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LATOSHA BENNETT

282 West Santa Clair Street, Jackson, MS 39212 | 601.983.0580 | reedbennettinstitute@gmail.com


EDUCATION
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
M.S. in Instructional Design for Online Learning Currently Attending

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
TMI Certification in Special Education 2012
Endorsements: 165 Music Instrumental k-12
th
, 119 English 7-12
th
, 221 Mild/Mod Disabilities k-12
th

Jackson State/ Alcorn State University
SMP Cadet in Military Science 2007
Area of Concentration: Military Science
Honor Platoon Graduate

Jackson State University
B.S. Honors in Mass Communications 2005
Area of Concentration: Broadcast Production
Minor: Music Education
Honors Project: Coordinating Producer of JSUs Tiger Talk
Hinds Community College 2001
A.A. Honors in Music Education
Area of Concentration: Instrumental/ Alto Saxophone
Minor: Computer Science

AWARDS/ ACHIEVEMENTS
Wal-Mart Teacher Rewards Spotlight January 2012
Whos Who Among Community College Students January 1998 2001
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society January 1998 2001
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society January 1998 2001
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Reed-Bennett Institute of Alternative Learning
Founder, Instructional Designer, Teacher Current
Developed curriculum for Pre-K/K, 1
st
,-4
th
, and 6
th
grades as well as teach all subjects/ objectives
Exceptional Education Services Teacher 1/1/2013
Served as co-teacher in the middle school inclusion classroom, tutorial support personnel, learning
strategies teacher, and student advocate and liaison between regular educator and parents. Wrote,
revised, and renewed IEPs.
Tier III Transition Teacher 2012
Maintained a conducive learning environment for self-contained/at-risk Pre-K through 4
th
grade
students with behavior/emotional problems. Used TransMath and Read Well learning curriculum as
Intervention programs for at-risk students.
Lead Teacher 2012
Taught at-risk 5
th
graders during after-school, mentored as well as offered summer-school
assistance for academic improvement by helping students transition from 5
th
to 6
th
grade.
Tutor 1998-Current
Served as academic tutor in music, math, and/or language arts.
Substitute/Limited Service Teacher 2002-2012
Collaborated with regular educator to discuss lesson plans. Followed lesson plans to instruct
students in the absence of regular educator.
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OTHER EXPERIENCE
Jackson State University
Graduate Assistant 2010 2011
Served as equipment manager for JSU-TV 22 as well as teacher assistant for undergraduate students
Mississippi Army National Guard, Cristal Springs, MS
Sergeant January 2007 2008
Served as Company Headquarters 4
th
squad leader and SMP cadet trainer.
Reed-Bennett Productions
Web Designer 2011
Build websites for local artists and business owners
Sams, Jackson, MS
Food Demonstrator 2011-2012
Prepared food samples for customers
Yazoo Municipal School District
Homeless Case Manager 2002-2003
Prepared food samples for customers

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
The Campus Chronicle
Student Photographer/ Editor, Alcorn State University 2006
Maroon & Gold Flash
Student Editor, Hinds Community College 1998-2000
Uticanite
Student Photographer/Editor, Hinds Community College 1998-2000
MEMBERSHIPS
White Oak Missionary Baptist Church
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Jackson Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Black Journalists
American Federation of Teachers
Mississippi Associations of Educators
National Association of Educators

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST