To continue applying knowledge and experience as an exceptional high school teacher.
One Room Alternative High School, Clear Creek School District RE-1, Colorado
(1999-present) District high school for at-risk students. Full and part-time enrollment average of 50 students. Emphasis
on individualized study plans for maximum student success.
Ø Responsible for all instruction for all subjects.
Ø Developed and implemented mastery-based curriculum aligned with CDE standards and SCANS workplace competencies.
Ø District graduation rate increased 13% over last three years.
Ø Proposed and received Perkins Grant funding for Agri-business, Culinary Arts, and Fire Science Ecology
Ø Chaired Superintendents Task Force for Standards and Curriculum Alignment, Civics Committee.
Ø School assessment coordinator for CSAP, ACT, and ASVAB.
Trailhead Wilderness School, Georgetown, Colorado (1998-1999)
A wilderness based residential therapy facility for youth.
Ø Developed and implemented standards-based curriculum for both traditional
classroom and field instruction.
Ø Supervised one teacher, conducted seminars for colleagues.
Environmental Educator Outdoor
Education Center, Trinity, Texas (1996-1997)
An outdoor experiential education residential program
for Houston School District.
Taught forest ecology, aquatic ecology, conservation,
farm study, high ropes course, and canoeing.
Developed lesson plans, conducted seminars
for colleagues, and facilitated night activities.
Assistant Dean of Students Oak Creek Ranch School, West Sedona, Arizona (1995)
A boarding school with an international population of
90 students with program emphasis on individualized attention for underachieving and
learning disabled students.
Developed departmental standards for North
Central Association school accreditation.
Trained eight dormitory advisors and interviewed
Planned and implemented residential activities.
Supervised three dormitories.
Wilderness Adventure Program Coordinator Oak Creek Ranch School (1995)
for weekly skill instruction, practice, and biweekly field activities.
Laboratory Assistant/Archaeology Assistant Lake Ilo
Archaeology Project (1994)
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of field
Excavation and plotting on-site
in North Dakota.
Research Associate RHI,
Incorporated, Flagstaff, Arizona (1994)
Researched and authored the prehistoric component of a
successful proposal to nominate Chino Valley Township as a
National Historic District.
Scout Ranch, Cimarron NM (1989-92)
Trained, supervised, and evaluated up to 18 Staff members
Programs inclded Jicarilla Apache Ethnology, Hispanic Settler
Interpretive History, and Ranch Life Interpretive History
Citation for Outstanding Crisis Management (1990)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION
Secondary Social Studies, Colorado
Teachers Certificate Secondary English, Colorado
Alternative Curricular Education, CCCOES,
Secondary Social Studies, Texas
Anthropology and Education (1994)
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Academic Deans List: 3.75 GPA
Coursework included Navajo Linguistics
Bachelor of Arts Communication & Rhetoric
Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Academic Deans List (1991-1992)
Student Affairs Award
University Program Board Chair (1990) and Vice Chair (1989)