M.S. Social Foundations of Education: Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University, May 2009
Thesis: “Merging Freirean Dialogue with Dominican DREAMS: A Case Study”
B.A. Spanish: Latin American Studies and Commerce, Georgia State University, May 1999
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Democratization of K12 Education
Experiential K12 Education
Expeditionary K12 Education
Latin American History and Culture
Homeschooling and Homeschool Policy
2010-present Principle, Infinite Inquiry Incorporated, Jonesboro, Georgia.
2011 La Revolución Educativa (The Educational Revolution): A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: the Ice Age, Neolithic Revolution, Bronze Age, Greek Revolution, Roman Empire, Dark Age, Copernican Revolution, Enlightenment, American Revolution, French Revolution, Haitian Revolution, Latin American Independence from Spain, the Civil Rights Movement, and the present educational revolution across the globe. Mykonos, Greece; Versailles, France; Savannah, Georgia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Jose, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; London, England; Mala-Mala Game Reserve, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia.
2010 National Treasure Excursion: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: the French Revolution, Enlightenment and the American Revolution. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Charlottesville, Virginia; Alexandria, Virginia.
2010 Land of Lincoln Excursion: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: the American Civil War, US Westward Expansion, Industrialization and ‘The City of the Century’. Nashville, Tennessee; Hodgenville, Kentucky; Springfield, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois.
2000-2010 Full-Day Multidisciplinary Tutor/Owner, Kid’s Rincón Academy, Jonesboro, Georgia.
2009 Wild, Wild, West Excursion: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: American Geography, American Antebellum South, Napoleon Bonaparte and Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase, the effectiveness of Presidents: Andrew Jackson and James Knox Polk. Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; Flagstaff, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2009 The ‘New’ World: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: The Age of Exploration, North American History, Dehumanization, Spanish Language and Literature.
2008 The DREAM Project, A six week, K-8 Service Learning Collaboration, Kid’s Rincón Academy Incorporated. Primary Inquiries: Spanish Language, Dominican Culture. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
2007 The DREAM Project, A six week, K-8 Service Learning Collaboration, Kid’s Rincón Academy Incorporated. Primary Inquiries: Spanish Language, Dominican Culture. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
2002 Costa Rica Ecology Program, The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural Sciences – Young Scholars Internship Program, Invited Educator/Escort. San Jose, Costa Rica; Alajuela, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; San Miguel, Costa Rica.
1997-2003 Foreign Language Instructor (Spanish), Georgia Public Schools.
Spanish Language and Culture – High School Level One
Spanish Language and Culture – High School Level Two
Spanish Language and Culture – High School Level Three
Survival English – Adult Education
Survival Spanish – Adult Education
Co-Founder, The Experiential Foundation, 2009-present
Volunteer Experiential Educator, The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (The DREAM Project), Cabarete, Dominican Republic, 2006-2009
Fayette County Public Library, Fayetteville, GA, 2004-2005
Survival English, Jonesboro, Georgia 2002-2003
The Girl Scouts of America, Georgia, 1997-1999
American Educational Research Association, 2010-present
Member, John Dewey Society, 2011-present
Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research and Practice SIG, 2011-present
Democratic Citizenship in Education SIG, 2011-present
Educational Change SIG, 2011-present
Holistic Education SIG, 2011-present
Informal Learning Environments Research SIG, 2011-present
Learning Environments SIG, 2011-present
School Choice SIG, 2011-present
School Community, Climate, and Culture SIG, 2011-present
Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG, 2011-present
National Society for Experiential Education, Secondary Education Network, 2010-2012
Member, Deliberative Democracy, Environmental Studies & Social Justice SIG, Education Abroad SIG, Service-Learning SIG
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