About

About

Central Hardin High School, Cecilia, KY— Teacher, English Department Head

July 2007 – PRESENT

  • Professional Learning Committee Leader, Grade 12 English –  2008-present
  • English Department Head – 2013-present
    • Leads department meetings and coordinates department-specific activities and assignments
    • Organizes and leads department-specific PD sessions
    • Leads the revision of curriculum for the department
    • Provides insight and advice to department members
    • Interviews potential candidates for employment in the English Department
  • Yoga Club Creator/Sponsor – 2016-present
    • Organizes service projects and field trips as well as leading weekly meetings
  • Student teachers – Spring 2015 and Fall 2016
  • Earned grant for a classroom set of Chromebooks – 2015
  • Earned 5 DonorsChoose.org grants – 2013 (2), 2014, 2016 (2)
  • Created and implemented a College and Career Ready curriculum for Reading and English – 2012-present
  • Proposed electives that were accepted:
    • Contemporary Fiction
    • Shakespeare
  • Volunteer Duties
    • Taught ACT Intervention – 2018
    • Judged Poetry Out Loud competition – 2018
  • Initiated peer-to-peer feedback in my school  using rubrics to address teacher-made questions for professional growth

Presentation Academy, Louisville, KY — Teacher

July 2006 – June 2007

  • Junior Class Sponsor

Hardin County Schools Technology Innovate Fellow

August 2016 – Present

  • Voluntarily earned 9 educational technology certifications
  • Voluntarily started educational technology blog: mrspearsall.com

Leadership Committees

  • Work Ethic Certification Program committee – 2015
  • District High School  English Pacing Guide committee – 2016
  • District Writing Policy committee – 2017

Professional Development

  • Session presenter:
    • GAFE – Classroom, Slides, Docs, Sheets, Keep, Gmail, Tasks, Calendar
    • Introduction to Nearpod
    • Using Technology in the Classroom – SAMR
    • Increasing Parent Involvement with Remind
    • Classroom Management with ClassDojo
    • Peer-to-Peer Feedback: #ObserveMe
    • Kami in the English classroom
  • Citation of Appreciation The Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives – February 2018
  • Wednesday’s Woman The News Enterprise – January 2018
  • My Favorite Teacher Honoree Barnes and Noble – March 2017
  • Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award  Campbellsville University – May 2017
  • ExCEL Award Nominee Finalist WHAS11 ExCEL Award -December  2015

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