Amber F. Clark 8120 Otter Falls Ct., N. Las Vegas, NV 89085 (405) 370-3793 firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION M.L.I.S. Academic & Special Librarianship - pending Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 12/2014 B.S. Curriculum &Instruction, Cum Laude University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. 5/ 2010 M.A. English University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK. 12/2004 B.A. English, Cum Laude Oklahoma City University. Oklahoma City, OK. 12/2001 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE East Career & Tech. Academy, Las Vegas, NV. 8/2012 – Present English Teacher Educated 15 advanced placement English literature students, preparing them for AP exam and college level coursework. Taught American literature to 135 students, establishing an above average student pass rate on writing and reading proficiency tests, which contributed to maintaining 5-star status. Mentored 7 seniors in their senior capstone projects, preparing them for post-secondary pursuits. Participated in a literacy committee, concluding in the creation and implementation of cross-curricular reading strategies. Integrated technology standards into Common Core Standards and AP and Honors curriculum, resulting in student-driven discussion boards, podcasts, blogs, I Movies, and problem-based learning units. Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, NV. 8/2010 – 8/2012 English Teacher & Tech. Task-Force Chair Technology committee chair, developed and implemented technology training for 10 department chairs and student technology boot camp for 350 incoming freshman, decreasing technology and computer illiteracy across the campus. Created course specific web sites for online discussion, groups, blogs, digital storytelling, and assessment, increasing student technology skills necessary for post-secondary endeavors among 150 10th grade students. Developed online course, “Best Sellers,” fulfilling the need for summer academic electives that engaged 21 students on a personal and scholastic level. Established English department wiki/share site, satisfying the need for teacher collaboration and reducing departmental clutter. Received top scores on teacher evaluations, optimizing opportunities for personal and professional growth . Facilitated 9th-11th grade college preparation and honors English courses with special emphasis on Web 2.0 features, optimizing campus technology hardware and software. Kaplan University, Virtual. 2/2005 – 9/2010 Virtual Writing Instructor Provided a learner-centered environment as an online writing instructor, resulting in greater student participation in the virtual classroom. Facilitated student success and retention efforts by engaging students personally and scholastically through emails, online seminars, written assignments, and discussion boards. Served as a writing center tutor and presented comprehensive feedback for writing improvement, leading to higher student achievement. Visited virtual live classrooms to give presentations concerning the writing center’s services, which increased writer-center usage. University of Phoenix, Virtual. 2/2008 – 9/2010 Virtual Course Facilitator Facilitated virtual business writing instruction, emphasizing personal experience and realworld application through formal and informal online writing projects. Completed regular online training to maintain up-to-date virtual teaching standards and to apply innovative online pedagogy practices. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 8/2006 – 11/2007 ESL Instructor Instructed components of English language (grammar, writing, conversation, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary, and reading) in a classroom and in real-world settings. Coached individual students in English language instruction as listed above, and evaluated progress using a variety of assessments. Rose State College, Midwest City, OK. 6/2004 – 4/2006 Academic Advisor/Case Manager/Adjunct Promoted from Case Manager to Academic Advisor for successful performance in counseling and advisement sessions and increasing graduation and retention rates among first-time/full-time degree-seeking students. Organized motivational and informative workshop series; planned activities and servicelearning opportunities for students; and advised students in academic, social and personal endeavors. Empowered first-time college students as a College Orientation instructor, emphasizing campus awareness, self-sufficiency, computer and internet literary, and study habits. Taught English Composition I and II to a diverse community college body, stressing the importance of analytical skills in a literature-based writing course. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. 8/2003 – 4/2004 Graduate English Teaching Assistant Successfully taught English Grammar and Composition to university students, implementing a service-learning option via the UCO Volunteer Services office. Utilized classroom technology via WEB CT, UCONNECT, and online library resources. Developed the “Writer’s Blocks” philosophy of teaching composition to freshman, fostering an atmosphere of peer mentorship and work shopping.