Professional Experience

Senior Instructional Designer, October 2020 - Current

Cox Automotive Inc.

  • Design and Develop learning experiences for a sales team of 2,000 members. 

  • Researched, designed, and developed an Inclusive Design Checklist which is now an instrumental part of our design process.

  • Execute the full design cycle from project in-take to execution following the ADDIE model.

  • Plan and lead SME and stakeholder meetings.

  • Act as a learning consultant.

  • Work with trainers to design vILT learning experiences.

  • Collaborate with the other Sr. Instructional Designer and Sr. Learning Manager to create a design governance. 

  • Implement best practices in eLearning to create self-paced learning modules.

  • Upload courses and design learning paths in our LMS.

  • Lead the Culture Committee to create a more inclusive and welcoming work environment.

  • Lead a quarterly book club centered around developing psychological safety at work. 

  • Tools used: Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, Camtasia, Snag It, Canva, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Happy Scribe Transcript and Closed Captioning Software, Microsoft suite of tools. 

Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer, June 2020 - September 2020

DESIGNxHUMANITY

  • Design and Develop a course using AGILE project management.

  • Utilized best practices in MicroLearning to create an eLearning course.

  • Worked with SME (Subject Matter Expert) to develop content and create learning objectives.

  • Tools Used; Miro, Trello, Google Slides, EdApp, Canva.

 

Instructional Designer and Innovation Coach, August 2018 - October 2020

Greater Rutland County Supervisory Union

  • Utilized Adult Learning Theory, ADDIE, and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation to develop and design ILT, vILT, and eLearning for 300+ educators.

  • Led daily vILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) for educators to learn EdTech tools and best practices in remote learning design with an average of 15 participants that watched it live and another 15 watched the recording.

  • Managed multiple projects for designing and developing professional learning opportunities.

  • Successfully coached educators to transition from ILT to vILT and Blended Learning due to COVID19. 

 

Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer, May 2017-Dec 2017

Vermont Agency of Education

  • Applied Adult learning theory, ADDIE, and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of ID to develop an eLearning course on Open Education Resources.

  • Acted as the SME while consulting regularly with the product owner

  • Regularly met with the product owner starting with a kick off meeting and then various standups to review components of the design and development process from analysis, to storyboarding, to eLearning design, to LMS structure. 

  • Used Articulate 360, Storyline and Rise, to develop the course.

 

Director and Project Manager, Summer Cultural Immersion Program, 2016 & 2017 Summers

Castleton University

  • Designed, Developed and Implemented a 3-week cultural immersion program for 30-40 international university students.

  • Developed and fostered a highly qualified team of university professors and student mentors.

  • Created a detailed project plan with a budget, well-defined tasks, milestones, client sign-offs and specifications, which served to communicate project progress to management.

  • Used Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation to evaluate the success of the program. 

  • Analyzed program survey results to make adjustments for improvement. In 2017, On a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being ‘Amazing’, 100% of participants rated the program as a 4 or 5.

 

Instructional Designer and Technology Integration Specialist, Aug 2014 - Aug 2018

Rutland Central Supervisory Union

  • Authored and awarded a $4,000 grant to build a makerspace.

  • Set training goals for teachers and implemented timelines to meet those goals.

  • Worked with SME teachers to design engaging instruction using EdTech to transform student engagement and learning.

  • Trained Teachers on using a variety of Educational Technology tools such as LMS (Learning Management Systems).

 

Instructional Designer and English Language Teacher, Aug 2010-July 2012

US Peace Corps, Ifugao State University, Philippines

  • Designed and Developed ILT for 300+ educators at a time on best practices for teaching and learning.

  • Conducted site needs analysis to determine curriculum development needs.

  • Coached and mentored Peace Corps volunteers on a variety of topics from job responsibilities to relationship building skills.

Education

MA, Teaching with Technology with a focus on Instructional Design

Marlboro College, GPA: 4.0, 2015-2017

Marlboro, Vermont

MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

GPA: 3.8

Saint Michael’s College, 2006-2008

Colchester, Vermont

 

BS, Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Math

Minor: Spanish

GPA: 3.68

Castleton University, 2000-2004

Castleton, Vermont

Front End Web Developer Challenge Course

Grow with Google Scholarship Recipient, 2018

Udacity

Other Relevant Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • HTML CSS

  • Articulate 360

  • Camtasia

  • Screencastify

  • Video editing

  • Canvas LMS

  • Podcasting

  • Microsoft Office

  • Google Suite

  • Curriculum Design

  • Agile

  • Andragogy

  • Agile Project Management

  • ADDIE 

  • Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation