I strive to provide quality support services for my community, exemplifying equitable practices of engagement. I work to create an atmosphere, which encourages development and progress toward clearly defined goals. I seek opportunities within school settings and community organizations to provide programming and support services that facilitate equality, community progress, and on-going successful engagement for all community members.
Eastern Michigan University
African Am. Studies/ English , African Am. Studies/ English
- April 2012
Cass Technical High School
- June 1997
Eastern Michigan University
Social Found. of Education , Social Found. of Education
Safe House Center , Ann Arbor
- January 2015
Safe House Center provides crisis management and support services to survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and sexual assault. The Center also provides training to area community organizations with the goal of creating awareness regarding this epidemic. As a Shelter Advocate I provide case management for survivors entering our shelter program. Case management includes counseling and education regarding domestic violence and sexual assault, budget counseling, referral services, and support in attaining safe and sustainable housing. I provide crisis intervention for survivors experiencing immediate crisis situations, as well as educational workshops for community organizations.
Early Education Teacher/ Curriculum Dvlpmnt. Coord
Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural Academy , Ann Arbor
- February 2012
Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural Academy is a Public School Academy located in Ann Arbor Michigan. The school works to provide culturally inclusive education representative of the student population. My role as an Early Childhood Classroom Teacher was to provide a educationally stimulating classroom for ages 4-5. I also held Mentoring responsibilities to incoming Kindergarten Teachers. As a Curriculum Coordinator, I worked to streamline grade level curriculum to accommodate diversity in student learning styles and level.
Classroom Leadership/ Mentorship
Facility and Programs Director
Grandma Katie's Korner , Ypsilanti, Michigan
- August 2013
Grandma Katie's Korner was a dynamic, Michigan State licensed childcare/preschool program. The program specialized in underserved populations. as the Owner/ Director of the facility, my role was multifaceted.
Youth Services Associate
S.O.S. Crisis Center , Ypsilanti
- December 2004
S.O.S.Crisis Center is a non-profit organization serving homeless families in Washtenaw County. S.O.S. provides programming and support services to assist families with job placement, sustainable housing, budgeting, household emergency needs, and counseling. My role as a Youth Services Associate included creating, and implementing, children's programs to support child development and crisis management.
Educational Support Programming
Supplemental Instructor/ Tutor
Eastern Michigan University , Ypsilanti
- August 2001
Eastern Michigan University's Holman Learning Center provides educational support for University students experiencing difficulty in courses. The center also provides supplemental instruction in courses with a historically low student success rate. As a Lead Tutor and Supplemental Instructor, I was responsible for creating individualized educational support sessions for students. I was also responsible for training incoming Tutors.