EDUCATION

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Belton, TX

Elementary Education: Generalist with a 3.50/4.00

Graduated with BA in August 2008

A & M Consolidated High School; College Station, TX

May 2005

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

  • Early Childhood-4th Grade, Generalist Teaching Certificate, current
  • Early Intervention Specialist for Early Childhood Intervention, current

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  • Child Development in the Bible, Parkway W.E.E. School, 8/13
    • 1.5 hours
    • 746.1309 (b)(1,2,4), (d)(6,7)
    • A look at how the Bible and modern psychology, education experts, and theorists support best practices in childcare including: domains of child development, knowing your audience, affirming a child’s interests and gifts, scaffolding, modeling, setting boundaries, discipline, giving choices, natural consequences, logical consequences, and showing love through discipline.
  • Back to Basics, Parkway W.E.E. School, 8/12 and First Baptist Church CDC, 7/14
    • 3 hours
    • 746.1309 (b)(1-4), (d)(7,8,10,11)
    • Interactive overview of: meeting all local and state regulations, schedule, lesson plans, alerts/permissions, daily information sheets, knowing current oldest and youngest, birthdays, daily communication with other staff and with parents, welcome packets, sub folders, transitions, incident reports, event samplings, responding to and approaching parents with a problem, room arrangement, centers, curriculum, discipline, meeting policy standards.
  • The Emotional Development, Parkway W.E.E. School, 8/10, 2/12
    • 1 hour
    • 746.1309 (b)(1-4), (d)(7, 9 12)
    • A brief look at the nine basic emotions, how we use them to interact with the world, and how we can experience emotions in a healthy manner.  Some negative examples in clips from the television show The Big Bang Theory.  An overview of a child’s emotional development from birth through about 4 years old including basic milestones and how to interact with children to encourage healthy emotional development.  When discussing 4 year old emotional development, viewing of a TED Talk lecture on delayed gratification and a discussion of why it is important and how to incorporate it in the classroom.
  • Orientation and Pre-Service Trainings, Parkway W.E.E. School, several, 6/11-8/12, Odessa College Extension 8/14

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

  • W.E.E. School, Parkway Baptist Church, College Station, TX, Co-Assistant Director, 6/11-8/12
  • W.E.E. School, Parkway Baptist Church, College Station, TX, Lead Teacher, 8/09-6/11
  • Kingdom Kids Ministry, First Baptist Church, Belton, TX, Childcare worker, 11/06-8/09
  • Family, Temple, TX, Nanny, 3/09-8/09
  • Kid’s Life Learning Center, Christian Life Church, Belton, TX, Lead Teacher, 1/09-3/09
  • Church Weekday Ministry, First Baptist Church, Belton, TX, 3 year old lead teacher, 8/08-12/08
  • W.E.E. School, Parkway Baptist Church, College Station, TX, Childcare worker, 6/08-8/08
  • Family, College Station, TX, Nanny, Summer 06 and Summer 08
  • Parkway Baptist Church, Childcare worker, Summer 03-Summer 08
  • Bright Beginnings Preschool, 3 year old assistant teacher, Summer 04-Summer 05

PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

  • Carver Early Education Center, Odessa, TX, PreK Teacher, 7/14-6/15

EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION

  • Little Lives ECI, Winkler, Ward, and Reeves counties, TX, Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator, 4/15-4/16
  • Easter Seals East Texas ECI, Burleson and Brazos counties, TX, Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator, 7/16-present
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