Uploaded by Katy Sparks


An experienced educator and
leader with success meeting
and exceeding goals, highly
effective instructional practice
and student data and known
for developing rapport with
students, colleagues, and
[Florida Professional Certificate]
Elementary Education (K-6)
Exceptional Student Education
[Georgia Educator Certificate]
Early Childhood Education (P-5)
Middle Grades (4-8) Science,
Social Science
History (6-12)
[Bob Jones High School]
[1997] - [2001]
Advanced High School Diploma
National Honor Society, Beta Club,
French Club, Quill and Scroll
(Treasurer), Yearbook (Editor)
[Auburn University]
[2001] – [2006]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Alpha Xi Delta, Glomerata Staff
[Piedmont College]
[2008] – [2010]
Master of Arts in Teaching,
Secondary Education
4.0 GPA
[Apalachicola Bay Charter School, Franklin County, FL]
[2021] - [Present]
ESE Teacher
 Analyze MAP, iReady and DIBELS to identify at-risk students
 Work with general education teachers to plan and implement
instruction for ESE students while ensuring compliance with IEP
 Maintain and write yearly student IEPs
 DIBELS Benchmark Testing of students K-2 school-wide, Progress
Monitoring of ESE and Intervention Students K-5
 Oversee school Reading Interventionists and assist with
schedules, curriculum, and progress monitoring
[2013] - [2021]
Elementary Teacher
 Pre-K [2013-2015] Kindergarten [2015-2018] First Grade [2018-2021]
 Teacher of the Year, 2020
 Mentor for FSU and WGU education students who did their
observation coursework in my Kinder and 1st grade classrooms
 Highly Effective Instructional Practice: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
 Highly Effective Student Data: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
[City of Apalachicola: Project Impact]
[2017] – [Present]
Site Coordinator
 Administrator of 21st CCLC after school program with 8-12
employees, MOU with target school, contractors and
community partners, and partnership with Food and Nutrition
 Under my leadership the program was selected to serve as a
model for the Florida Department of Education’s evaluation
of grant programs
 Met or exceeded grant objectives in each domain yearly
[2014] – [2017]
Curriculum Coordinator/ Reading Interventionist/ STEM and
NASA Instructor
 Design, plan, and implement Project-Based Learning
curriculum in grades K-8 for Math, Science, Language
Arts, Fine Arts and Social and Emotional Learning
 Reading Interventionist for Grades K-5
 STEM and Robotics Instructor; Grades 3-5
 NASA Engineering Design Instructor; Grades 6-8
 Chosen as one of 5 groups from the state to travel to the
Kennedy Space Center for students to present their
designs and meet NASA engineers
 Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Homes and Schools;
Connecting with Hard to Reach Children; CD Institute I
 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
 Restorative Practices: The Power of Circle; Emotional Intelligence,
Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma; The Treatment Agreement
 Florida Department of Children and Families Part I and Part II Child
Care Facility Training
 NASA Engineering Design and STEM Instructor Training
 University of Florida Literacy Institute – Dyslexia: What do you know?
 FSU CARD – Key Components to Create Quality Classrooms for
Students with ASD; Recent Advancements in Evidence Based
Practice for Autism; Autism Success for Pre-K – 2nd Grade
 IEP Matrix Training