With a Master's Degree in Instructional Systems Design and Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication, my education and experience have prepared me to develop and implement high-quality, engaging learning solutions. I'm passionate about helping others learn and have taught in both the K-12 and instructor training settings. My mission is to utilize my instructional design experience to create a learning environment that works, empowering individuals to reach their learning goals in corporate, educational, or any other environment they may be in.
I have developed excellent proficiency in the use of Articulate Storyline and am highly experienced in using the software for building engaging, interactive content through the use of triggers and variables.
I have become proficient in basic HTML & CSS by watching online tutorials, which has enabled me to make customized design changes to projects as needed.
I am extremely proficient in using Vyond and have used this software for both stand-alone projects and to add animation to Storyline projects.
While working as a contract employee for PISD, I was restricted to finding cost-efficient tools for designing and creating online content. Genially proved to be a perfect choice, and I was able to gain extensive experience with the application, as well as learn basic coding to explore its extended capabilities.
I have extensive knowledge and experience using Camtasia for creating, editing, and refining video tutorials, screen recordings, and other digital media.
I am proficient in using multiple Learning Management Systems, including Canvas, edApp, and ISpring.
I am proficient in working with Adobe Illustrator and have experience using it to edit and create basic assets for my various projects.
Microsoft Office Suite
I have extensive experience working with Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. I am proficient in both Excel and Publisher.
I'm highly skilled in using H5P, which initially became my primary tool when I started creating online content during the Covid pandemic.
May 2020 - May 2021
Instructional Designer/ Curriculum Developer, Pearland ISD
Demonstrated resilience and adaptability by evaluating and enhancing existing curriculum content to meet the unique demands of online education and hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effectively collaborated with departmental teams to develop engaging content and resource materials that seamlessly incorporated current learning trends and innovative technology, specifically designed to assist 5th-grade science teachers in enhancing their online instruction.
Leveraged diverse authoring tools like Articulate Storyline 360, H5P, and Genially to create dynamic and interactive content.
Collaborated closely with educators and administrators to ensure that all materials aligned with learning goals and objectives, promoting a high-quality education.
Incorporated engaging digital simulations, interactive multimedia, and other activities to actively involve students in online learning environments, enhancing their learning outcomes.
Customized and configured Canvas LMS platform to meet specific instructional design needs.
Contributed to the selection of third-party integration tools aimed at facilitating the development of interactive content creation in Canvas LMS
Summers 2009 - 2020
District Curriculum Writer Pearland ISD
Collaboratively assessed and evaluated existing content and assessments with a group of district science teachers to identify areas for improvement.
Utilized problem-solving abilities to identify necessary changes and successfully implemented them to enhance the quality of science materials.
Exhibited exceptional time management skills by developing innovative content and diligently revising and editing existing curriculum to ensure alignment with current state standards.
August 2008- June 2020
Educator, Pearland ISD
Utilized instructional strategies, learning theories, and curriculum design to facilitate effective teaching.
Conducted thorough needs analyses to assess individual requirements and developed tailored lessons accordingly, ensuring personalized learning experiences.
Adapted teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning needs, promoting inclusivity and fostering a supportive learning environment.
Effectively communicated complex ideas and concepts, utilizing strong presentation and interpersonal skills to engage learners.
Designed and implemented assessments to gauge learner progress and provided constructive feedback for growth, enabling continuous improvement.
Maintained discipline and fostered a positive learning atmosphere through proficient management techniques, creating an optimal learning environment.
Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility by adjusting instructional approaches to meet evolving needs, keeping up with changing educational trends.
Employed media design techniques to create engaging and immersive learning experiences, resulting in improved student performance on assessments and enhancing overall learning outcomes.
M.Ed. Instructional Systems Design and Technology, Sam Houston State University
This program emphasized gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of instructional design. Curriculum topics included multimedia, learning theory, technology implementation, analysis, evaluation, and Learning management systems. Additionally, I had the opportunity to apply the theories I learned through practical application to the development of online instruction.
BA Speech Communication, Texas A&M University
This program focused on developing interpersonal, written, and public speaking communication skills. It provided me with foundational knowledge in the communication field, such as comprehending effective communication strategies, analyzing communication messages, and mastering techniques for presenting information effectively and persuasively.
Teacher Certification, University of Houston
This program provided me with the education and experience needed to build classroom management and successful instructional practice. The program covered current trends in education, diverse populations, educational assessment and data, curriculum development, and classroom instruction.