminar, and Instructional Technology
Developed partnerships with families, institutes of higher education,
local businesses and industry, and other community stakeholders to
enhance student services
Participated in professional development such as Google's CS4HS to
promote computer science education and computational thinking in
elementary and middle school curricula
Wrote and received grants to secure materials and initiative support
for AIG programming
Established extracurricular programs such as the Engineering Club,
Math Olympiad Team, National Jr. Beta Club Chapter, Mock-Trial
Competition Team, and Girls on the Run Team
School Improvement Committee Member
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Committee Member

Foreign Language Teacher

Green Valley K-8 School, Boone, NC: September 2008-January 2010

Dr. Mary Anne Wheeler
Principal, Olds Elementary School
(919) 856-7699
Dr. Hiller Spires
Professor & Senior Research Fellow
North Carolina State University

Fostered interpersonal communication skills of students in

pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in speaking, listening, writing,
and reading Spanish language
Promoted student insight into other cultures, as well as their own,
through examining the practices and perspectives of other cultures
Reinforced content area knowledge and made interdisciplinary
connections through language learning
Augmented skills and attitudes needed to function in a global society


Pakistani Exchange Ambassador 2012-2013
-Participated in Fulbright exchange program between Watauga County, North Carolina schools and
Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (HITEC) schools in Taxila, Pakistan
-Led professional development in instructional technology for Pakistani teachers
-Led American and Pakistani students and educators to Washington D.C. Embassies, Defense
Department, and White House
-Initiated global collaborative projects such as Future City Engineering Challenge and I am Malala Book
Scientific Research Education Network Lead Teacher, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 2014
-Participated in group discussions connecting STEM researchers from Duke University, University of
North Carolina, and North Carolina State University to educators across North Carolina
-Collaborated with researchers in lesson planning workshops to translate their work into
classroom-ready exercises and material kits meeting state and national standards
Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, June-November 2015
Study Name: Picture Referencing to Support Vocabulary Learning in Book Reading
-Administered standardized vocabulary assessments to individual children (pre- and post-intervention)
-Collected video data of implementation of vocabulary intervention book reading sessions
-Assisted in data entry and management
Digital Leader Corps, Wake County Public School System, 2015-2016
-Selected as teacher leader for a Discovery Education partnership supporting digital transition in Wake
County schools
-Participated in 8 hours per month of Digital Leader Corps professional learning
-Created and led learning labs and modules at base school monthly
Borchardt Award Winner, Finland February-July 2016
-Adopting technology-enabled strategies for connecting students to other cultures through
global collaborative projects
-Crowd curating cultural media collections
-Reflecting on personal cultural understanding through written and multimodal works
-Traveling to Finland and Estonia July 2016 to continue coursework focused on cultural connections,
collections, and reflection