Instructional designer with seven years of experience in educational and learning environments including over two years in a health care training department. Known for strong teamwork and leadership abilities. Proficient in developing and implementing results-focused adult learning. Professional, adaptable, creative, and results-oriented. Highly skilled in verbal, and written communication.


  • Designing Learning Certificate: ASTD, 2012
  • B.A. TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Oklahoma Christian University, 2005
  • M.Ed. courses in Bilingual Education: Northern Illinois University—16 credit hours, 2008


  • Instructional Designer and Training Coordinator at Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, CO.
    Aug. '12 – Present

    • Designed and developed courses for web-based and instructor-led training sessions
    • Created, edited and revised learning including job aids, handbooks, and facilitator / participant guides
    • Partnered with subject matter experts to define training need and create training objectives
    • Utilized the LEARN LMS system to assign student groups, create assignments, and report completion status
    • Delivered both in-person and web-based training sessions to clinical and non-clinical learner audiences
  • Bilingual Teacher for Denver Public Schools, Jan. '09 – Aug. '12, and for Chicago Public Schools, Jan. '07 – June '08

    • Developed short- and long-term learning objectives to facilitate student achievement
    • Assessed teacher technology needs and developed school-wide professional development for ipad apps, Edmodo, Prezi, Google Docs, Animoto, and Safari Montage
    • Collaborated with grade-level team to develop new curriculum
    • Participated in regular data collection and evaluation to assess student growth
    • Analyzed student needs to provide individual and group interventions
    • Observed and evaluated the performance of student teacher
    • Mentored student teacher and assisted with job placement
  • Adult Education Facilitator at the English Language School at Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO, July '08 - Jan. '09 and Dominican University, River Forest, IL, July '06 – July '07

    • Utilized principles of adult learning including: capitalizing on learners' previous experiences, enhancing learner autonomy and self-motivation, and linking content to current career goals
    • Performed curriculum development, design and facilitation for adult English language students
    • Re-purposed learning content in a multi-cultural environment for international students
    • Conducted needs assessments of adult student ability to design and deliver curricula
    • Regularly coached adult students to reach monthly learning goals
    • Collaborated with instructor team to enhance teaching and learning cycles
    • Utilized a variety of software applications including PowerPoint, Prezi, and others
  • Teaching Assistant for Dr. R. Scott LaMascus for undergraduate English literature course at Oklahoma Christian University, Aug. '05 – Dec. '05

    • Collected and organized student data using Blackboard
    • Facilitated Blackboard online discussions of course topics among students
    • Developed and presented two class lectures following courses guidelines

Related Skills

  • Adobe Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate Storyline
  • Basic video editing and screen capture software
  • LMS Administration
  • Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in Spanish—speaking, reading, and writing
  • Editing, grammar and technical writing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills in both small group and large group settings

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Vice President of Membership for 2014 — ASTD Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • ASTD National
  • The eLearning Guild
  • Denver Metro E-Learning Developers