About

Currently, I am a doctoral student at the University of Memphis. I am pursuing my degree in Instructional Design and Technology. The University of Memphis’ IDT Program is very challenging and I believe it will prepare me for future opportunities in my career. I decided in 2010 to begin this challenge to further my education and enrolled in the Fall with a goal to graduate in three academic years.

My love for technology, teaching others, and solving problems (with technology) is the reason I decided to devote my efforts to obtaining an advanced degree in Instructional Design and Technology.

Areas of Interest

  • Distance Education
  • Continuing Education
  • e-Learning

Present:

I currently teach 9th Grade STEM Applications at Grenada High School in Grenada, Ms.  Along with my current teaching responsibilities, I also help with the high school football program, enter stats into the MaxPreps national database for football and basketball, represent Grenada High School in the Partners in Education Organization, and represent GHS on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee.

I also have the responsibility of coordinating the Credit Recovery Program to help students recover high school credits in which they did not pass. This content delivery system (Apex Learning) provides an all digital online curriculum in which students can advance at their own pace to complete the course. Along with this, I administer Subject Area Test Tutoring to students who need additional help to pass our state’s required subject area tests. Students use USA Test Prep to help strengthen their knowledge in these core areas of study.

Along with working with student athletes on the field, I also monitor their grades, set up tutoring, and help guide them to meet NCAA academic requirements.

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Education

August 2010- Present: University of Memphis – Instructional Design and Technology, Ed.D

2008 – The University of Mississippi – Alternate Teacher Certification Program – Secondary Education Licensure

2008 – Delta State University – Master’s of Business Administration

  • Awarded the Dean’s Academic Award for Excellence.

1998-2001 – Delta State University – Bachelor’s of Business Administration

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Employment

2008 – Present

Grenada School District – Grenada, MS

9th Grade STEM Applications Instructor

  • ICT certified
  • Blackboard/Content Delivery System Experience
  • Online/Hybrid Classroom Instructor
  • Apex Learning Online Credit Recovery Coordinator & Instructor
  • Academic Advisor for GHS Athletes

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2007 

Lawrence Printing Company – Greenwood, MS

Manager

  • Customer Service
  • Purchasing
  • Order Entry
  • Plant Management Duties
  • Manufacturing Experience
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2006-2007
Saia Inc. – Tupelo, MS
Sales Representative
  • Outside Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Market research
  • Secure lost business
  • Negotiation experience, Sales Presentations
  • Territory Growth
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2003-2006
Lane Furniture Industries – Tupelo, MS
Staff Accountant
  • Prepare/Research Company Budget
  • Prepare State Sales and Use Tax Returns
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Accounts Payables
  • Audits
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2000-2003
The Sherwin-Williams Company – Tupelo, MS
Operations Manager
  • Sales
  • Management
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Draft project bids
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