Administrator and Educator
  • Prosper, Texas
  • January 12, 2023

I am a longtime educator, passionate about classical Christian education, and I am hoping to find a school where I can serve as part of a God-centered community. My husband and I are moving to Prosper, Texas in late March of 2023.

I have over thirty years of experience in both teaching and administration, most of that in the classical Christian community.  I am committed to this model and would be happy to serve in whatever capacity is the best match for my skills and your needs. I feel that in no other approach do we find a recognition of both our nature as human beings as well as children of God, and I have been a frequent witness of the joy in learning that results.

Working with parents and their children has always been one of the most rewarding parts of my career. I believe strongly that a partnership between parents and teachers is the most effective way to bring about both learning and heart change in young people. I also feel strongly that our children deserve the highest quality teaching we can give them. Therefore, professional development is vital. I have been an avid student of best practices in education throughout my career and very much enjoy helping parents and teachers feel capable and effective as instructors.

I would love to speak with you about the unique qualities of your school, and how I might serve its mission.

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Master of Studies in Classical Christian Studies @ New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho
Aug 2017 — Current

Coursework complete, GPA 3.89
Currently working on Master's thesis

Master of Arts in Elementary Education (K-8) @ University of Phoenix
Aug 2003 — May 2005

40 hours of coursework
Graduated magna cum laude

Master of Education in Special Education @ University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
Aug 1992 — May 1994

Specialization in Learning Disabilities
Graduated magna cum laude
Recipient of three merit scholarships

Bachelor of Arts @ Vanderbilt University
Aug 1988 — May 1992

Double major in Political Science and Philosophy
Graduated cum laude


Head of School @ Mineral Springs Christian School
Jun 2021 — Jun 2022

• Served as administrator for small rural school associated with the reformed Baptist church
• Responsible for 9 teachers, 4 staff members, and 35-45 students from preschool through eighth grade as well as all marketing, advancement, scholarships, and media
• Coordinated the return to school after COVID and managed online learning due to periodic closures
• Gave frequent professional development seminars and arranged for a Circe Institute training on CCE by Andrew Kern
• Implemented the following classical Christian practices: new timeline-based History curriculum, catechism memory work, weekly exordium, monthly hymn memorization, and a penmanship program
• The school's financial difficulties necessitated a resignation after one year.

Private Consultant - Classical Christian Education
Jan 2017 — Current

• Provides teacher training in best practice and in classical Christian methodology through education workshops, classroom observation and evaluation, modeling of teaching techniques and provision of resources
• Reviews and evaluates school curricula and provides recommendations
• Separate services available: curriculum and standards writing, assessment recommendations and data analysis, guidance for accreditation process.

Elementary School Principal @ Trinity Christian School, Kailua, Hawai'i
Aug 2012 — Jun 2017

• Responsible for 14 classroom teachers, 3 assistant teachers, and five specialist teachers in grades K-6.
• Implemented significant improvements to the Grammar School Curriculum Guide, curricular resources and teaching methodology in the Elementary School to align more closely with classical Christian education
• Developed Grammar School Handbook to describe and guide the formation of school culture for current and new teachers
• Led the professional development of elementary teachers (both experienced and novice) both during yearly in-service and throughout the year
• Served on the Hawaii Association of Independent School’s (HAIS) Accreditation Committee for the reaccreditation of Our Savior Lutheran School in Aiea, Hawaii (2015)
• Served as Accreditation Chair for Trinity Christian School’s reaccreditation for HAIS and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2014/2015 resulting in full accreditation
• Led a variety of school events such as yearly Speech Festival, Weekly Exordium and Chapel
• Contributed regularly to the Tabula, Trinity’s school newsletter, with lead articles on CCE, parenting and culture (please ask for samples)
• Designed, planned and led yearly 3-day, 2-night excursion to the Big Island of Hawaii for fifth grade (24-36 students, 2-5 teachers each year) (2006-2017)

Fifth Grade Teacher @ Trinity Christian School, Kailua, Hawai'i
Aug 2008 — Jun 2012

• Responsible for curriculum and instruction of fifth-grade students with a variety of learning levels
• Designed and implemented a structured, integrated language arts, history and science program using multiple resources
• Expanded and further developed history curriculum for use in the fifth grade, integrating world history with American history
• Created Study of the Gospels curriculum for fifth grade based on Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Bible
• Conducted in-service training for teachers on the integration of writing and study skills throughout the curriculum, integration of geography with history, and the pedagogy of mathematics
• Active member of the School Board Curriculum Sub-Committee
• Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Accreditation Committee Chair, 2010
• Mathematics Chair

Fourth Grade Teacher @ Trinity Christian School, Kailua, Hawai'i
Jan 2006 — Jun 2008

• Responsible for the curriculum and instruction of fourth-grade students
• Implemented successful classroom management plan mid-year
• Guided and directed students in Science Fair experiments, Speech Festival Performances, and Christmas program performances
• Language Arts Chair
• Developed unique reading workshop program presented at ACSI Annual Conference 2006

Middle School Math Teacher
Aug 2004 — Jun 2005

• Math instruction for three seventh grade home-schooled students
• Responsible for choosing and implementing NCTM Standards-based curriculum
• Presented in-service seminar on National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards to Trinity Christian School staff (2005)

Special and Regular Education Tutor
Aug 1997 — Jun 2003

• Variety of grade levels and subject areas (K-12) including middle and high school Algebra I, History, Biology, Religion, English, and Geometry.
• In Maryland, 13 students for 17 hour-long sessions per week
• Extensive experience in teaching organization and time management
• Counseling and advocacy for parents of students with disabilities
• Very strong references and recommendations from all parents

Special Education Resource Teacher @ Forest Knolls Elementary School, Wheaton, Maryland
Aug 1994 — Jun 1997

• Special education instruction for grades K-6 for 43 students
• Preparation and management of individualized education plans for special education students
• Active resource for classroom teachers on instruction and accommodation, as well as current special education law and school responsibilities concerning the law
• Formal and informal assessment of students to determine disability or need areas
• In-service instruction for classroom teachers in areas of special education, differentiation of instruction and research-based teaching techniques
• Member of multidisciplinary team responsible for managing student learning issues, recommending testing and determining presence of a disability
• Co-management of special education students’ learning in the regular classroom

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