Professional Experience

Clark County School District (July 2017 - Current)
Project Facilitator

  • Collaborate with District personnel, including division and department leaders, School Associate Superintendents, and building-level administrators
  • Effectively design and develop differentiated professional development programs and activities across CCSD
  • Produce media assets, including videos, special features, and website to address CCSD training needs

KQED (June 2015 - May 2017)
Interactive Media Producer, Education 

  • Managed and implemented production process for creation of video, audio, interactive and other web-based professional learning media assets 
  • Led and assisted in the planning, development and delivery of 11 online courses and 37 modules for KQED Teach, an award-winning online professional development platform for educators
  • Strategized with KQED Learning social media team to build audience for content

MIT Media Lab: Lifelong Kindergarten Group (Fall 2014) 
Learning Resources Developer: developed online resources, tutorials, images, and drafted starter projects for Scratch, a creative online learning community

Alum Rock Union School District (2011-2014)
Teacher

  • Integrated 21st century skills through project-based learning and iPad technology in kindergarten, fourth grade, and 4/5-combination class
  • Facilitated technology workshops to support colleagues’ iPad integration
  • Coached all-girls running club for 5k to foster a healthy community
  • Submitted successful grant proposals for field trips, books, and a MakerBot 3D printer
  • Served on Instructional Leadership Team to implement school’s Theory of Action

Teach for America (Summer 2011)
Corps member: intensive program developing skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in student achievement
Summer instructor: supported 8th grade students in Los Angeles area public schools; measurable increase in student proficiency in language arts and writing

Intersections/Foshay Learning Center (Spring 2011)
Instructor: instructed high school art class on creating in-depth multimedia stories
Implemented advanced sound design, filming and editing techniques into curriculum; increase of student proficiency using Audacity, Soundslides, and FlipCam software

Annenberg TV News (2008-2010)
Web Producer: posted timely, accurate, well-produced breaking news alerts, headlines, summaries, text articles, video clips, stills, on-camera stand up teases, social networking updates and other multimedia elements to atvn.org from the field and the newsroom
Reporter: produced day of air broadcast packages for newscast and blogged about experiences
Video Journalist: wrote, shot, edited and created graphics for stories

USC La Curacao Academic Achievement Program (2007-2011)
Presenter: conducted monthly college preparation, life skills and leadership workshops at under-resourced local high schools to support students through the college application process
Mentor: individually guided students in applying for financial aid and writing personal statements

Education

Smartly
MBA Candidate, July 2017

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education, 2015

Loyola Marymount University
M.A. in Urban Education, concentration in Educational Policy and Administration, 2013
California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, 2012

University of Southern California
B.A. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism, 2011
Minors in Digital Studies, Interactive Media and the Culture of New Technologies

Professional Development

Awards

  • Impact Award, HGSE Hackathon, 2014
  • Teacher of the Year, San Antonio Elementary School, 2013
  • Honors in Multimedia Scholar, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, 2011

Skills and Expertise

  • Project Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Online Resources Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Multimedia Production
  • HTML/CSS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Captivate