"There are no problems
we cannot solve together,
and very few
we can solve by ourselves."

Lyndon B. Johnson

Committees Served

TESOL Conference Services 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2023

  • Proposal reviewer for TESOL conferences: for Baltimore 2016 in June 2015, for Seattle 2017 in June 2016, for Chicago 2018 in June 2017, for Virtual 2021 in June 2020, for Tampa 2024 in June 2023.

Tucson Festival of Books 2015, 2016, 2017

  • UA School of Education volunteer, stamped Contining Ed Credit (CEC) forms and filled in CEC certificates for teachers after sessions including attendance at volunteer orientation, March 14 & 15, 2015 for 9 hours total, March 12 & 13, 2016 for 8 hours total, March 11 & 12, 2017 for 8 hours.

UUS Embassy Seoul 2012

  • Embassy English Program, volunteer tutor to North Korean high school students, once a month. Feb 2012 - August 2012.
  • Outreach Volunteer, orphanage in Seoul, once a week, March 2012 - August 2012.

US Embassy Jakarta 2009 - 2011

  • American Embassy Commissary and Recreation Association, board member, Aug 2009 - June 2011.
    Monitored procedures at American Club recreation facilities and Embassy commissary. Acting Secretary Dec 2010 - July 2011.
  • Youth Exchange and Study (YES), volunteer interviewer, Nov 20, 2010.
    Interviewed Indonesian high school students with local AFS representative to award one year scholarships in US.

Cairo American College 2004-2008

  • Head of Departments Committee, Tech Dept rep, Aug 2006 - June 2008
    Reviewed processes and procedures and worked on plans of action, including tardy policy, IB grading across departments, profile of graduate and Week Without Walls rubric.
  • HS Technology Committee, Facilitator, Aug 2006 - June 2008
    Worked on initiatives regarding laptop cart and plans for introduction of NETS standards. Composed of department representatives.
  • Mission & Beliefs Review Committee, member, Spring, 2007
    Ad hoc committee formed by director to work with school leaders to revise Mission & Beliefs based on community feedback.
  • Strategic Plan Review Committee, ES rep: May 2006,
    HS rep: March & May, 2007
    Discussed Strategy Reports by facilitators of Action Plan Committees. Asked questions, suggested areas for improvement and applauded accomplishments.
  • ES Technology Committee, Facilitator, Aug 2005 - June 2006
    Decided course of action on issues and initiatives regarding all aspects of technology in Elementary School: such as, placement of Smartboards, equipment use off campus, server back up time, maintenance of mini labs. Composed of grade level representatives and administration
  • K-12 Technology Committee, HS rep, Aug 2006 - present
    Reviewed Technology Action Plan section of Strategic Plan. Decided course of action on issues and initiatives regarding technology school wide. Composed of Technology Integration teachers and administration. (ES rep Aug 2005-Jun 2006)
  • Reporting Student Progress Committee, High School, Nov 2004 - June 2005.
    Reviewed IB and regular grading procedures regarding GPA at CAC and other international schools. Recommended teacher consistency in  Progress Reports posted electronically on Edline. Tested grade book available in Faculty Access for possible adoption to replace Grade Quick. Researched and discussed standards-based report cards.
  • Sabbatical Review Committee, High School representative, Oct - Nov 2004.
    Reviewed sabbatical applications submitted by teachers. Recommended acceptance or rejection to Director. 
  • NESA Conference Presentation Review Committee, November 2004.
    Reviewed presentations by CAC teachers. Recommended presentations for financial award to attend NESA in March. Suggested improvements where appropriate. 

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American International School of Johannesburg 2000-2004

  • K-12 Steering Committee,  teacher/parent representative, Aug 01 - June 04.
    Ensured that the recommendations outlined in  the Accreditation for Growth (AFG) Progress Report of Middle States Accreditation are carried forward. Made suggestions for new AFG targets.
  • K-12 Technology Action Group, Middle School teacher representative, Oct 03 - June 04.
    Responsible for writing a four year rolling plan for technology integration. Prioritized recommended items based on need, cost and future vision.
     
  • Technology Continuous Improvement Plan, Middle School, Oct 03 - June 04 
    Drafted the Continuous Improvement Plan with four other teachers to improve student learning and teacher competencies through technology. This was an ad hoc group formed for this specific purpose. 
  • Middle School Mission and Beliefs Committee, Oct 2002 - June 2003.
    Wrote Middle School Mission and Beliefs statements with three other teachers and four other parents as one of the three Continuous Improvement Plans for Middle School. 
  • Student Learning Team, Middle School, August 2002 - June 2003.
    Worked with principal and six other teachers to plan activities related to student learning. Responsible for unit development of new English curriculum and Accreditation for Growth technology goals and baseline assessments. 
  • K-12 Substitute Training Committee, Middle School rep, Mar 02 - Oct 02.
    Worked with headmaster and five other teachers to prepare substitute folder, handbook and three hour training workshop for substitutes with emphasis on consistency and quality regarding student learning. 
  • Principal's Advisory Committee, Middle School, August 2001 - June 2002. 
    Worked with principal and three other teachers to plan for academic and social activities for middle school students, such as Parent's Night, Parent Conferences, and evacuation drill procedures. 
  • K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Committee, Middle School Grade 8 representative, Jan 2001 - June 2002.
    Worked on standards, benchmarks, outcomes and alignment of curriculum across grade levels and schools.

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International School of Kuala Lumpur 1996-2000

  • ESL Curriculum Committee, Middle School, Team Leader, 1996 - 2000.
    Reviewed ESL curriculum document (philosophy, objectives, outcomes and unit plans) and modified and updated the curriculum through collaboration with colleagues. Presented curriculum committee progress and future considerations to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee which included members of the parent association and school board. Worked with Elementary and High School team leaders to align curriculum, define admissions policy and provide student orientation during transitions across school divisions. Reported to Admissions Committee as needed.

  • ESL Program. Progress Reports: ESL1  ESL2  ESL3
  • Individual Learning Plan Committee, Middle School, 1998-2000.
    Committee of volunteer teachers representing various subject areas to adopt the action plans of Strategic Plan Strategy Five, "We will develop individual learning plans (ILPs) that address all the strategic results in partnership with parents, students and teachers." Specific action plans for this year: "2) to develop a mentor program, 3) to establish a data base system to store and cross reference ILP information, 4) To develop a pilot program for ILPs, 5) to make the ISKL community aware of the ILP program."
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Strategy Four, School wide, 1996-1997.
    Committee of volunteer representatives of teachers, parents and students to write and adopt the action plans for Strategic Plan Strategy Four, "We will utilize local and global resources (people, places and technologies) to involve all students in experiential learning opportunities enabling them to achieve the strategic results." Worked on specific actions plans: "5. To establish a connectivity to the internet for all students and maintain quality access at all times. 6. To establish an intranet that will promote internal communication and encourage a paper less environment. 7. To establish multimedia labs on all three campuses that offer fax, telephone conferencing and other multimedia services."
  • Exploratory Program Study, Middle School, Jan to March 1997.
    Reviewed research, conducted surveys and presented plans to principal and faculty about the first Exploratory program for the restructured Middle School. Worked with a colleague in place of teaching responsibilities.
  • Computer Planning Committee, Middle School, 1996-97.
    Ad hoc committee of volunteer teachers representing various subject areas discussed the 5-year Technology Plan as it related to the Middle School, including small banks of computers in Humanities and ESL classrooms, integration of classroom sets of Alpha Smarts and the change to a PC environment from an Apple MacIntosh environment.

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Jakarta Intercultural School 1992-1996

  • Technology Committee, Middle School, 1993-95.
    Committee of volunteer representatives from different subject areas to work on the integration of computers into daily classes.  Coordinated the technology curriculum with the expectations in the content areas of the various grade levels.
  • Computer Committee, High School, 1995-96.
    Committee of volunteer teachers representing all departments. Wrote various computer related proposals, including teacher loans for upgrading personal computer hardware and software.  Promoted integration of computers into content area classes.
Cooper Intermediate School, 1991-1992
  • Fairfax County Middle School ESL Lead Teachers, District wide.
    Represented Middle School ESL program to the district office to coordinate programs across the district. Discussed relevant issues including admissions, level progression, transitions from elementary and to high school and use of area ESL Resource Center.

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