RESUME OF RONNA WILLIAMS 270 Co Blue unty R oa Spr ings d 41 , AL TEA EM CH AIL ERO NNA @M TEL AC. COM EPH 334 -402 ONE -047 9
Professional Educator Certificate Class A Secondary State of Alabama Department of Education
Summary I am interested in becoming a member of your faculty or team. With my ability to collaborate, my passion for teaching, my gift in the area of classroom management, organization and my outstanding work ethic, I will be an asset to your school, business, medical or legal practice or company. I am able to manage my classroom or office with a unique style of positive reinforcement & create the conditions for a working productive environment. My attention to detail enables me to be an in-house auditor of my work and make changes to meet the needs of all students or clients. My reflection on my own work prevents costly mistakes by regularly reconciling my delivery methods with the amount of learning taking place and correcting discrepancies in that model. I am able to meet deadlines by motivating my students and co-workers to work as hard as I do. Realizing that educating students is perhaps one of the most important responsibilities an employee can have, I bring with me the integrity and outstanding character that former co-workers and administrators have always appreciated in me. While I am a leader, I am respectful to authority and a life-long learner eager to acquire new skills and add to my working knowledge.
Education BS American History MS Secondary Education U.S.& World History
Relevant Experience Barbour County High School History Teacher/ Media Design Teacher August 2011 - January 2012 (6 months) Teaching and inspiring students every day by doing more than simply attacking the standards in my content area. Rather, I engage each student to keep interest and motivation high. They learn the standards in a creative and authentic classroom where every lesson is centered around the students. In addition to teaching history, I have taught media design as an elective to students in grades 9-12. Students learned basic HTML and Web Development, IT Project Management and projects created using iWorks and iLife (Macintosh) the students learn to collaborate and create, to think and build their own websites and electronic portfolios, Desktop Publishing, Leadership Abilities, Public Relations, Data Entry, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Sales Presentations, Visionary Skills were built into the fabric of this class which I designed & developed.
Relevant Experience Dixie Academy Teacher/ Website Developer/ Media Design Teacher June 2001 - May 2011 (10 years) Teaching, planning and inspiring students to engage in learning Government, American History, World History, Geography, Reading, Life Science, Earth Science, and an interactive Media Design class. While technology was integrated into each of my courses, Media & Web Design challenged each student to openly blog about situations in the school For example, one student followed the fifth grade class and what they were doing each week. The students used a variety of skills to build an interesting site. Photographs became digital inteviews edited into a movie shared and sold to parents as a keepsake. One student chose sports with regard to the school. Another student chose school improvement, challenging students to pick up trash and have a locker cleaning day. These students used technology, had a large following and school particpation, all inspired from within the student body. It replaced the expense of a printed school newspaper and allowed readers to give feedback and ideas.
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Relevant Experience Besides making a significant contribution to teaching History grades 7-12, I also taught Government, American History, World History, Geography, Reading, Life Science, Earth Science, maintained school server and provided technology support for other teachers. I created and taught a workshop for the the Districtâ€™s Alabama Independent School Association Conference, Taught Teacher Workshops on technology at Dixie Academy. I created & maintained the schoolâ€™s website, In addtion to classroom teaching, I created and administered four complete on-line courses for the district via distance learning using Moodle. During my planning period I went to the elementary school and taught the students how to use the computers to create 3 projects. My high school Media Design Students guided classes through the creation an educational presentation.
Even the Walls Teach Honors and Awards
Outstanding Undergraduate History Student of the Year Troy University August 2002 This award is selected by the History Department at Troy University. There is only one student awarded this award. Malone Scholarship Troy University April 2001 This scholarship is awarded to students who meet the requirements for outstanding moral character and GPA. Recommendations must come from the instructors.
Teacher of the Year Dixie Academy May 2007 This award is chosen by the Student Government Association once each year. National Society of High School Scholars Excellence among Educators Award Dixie Academy May 2007 This Award is bestowed upon a teacher who requires and inspires excellence among students.
Instructors at Troy University invited me give a presentation on collaboration to all area principals, Deans of Education & administrators, based on the success of my collaboration with the French teacher. We combined a lesson where we co-taught the class for several weeks. We recorded our experience and its success.
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ACCESS TEACHER Troy University Distance Learning Instructor Currently teach high school students through a distance learning program called ACCESS. All instruction and communication is done on-line as students may be from any school in the state of Alabama. This is a part time job where outstanding teachers are selected through a rigorous process in the state. I am seeking full time employment and will continue to teach online. This job will not interfere in any way with my full time job. MASTERY OF COURSES IN MY CONTENT AREA Vietnam England Since 1688 (HIS 5510) Psychological Measurement and Evaluation (EDU 6653) The Far East (HIS 5551) Colloquium in World History (HIS 6607) Seminar In Europe Since WW II (HIS 6606) Contemporary Japan (HIS 6614) Educational Technology in the Classroom (EDU 6611) Psychological Foundations of Education (PSY 6631)
Collaboration for Inclusion (SPE 6630) Directed Reading Practicum (RED 6630) Planning for the Classroom (EDU 6603) Current and Emerging Instruction Techniques (EDU 6606) Research Methodology (SED 6691) Russia Since 1861 (HIS 4433) Contemporary Europe (HIS 4403) Social Problems in Contemporary Society (SOC 2230) Modern Germany (HIS 4445) History of the Old South (HIS 4405) Civil War & Reconstruction (HIS 4413) American Constitutional Development (HIS 4441) Literary Criticism (ENG 4433) British Literature I (ENG 2244) Advanced Grammar and Writing (ENG 3341) English Renaissance Literature (ENG 4403) Social Change (SOC 4412) Social Evolution (SOC 4436) Contemporary America 1919-Present (HIS 4415) Educational Psychology (PSY 3303) Educational Assessment (SED 3346) Classroom Management (SED 4400) My GPA for Undergraduate School 3.51 My GPA for Graduate School 3.78
My mother became terminally ill with cancer. I took some time off work to take care of her. My sister and I were her caregivers, and she did pass away. I do not regret leaving work to spend time with my mother during her last days. It has proven to be very difficult to get my foot back in the door.
REFERENCES I take great pleasure in recommending Mrs. Ronna Williams. Mrs. Williams has taught at our school for several years. During this time, her record has been impeccable, her knowledge and expertise unquestioned, and her capabilities as a teacher and a leader of youth have been an inspiration to us all. She is respected and literally loved by her students. Mrs. Williams faced some very serious issues growing up but she overcame all of this and is now using it to relate to her students. Her faith and confidence is an inspiration to the entire school. Sincerely, James E. Partin, Headmaster, Dixie Academy firstname.lastname@example.org 334-266-5095 Ronna Williams is, in my opinion, a model teacher! During the years that we have taught together at Dixie Academy, I have learned so much from her: teaching methods, computer skills, ways to deal with students. It was Ronna who taught me to create PowerPoint and later, Keynote presentations to use in my classes. This has revolutionized my way of teaching! Ronna is known for innovative teaching methods that keep students interested and help them learn. She injects related video clips, music and art into her presentations. According to the students, her classes are definitely not boring. Ronna is also known for her interest in the individual student, making sure that each one understands the material. Ronna and I have done some collaborative work teaching History and French, and this was very successful. She has also done a workshop for my seniors on getting ready for college and applying for scholarships.In conclusion, Ronna Williams is an awesome teacher who will be a great asset to any school that is fortunate enough to hire her. Josephine Brown English and French Teacher Dixie Academy Jo_brown@mac.com
AISA Course Share Network Aisa.crhosts.com John Westbrook, CSN Coordinator Jwestbrook57@msn.com A Letter of Recommendation for Ronna Williams: Ronna joined the online instruction faculty on the internet. She had missed the initial training sessions and the collaboration that the other online faculty members had been privileged to. However; Ronna used her astute computer skills to gain a full understanding of the software and the variations available to present courses online. Eventually, she was advising others on the techniques she had developed to enhance the content as well as the appearance of ‘her’ CSN courses. Without a doubt some of the best courses on the CSN site are the history classes Ronna has prepared. Ronna was asked to share her knowledge of the various sites and applications of content with her colleagues at the professional development day for the AISA teachers and staff. Her presentation was outstanding and generated interest from all the attendees. In her usual spirit of cooperation she offered to place all her information online to share with those that were interested. Ronna Williams not only is able to offer a course online that has sound content with a motivational presentation; she also is a caring teacher. Ronna’s contributions to the AISA CSN program have been’ above the call of duty.’
REFERENCES "It is with pleasure that I recommend Ronna Williams. She has such a passion for teaching. She works diligently to prepare lessons that not only ensure that her students learn the standards required but that also make the learning process enjoyable for her students. She has excellent communication skills and technology skills. She willingly takes on many responsibilities that are beyond her job description. Ronna has many talents and skills that would make her an asset to a school setting." â€” Susan Brown, Guidance Counselor, Barbour County Schools, worked with Ronna at Dixie Academy
Dear Ms. Ronna, So, today in my Professional Educator class, I had to do a writing sample. The topic was "The Best Teacher I Ever Had". I wrote about you. :) Thanks for being such a huge inspiration to me. In case my mom hasn't told you, I'm going to school to be a teacher. I'm so blessed to have had you, along with many of the other teachers at Dixie, to show me the way. Thanks for everything you have done for me and for every single student who has even had the privilege of calling you their teacher. I love you! You really are "The Best Teacher I Ever Had"! Kasey Helms Stephens (Former Student)
Note I am ready to start work today. I have excellent technology skills which make me a perfect fit for an administrative assistant or clerical position. The qualities that make me a great teacher translate easily into a company or office environment. Please review my resume and consider hiring me today. Long before the State Department started asking for Rigor, I was implementing lessons with Rigor and stitching them together with fun. http://www.msronnazhistoryteacherheaven.com