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Mt. Vernon, IA 
1996-1999            M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago
1988-1992            B.A. Theatre Arts, University of Iowa

                                 Holding a two-year conditional Iowa teaching license, and a type 09 Illinois certificate.
                                 Secondary Education with a concentration in English.
                                 Endorsements: English/Language Arts, Theater Arts, Middle School.

                                STUDENT TEACHING
1999: Spring        6th Grade Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies, District 39 Highcrest Middle School
                                Wilmette, IL

2000-present        10th Grade Language Arts/US Humanities/Speech Coach
                                Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, IA
                                Teaching 10th Grade Language Arts, Reading, Expository Writing, Creative Writing,
                                US Humanities(internet overview, html design), Speech.

1991-1999            Workshop Leader
                                Leading classes through high-impact drama and writing workshops in schools
                                in the Chicagoland area and in the southern-central region of Iowa.

1999-2000        Drama Teacher, Computer Literacy Teacher
                                River Trails Middle School, Mt. Prospect, IL
                                Teaching ensemble building, acting, directing, playwriting, stage combat, design,
                                computer literacy.

1993-1999            Faculty Member - The Children’s Theater School of Western Springs
                                Western Springs, IL
                                Teaching playwriting and text analysis, stage management, sound-design, setpainting.
                                Designing detailed lesson plans; keeping parents informed.

1996-present        Teaching Assistant - Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)
                                Highland Park, IL
                                Working one-on-one with students with special needs - high school and elementary levels.
                                Modifying materials, assisting in development of behavioral and social skills, keeping
                                up-to-date records of progress, meeting regularly with administration and parents.

1988-1992            Assistant Stage Manager - Hancher Auditorium
                                Iowa City, IA
                                Operating and assisting touring companies with double-purchase fly-system,
                                occasional lighting design and hang, follow-spot, lightboard, stage carpentry, sound.
                                Also assisting in the hiring and training of student crew in the above.

                               AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
1994                      Illinois Arts Council Grant for drama workshop
1991                      Nicholas Meyer Award for Dramatic Writing
1984                      Freshman Scholarship for Acting; University of Iowa Theatre Dept.

                              PUBLICATIONS & PRODUCTIONS
2002                    The Story of the Little Man: Production (City Theater; Wilmington, DE)
1998                    Fast Food: Production (A Goatsongs production; Hi Ricky Upstairs; Chicago)
1998                    A Christmas Story: Commissioned production (Theater of Western Springs; Western Springs, IL)
1998                    Scared of Demons: Monologue play anthologized in Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1997
1993                    Scared of Demons: Production (Babaganouj Theatre; Chicago)
1993                    Fast Food: Production (Babaganouj Theatre; Chicago)
1993                     “Dad Came Back”: short story published in Mystery Zoo.

                      COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE
                               HTML programming, PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Works, Excel, HyperStudio

                               Class observations have taken place at CTWS; Highland Park High School; Glenbrook
                               North High School, Highcrest Middle School.