Description

About Me:

Creative, dynamic adult educator. Over 15 years of formal classroom experience teaching leadership, management, and train-the-trainer instruction. Three years ESL experience tutoring diverse adult learners at various proficiency levels. Accomplished training director, curriculum designer, and professional development
leader. Vibrant life experience living abroad, teaching, serving, and volunteering in multicultural communities. Master’s degree in Adult TESOL Education.

☑ Volunteer ESL instructor of 12 Chinese students with emphasis on speaking/listening skills. Adapted curriculum to meet needs of the students, fostering enthusiastic learning environment. Students included Chinese Embassy employees, university students, and recent immigrants.

☑ ESL tutor to diverse adult learners at every level of proficiency in conversational English.

☑ Training director of energetic team of 8 in oversight, facilitation, and scheduling of in-service training for 1500 personnel. Increased scope of course offerings, eased access through technology integration, and during tenure, received highest inspection rating.

☑ Instructed/facilitated broad array of US Navy professional development and train-the trainer courses, including leadership, equal opportunity, diversity, team building, time management, and more.

☑ Developed leadership and train-the-trainer curriculum used throughout the Navy.

☑ Instrumental in converting hard-copy training files into an extensive, portable data base.

☑ Class sizes ranged from 8-35 students. Estimate number of students taught: 900

☑ Have lived in Okinawa, Germany, Canada, and eleven US states and territories.


WORK EXPERIENCE
ESL Instructor/Tutor
Regent University – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Virginia Beach, VA – September 2011 to May 2016

  • Tutored and instructed ESL to numerous students at English proficiency levels from Beginning through Advanced.
  • Developed unique lesson plans to address student needs.

Training Director/Instructor
US Navy – Fort Meade, MD – October 2003 to August 2005

Technical Writer/Manager
US Navy – Fort Meade, MD – August 2000 to September 2003

Project Manager/Navy Liaison
US Navy – Ottawa, ON – October 1997 to July 2000
Ottawa, Canada

Instructor/Curriculum Developer
US Navy V – Beach, VA, US – July 1994 to October 1997

Training Director/Supervisor
US Navy Augsburg, GE – March 1991 to June 1994


EDUCATION

Masters of Ed TESOL in Ed TESOL
Regent University – Virginia Beach, VA

B.S in Liberal Studies & Management
Excelsior College – Albany, NY

MILITARY SERVICE
Service Country: US
Branch: US Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
August 1985 to September 2005
Cryptologic Technician and Master Training Specialist.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
TESOL
April 2015 to Present

Skills

  • ESL Teaching
  • Training