Curriculum Vitae

A Communications Chair for a community college takes on a leadership role that holds many responsibilities, which require flexibility and experience in education, as well as in shared governance. Not only this, but a union officer, in general, must also study California Education Code, as well as other laws that affect educators, students, and educational institutions, like community colleges. It is only with all this that a Comm Chair can perform effectively as an advocate for faculty, and for overall progress in the educational community.

EXPERIENCE

 

Summary

I've served as an educator for 14 years and counting. Through my experience in education, I've taught adult college students in their mid-ages all the way to elementary children as young as 7-years-old. This wide experience has allowed me to see the common struggles and best practices among teachers, students and schools.

CCFF Communications Chair

Cerritos College Faculty Federation

Norwalk, CA

2017 - Present

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Devise and create informational events for the benefit of faculty and students

  • Attend Executive Board meetings and events

  • Create and distribute literature, union updates and event fliers via email and hardcopy

  • Maintain communication and transparency with bargaining unit via email, phone, Hustle, and hardcopy documents

  • Manage social media sites and website; redesigned the old website

  • Serve as photographer at union and other campus events

  • Participate in and assist in duties with the Membership Committee, Contract Campaign, Part-Time Committee, and the Committee on Political Education (COPE)

  • Keep up-to-date on California laws that affect educators, students, and educational institutions; visited Sacramento to advocate for changes in law that would benefit these groups

  • Wrote a resolution that has resulted in a California Assembly bill

Academic Senator

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA

2016 - 2017

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Advocated for the interests of adjunct faculty and students

  • Fulfilled responsibilities of an Academic Senator as defined in Title V of the California Administrative Code, Section 53200

  • Regularly attended Academic Senate meetings

  • Kept current on campus goings-on, including campus events by and for students, campus issues, challenges and solutions

Professor of English

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2016 - Present

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Taught basic Composition and Reading courses on a 8-, 14-, 16-week calendar, during weekdays and weekends; prepared and delivered classroom instruction to meet educational goals of the English Department and college

  • Researched and chose current and appropriate texts from a range of subject matter, and from diverse authors

  • Instructed and assisted students in successfully completing course assignments

  • Fostered a positive and safe learning community inside the classroom

  • Used white boards, PC, smart tower, PC project and document projector to present information to students and to help facilitate class instruction

  • Scored in-class group and individual assignments; assessed essays and research papers; provided extra credit assignments

  • Assisted English Department in updating composition textbook list; researched OERs to include in the list

Professor of English

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA

2013 - Present

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Facilitated class discussions; delivered lectures, created class activities; composed syllabi, writing prompts and handouts

  • Compiled current news and publications to prepare essay topics, discussions and activities relevant to students

  • Designed materials, activities and assignments meant to prepare students for transfer and for the work world

  • Selected appropriate and engaging visuals for closer text examination; employed multimedia to aid class discussion

  • Taught pre-transfer, transfer, non-credit and credit courses in Composition that were scheduled in the morning, afternoon and night

  • Taught and interacted with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and administration, who were of various ages, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, among the LGBTQ community, those will varied ableness, citizenship and residency status, and those whose first language was other than English

  • Created a class website to provide course materials and information; used learning management systems to collect and grade student assignments, and to provide updates course grades

  • Held office hours; met with students; tracked student progress;  consulted with students on grades and assignments

  • Integrated SLOs into coursework and lesson planning; conducted SLO assessments

  • Initiated YouTube video library as a resource for faculty

  • Wrote grant proposal

  • Attended faculty meetings; collaborated with part-time and full-time faculty; communicated with deans offices and deans

  • Answered emails; made photocopies and scanned documents

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assisted students of various subjects in one-on-one tutoring sessions with writing assignments, reading and writing skills, and critical thinking development

  • Co-hosted International Conversation Group

  • Collaborated with fellow tutors to hold a panel at Regional Writing Center and Tutor Conference

Writing Tutor

California State University, San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

2002-2009

Teacher

University Center for Developmental Disabilities

San Bernardino, CA

2005-2006

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Helped K12 students with developmental disabilities progress in communication and social interactions through one-on-one guidance

  • Chose activities and tasks that would challenge and reinforce abilities and skills

  • Communicated with students through verbal communication and sign language

  • Established reachable goals for students, and planned scaffolding activities to help students reach those goals

  • Completed status/progress reports for parents to guide students toward the above mentioned goals

 

CONFERENCES, RETREATS & SUMMITS 

CERRITOS COLLEGE 1ST ANNUAL STUDENT EQUITY & ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM PLANNING RETREAT 

—  Norwalk, CA (2019)

 

COMMITTEES

LIBERAL ARTS EQUITY RESPONSE TEAM
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY ESSAY
CCFF COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION
iFALCON DEVELOPMENT
&
PROMOTION
COMMITTEE
WEB STANDARDS COMMITTEE
CCFF
PART-TIME COMMITTEE
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO & OAKLAND

2012

MASTER'S OF FINE ARTS,

CREATIVE WRITING

Thesis 

Human River: Stories

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO

2010, 2005

MASTER'S OF ARTS,

RHETORICAL & COMPOSITION

BACHELOR'S OF ARTS,

ENGLISH (CREATIVE WRITING TRACK)

Thesis

Graffiti & the Israeli Separation Barrier

MORENO VALLEY COLLEGE,

MORENO VALLEY

2001

ENGLISH MAJOR (60 UNITS)

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