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Skills: Instructional Design, Learning Management System Administrator, Prototyping/Wireframing, Project Management, Scrum, Content/Assessment Creation, Writing/Editing, E-learning, Instructional Frameworks (ADDIE, SAM, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction, Merril’s Principles of Instruction, ARCS model), Software Simulations, Project-Based Learning, and Design Thinking

Technology: Articulate Rise, Articulate Storyline, EdApp, Canvas, Litmos, Vyond, Snagit, Google Suite, Adobe XD, Slack, Microsoft Outlook/Teams, and

Work Experience

October 2021-Present

Freelance Instructional Designer
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)
Directed all E-Learning efforts across COHHIO
  • Created organization-wide processes to aid in training and development initiatives
  • Designed and developed content while collaborating with Subject Matter Experts
  • Coached SMEs in learning and development best practices
  • Designed a long-term learning and development strategy
  • Monitored and directed all Learning Management System (Litmos LMS) events
Improvement Sciences
Clients via Improvement Sciences: The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Theta Marine Group, Pernod Ricard, Rural Physicians Group, and Concordia University Ann Arbor
  • Researched, designed, and developed micro E-learning content
  • Created culturally sensitive training that was delivered to audiences across the world including the Middle East and seafarers

October 2020-October 2021

Instructional Designer/Technical Writer
at Priority Dispatch Corporation
  • Collaborated in a cross-functional scrum team to create continuing education courses for police, medical, and fire dispatchers worldwide 
  • Engaged in scrum project management and sprint planning to ensure on-time delivery of products
  • Communicated with subject matter experts for research, project collaboration, and quality assurance
  • Outlined, storyboarded, and scripted courses adhering to the company style guide
  • Created software simulations using internal authoring tool

May 2020-October 2020

Contract Instructional Designer
Improvement Sciences and MicroGo 
  • Created micro E-learning including content re-writing, assessment design, and learner experience design in EdApp LMS.  Designed a Style Guide resource for future employees.
  • Developed E-Learning courses using Adobe Captivate software. Assisted other contract developers with software troubleshooting and training. Analyzed and iterated course template design focusing on UX/UI elements.
DesignXHumanity (a volunteer design collective)
  • Developed course content and designed microlearning experiences as part of an agile scrum team. 
Utah State University’s Center of Innovative Design and Instruction 
  • Assisted Utah State instructors in course design/development and LMS (Canvas) assistance.
National Institute of Jail Operations (NIJO) - June-August 2020
  • Developed E-Learning course using Adobe Captivate software

August 2019-August 2020

English Teacher
at DaVinci Academy 
  • Created school-wide E-Learning employee training
  • Developed aligned learning materials using the Understanding by Design framework and assessed student performance with objective-aligned assessments
  • Provided data-driven reading intervention that increased student reading levels by an average of 2.3-grade levels over a single year

August 2016-August 2019

English Teacher
at Ogden High School 
  • Planned and facilitated monthly professional development focused on curriculum design/development and data analysis at district-wide meetings for fifty other teachers
  • Developed engaging online course material and piloted the first Online ELA course in the district
  • Developed curriculum for other teachers that provided teachers 25% more time for other projects
  • Awarded Utah’s English Teacher of the Year in 2017


May 2021
Utah State University
Master of Arts in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
GPA: 4.0
August 2018
Utah State Board of Education and Southern Utah University
Educational Technology Endorsement
Skills: Instructional Design, Advanced LMS (Canvas) User, E-learning Tools, Instructional Frameworks, Strategic Thinking, Gamification, Project-Based Learning, and Online Formative Assessments
April 2016
Weber State University
Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching
Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language
GPA: 3.93
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