Melissa's Education and Experience


State of Michigan Department of Education Provisional Certificate for Secondary Education
  • Valid 6-22-2007 to 6-30-2013
  • Mathematics (EX); grades 6 - 12; MTTC score 278
  • Speech (BD); grades 6 - 12; MTTC score 238


Master of Liberal Studies - Theatre and Community: In progress
        University of Michigan - Flint
        GPA: 8.0

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education: Received May 2007
Mathematics and Communications and Theatre Arts Majors
        Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI
        GPA: 3.66; Honors College Graduate; Cum Laude
        Member of Omega Phi Alpha


Mathematics Teacher: Aug 2008 - June 2010
International Academy of Flint - Flint, MI
        Taught levels J, K, and LA Math (integrated algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus curriculum) as well as Drama
        Tutored students before and after school in middle school, high school and college level mathematics
        Chaperoned and attended student-oriented events

Long-Term Substitute Teacher: Feb 2008 - May 2008
Bridgeport High School - Bridgeport, MI
        Taught Foundations of Algebra and Geometry
        Tutored students before and after school in middle school and high school level mathematics
        Coached Drama, Directed spring play, and Judged MIFA Individual Events Tournaments

MIFA Individual Events Judge: Jan 2007 - Dec 2011
        Judged individual events: Prose, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Multiple, Duo, Stoytelling, Oratory, Informative, Sales, Extemporaneous, and Broadcasting

Drama Coach: Jan 2008 - Aug 2008
Bridgeport High School - Bridgeport, MI
        Established an after-school drama program for high school and middle school students
        Produced and Directed The Idiot's Guide to High School by Alan Haehnel, which made a gross profit of $2046.35 over a 6 show run

Math Lab Tutor: Oct 2001 - May 2007
Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI
        Tutored students in various college level courses in the Math Lab
        Administered make-up exams in the Testing Center

Technology Integration

  • Texas Instruments Series Graphing Calculators
  • Microsoft Equation 3.0 and Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat (PDF and form creation), Flash Professional, Fireworks
  • Google Drive: Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Form, Drawing
  • Google Sites, Google Maps, Google Groups
  • Skype
  • Blackboard
  • TIES: Technology and Information Educational Services
  • SSMS: SABIS® School Management System

Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • EMU Alumni Association
  • Omega Phi Alpha
  • Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association