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Trisha Underwood (513) 317-7438

PROFICIENCIES STEAM Education Project-Based Learning Instructional Technology Online & Blended Learning Learning Management Systems Design Thinking Personalized Learning Flexible Classroom Spaces Instructional Coaching Project Management Makerspaces Instructional Design Professional Development 1:1 & BYOD Programs Information Literacy

HIGHLIGHTS Level 1 & 2 Cert. Google Educator Excellence in Education Award OMSA Team of the Year Award Golden Apple Recipient Community Fellow for National PD Friend of the Children

EDUCATION Ed.S. Administration & Technology Management M.S. Instructional Technology B.S. Middle Grades Education (4-9) Science & Math

LICENSE Ohio 5-Year Professional License

HIGH 5 STRENGTHS •Empathizer •Brainstormer •Coach •Optimist •Thinker


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Learning Design Specialist - Curriculum Department Forest Hills Schools, Cincinnati, OH 2015 – Present - Co-facilitated K-12 Social Studies & Science course of study - Developed FHSD[X] Rethink High School framework - District Project Lead The Way Lead - Project Manager for 9-12 classroom redesign - Lead designer for Straight-A Grant team charged with developing Open-Ed, blended & problem-based units - District Instructional Technology Lead - Co-planned district 7-12 personalized professional development & developed marketing materials, website & communications - Lead Mentor for resident educator program Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction West Clermont Local Schools, Cincinnati, OH 2014 – 2015 - Planned & facilitated district-wide curriculum, instruction & assessment work for 3-12 social studies, 3-12 science, 6-8 ELA & 3-12 mathematics - Initiated, designed & created a web-based district curriculum portal - Coordinator for new 3rd-8th grade STEM center & Makerspace - Facilitated the re-design of 6th-8th grade science & social studies enrichment courses - Organized the creation of new high school elective courses Digital Learning Specialist Nagel Middle School, Forest Hills Schools, Cincinnati, OH 2006-2014 - Charged with staying well-informed of current trends & best practice in education via personal learning networks & PD opportunities; using information to guide next steps for professional development, instructional coaching, & building/district PLC work - Plan and deliver K-12 professional development - Transformed a traditional media center into a flexible, collaborative Learning Commons space - Led collaborative team through design and implementation of 7th & 8th grade blended course focused on research, narratives, speech & debate - Facilitate science content area team work, developed common assessments - Designed & implemented 3-day HIGH AIMS PBL workshop Science Teacher Nagel Middle School, Cincinnati, OH 2004-2006 - Facilitated the learning of 7th grade science students utilizing a variety of pupil learning techniques, including constructivist-based lessons Math Teacher Nagel Middle School, Cincinnati, OH 2001-2004 - Developed authentic learning experiences for 8th grade Honors Algebra I & Pre-Algebra students employing various instructional methods including investigations, & collaborative learning