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1835 Broadway Street Chico, California 95928 530.228.7238

Leadership Philosophy
The joy and privilege of inspiring others to evolve is at the core of meaningful leadership. But I strive to remember that the
spark starts with me. Such an enormous responsibility requires my wholehearted commitment to self-reflection and growth
the catalysts for positive change. Effective communication is built upon this foundation, created from a balance of instinct
and careful regulation that empowers others to embrace creative vision.
The resulting beauty never ceases to amaze me: in the end, we all transform together.

Secondary School Leadership Experience

East Nicolaus High Northern CA June2009present

- Founded, produced, and directed the Theater Arts Program.
- Designed the schools Pathways curriculum.
- Founded, produced, and directed The East Nicolaus Shakespeare Festival.
- Founded and advised the online news site, The Online Spartan.
- Created and currently advise Senior Projects.
- Current Freshman Class advisor.
- Involved with WASC accreditation, sports supervision, and other extracurricular
administrative assignments.
- VAPA Department Chair.
- Senior member of campus SLT. Lead coordinator for Fine Arts PLC.
- Articulated VAPA curricula with local, servicing community colleges.

California Arts Project Northern CA August2013Present

- Develop and present arts curricula to California art teachers. Plan seminars and summer
- Presenter at California Art Educator Conferences.

WASC Northern CA August 2009June 2011

- Visiting Committee member and writer for Northern California high schools accreditation.

National Writing Northern CA June20092012

Project - Developed and presented writing curricula to California teachers.
- Planned seminars and assisted with summer workshops.
- Presenter at California Writing Project workshops and conferences.

Outdoor Education Leadership Experience

Head Guide Rise Up River Trips Auburn, CA Summer 2012Summer 2016
- Head Guide for four California rivers.
- Supervised up to 15 guides.
- Responsible for public relations, trip logistics, risk management, and employee hiring,
training, and evaluation.

Instructor Wilderness Adventures Mount Shasta, CA March 2002May 2007

- Instructor for outdoor expedition school.
- Duties include all aspects of teaching advanced outdoor guiding skills including curriculum
development, technical/instructional writing and publishing, public relations, risk
management, swiftwater rescue, logistics, natural history interpretation, and advanced river

Manager/Head Guide Mariah Adventure Connection Coloma, CA May 1997May 2002

- Operations Manager for the Merced River and Head Guide for seven other California rivers.
- Mountain biking and sea kayaking guide for MW/ACs international trips. Supervised up to
15 guides, on approximately 100 outdoor trips per year.
- Responsible for public relations, trip logistics, risk management, and employee hiring,
training, and evaluation.

Operations Manager Yosemite Guides El Portal, CA Sept 1999Jan 2000

- Responsible for all aspects of operating a backcountry guide company. Hired, trained,
scheduled, and evaluated 20 guides.

Swiftwater Instructor Rescue Three Coloma, CA July 1997

- Assisted with the organization and presentation of professional courses in swiftwater
rescue skills.

Head Guide American River Recreation Coloma, CA May 1992May 1997

- Head Guide for whitewater rafting company.
- Guided rivers throughout California.

Professional Teaching Experience

Teacher East Nicolaus High School Nicolaus, CA June2009Present
- Currently teach: 2 and 3 D Design, Intro, Intermediate and A.P; Drawing and Painting, Intro,
Intermediate and A.P; Photography, Intro and Intermediate; and Introduction to Pathways
- Previously taught: English 9, RTI, photojournalism, web design, and theater arts.

Varsity Golf Coach East Nicolaus High School Nicolaus, CA June2013Present

- Head Coach Mens and Womens Varsity Golf. Assistant South Valley League
representative. Lead fundraising and transportation coordinator; Developed and coach
strength conditioning program including Crossfit.

Ski Team Coach East Nicolaus High School Nicolaus, CA June2016Present

- Coach Mens and Womens ski team.
- Lead fundraising and transportation coordinator
- Developed and coach strength conditioning program including Crossfit.

Teacher Chester High School Chester, CA Jan2008June2009

- Taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade English (college prep, remedial, ELL) to California State
Standards and SDAIE. Utilized problem based learning and interdisciplinary education.
- Involved in WASC, yard duties, sports supervision, and other extracurricular assignments.

Medically Necessary/ Chico Unified School District Chico, CA Sept2007Dec2007

Substitute Teacher - Planned curriculum and taught multiple subjects to students who were home-based
due to illness.
- On-call substitute for K-12.

Classroom Aide Paradise Elementary School Paradise, CA Sept2006Dec2006

- Volunteered as a classroom aide.

Student Teacher Hamilton Union High School Hamilton City, CA Aug2002May 2003
- Phase II. Taught English classes (college prep, remedial, ELL) to California State Standards
and SDAIE.
- Utilized problem based learning and interdisciplinary education.
- Involved in accreditation panel, yard duties, sports supervision, and other extracurricular

Coach Hamilton Union High School Sept 2002May 2003

- Assistant varsity girls soccer.
- Developed strength conditioning program including plyometrics and weights.

ELL Mentor Chico High School Chico, CA SeptDec 2002

- Mentored/Tutored ELL students. Developed and implemented self-teaching strategies to
students with low STAR and SAT 9 scores. Strategies included basic morphology studies,
test taking instruction, etc. Also assessed students.

Classroom Aide Chico High School JanMay 2002

- Assisted Health Education teacher with correcting work, making copies, etc.
- Helped students with studying and writing.

ESL Tutor Thailand and Vietnam JanMarch 1998

- Volunteered in an English classroom in Thailand.
- Tutored two college students in Vietnam. Grammar and conversation.

English Instructor Duksung Women's University Seoul, Korea Aug 1996June 1997
- Taught advanced grammar, etymology, composition, and conversation.

Writing Tutor CSUChico Writing Center Chico, CA JanMay 1996

- Assisted CSUChico students in developing their writing and test- taking skills.
- Emphasis with ESL students.

Writer The Orion Chico, CA JanMay 1994

- Wrote news, feature, and editorial articles. Also contributed photos.

Formal Education
CSU Chico Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credentials in VAPA and ELA May 2003
Cross-cultural, Language & Academic Development Emphasis May 2003
Bachelor of Arts in English May 1996
Certificate in Publishing and Editing May 1996

CSU San Marcos Master of Arts in Education Administration (to be conferred) Dec 2017

Professional Development / Training / Certifications / Licenses / Memberships

2016 Advanced Placement Summer Institute 2006 Medic First Aid/CPR (recert)
2013-Present NAEA and CAEA Member 2005-16 California Class B Drivers License
2014, 2013, 2012 Common Core Training 2005 Whitewater Rescue Technician I & 2(recerts)
2011 Expository Reading / Writing Course Training 2003 California Teaching Credential
2010 CTE Online Training 2003 CLAD Certificate
2009 California Writing Project Training 2002 Avalanche Training through Mt. Shasta Guides
2008-9 BTSA 2002 Wilderness CPR and First Aid (recert)
2008 WASC Committee Training 2001 Advanced Rivers Workshop, WA
2007 Wilderness First Responder (WMI) 2000 Emergency Medical Technician B
Volunteer Work
East Nicolaus High Founded, produced, and directed the Theater Arts Program. 20092013
Developed and ran the Theater Arts Outreach Program. 20092013
Orchestrated and chaperoned the Annual Sacramento State Theater Arts Trip
and the Annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival Trip 20092013
Developed and advised The Spartan Online news site. 20112013
Developed and advised the Visual and Performing Arts Pathway. 20112013
Developed the schools Senior Project. 20112013

Feather River College Instructed for FRCCs Whitewater Guide School. 2007

American Cancer Society Led groups of young cancer patients on Trinity River rafting trips. 2002

Becoming Ind./CLS, Santa Rosa Led mentally and physically disabled adults on river trips. 19972001

Children's Home Society, Chico Raised money at the CHS costume shop for homeless kids. 19941996

CSUChico Climbing Wall Taught local school kids / at-risk kids basic climbing techniques. 19951996

Sacramento Inter City Program Led outdoor adventure trips with at-risk youth. 19921996

CSUChico Adventure Outings Led college students on wilderness trips. 19921994

Janine Clements Elizabeth Heinberger Monica Stark Roger Lee
Teacher Teacher Owner Owner
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