Professional Pursuits

Director of International Programming, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, March 2012 – present

  • Director of International Admission: Direct and manage aggressive recruitment of international students, expanding and diversifying the international population to 130 students from 42 countries in 2016, including first students from Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, India, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Poland, Somaliland, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates
  • Certified Designated School Official (DSO) for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement SEVP F1 Visa program
  • Support international students and their families in all aspects of life at school: visas, immigration forms, bank accounts, travel logistics, new international student orientation, primary communication liaison between the school and international families
  • Establish and develop partnerships with schools abroad (student exchange and dual diploma programs)
  • Develop, coordinate and oversee all school study abroad travel and initiatives
  • Successfully redesigned school’s ESL program to meet changing needs of students
  • Budget administration

World Languages Department Chair, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, January 2008 – June 2014

  • Pioneered the school’s faculty diversity initiative by insuring that the majority (80%) of the department’s faculty hires since 2008 were minorities
  • Established the school’s Mandarin language program
  • Restructured the Spanish and French programs to ensure level-appropriate instruction, foster enthusiasm for language learning, and guarantee more rigorous and successful AP courses
  • Doubled the enrollment in elective upper-level language courses
  • Organized highly successful Spring Break trips abroad to Spain, Portugal, and the Galapagos Islands
  • Budget administration

 High School Spanish Teacher, St. Paul’s School, LA and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, GA, April 2002 – June 2014

  • Developed and taught curriculum for all Spanish classes levels 1 through AP
  • Coordinated and executed a thriving student exchange program with Colegio de La Salle in Mexico City, Mexico

Tower Records, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, October 1993 – September 1997

  • Shift Supervisor
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk

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