Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 

    Curriculum Vita
                                    Wendy Stutzman Simmons



EDUCATION 



East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.  Degree:  Master of Arts, May 2003.
Concentration:  Secondary English Education.

Milligan College, Elizabethton, Tennessee.  Degree:  Bachelor of Arts,  May 2000. Major: English.

Indiana University of  Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. Coursework toward: Bachelor of Arts, Attended 1988-1992. Major: English.

Somerset Area High School, Somerset, Pennsylvania, June 1988.


HONORS 



Phi Delta Kappa, Education Honors Society Inductee, 2002.

Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Nominee, East Tennessee State University, 2002.

Dean's List, Milligan College, 1998-2000.

Outstanding English Major Nominee,  Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1989.

Dean's List, Indiana University of Pennsylvania ,1988-1990.

Who's Who Among Students in America's High School, 1986-1988.

National Honor Society, 1986-1988.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 


GRADUATE ASSISTANT, English Department, Writing and Communication Center, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 2002- August 2002, January 2003-May, 2003.  Offered individual conferencing to beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers and speakers on campus. Provided assistance to students, faculty, and staff at all stages of the communication process: from generating writing topics, researching with library and Internet resources, using MLA and APA documentation, strengthening presentation skills, and sharpening lower and higher order writing skills. Acted as a thoughtful and responsive audience during tutoring sessions by helping to guide students with questions and coaching so that they might identify their own problems and errors. Developed the Center's Blackboard page and created HTML documents for student reference. Conducted in-class visits on behalf of the Writing Center and discussed various aspects of the writing process.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, Office of Student Life and Leadership, America Reads Assistant. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, September 2001- May 2002, August 2002- December 2002. Responsible for hiring, training, and supervision of literacy tutors. Maintained pre- and post- testing records of 300 tutees. Reviewed tutor performances via record log and follow up visits. Recruited new tutors. Created and maintained partnerships with local school guidance counselors and teachers. Coordinated and lectured at bi-monthly training sessions designed to assist tutors working with elementary school aged children.

LIBRARY CIRCULATION ASSISTANT, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN, July 2000-August 2001.  Responsible for book circulation in library. Maintained current database of patrons. Notified patrons of overdue books, fines, and requested hold material in a timely manner. Catalogued course reserve material. Organized periodical inventories. Processed binding orders and prepared new editions for cataloging. Assigned duties to student workers.

MANAGER, Books-A-Million,  Asheville, North Carolina. July 1995-July 1998  Organized numerous office tasks. Designed and implemented new filing systems. Responsible for public relation needs for store including locally televised interviews and newspaper reports. Scheduled book signings and other regional activities. Ordered books for in-store stock. Managed daily ledger activities and bank deposits. Responsible for completing monthly regional sales and inventory reports. Responsible for hiring of employees. Managed and stocked displays. Created and implemented merchandising plans. Upheld high customer service standards.



LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEERISM 



EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY TASK FORCE, TRAINER, January 2002-Current.  Responsible for teaching diversity awareness curriculum and leading discussions in undergraduate and graduate level classes that focus on increasing awareness of diversity issues with a particular emphasis on infusing the college's curricula with opportunities to learn about human differences/similarities, as well as supporting efforts to celebrate the diversity of humankind.

TENNESSEE COLLEGE CORPS/ AMERICORPS, MEMBER, September 2001-September 2002. Literacy tutor at Happy Valley Elementary School. Worked with children aged 1st grade-4th grade.

WOMEN'S ACTION FOR NEW DIRECTION (WAND) CHAPTER LEADER, MEMBER, September 2001-Current.
Organized local chapter of organization that supported efforts that seek to direct national budget priorities that favor education and social services through letter writing campaigns to local, state, and national representatives. Encouraged citizen participation in programs that seek unique alternatives to end the culture of violence in our society and prevent violence against women.

INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK, CONGREGATIONAL HOST, August 2000-Current. Assisted organization in providing temporary shelter, food, and clothing for homeless families. Supported program participants in finding stable job placements, new housing, and family counseling opportunities.

ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Johnson City, Tennessee, Religious Education Teacher, 4th-5th Grade, September 2001-June 2002.


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS 


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, NATIONAL CONVENTION, PARTICIPANT (November 2002).

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, NATIONAL CONVENTION, PARTICIPANT (November 2001).

7th ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE IN ENGLISH AND PHILOSOPHY, PRESENTER,  Purdue University Calumet (March, 1999). Hurtled From a Star: Life Imagery in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath.



PRE-SERVICE TEACHING EXPERIENCE 


 

Happy Valley High School, Elizabethton, TN. Student Teaching. 9th-12th Literature.

 

Happy Valley Middle School, Elizabethton, TN. Student Teaching, 7th Grade English.

 

University School, ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee. Internship. 9th Grade English.

 

Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, Tennessee. First Observation Experience. 10th grade and 12 grade Honors and Advanced Placement English Classes.

 



TECHNICAL SKILLS 



Internet:  Research Ability, E-Mail, Web Page Development and Maintenance, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups, MP3 Creation, Microsoft Frontpage, Netobjects Fusion, Netscape Composer

Office Software:  Windows 3.1-XP, MS Office 2000; Netscape Calendar; Pagemaker, AVI Creation, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Filemaker Pro, Inspiration!, Nero

Instructional:  Intercampus Televised Courses, Multimedia Technology Instruction; BlackBoard, WebCT Technology, Microsoft Powerpoint



AFFILIATIONS 


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, 2001-current.
PHI DELTA KAPPA, Zeta Iota Chapter, 2002-current.
INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION, 2001-current.
 SIGMA TAU DELTA, 1989-1991, 2002-current
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION, East Tennessee State University, 2001-current.

APPALACHIAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION, 2002-Current



PERSONAL INTERESTS 


Child and adult literacy advocacy, reading, movies, yoga, music, and crossword puzzles.



RELATED UNDERGRADUATE COURSEWORK 


(Please follow this link to view completed assignments from each course.)

English I & II
Introduction to Theater
English Bible as Literature
Poetry in the Classroom

Literary Analysis
Black American Literature
Literature by Women
World Scriptures

Drama
Public Speaking
Introduction to Educational Psychology
Introduction to Ethics

Short Story
Contemporary Literature
Fiction of C.S. Lewis
Humanities

Advanced Grammar
Contemporary Literature
Principles of Mathematics

Survey of American Literature
Jacobean Drama

Studies in Ralph Waldo Emerson



GRADUATE COURSEWORK 



(Please follow this link to view completed assignments from each course.)

The Profession of Teaching
Foundations in Education
Exploring Schools
Teaching High School
English

Literature for Adolescents
Romantic Literature
Seminar in British Literature: Jane Austen
Diagnosis and Procedures in Remedial Reading
Reading in Secondary and Middle Schools
 

Advanced Developmental Psychology
Integrating Technology and Learning
History, Issues, and Trends in Exceptional Learning

Secondary School Curriculum and Methods
Secondary School
Curriculum and Methods Field Experience
Methods of Research
Writing: Teaching and Theory
Seminar in Linguistics

Supervised Student Teaching
Issues in Education
 


wendysimmons.com home

All Material and Images Copyright 1998-2003
Wendy Stutzman Simmons