Secondary Education, 6-12 English

Substitute K-12


Master of Education in Teaching and Teacher Education  – The University of Arizona, Teach Arizona – May 2015

BA English Creative Writing (Summa cum Laude) – Arizona State University – 2014

Associate of Arts (cum Laude) – Estrella Mountain Community College – 2011

Honors Program Graduate – Estrella Mountain Community College with Highest Honors – 2011

Pre-engineering – Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN – 1981

Electrical Engineering – Purdue University (64 credit hours completed) – West Lafayette, IN – 1983

Leadership IV – Servant Leadership; 21st Century Leadership, Miami County, KS – 2004

PS-MAPP Foster Parent Training – Completed 30 hour course with T.L.C. for Children and Family Olathe, KS – 2005

Work Experience     

AZ DES, Avondale, Arizona  2007-2009

Independent Contractor

Habilitation, Attendant Care, Article 9

MUSD20, Maricopa, Arizona  2006-2007

Kitchen Manager

USD230, Spring Hill, Kansas  2003-2005

Special Services Driver

Food Service

Legacy Settlements, Kansas City, Missouri  2003

Office Manager

Midwest Recruiting and Contracting, Spring Hill, Kansas  2002-2003

Technical Recruiter

Bechtel Power Corporation/Bechtel Construction, California/ Arizona  1981-1985

Engineering Aide/ Engineering Tech/ Administrative Assistant

Community Experience

School volunteer – District Facilities Committee, Site Council, Superintendent’s Advisory Council, Bond Support Committee

Boy Scouts of America – Den Leader, Committee Chair, district newsletter publisher, Cub Scout Day Camp Director

Sunday School teacher – teaching children, youth and adults

Seminary Teacher/Supervisor – Taught daily religious education to high school students; supervised seminary classes for the Buckeye Stake

“Clothes Closet” volunteer – community awareness and clothing donations

Women’s group leader – Led planning and implementation of monthly adult meetings; publisher of newsletter; supervised   monthly home visit program, organized group activities