Teaching

Philosophy: I believe that teaching is an opportunity to meet students where they're at and work with them to get them closer to where they want to go. Not everyone loves language and writing, but everyone can learn from engaging with diverse texts and applying a critical lens to the stories we're sharing and the ways we are sharing them. My teaching practice is centered in writing as a process, and I encourage students to experiment with their writing and revisions as much as possible.

 

Teaching & Tutoring Experience

  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2016-2018
    teaching assistant, LIS department:Website Production and Usability for Librarians, Library Administration and Management,  Instructional Design
     

  • Durham Literacy Center, Durham, NC, 2015-2016
    adult early literacy tutor & intermediate literacy class instructor
     

  • Intensive English Language Program at University of New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014

    instructor: Advanced Listening, Reading, and Speaking
     

  • Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014

    tutor: Trio Student Support Services and Writing Center
     

  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 2013
    instructor: Expository Writing, Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum
     

  • University of New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011-2013
    instructor of record: Introduction to Composition, Freshman Composition
     

  • Orleans Parish Prison, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013
    work skills enrichment tutor
     

  • Orange County Literacy Council, Hillsborough, North Carolina, 2010
    prison education tutor

 

Creative Writing and Arts Enrichment Experience

  • The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC, 2016-present, outreach educator and workshop leader
    travel to events, businesses, and festivals across the state to lead arts enrichment programs
     

  • It Ain't Just Bananas, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas Curriculum and Bookshare Project, 826 Digital, Curriculum Designer
    "In this lesson, students map the journeys various fruits take around the world, charting these networks and histories through research, illustration, and poetry."

  • Basquiat and the Bayou Workshop, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014, class assistant
    led Big Class students through exhibit of Basquiat's art and assisted them in the creation of their own artistic projects that drew inspiration from his work
     

  • Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP) at City Park, New Orleans, LA, 2012, writing workshop leader
    led after-school small group creative writing series for high school students
     

  • Orange County Literacy Council, Carrboro, North Carolina, 2009 - 2010, workshop leader
    led therapeutic writing workshops for women in transitional housing

Editing

Copy Editing

  • Big Class, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012 - 2014
    copy editor for student publications: And Nothing Else Bad Happened (New Fairy Tales), The Best Banks (poetry and fiction), Personal Histories (Basquiat and the Bayou)
     

Literary

Professional Writing

Since 2013, I've been freelancing as a ghostwriter of the internet. Some of my most interesting projects have included creating web content for plastic surgeons, scheduling social media posts for a swingers' resort, and writing a teacher's guide to implementing the common core. Through these projects and other projects, I've had the opportunity to develop my ability to write to a targeted market, increase community engagement, and develop tactics for SEO.


 

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