I focus on adding value and optimizing growth through strategic design, website development, and marketing. Let my 20 years of experience creating, writing, designing, coaching, and promoting determined educators, businesses, and project leaders help you. I also have a lifetime of experience in agriculture. If your team needs help bridging the gap between marketing knowledge and industry understanding, we can join forces to develop the perfect plan.
We will cultivate an experience between you, your industry, and your ideal consumers that creates real value and forges a durable and long-lasting connection. Your perseverance and dedication to your organization leaves you too busy to spend time generating social media campaigns, writing all the content for your web pages, designing sophisticated layouts, and promoting your upcoming events. Let’s create something powerful!
Experience: strategic designer, instructional services and communication specialist, educator, marketing account executive, state writing coach, conference and event planner
Education: Texas Tech University, Master of Science in Agriculture Communication and Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Journalism, Minor in Communication
Highlights: mom, wife, advocate for young people, education, and agriculture
Literacy for Life: literacy development/instructional coaching training model for grades K-12
New Teacher Academy: a regional program dedicated to creating a foundation of excellence in the first year of teaching
Teacher Leadership Academy: a regional program focused on building capacity and developing leadership skills with classroom teachers
Effective Instruction: a regional program created to provide a clear and consistent approach to increased student success
Small Group Instructional Framework: instructional program designed to support differentiation, student grouping, station activities, and data analysis
Write for Texas Summer Book Study: 10-week, online series
Writing Road Map: regional program supporting teachers and instructional leaders in fundamental writing instruction
Achievements: Reading for Understanding Research Initiative, Promoting Adolescents’ Comprehension of Text (PACT) Master Teacher, Deloitte University Courageous Principals Education Facilitator, Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture) Member
Understanding the New RLA TEKS; Quality Responses through Critical Thinking; TEKS Aligned Instruction in a Virtual Learning Environment; Strengthen Rigor through Critical Thinking and Academic Conversation; Showcase: Branding You Service (guest speaker Region 20 ESC); Lesson Planning Fundamentals; Learning through Literacy; Explore, Learn, Grow Writing K-2; Improving Adolescent Literacy; Stations for Success; Providing Extra Assistance and Instruction to Students Who Experience Difficulty Learning to Write; Supporting Stamina through the Integration of Reading, Writing, and Discussion in the Classroom; Using Mentor Text to Integrate Reading and Writing; Using Vocabulary and Oral Language Development to Increase Comprehension; Making Inferences and Predictions in the Reading and Writing Classroom; Reading, Writing, and Discussion Toolbox; Integrating Reading, Writing, and Social Studies; Writing Across the Curriculum; Intervention in the Classroom; Making Writing Connections with Students; Critical Elements for Academic and Behavioral Intervention; STAAR Holistic Writing Scoring; Revising and Editing in Context; Digging Deeper: Questioning Strategies for the Classroom; Knowledge Acquisition through Reading, Writing, and Discussion; Quality Instruction through Tier I Intervention
TEKS Resource System 2021, How to Hack STAAR in ELAR, Best Practices in Remote Learning 2020, (1) Linking Engagement, Instruction, and Planning Through a Framework Rich in Critical Thinking; (2) Fundamentals of Remote Instruction and Socially Distant Learning; (3) A Framework for TEKS Aligned Instruction in an Online or On-campus Learning Environment; Instructional Leaders Collaborative 2020, Instructional Redesign; Leadership Kickoff 2019, Response to Intervention; TASA/TASB 2018 Convention, Leveraging Teacher Leadership, Co-Presenter with Dr. Tami Greggerson; Principal Leadership Symposium 2018, Personal Success through Self-Discovery; Texas TIF Project Camp 2016, Merging District/Campus Initiatives; Galveston ISD Back to School Conference 2016, Quality Instruction through Tier I Intervention; TEKS Resource System 2016, Using Mentor Text to Integrate Reading and Writing; Write for Texas Summer Institute 2015, Response to Intervention: An Overview, Co-Presenter with Dr. Althea Woodruff; TEKS Resource System 2015, Well-Rounded Writing: Instructional Strategies for Every Classroom
TExGUIDES; Instructional Rounds; TALA Writing; Ruby Payne’s Emotional Poverty - How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom