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  • California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, California

    • Master of Arts, Humanities

  • Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

    • Bachelor of Science, History; minor in English and Secondary Education

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

    • Talented and Gifted Endorsement


  • Digital and Online instruction

  • Canvas Learning Management System online courses and resources

  • Google Cloud Platforms

  • Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

  • Apple iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)

  • Print and ePublishing platforms (iBooks, Kindle Direct, Smashwords)


Adjunct Professor, Southeastern Community College: 2018 - Present


  • Dual-credit Humanities classes at the high school level

  • On-campus Humanities course

  • Create and deliver class content and grades through Canvas Learning Management System

  • Classes Taught: HUM 114

Teacher, Fort Madison High School: 2005 - Present


  • Talented and Gifted Coordinator, high school TAG program; identification of students; PEPs (Personal Education Plan) for all TAG students; collaborating with peers and instructors to ensure the individual needs of TAG students are met

  • Plan and implement a curriculum that is aligned to meet Common Core Standards

  • Differentiate curriculum and deliver to meet the needs of diverse learners

  • Key Club Sponsor (2005-present)

  • Robotics Team Coach (2014-present)

  • Freshman Class Sponsor (2005-2006)

  • Classes Taught:

  • AP Literature and Composition, English 9 (I), English 10 (II), English 11, English 12, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Classic Novels, British Literature, Compacted English, Distinguished Writers, Issues in American Society, Humanities, Honors English 9, Honors English 10


  • Created Canvas training course for district

  • Trained and skilled in PLC Pedagogy and application

  • Served on Building MTSS team, Curriculum Committee, Peer Leadership Team, SIAC Member (School Improvement Advisory Committee), Model Classroom Teacher, Department Head, Mentor Teacher, Co-teaching pilot program, trained in PLC pedagogy and application

  • Leader in digitizing curriculum, website creation, and using technology in the classroom

  • Designed curriculum and created a successful Humanities class where there was none

  • Skilled and practiced at differentiation in the classroom as well as collaboration with peers regarding strategies for both special education and gifted students

  • Created and executed a successful Summer School program for 9 years

  • Founded and developed robotics team

  • Implemented cross curricular project and served as historical consultant and editor-in-chief of student researched and written biographies of Iowans who were at Pearl Harbor, completed in honor of the75th anniversary, published 2016

  • Alignment of curriculum to Common Core Standards

  • Published author in both fiction and non-fiction

  • Presenter 2018 and 2019 John Whitmer Historical Society


  • Secondary Education (IA)

  • 5-12 English/Language Arts

  • 5-12 American and World History

  • Pre-K-12 Talented and Gifted

  • AP United States History certified

  • AP Literature and Composition certified

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