Resume - Amber Clark

Amber F. Clark
8120 Otter Falls Ct., N. Las Vegas, NV 89085
(405) 370-3793
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
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
 Mentored 7 seniors in their senior capstone projects, preparing them for post-secondary
 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
 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
 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.